Those Sneaky, Wannabe Mondays

I appear to be having that kind of day.

You know the kind I mean, where it seems that everything you touch turns to the exact opposite of gold? It’s like it’s a Monday or something. On a Wednesday. And I swear it’s out to get me. 

A couple of days ago (on the real Monday), I put plastic over my hoops in the garden because the evenings have been rather cool of late. My tomatoes seemed a little on the slow side, and I thought the additional warmth would help spur growth. Yesterday it rained, and I tied the plastic up so the plants would get a good soaking. Then it rained heavily. Much water accumulated in the folds of the plastic, and this morning I got up to a garden somewhat flattened under mini plastic swimming pools and collapsed hoops. (In my panic, I didn’t think to get a picture of the real damage, but this one shows a bit of the aftermath.)


Once I finished rescuing as much as I could (while still in my pajamas), I returned to the house, stepped inside, and my soaking wet sandals slipped on the floor: twisted ankle, wrenched shoulder. 

Then it was on to making the usual green smoothies for breakfast. These ones had blueberries in them, so they came out more of a deep purple…all over my floor when I knocked one of the cups off the counter.

And the final insult? After I’d cleaned that up and finally got around to pouring an apparently much-needed jolt of caffeine, I spilled hot coffee all over my hand.

And all this took place before 7:00 a.m. Seriously!!!

So a word to the wise: if you see me coming today, you might want to get out of the way, because this wannabe Monday appears to have me firmly in its sights.

Hmm. I wonder if I can just hide under my desk for the day…?





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8 responses to “Those Sneaky, Wannabe Mondays”

  1. Paul Anthony Shortt Avatar

    Ouch, that sounds like a rough morning 🙁

    1. Linda Avatar

      Pfft. Believe it or not, I’ve had worse…and the day got better, so all is good. 🙂

  2. Carolyn Charron Avatar

    Ouch! On the bright side though, your day can only get better from here on! You’ve already had your trio of bad luck.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Apparently not quite, Carolyn…turned out that our tomcat had peed in my purse, too… *sigh*

  3. Bea @Bea's Book Nook Avatar

    Ouch. All that by 7AM? That is some ;powerful mojo. Maybe hide in the coffee shop, just drinking coffee?

    1. Linda Avatar

      I met a friend for coffee, Bea, and did just that. My day is much brighter! 😉

  4. Erin Avatar

    Oooohhhh, yes, we can all relate. Loved this post, not just for its excellent writing, but also for its touch that makes me feel in the same humanity club. Here’s to better days…and if the rain pools on our plastic with vengeance, here’s to keeping a positive spin to inevitable life.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Glad you enjoyed, Erin — nothing like mutual misery to pull us together, lol!

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