• Facing Monday

    * Hello, Monday, I see we meet again. We have come face-to-face for another round. I’m not intimidated by you this week. In week’s past, I may have been. But this week will be productive. There’s a lot to accomplish, so I hope you are ready..First, we have to allow for some time to be creative and work on the new story. Something clicked last week as I was writing my characters for this novel. I realized how vested I am in the project and in Meg, Eva, Lily, Reid and Nick. I like all of them, and while they may have some struggles they’re dealing with at the beginning…

  • Early This Morning

    *✨EARLY THIS MORNING ✨ I was awakened by the sound of knocking on our house. After looking around and finding nothing, I couldn’t go back to sleep. I’m still not sure what it was. A freak of nature. A bird. A phantom ghost. Who knows. But I got up, made myself a cup of coffee and began to tackle the long, laundry list of items I have to accomplish today..Today is also my daughter’s virtual high school graduation, followed by her actual graduation that will take place on Wednesday. People keep asking my husband and me how we are feeling about “almost” being empty nesters. I tease and say it’s…

  • Finding Inspiration on a Monday Morning

    Mondays. We all dread them. It means the weekend is over, and it’s time to get back to work. You can look at it this way if your choose, or you can look at it another way. Instead, remind yourself of what a great weekend you had, and set goals to reach this week. Feeling accomplished and checking things off your list is a way to feel better about Mondays and the week ahead. Set goals this week, whether they are work-related, personal, or task-related. I know I have a few things to accomplish this week—and they must get done pronto—so I’m planning out the week in advance. The way…

  • Face the [Mon]day Salesperson…With Enthusiasm

    Mondays: Does anyone love a Monday morning, when the alarm goes off and you have to face another week of work and responsibilities? It’s not likely, especially when you’ve had a great weekend. But, Mondays greet you 52 times a year, and they stare you down, as you wonder what the week will bring. You need a salesperson to come in and sell you on Mondays. “Hey, good morning,” the Monday salesperson would say. “Wake your butt up! A new week is here! Time to shower and dress and get ready for a week of exciting things ahead!” You would stare the Monday salesperson down, in awe of his or…