Monday, September 19, 2016

A Case of the Mondays




After a pretty quiet weekend, I'm afraid I have a case of the Mondays this morning. I'm just trying to get myself going and hoping that some coffee will help. Also, having the sun rise later and later these days and waking up in the dark, does nothing to get one going in the morning. I think it's a good day to turn on some cozy lights, maybe light a candle and embrace the quiet of the morning.

There was a lot of football watching around here this weekend, and I possibly have somewhat of a football hangover, after MSU's big win over Notre Dame on Saturday night. As you all know, I live and die for my Spartans during football season and before Saturday, there was really no way to know how good the team would be this year. After that game I am more than a little excited for the rest of the season.

I did a lot of walking this weekend and am starting to enjoy the slow change from summer to autumn, just starting to be visible as I walk through the woods. It's not so much that the leaves are changing yet, but the change can be seen in the late afternoon and early evening light. Rather than the harshness of bright sunshine, there starts to be a softness in the light, combining with a slight chill in the air, that gives more than a hint that fall in coming. It's about to be my favorite time of year to walk.




I read two really good books last week that I want to recommend. They are lovely books, written by blogger Molly Wizenberg about her life. The first, A Homemade Life, is all about her relationship with food, her family and the impact of the death of her father. At the end of each chapter are family recipes, each with a story of its own. The second book, Delancey continues where the first book ends, with her marriage and the whirlwind that follows, as her husband fulfills his dream of opening a restaurant. It may not be her dream, but it's a story of how she came to support him, while keeping her own dreams intact. There are recipes too and you feel like you are taste testing for the restaurant right along with them.

Happy Monday!



  1. I am always happy to read book reviews! Thanks! I'm glad your team won on Saturday. We don't follow college ball much, but I'm always happy when my home-state Buckeyes win. Wishing you a good week ahead!

  2. Thanks for the book recommendations. They sound like something I'd enjoy. Congrats to your Spartans : )

  3. You read TWO books last week??!!!! Whoa!!n!! I've been reading one forever and can't seem to find the time to finish it. I guess if I'd get off the Bravo channel at night, I'd be able to finish it. These two look good..

  4. Thank you for the book recommendations . . .
    Yay Spartans . . .
    I hope the coffee helped spark the Monday . . .

  5. Looks like some good reads! I like how you think about the later mornings and the chilly weather, you sure make them sound more appealing with a candle and a lamp. The shorter days are tough to take when you live up north.

  6. Obviously the game had a better outcome for you than it did for me. ;-)
    I'm just glad that our team finally woke up and provided some offensive excitement. And, the tailgate party was good!

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