Monday, July 12, 2010

{TGIM...rethinking Mondays}

dreading mondays
is a ridiculous way to
spend one-seventh
of your life...
but that's the weird habit
that millions of people
have fallen into.
{from the book...5}

designate today
as
Sweet Monday
{I am}
Why is my Monday going to be so Sweet?
.... because I am
following through
with some of my
crazy ideas
{and they are turning out to be amazing}
something you will see soon
What are you doing to make your
Monday Sweet?
{i would love to know}
{TGIM}
xox

62 comments:

Deb said...

I'm planning to bake something scrumptious for the week ahead just because.

Hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Charlotta Ward said...

I agree! We should all wake up feeling grateful and energetic about this fresh start to a brand new week! Monday's for me are productive and I love the feeling of an unfolded week ahead.

Can't wait to see your ideas turned into fabulousness. How exciting!

Gorgeous blog!

x Charlotta

hometown girl said...

i don't dread them like i did when i had a job that i didn't like much! especially during the summer when my children are home, i love them! we are going to just hand around and play outside today and enjoy the sunshine!! have a beautiful one!! hugs, susan

BEAR's Mom said...

Monday starts the M.O.O.D. of the week...
If it's lousy it takes too long to get back on track for the weekend...i agree with you Koralee...make Monday fabulicious and the rest of the days will follow :D
((((((HUGS))))))
~victoria~

belleandboo said...

pretty pictures as always, I love mondays cos I love working...how sad am I !!!!!

Rosa Blu said...

I love Mondays too! It feels so good to have a whole fresh new week ahead, and to make some lovely plans!

Have a fabulous new week!

Tina Eudora said...

I am with you Koralee, from now on I am calling mine "Mighty Monday" and it will be my special day for planning projects, gathering the supplies and getting it started....Yah
Tina xo

DaShannon said...

meeting a girlfriend for the matinee of Eclipse then off to take advantage of 25% of mondays at the local thrift stores. Now there's a reason to love mondays!

La Dolfina said...

I'm on a mission to get my "prop house" organized and nothing will stop me... not even a Monday :)
I've missed you, it's nice to be back in your beautiful world.
xo

paperbird said...

Happy Monday Koralee... Mondays are chore days here- so sometimes I do dread them but when the chores are all completed, I am happy as can be :-]

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love Mondays, getting everything back on track, returning in the flow of the daily routine. Good for me, good for the children, good for everyone. On the other hand I also love Mondays during vacation time, for not having to look at the clock and do what we like, when we feel to!
Have a happy happy Monday, sweet friend. xxxx

Randi Troxell said...

you know.. this is a wonderful- great- and truthful post... on sunday nights i get sooo sad cause the next day is monday.. you are so right... that's a terrible way to be...

from here on out.. i am gonna look at monday to be a fresh start.. the beginning to a new week that i can make be great by being in a good mood on monday!!!!

Blissitydoodah said...

I'm gonna read Bluebird Notes and get a check-up from the neck up! Haha! I'm taking care of my home and cooking for my elderly family members...so thankful to still have FIVE of them around the age of 90 :)

Pinecone Camp said...

Wow. This was a timely post. I just said to my husband..."I wish it was still Sunday". You're right - Mondays can rule! I've got baking to finish up and the sun is popping out again. Koralee, my new name for you is "Sunshine". You really are rather sunshiny...all the time!

Everton Terrace said...

I think I like every day of the week. Monday's always feel full of promise to me, like "what will this week unfold?". I think it's exciting. So intrigued about your crazy ideas.

What it looks like from here said...

I'm spending my TGIM lunch hour writing notes to all the SWEET friends I encountered this weekend on a trip to my hometown. Sweet memories for me, and fun in the mailbox for them later this week! Thanks for the inspiration! ~jennifer

Silver Strands said...

Ohh! I LOVE Mondays. They're a new start and I'm always invigorated and excited for the surprises of the week.
Can't wait to hear what's happening with you :)
oxoxo
Denalee

Pamela said...

Mondays for me are a new beginning...

bellaboo said...

I love Mondays as it's my 'shopping day' and I get to go to the supermarket and choose what I'm going to buy and plan meals for the week ahead.I guess I love food too much eh?!
Have a wonderful Monday...and the rest of the week too Koralee.

