Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Maunder: January 23, 2012

According to, Monday is the second day of the week, but the first work day.  I have always really considered it the first day of the week.  I like to end on relaxation, then start the week off with a bang; however, it often starts out with me waking up on the wrong side of the bed and grumbling that I would rather stay home reading!  Even when I was a stay-at-home mom, I still had this experience on Monday mornings.  What really is the issue with this day that it is so ingrained in our brains that Mondays are horrible, mundane, or simply manic?  I have never understood it, but it continues over and over and over again.  And for that reason, I am going to leave you with a bit of "Manic Monday" by the fabulous Bangles . . . let it play over and over and over again in your mind, since I now have it playing in mine thanks to this random maunder!


My reading stack is the same as last week:  The Count of Monte Cristo, audiobook of Wintergirls, and reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with my son. This will be the week that I complete at least one of these books, if not two!  I have more time for reading this week, so I'm really hoping to get through some of these amazing books, especially the one that weighs the same amount as my car!

On another reading front, I attended two amazing author events this last week:  Andrea Cremer, author of Nightshade and Thrity Umrigar, author of the new release The World We Found.  The two events were much different, but each left me inspired in different ways and I cannot wait to dive into both of these books.


Writing was once again a complete failure this week.  With an event every night this last week, I did not have a lot of time for anything to be quite honest.  My evenings are back to being free this week and I look forward to writing ahead on the blog as well as getting a few personal projects done as well, including coverage of the two events mentioned above.


Life has really not been that interesting beyond the usual book-ish chatter.  I completed the first week of my new meal plan and do believe that I can count that as a success.  Where I used to drink three to four regular sodas a day, I have now moved to one Pepsi Max (0 calories) a day!  I did decrease my carbs, which was very difficult, but I am overall feeling good about my current plan.  The plan this week is to ease back into a regular exercise routine, even if it may be walking on my lunch breaks.  As for the pounds shed ... I do not know!  I have yet to step on a scale and probably will not for a couple more weeks!

That's it for me!  Tell me ... What's on your mind for this Manic Monday?!?


  1. I love the way you put Monday into perspective....
    And your plan sounds as though it will be successful!!!

  2. Patty .. Thank you! ;) And, here's hoping the plan is a success! I decided to step on the scale this morning and so far, I'm happy with the results!!

  3. I'm getting back into my health routine now and I have to say it feels pretty good! I'm glad that you're cutting back on the soda too. It's one of the easiest ways to cut calories. I thought I would never be able to do it but now I drink maybe one a month.
    Here's to finishing some of those books and a less manic week!

  4. Kristen M. ... It's amazing how good I feel now that I don't have much soda in my system! I'm going on a week and a half and so far, so good! :)

  5. Congrats on your diet. That's the biggest for me. When I'm in the mood, calorie counting is the first thing out the door.

  6. 365andMe ... Thank you! It really has been a change in my thinking about food, but so far it is going really well. Now to see if it holds up! :)


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