Well, hello new week! Glad to see you!
Ah, Monday. Lovely, calm, quiet Monday…my favorite day of the week.
I love going back to work. Yes, I love my Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays too. However, with our kids, rarely do we have stress-free, easy-going, relaxing weekends. I am usually pretty psyched to go back to the office and get back to the schedule and the routine. I love getting stuff done.
Having a focus on creativity on a Monday though – it’s hard. I am not inclined to take on a new project on a Monday and I am realizing that after Monday is over, there are so many things that crowd the rest of the week, that if I put a project off, I may never be creative. I am having an Aha! moment here. *pause*
I guess editing photos is being creative? I took a swing at removing the nice NASCAR fan from one of the photos I took this weekend at the zoo.
A little black and white treatment here and a hazey border applied to the edges there… It is certainly not finishing the headboard that is only halfway done in the garage (in my defense, I do need a new corded drill with variable speeds and I refuse to buy one new), but it is something.
I did visit Whole Foods and Publix last night after everyone went to bed. I have a hectic week beginning with Junior League on Tuesday after work and out-of-town travel from Wednesday on. I wanted to leave the house stocked with good food, especially now that hubby will be able to find it. (That will make sense later in the week.) I repurchased that carton of organic milk – we ran out on Friday, but no one seemed to mind going without cereal this weekend. I also purchased cage-free eggs and grass-finished beef. They were both a few dollars more than our normal purchases, but I did save $10 on gas with the coupon toward a purchase of a gas card at Publix with $25 purchase. I will be filling up my car soon anyhow.
I made sure to buy local as much as possible, choosing the Florida spinach and strawberries as well as the Georgia beef. I made a few global purchases (my boys do love their bananas and cantelope), but I tried to limit them. I also purchased a basil plant from a local nursery and will get it in the ground after work tomorrow so we can have really local organic basil for the whole summer. I even remembered to bring in my canvas bags! The week is already off to a great start. Of course…it is a Monday!