Bellaboo ;0)

Rosie said...

good morning my "SWEET"....
Oh, What a lovely way to start my day. I shall indeed enjoy this day....Hey did I miss the special "Molly Monday Birthday"....Oh No! so sorry ...
H*A*P*P*Y B*E*L*A*T*E*D B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y M*O*L*L*Y
HOPING YOU HAD A MARVELOUS DAY...
Love Rosie

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

I feel so lucky to (currently) not be locked into a dreading monday schedule! But it's funny how sometimes the grass is always greener over yonder. Because I love the idea of having a regular M-F job lately, doing something I love of course :) Today to celebrate Monday, I'm thinking about things I love--sweets and sweetness being on the list.

Happy SWEET Monday to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You are so amazing sweet one...always up, forward, never complaining. Thank you. You and Rosie both are my inspirations north of me!!! BLESS YOU and for this Monday, my new idea is that I am going to change my drapes to a soft white to let in the LIGHT!!! BISOUS, Anita

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
love this sweet photo!
It's making me smile!

I really don't mind Mondays... especially after a busy, busy weekend!
Saskia said it just about the same way I feel... even though I don't have lil ones at home... it's still fun to start a brand new week!

Hope we get to read about your "Crazy ideas"
I'm sure they'll be SPECTACULAR!

Lots of Smiles from me to YOU!
~Maria

Maria said...

ps. I would also LOVE one of those pink taffy candies!

Mommy of Monkeyshines said...

I am clearing out and cleaning...sometimes a purge of junk is what is needed to make the rest of life more simple and refreshing to live!

Julie Harward said...

Such a good thought here...everyday should be a good day! I am walking..laying out, feels so good...blogging...grooming dogs...planning family gatherings...taking goodies to others...a sweet day indeed! :D

Luiza said...

Oh Koralee, it´s so freaking hot here , it´s not possible to do anything... belive it or not...
And I´m still working...
At least I can enjoy the sun after work and in the weekends =), but I wish the rain would come to refresh everything!

I wonder what you are up too...
Can´t wait to see =).

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs/
Luiza

Debbie said...

First time visiting your beautiful and cheery blog!
I love it here... and I will be back again!

DEBBIE MOSS

caretakingcouple said...

I am prepping the guest room here on the Cape for my little sister's visit from CA tomorrow! She just turned 18, graduated HS, and will begin her college career at Cal Poly this fall. We have much to celebrate! Yay Monday!

The Garden Bell said...

I looooooove surprises and can't wait to see what you are working on. I'm sure it's in classic BlueBird style. It will be a sweet pleasure to see, just like your Salt Water Treats above. Another great picture. Oh, how I want to know what you use to get your words to curl?

Kate-T>G>B>

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

When I had to go to work...Mondays weren't my favorite. Now that I'm home, I love Mondays. It is like starting with a clean slate every week. Can't wait to see what you are up to. I've missed so much, I'm going to glance back through your older posts, just because I know they will make me smile.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love the idea of thinking of Mondays as sweet! I will have to be thinking of this as I am working! I hope your Monday is as sweet as you are!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That's a beautiful picture. I usually don't dislike Mondays but I seem to have my days and nights mixed up a bit and have been feeling a bit glum because I missed a good part of the day.

Well, enough of that! Time to enjoy the rest of my Monday!

Suz

Bralliz said...

HI Koralee!
What a sweet post!
Mondays for me could be the start of something new and maybe the end of something else!!
Happy day dear!
xoxoxx alice

It's me said...

O Karolee..having lunch with my husbunny...... that's the sweetest monday of our vacation.......today...................happy week sweetie........love Ria....

pollydove said...

I don't mind Mondays as a rule, but today has been an exceptionally frustrating day. Nothing but computer problems at work ... mine has died. I have not been able to blog for days now. :(

Coming over to your adorable picture and sweet thought for today has been the saving grace of this Monday. So thank you!

Libbie said...

I always LOVE Monday! Of course I don't have to work :) That helps :) Even though it means "Daddy" goes back to work...we usually have something fun to do on Mondays :)

Can't wait to see what your crazy plans are :)

Julie said...

I work on Monday's but that's ok because I like going to work and I love the people I work with!

Lynn said...

Your site makes any Monday brighter! Have a great week!

