#littlethings Monday

It’s been raining for the past three days straight. Not just raining, either, but downpours, windy, raw, and just downright miserable. So, rather than complain about that (since I’ve already done enough of that already!), I figured I would count some #littlethings that are making me happy this Monday.

  1. A relatively unplanned weekend. Including an unexpected date night out with M. We opted to stay local and hit up our favorite wine bar and then a small Mediterranean restaurant that we absolutely adore (the chef was actually featured on the Today Show last year!). I love our date nights out no matter what (and in!), but sometimes we just have the best conversations when it’s just us, a glass of wine, and no distractions.
  2. A VERY lazy Sunday (see #1)…I am not quit sure, but I might have been a titch hungover on Sunday morning. (oops!) So, we had a really lazy Sunday, not even getting off the couch to shower until after 12. Haven’t done that in a LONG time. Needed.
  3. Sunday Funday with my sister Jess and brother in law Scott, post-b9 ass-kicking (by aforementioned sister!). We have the most fun together, and the only thing I wish is that we lived just a smidge closer so those nights can be more frequent. But, prioritizing is going to make it happen.
  4. Monday Funday! Given how shittastic the weather is, M and I decided to extend Sunday Funday into Monday Funday. I am making a little fancy dinner (roasting a leg of lamb for dinner, like I did for Easter!) and perhaps a glass of wine to knock down the Monday blues.
  5. Allowing PMS. Yep, I’m counting that as a #littlething for Monday. Rather than rail against it, I am going to embrace it. That might mean an extra piece of chocolate, or reworking my workouts this week to have one morning LESS of getting up at 5:15 am (check!) and not getting annoyed at myself for my uber dropsy, clumsy, moody self. Just know it’ll happen and it feels a little easier. (I can feel an EPIC PMS week so I think allowing it a little might quell it a smidge, right? M might be thankful for this one, most of all!).
  6. No more work trips for the foreseeable future. 3 trips in 6 weeks was p-lenty. Knock on wood.
  7. And to top it off? This Friday, I get to meet T (and her man!), Sunshine, and CBG for our epic bloggy weekend in Maine!! I have been dreaming about it every night for the past week, wanting everything to go well, the rain to go away and for it to be as fun as I envision it being. I just feel the pressure of hosting such fabulous people coming from such far distances and want to make it worth it, like WHOA!).

What’s better than that, right? A great list of #littlethings to make a dreary Monday just a smidge better. What’s your #littlething to get you through the Monday blues?

32 thoughts on “#littlethings Monday

  1. I PROMISE you sis, we are prioritizing “funday” plans with you and M on a weekly basis. Its way too much fun and its way too important to let ‘life’ get in the way of that. Seriously. (and ps I’m glad I got to kick your ass this time since you kicked mine pretty damn good last Thurs!)

    1. It WAS a great weekend! And yes, I know, we don’t live too far apart at all, especially in comparison, but sometimes, it just feels harder and harder to find times to see even my sisters, so I just want to remind myself to MAKE it happen, ya know? I am fortunate to have them both so close.

  2. Sounds like you had a nice weekend despite the weather. It sounds like we might live in the same area…New England, three days of continuous rain.

  3. Hmmm…little things to pick me up on a Monday include baby dimples, my preschooler picking flowers for me, wearing bright pink (clothes and colors can really lift your mood sometimes, no?).

  4. I like looking at Monday in this way! shittastic weather, gives us every excuse to take our mornings a little slower. Sounds perfect to me:)

    You’re off to a kick-a** week!

  5. I love lazy weekends… especially with someone you love. #swoon

    Can’t wait to see y’all!! And I’ll bring the Texas sunshine with me! 🙂

  6. I know that Sunshine and I can’t wait to drive down and meet all you guys in person. And as I said in our Twitter conversation, I fully intend on having a great time regardless of the weather. We’ll have great food, great drink, great music (of course…lol), and great people coming together to hang out and enjoy each other’s company.

    Rain or shine, this is going to be a fun weekend.


    1. It is going to be SO much fun, no matter what. I know you are right! I am just being a nervous host 😉 Rain or bust!

  7. Monday Funday is always a good idea! When it used to be Jason’s day off, we used to go out to dinner on Mondays and it was a nice way to start out the week.

  8. Sounds like a fantastic weekend and I love that you’ve extended into Monday Funday too! That’s what I think Mondays should officially be called. Glad that you are done with the work travel. Yeah, it’s no fun especially back-to-back weeks. It’d be different if I could actually enjoy the time that I’m away. However, I am thankful for this post because you’ve reminded me to be thankful for the little things!!

    1. Back to back weeks is TOUGH! I give you so much credit for that!! Glad this post helped you with thankfulness for little things too 🙂

  9. Sounds like a great weekend. Love date nights and looking forward to have many great ones with my future man.

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