Monday, March 22, 2010

Marvelous Mondays

I love Mondays. There is something magical about the 2nd day of the week (yes I count Sunday as the first day of the week - doesn't everyone??). Even before retiring, I liked going into work on Mondays.

Mondays can make or break you - your choice. You may hate the job you're doing right now - but it's your choice to either leave, endure or look at the positive aspects:
(A) you have a JOB - the unemployment rate is supposedly around 10% here in Dayton.
(B) you have a JOB.
(C) you have a JOB.
(D) you have a JOB but you can be looking for another one

Yes, I admit it - I have been retired from the job force now for over 2 years. I've worked since I was 19 with an 18 month break in there with child #2 came along. Did I love my jobs? Nope. Won't lie. Did I complain? Yup. Won't lie. Do I look back and regret my complaining? Yup. I believe now the gift of becoming a Christian makes all the difference in the world. So Pollyanna sunshine aside, I look back and think what a whiner I was - then.

Okay - so here I am on a Monday. I am in a coffee shop, using their wireless. What is it about coffee shops that draw me to update my blog? Oh yeah - it's the coffee and the fact laundry isn't calling my name 4 blocks away...nor do I hear the call of the vacuum cleaner or the dirty pots and pans in the sink. Try it sometime. Pack up that laptop. Don't have one? They're getting cheaper all the time and I would recommend putting away the pennies for one. Of course, that's just me. And yes, I can breathe just fine when I don't have my laptop with me. Of course, if I'm in a place that offers free wireless and I left my laptop at home - that's another story.

You should see the view from this coffee shop. It's on 5th street - and I can see a restaurant across the street (unremarkable though), people walking by (remarkable) and cars driving past (unremarkable). And across from me is my dear husband whom I spent the morning with (I think there's something about ending a sentence with the word "with" - but heck if I remember if it's a bad thing or just who cares). We walked to the bank and credit union this morning and now we are here.

Of course, I'm typing this and he's listening to various talk shows online on his computer while working on his online masters course in Christian Studies. You have to love it.

And the photo....a bag I finished last week. Isn't it lovely? And it's reversible.

And in the meantime, I quilt.


1 comment:

Dena said...

Nice job on your bag. I think as we get older we tend to become more intuned to what is really important in life and let the less important things slide. For me, my family is number one with my health being number two.