Monday, 18 February 2008

My One Little Word

Firstly, I have to get this out of my head. I’ve been reading this book lately (I started at the beginning of this set of novels as someone at work lent me the latest one and it’s been a while since I read them all so what better way to feed my reading habit?). Unfortunately, reading this book has meant that this song has been permanently fixed in my head for over a week. Sometimes I think I’ve managed to shake it off – and then it will just pop back in there completely unbidden to make a nuisance of itself. Not that it’s a bad song. I like The Mamas and The Papas well enough, but after over a week or listening to it as the mental sound track to my existence, its beginning to tick me off! So, I’m exercising this musical demon onto the Cookie in the hope that it will infect someone else and therefore decide to leave me alone!




Here are the lyrics, should you feel like singing along at all:

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.


Monday Monday, can't trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how could you leave and not take me.


Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time


Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.


Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin' all of the time




Enough of that anyway. Now that my brain is a little more decluttered, that leads nicely on to my next musing for the day, which is related to this and to this.

I didn’t consciously sign up for this when I first read the idea on Ali’s Blog, but the more she’s mentioned it, the more I became aware that there was one little word that popped into my head whenever I thought about her posts, which, strangely enough, links back to my non-resolutions from the beginning of the year (how far away does that seem now? Crazy-timesuckage-madness is going on here, I tell you!).

My one little word for this year. SIMPLE.

(and no, It’s not a reference to my level of intelligence, thank you very much :P)

In the non-resolutions the SIMPLE related to me keeping things simple and not taking on too many things at one time. The more I think about it though, the more I think it really is a word to live by if you want things to be more hassle free. For example.

I want to be less stressed and hurried in the mornings.
Put out clothes for everyone the night before: SIMPLE.

I want my craft room to be less messy.
Tidy up as you go along. SIMPLE.

I want to know what to cook for tea.
Do the menu planning thing. SIMPLE.

I want to finish my craft projects.
Don’t start another one until the first is complete. SIMPLE


I guess what SIMPLE means at the moment around here is doing the simple things that have a knock on effect to the bigger things. If you start with the small things the tasks don’t seem so bad and things actually do get done.

Any now I sound like a Home Organisation Manual. Scary. Make it stop!

On tonight’s agenda for me is, unfortunately, about 4 loads of ironing which has been steadily breeding in the kitchen for the last week. Of course, if I’d kept things SIMPLE and done one load at a time when it came out, I wouldn’t have this problem, but if I’m never going to get to some crafting without a guilty conscience, I’d better deal with the backlog. It might be the perfect excuse to give the kids clothes drawers a good sort out of all the things that are too small for them (which I’m sure are many and varied).

Back to work for me now anyway.

Is that song still stuck in your head?

TTFN

3 comments:

Marmadaisy said...

Be warned. Amy Butler will make you spend money. She also has "Midwest Modern" which is really just craft eye candy.
I do 10 minutes a day in each room and that keeps everything tidy enough for me. Except in the craft room, which only stays tidy until I start something else. Of course, I don't have munchkins.

Jaime said...

i like your choice of word. :)

kim & co. said...

Love your word choice--I think that should be mine as well, but honestly, when I think of this year, simple is not the word I feel is describing it or even something I can strive for this year. Maybe next year :)