It’s Monday yet again

I’ve realized a subconscious trend in my Monday morning blogging; perhaps you’ve noticed it as well. It seems as if most of my Monday writings are comprised of either a random list of things on my mind and/or a random list of the things I have to do.

So, rather than fight it, I’ll yield to it. Maybe we can even turn it into a carnival. I mean, people post their menus on Monday, why not their to do list? You know, something like Monday’s To Do List (I’m nothing if not creative–not!) or Monday: A Week in Preview or Since It’s Monday and Your Brain is Still Asleep Just Blog a Random List. Or what about Manic Monday.

Side note: you know, I never really knew what was meant by “Manic Monday” except for it being a song popular in my youth so I looked up manic and it means marked by frenzy or excessively intense excitement. So, there you go. I don’t know about excitement but frenzy I totally get.

And I’m kidding about the whole carnival deal.

But, in honor of it being Monday yet again, I will tell you what’s on my mind and my (post it note) to do list…

Today I must work on Bible study. My Tuesday’s are usually devoted to Bible study prep but tomorrow I am going on a field trip with my son’s class. I’ll just be up front: I am no fan of field trips. I got over them years ago. My younger two children, however, are still in the field trip stage therefore so am I (but only for their sake).

Also on today’s agenda: laundry (always and forever), grocery shopping (ugh), walking (like for exercise) and various and sundry pre-field trip preparations like making arrangements for my other three children to be picked up from school and getting directions to our destination.

Tomorrow: field trip.

Wednesday: what my friend referred to as my “ministry day” as I have Bible study first thing followed by volunteering at the pregnancy center.

Thursday: I will meet with my reading buddy at the primary school but other than that I think the only item on my agenda will be recovery. And laundry (always and forever).

Friday: no doubt a mad cleaning frenzy (manic) as my parents are planning to come on Saturday for a few days’ visit.

What’s on my mind: Presenting myself as a living sacrifice in view of God’s mercies (Rom. 12:1, our topic for Bible study this week). What to cook for supper this week. The righteousness of Christ (one of the bookends of the Christian life discussed in the book I am reading by the same name–good stuff, by the way). Whether I will get lost driving to the field trip. How to better share the gospel with those who come to the pregnancy center for help.

So, what about you? What’s on your mind and to do list this week?

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

14 thoughts on “It’s Monday yet again”

  1. I have a moderately busy week ahead. It’s the normal stuff with a couple of extra engagements thrown in. But Corey canceled the three-day business trip he was supposed to take this week, so that’s a huge blessing. And while it’s rainy and 50 right now, we’re supposed to be back in the 70-degree sunshine by Wednesday.I love Monday mornings for exactly this reason: It’s a chance to take a deep breath and organize.

  2. Monday is laundry day for me too. I also am working on a magazine article that needs to be done by next week so I’ll spend time on that. Dishes piled up over the weekend which means “someone” needs to load the dishwasher…looks like I got elected.

  3. What’s on my mind? The fact that today I officially closer to 50 than I am to 40. It stinks big time. I’m also doing laundry today (yes, on my birthday!) and heading to an orchestra concert tonight. Basically, I’m depressed. 🙂

  4. I like doing the Simple woman’s Daybook on Monday because it helps me focus for the week in a positive way – and yes, I too am doing laundry – the perennial favorite for Monday! Have a great week Lisa!

  5. I really need to get my act together on Sunday so I can actually be ready for my list on Monday!I am so with you on field trips. Because we live in such a historic the field trips are quite repetitive. And then there is the bus. Oh, do I even need to say another word? What a loud and wretched way to travel.Looking back, it was fun …(that’s hindsight talking!)I hope your list serves as a blessing to you and others this week!

  6. Well, it’s Tuesday, and I have to confess that I’m a bit behind in my to-do’s. Actually, I’m recovering from a week of excitement and activity, my son and his precious family having visited us for a week. That being said, I’m also recovering from the sadness of their leaving. I miss those two sweet grandbabies.Like you, being a sacrifice for Christ is on my mind and heart. I so desire to be that person who gives all, who pleases Him, who will hear “Well done” one day. Busyness seems to take its toll, though, and I know God understands. But I struggle with all the seemingly trivialities that really are important, even to God. Thank you for sharing your heart, Lisa. Many blessings.Andrea

  7. Well, I’m reading your Monday post on Wednesday…so that may give you a clue of how my week is going! I like Mondays only because it’s the start of something fresh. I need to get back into organizing my week a bit better, though. I hope to devote some time to that SOON.

  8. How was the field trip? I got lost once driving to a field trip. I’m just so not good with a map….especially when I’m new to the area.We have laundry forever and always here, too. Seems like it never ends.

  9. It’s only Wednesday, and my plans for the week were completely derailed by a toddler who is (once again) sick. Oh well. I still hold out hope that I can meet a friend in the morning for a bagel. But that’s all the planning I’m doing at this point.Also, I’m thinking about making all my blog posts random lists, since it seems my brain can’t do much more than that these days.

  10. I’m not even sure how, but I found your blog on facebook (The whole thing has gotten far too technical for me . . . ) I am looking forward to reading more! 🙂 God bless!

  11. Reading this now, I’m wondering how your week went? Did you get everything done you set out to accomplish?Trust you’re enjoying your time with your parents!Sweet blessings,Joy

  12. Lisa, What joy to know that I am not the only mother of four children who dislikes field trips. Despises them really. Maybe it’s because no matter what our destination, I am handed over at least four children to oversee.Isn’t this the same as babysitting? I already care for four children. Not my idea for a fun day out. And, lets not forget…my child runs off with friends. Forgetting very quickly that I am even there.I love you for this!We must have been separated at birth.

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