Monday Morning Mumblings

There’s a reason why I call my Monday Morning blog mumblings. That’s right, Monday mornings are the worst. Ever.

I don’t know why, but this morning I woke up like this:


Maybe it’s due to working a seven day week for the last, I don’t know, past six years. 😉 Okay, slight exaggeration, I do have some down time. But here’s a classic conversation between me and DH on the subject.

DH: Over Christmas, you’ll take some time off to just read and relax?

Me: Of course. Maybe I’ll even finish that Stephen King book you bought me last Christmas.

DH: No writing, no editing, no book stuff, for a month, right? 

Me: Bwhahaha. *sideways glance at DH, sees that he’s serious* Bwhahahahahahahaha! 

DH: Three weeks then.

Me: Hello, do you know me at all? Best I can do is from my birthday (Christmas Eve) to New Years.

DH: So, two weeks then.

Me: Something like that.


Of course, if you take into consideration the size of my TBR pile of books, I may be off until Easter! 

Anyone else have trouble winding down and just relaxing? How do you cope with balancing your work, family time and you-time? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a great week, peeps!


Comments (2)

  1. Rhonda Brant


    Not an easy task. Once we get home from work after 12 hours, I cook dinner, get lunches made clean up the kitchen and then go up to round out my 10,000 step goal that I have. Once that’s done I sit my rear end on the couch with my music on and a book in my hand for about an hour then off to bed to start it all over again in the morning. We all need at least an hour to ourselves each day if we can manage that. Not always easy though.

    • Tracey Alvarez


      Damn, that’s some long hours you work, Rhonda! Yes, that one hour to unwind is crucial to both physical and mental health. 🙂
      Keep taking care of yourself,
      Tracey A.

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