It has become something of an online tradition to complain about Mondays. I will admit to a sneaking suspension that Monday isn’t nearly as bad as most people anticipate it being. Then again perhaps it is.
My Monday began with an ever-increasing dread that I had inadvertently overlooked a teacher training day and that either my husband or I were going to have to stay home today at short notice. Since I had to do just that last Thursday when 14 had to stay home with a swollen eyelid I really did not fancy having to do the same again today. Have you ever noticed that when things are stressful and people want to put off a discussion for as long as possible they do their utmost to avoid eye contact? That was certainly my husband and I this morning. Eventually I received a text to say there was a problem with 14′s school bus but it was now rectified and they were on their way to collect her. Time for a sigh of relief, and some complaining, well we are only human.
Eventually 14 was able to leave for school and her father and I were able to leave for work and it all worked out fine. I will admit that for about the first hour or so of the working day the stress was still hanging over me. Starting the day with anxiety is really not ideal.
Thankfully I am now home, Rosie has been collected from Hub’s parents where she stays when I am at work and the girls have returned from school and college. We are back into our routine and pattern.
I eased into that return with a late lunch and a hot cuppa, then I persuaded 18 to model for me so I could have an image to go with the post. The contents of the mug have long since been consumed. I am all for getting a photo but not at the expense of drinking my tea while it’s hot and I’ve just returned from work.
I hope your Monday has been less hectic and offers you a moment of rest and ease after your work is done.
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