Flipping the Script


Well, it’s Monday and I know I need to get some work done, but I’ve decided to sit here and drink coffee until the feeling passes. In all seriousness, I won’t let it pass though. I’ll plod through the fog that is Monday and get tons of work done. I think. Maybe.

Why do we all despise Mondays? I guess I can’t say that everyone despises the first day of the work week, but for the most part, I’m confident in saying that most people do. Or they act like they do because all the cool kids despise Mondays and most people like to sit with the cool kids on the bus. Anyway, I guess it’s because everyone dreads going back to work after having a few days off. Do you know what I think? Pfft, whatever.

I always determine whether it’s going to be a good day or not by what happens during the first couple of hours of me waking. For example, this morning I stubbed my toe and spewed out enough 4-letter words that I sounded like an episode of Jersey Shore (minus the beeping). I’m sure the Robertson clan (aka Duck Dynasty) could hear me over in Monroe, Louisiana, which is a few hours away. Note to self: I should really curse/cuss less. 

Now I know I have a lot of people outside of the United States (I am popular in Argentina…WOO HOO!) who read my blog and they’re probably thinking, “What the hell is Duck Dynasty?” All I have to say is that it’s a “reality” television show that follows the lives of a bunch of rednecks making ducks calls for a living. They are camouflage-wearing millionaires who lives in mansions, but by the looks of them, you’d never know it. In other words, you aren’t missing anything by not watching.

Anyway, I am not a morning person, I don’t care what day of the week it is. I never have been. But maybe it’s time to flip the script.

I think that as I’ve grown older (let’s not mistake age for maturity, people), I’ve learned to stop and smell the roses, so-to-speak. I’ve always appreciated a beautiful sunset and let me tell you, there are some beautiful sunsets in Texas if you can keep the mosquitoes away and can tolerate the humidity. Blah! But, you can view the sunset from behind a window pane. It’s not the same I know, but I’d rather avoid the West Nile Virus and sweating like a whore on half-price day.

Generally, I’d like to say that I’m a night owl, but I mostly stay awake reading in bed at night before I fall asleep. It’s not like I’m out whooping it up and partying like it’s 1999. I don’t do that anymore. While I do wake up pretty early, maybe I can start considering myself an early bird (that catches the worm?), but then I guess that’ll just mean that I’m wise. And apparently have worms.

Scratch that thought. I don’t want to be a wormy owl.

But, flipping the script. Yes, I like that.

Maybe we can all take a page from Cyndi Calhoun’s perspective over at Pictimilitude. I swear, if you want a different view of nature and life, go visit her blog. She’s so positive about everything, you can’t help but want to join along in one of her journeys. By the way, she takes the most amazing photographs of nature! And no, she didn’t pay me to say that.

After you’ve finished your jaunt with Cyndi, you might be feeling a little hungry. Head on over to Paula’s Vintage Kitchen. There you’ll find simple, but delicious recipes that’ll leave you craving more. Not only that, but she’ll tell you some wonderful stories. It’s almost like sitting around the table with great friends and family. You’ll never want to leave.

So, Monday’s don’t have to be so bad and if I can’t convince you, maybe Shirley Maya can with a post she wrote today: The Story of Monday and the Rest of the Week. 

Are you flipping the script?

GK Adams

P.S. I haven’t heard anything about the job yet. It’s only Monday, people! :-)

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  • Lissa

    I’m not too keen on Mondays myself, but worse than that is Sunday nights leading to Monday. I suffer from Sunday Night Anxiety. It’s that feeling of dread that comes over me because I realize my weekend is just about to end and Monday is looming.

    • GKAdams

      It’s just another day. Sounds like you psyche yourself out a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.kendall.9 William Kendall

    If Duck Dynasty is on the air this side of the border, I haven’t seen it. Wouldn’t want to either.
    We actually have the day off. It’s Victoria Day here, national holiday.

    • GKAdams

      You just might enjoy Duck Dynasty. If anything, it’ll provide a laugh and make you thankful for the life you have. Happy (belated) Victoria Day!

  • Deb Claxton

    I’ve always hated Mondays but glad you’re positive about them.

    • GKAdams

      Someone had to be, I suppose. Fake it until you make it?

  • http://twitter.com/filbio Phil Holtberg

    I joke about Monday but honestly don’t mind this day. It usually goes by quick for me and then it’s on to the rest of the week.

    As for Texas, I love it but will never again visit family again in the summer. San Antonio is a total sweatfest in summer!

    • GKAdams

      It does get hot/humid here. Everyone thinks it’s a “dry heat,” but when I hear that, I have to laugh.

  • http://www.bigaandlittlea.com/ Roshni Aamom

    Glad to know about the Duck Dynasty…that I never watched it, that is!

    • GKAdams

      Aw…you really are missing out. It makes you appreciate the fact that you aren’t a redneck.

  • Cyndi

    Oh goody! My evil plan is working: people think I’m in enlightened bliss. HAHAH. Okay…I admit..I am maybe 80% of the time, but don’t get me going on the neighbors who drive me half way to the insane asylum for their antics and b.s. LOLOL…I try…dang it, I fall short, but I try. Hahaha. Thanks for the shout out!!

    • GKAdams

      Everyone needs a plan, evil or not.

  • http://twitter.com/AliOffTheMark Ali Off The Mark

    I know Duck Dynasty airs in Canada… I kind of love that show. Their family is really… unique. heh

    • GKAdams

      It really is a good show. Great family values and I think people could take more than a few pages from their book.