I like Mondays.


@postaday 196; #postaday2011.

In my book, Mondays ROCK! Why? Well, if you’ve got a job that’s fun, that’s part of it. But if you’re a mom, the first chance at detaching from the family and sealing the deal on a weekend of activities doesn’t really happen until you plop down in your cube, sign on as Career Gal and assess assignments.

Physically, my body relaxes and eventually, usually after I’ve done this morning blog-writing exercise (before I officially punch in, but I have been known to actually do work before I officially punch in if someone needs something STAT! (I’m good like that)), my brain’s cogs are aligned and humming with a nice spin. Coffee to my left.

The place is quiet for we first arrivers. Few words are exchanged beyond good morning as most of us have yet to pull in the force field that  buffers us from each other from engaging too soon. Our minds are sharp, we’re observing, we’re popping off emails or verifying hyperlinks, but the real conversations don’t really start for another hour or so. It’s a give-each-other-space-and-time-to-settle period; the calm.

This morning I’m contemplating “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and what a magnificent body of work J.K. Rowling produced, an amazingly entertaining series that children of all ages will love for all ages. I’m in awe. How often is something so remarkable produced? This is more than The Bobbsey Twins, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, or The Babysitters Club, series written by many. I’m sure the writers were happy for the work, but, it must have felt more like an assignment than a mission.

Speaking of assignments, time for me to get on my own.

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.


  1. Since Monday is technically the “Friday” of my work week, I enjoy them too. But then again, that means Thursdays are the “Mondays” of my work week. I hate Thursdays. Does that mean I technically hate Mondays? I’m confused.

  2. if you find yourself writing with nested parentheses on a monday morning, you have officially had too much coffee. or not enough. welcome back to your work week. i guess it’s still my sunday? if so, why am i not resting?

  3. Fernando, it does indeed. You are a Loathe Mondays kinda guy, no matter what day of the week it is. I credit that to your career in entertainment, and it’s OK.

    John, it had yet to have my coffee, but I’m having it now. Have a nice Sunday-Monday with the girlies.

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