Monica said...

I love Mondays!! They are the day I sometimes make out my list for the entire week (knowing there is not enough time to complete everything) -- but still I feel accomplished just writing them all down.

Vanessa said...

I love mondays! A fresh start and a new week.

Colleen said...

Happy Monday to you!...I had a wonderful day today because I spent it with my ........SWEET DAUGHTERS!...
...and I saw your BLOG in ROMANTIC HOMES!...congradulations!...
It was/is SWEET!

Becky said...

I never dread mondays.But I have to laugh at your last words "what did you do to make your monday sweet",lol.I spent most of my free time on the computer with Dell removing viruses.How fun huh?lol

Ms Lace said...

What a wonderful Idea, I always drag myself around on Monday morning, hopefully next week will promise myself a long brisk walk, a good cup of coffee - and a few pages of my current book - in perfect silence - that is a blissful way to start the week
thanks for the inspiration xx

nerines said...

Ours has been and gone and it was really just fine...A bit of sewing, a visit to the PCYC with my youngest boy. I actually quite like mondays it's the beginning of things I want to do. Hope yours was great! xo

fernandflora said...
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fernandflora said...

Hello! I started the day with an intentionally good breakfast - eggs, homemade french bread with jam, fresh apricots from the farmers market, coffee and juice. Mmmm. It makes the day feel a bit more special when I start off with something tastier than a bowl of cereal!

p.s. my first go at this comment was packed type-os, so I'm trying again! :) xo

Kristin said...

I taught the dude to count to ten today. It was very sweet!

Shell said...

Cheers to sweet Monday!! People need to seriously rethink this day is so true.

Teresa said...

What a SWEET SWEET inspiration you are!
Today hasn't been as SWEET as I would have liked!
But I did do something today I've been meaning to do for weeks!
And as I was creating it...I was jamming on greg's ipod {that I am secretly trying to make my own!}
Can't wait to hear what AMAZING things your'e up to!
I think I will probably be saying:
"hey! I knew HER when!"
Am I right???????????
You are a one in a million-trillion...and I just ADORE that PINK taffy!
xoxoxoxo

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
I HAD A GREAT MONDAY, WENT DOWN THE SHORE, IT WAS HOT, HOT, HOT.....BUT COOLED OFF AT THE CHINESE BUFFET RESTAURANT, DELICIOUS..RIZZI

June said...

Koralee I am a Monday lover from way back. When I worked away from home (which wasn't much with six children)I always had a job I loved, so Mondays were a pleasure. Now that I'm home full time, I love Mondays because it's like a fresh start every week! Mondays is my day to get things in order for the week...and I love to make lists.
hugs

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, today's post really speak to me and brighten my views on monday! I am really not a huge fan of monday ~ mainly beacuse it marks the end of my blissful weekend and a start of a working week for my day job. But this really turn my monday a lot prettier! Thank you so much! have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Koralee,

Yes, it seems that a lot of people do not like Mondays.
I think every day is special and I love Mondays and I went out and had a coffee with my sweet daughter.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Torie Jayne said...

Wish I had visited last night, would have made my Monday a lot sweeter! Such a cute pic! Have a sweet day!

Jessica said...

Dear Koralee,
you say we (your readers) fill you every day with joy, but... do you know that... every time I read your blog and see the pictures you fill me with joy and make me smile.
And I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way!
thank you
Jessica from The Netherlands

Persis Shah said...

i look forward to mondays coz its the day i blog and catch up with my blog buddies after taking the weekend off =)

Persis.
http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Mondays - i was thinking the same thing and am posting "Monday Love" to make the week start on a positive and joyful note. Your photo is sweet as ever ;)

BardotBlue said...

Monday are always hard! I like your idea of sweet mondays...your positive attitude always inspires me and I truly mean thank you for that!

xoxo Bardot in Blue

Barbara said...

You're right, Koralee. Mondays have gotten a bad name! I'm going to join you in doing something to make my Mondays FUN!

Catherine said...

My Monday was not so sweet... I had to go back to work after having 10 days off... :(

Oh well...maybe next Monday will be sweet... :)
xo Catherine

Cristie said...

I love Mondays. I work hard and fast. Make a long list the usually ends up getting checked off on Friday. Love Mondays.