Happy Monday morning from (currently sunny) Copenhagen where I’m enjoying my staycation with the family! During the summer I try whenever possible to eat my breakfast down by the sea, combining it with my morning swim. My Besties couldn’t join me today, but I enjoyed a nice chat with the ladies at the bathing club – plus a chapter or two of my book – soaking up the suns rays. Bliss! (The rain will return soon enough, probably this afternoon.) My breakfast today was porridge oats with milk, cocoa nibs and fresh raspberries (my favourite fruit). Hot coffee with a wee splash of milk. Delicious!
I love the promise that Monday brings – a fresh start! We aren’t worrying about what happened last week. We are looking ahead and looking FORWARD to a new week. What are we going to achieve? What are your goals this week? Mine is very simple: to preserve the status quo!
Mondays for me usually include a spot of cleaning: my Flylady Weekly Home Blessing (a short upkeep clean of the “high traffic” areas of the house). You can find my “cheat sheet” for the tasks here in this blogpost. Sometimes I spread it over the week doing a couple of tasks per day (changing the sheets most often at the weekend) and sometimes I do it all at once. There is no rhyme or reason to it – it depends on my mood/the season/our plans.
But I’ve learned over the years to make sure to get it done, even during vacation time. Because otherwise things at home tend to start sliding…usually backwards! LOL! And, besides, I enjoy living in a cosy and clean home! I have lots of YouTube videos where I explain the Weekly Home Blessing Hour and “clean with you”. Click here for those.
Sometimes I set my timer and do 5-10 minutes on each task, most often I put on my cordless headphones and work on each task for one or two songs. But today I listened to my audiobook while I whizzed around. Then, when I had ticked off my tasks, I “rewarded” myself with picking some of our garden hydrangea/hortensia (currently in full bloom) to put on our nicely polished coffee table in the living room. All done (and dusted), woo hoo!
Hope you’re having a marvelous Monday! Enjoy what the week ahead has to offer!
Weekly Home Blessling Hour https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9z6PKxuWBFoCbiq6jw_j-A