Monday, November 3, 2008

Thankful for Mondays

Yes, Mondays. There was a time in my life when Mondays were not so welcomed. It meant going back to work, leaving the cozy, comfort of my home, starting the wait for the weekend all over again. But, that was then. Now, Mondays mean the house to myself, a new start on getting things right, a new week to fill with good things. It means a new work week, yes, but I get to work from the comfort of my home, with my dog at my feet, the radio set to the station of my choosing, and stopping to blog or throw in a load of laundry. It means dropping the kids at school, going by the office where my clients work and picking up packets filled with work. And starting fresh on all the accounts, scheduling and putting things in order. I work for a group of family therapists and do their billing, scheduling, intake. They're all just lovely women and if I go crazy, I know I can always pencil myself in. Which I haven't done nearly enough. Today, I'm not so alone, as there are two men running electricity for my husband's workshop. I hear them running up and downstairs, jiggling wires on the other side of the wall, pounding in the basement (I'm not sure I want to know what that's about), and generally making the dog a nervous wreck. As if that weren't enough, there's another man here replacing some windows that were found to have broken seals during the house inspection. Besides the fact that the electricians turned off the power long enough to mess up the t.v. --which I don't watch during the day, but keep it on the country music station -- so I'll have to wait til the kids get home because I'm not sure what they jiggle or flip or what in the back to make the t.v. go back on again, it's been a good day. It's kind of nice, working with others busy working around me, and we're getting lots done. The crockpot is busy at work, too, cooking a pot roast for supper. And in two days, the election will be over and there will be no more obnoxious political ads on t.v. I'll miss the ads about as much as I'll miss the backache I woke up with this morning, the result of moving too many boxes in the basement yesterday. And on that note, I'm thankful for Advil:)

8 comments:

Jen said...

I'm thankful for Advil as well. I enjoy Monday's i really like routines and schedules...and Monday's mean a whole new week of schedules, errands and I love this.
Your job sounds really cool. I may do something like this when Miller goes to grade school something I can do from home but on my own schedule.
But not until he is in first grade...I want Kindergarten to myself with him.
Enjoy the rest of your Monday and enjoy that Pot Roast.

justabeachkat said...

Nicely written post! Hmmmm...pot roast. What time is dinner?

Hugs!
Kat

Robin said...

Your Mondays sound wonderful. I am still in the "I have to go back to work" style of Monday, but someday . . . .

And I'll be glad when the elections are over too. I really think there should be a limit on how much advertising one can do!

Becky said...

I am ALL OVER that attitude of rejoicing on Mondays. Of course, these days, with a college son back home and the Butler changing his day off from Friday to Monday, I do not get a day to myself until Wednesday. But that is ok. There is one every week!

This was a nice visit with you today, Karen.. Thanks.

Becky said...

Oh, and those political ads. I am throwing a party tomorrow to celebrate the end. No matter what happens, it is better than enduring this for so long.

Renna said...

I didn't realize you worked out of your home, Karen. What a great arrangement, and what a positive outlook you have! :-)

fawndear said...

I found your blog through the Giving Thanks Challenge and it was refreshing. I never thought of Monday's like that. It's kindof fun sharing the gratitude with others!

Thanks for sharing yours.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I just want to come spend a weekend at your house. Your descriptions always make it sound so warm and inviting. I would love to sip on a cup of coffee in your kitchen, while we chat!

Xandra