Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday's Smiles

It isn't often that Monday gives me reason to smile. Like many folk, I typically find myself dreading Monday - end of the weekend, beginning of the work week, back to reality, yada, yada.  And, though Murphy's Law is a pervasive principle in my life, it does seem to bare its teeth at me most frequently on Mondays. 

But here I am at the end of Monday and I have to acknowledge - it wasn't such a bad day after all.  Yes, I'm still adjusting to DST, and it took most of the day to de-cobweb my brain, and yes, I worked until almost 7, was warm!  And sunny!  And Spring-like!  And that, more than anything, made me smile today.  

I've actually been collecting smiles for several days and meaning to jot them all down here, though, so now's as good a time as any, I suppose:

  • Took this wicked cool photo the other night:

  • Turned the corner and took this one which isn't quite as cool, but which I like, nonetheless:
  • Slept eight uninterrupted hours Friday night. (This is unheard of in my world.)
  • Enjoyed my co-worker Sarah's baby shower on Saturday -- looking forward to the arrival of Baby Essen!
  • Also enjoyed seeing my darling Godson and meeting my friend Melanie's baby boy, who's adorable. (I know this sounds awful, but I'm usually uncomfortable holding/playing with babies.  For some reason, that wasn't the case on Saturday.)
  • Reunited with my Trivia gang Saturday night and made a good showing, even if we didn't win first place. (Something...mind...eternal...sunshine...something!)
  • Made it back to church on Sunday.
  • Enjoyed a yummy lunch afterwards with Jacque and my adopted family, the Whitings. (Next time you're at Steak 'n Shake, try the Royale.  It's de-lish!)
  • Later that afternoon (as described in my previous post), managed to persuade myself to run (almost) 5 miles. In the rain.  
  • Though many things are wrong with my house, my hot tub is working just fine, and I've enjoyed it much the past several nights. 
  • Mostly, the warmer weather and all the signs that Spring is springing. 


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