Monday, November 28, 2011

Is it Monday Again? The Magic of the Ordinary Day

Good Monday morning to you!  

Yawn.  Stretch.  Start the coffee.  

Gulp the coffee.

Start the clean up after a long holiday weekend.

I can't help but be happy when I open my dishwasher and the color there greets me.

It sure makes a routine job much more cheerful.

And it makes me glad that when we remodeled the kitchen and I went to pick out the long-awaited cabinet knobs and the dishes and glassware that I chose some color.

So much of the year in Michigan is brown, colorless, gray and dull outside.  The snow helps but we don't always have snow. I seem to have the need to see color in my home.

And believe me, in late March when winter doldrums seem to be unending, I'm glad I chose colors that are brilliant and bold.

I enjoy the routine of work on a day that follows a weekend or a holiday.  I relive the memories from the time spent together and I enjoy the work that it takes to put things back like they are supposed to be and get the floors done and the beds made.  It's a day to gather my thoughts, make my lists, and approach the week with purpose and direction.  It's Monday again, and only five of them left before Christmas! Wheeee!!


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Got to have color and coffee!!! Happy Cyber Monday! lol

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Happy Monday to you, Joni!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
xo, misha

Tanya said...

Oh Joni,
Those knobs are fabulous! I love them! And the blue glasses remind me of an island getaway the husband and I took. All the restaurants had these blue water glasses and I was ALWAYS in a good mood! Had to be the color. When we left I soooooooo wanted to buy some to take home! Thanks for reminding me of that great memory! I think I'll watch for them somewhere!
I love the day after a holiday too. I like the reflections of it and getting everything all cleaned up.
Have a wonderful week