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A Sunday Lament on Monday Morning: A Riff

  • Ahhhhhh.  Sunday.  The whole day lays ahead.  Unstructured.
  • (She said upon awakening.)
  • Coffee.
  • Dogs.
  • Let's make a list of all the things we want to do today.
  • (She said outloud.  To the dogs.) 
  • (Because the other human in the house was still asleep.)
  • Plan the week's menus.
  • Make a grocery list.
  • Start the laundry.
  • Shopping.
  • Get next week . . .
  • (a really busy one, she remembered)
  • Under control and planned out on the calendar.
  • (And it's not even 10:00 yet!)
  • Plan the week's blog posts.
  • Heck.  Plan the month's blog posts.
  • (Why stop there?  Let's plan out the YEAR!!!)
  • Organize the desk.
  • Catch up the filing.
  • Pay the bills.
  • (3:30?  Already?)
  • Organize the photos!
  • Plan the Thanksgiving menu!
  • (Why stop there?  Let's plan out CHRISTMAS!!!)
  • Renew the license plates.
  • Chop the vegetables.
  • Hold the ladder for Tom.
  • (Why stop there?  Let's renew our passport!)
  • Pack away the Halloween that's still sitting there on the dining room table.
  • And fill the empty spaces with turkeys and cornucopias and fresh squash.
  • (DEFINITELY toss the rotting squash in the centerpiece.  Gross.)
  • Go for a run.
  • (Hurry!  Before it gets dark!)
  • Walk the dogs.
  • (Dark now.  Don't forget the headlamp!)
  • Dinner.
  • Last of the laundry.
  • Load the dishwasher.
  • (Where did the day go????)
  • (It's dark.)
  • (It's late.)
  • (I didn't get to HALF the things on my list!!!)
  • (Maybe because I planned 48 hours worth of activity . . . for a 16 hour day?)
  • And now. 
  • Monday.
  • (Maybe next week I'll create a more realistic list.)
  • (But . . . probably not.)


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Life! The dogs heads must have been spinning! ;-) Happy Monday my friend!


My very short list was not all accomplished, either! The weather was too fine and I did what I wanted. Here's to a great week ahead!


I ignored the list and knit instead! :)


Dale has a tendency to try and do too much in too little time as well. I'm hoping maybe you have today off!

Sharon R.

Ah, the dreaded lists! What's that about biting off and chewing? Heehee! :)


what a productive day!


I can't remember what it feels like to be caught up (as much as one ever is)!

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