Monday Blues or In the Pink – Quick Five
Posted by Anna Sugden Oct 22 2012, 1:15 am
Welcome to another Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend – your sports teams won (mixed bag for me and we won’t even mention the hockey lock-out!), the weather was nice (not so much), ‘honey’ did what was on the ‘honey do’ list (yup!) and you had a chance to chill out or do whatever it is you enjoy on the weekend (read, watch a film, eat nice food, hang out with family).
So are you a Monday Morning Blues person or are you one of those people who embrace each new week with joy and optimism? I suppose some of it will depend on whether you’re a morning person to start with, or not!
One of the joys of being a writer is that there are no Monday Morning Blues. We suffer Deadline Drearies, Absent Muse Panics and Sagging Middle Sagas (of both the book and physique variety), but as there is no need to get dressed, commute or deal with colleagues in a place of work, we don’t suffer the same feelings of uggh. Then again, most of live with those who do, so we don’t escape! And we aren’t that far removed from having to do the Monday to Friday, 9-5 drudge that we’ve forgotten what it was like.
However, despite my best efforts, I haven’t been able to escape the routine of working during the week and not during the weekends. I wonder if that’s because the world around us is geared up to ‘the work week’. Just like many of the older people I know follow the ‘Monday Wash Day’ routine.
So, in honour of Mondays, I thought I’d liven up the day with a Mondays Quick Five:
1. Are you a morning person or an evening person?
2. Do you hate Mondays (like in that famous Boomtown Rats song?) or is there another day you dislike? Or do you like all days equally?
3. Do you work a traditional Monday to Friday, 9-5 or do you work another schedule? For those of you who work at home – what’s your work-time? Do you do Monday Wash Day?
4. Do you give yourself a Monday treat, to cheer yourself up? If so, what? If not, what would you give yourself, if you could?
5. In the rhyme, Monday’s child is fair of face – which child are you?
Addendum: For those who can’t remember the rhyme – here it is!
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
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