Monday, January 21, 2008

None Monday

I had planned on doing Fun Monday (since I've gotten quite addicted) but couldn't find any pictures to use since the computer they're all stored in is temporarily on life support. So...no Fun Monday for me this time around. Hey, maybe this week I can actually read some of the others. What a concept!


This week I'm going to look at Monday as simply the first day of a new week. Yeah, I know that a lot of people consider that the week starts on Sunday. Not me. It's Monday. If I'm starting a diet, an exercise regime or anything else that I'll only stick with for three or four days - Monday is always D-Day. That way, every Sunday is Fat Sunday and I binge myself silly to prepare for the pain to come.


However, this Monday is looking to be relatively pain free. I think it's been pretty common knowledge that my 2008 has sucked so far, but I do believe we're on an upswing. Life is looking clearer, more positive, more...hopeful. I like hopeful. It's so full of...hope.


For all of you who have been so supportive since my recalled Friday post - a big ol' from the bottom of my heart thanks. The comments, the emails, the phone calls from all of those unfortunate enough to have to deal with me in "real life" - it's been overwhelming. Seriously. In the very best kind of way. I was in a very yucky place last week and you all threw me a lifeline. I won't forget it.



I pulled the post because my husband had some reasons why he thought I should have run it by him before I put it on the blog. And even though I don't think there was anything in the content to make him look like a big smelly horse's ass, he felt like he came across as one. So, to be nice (because that's just how I am), I pulled it. Because he isn't a big smelly horse's ass, even though he is sometimes a pain in mine. (Yes, I'm letting him read this ahead of time. Things are clearly improving around here). Also, for those of you sweet enough to worry about my safety - don't. Absolutely no need. He's not like that to start with, but I've been pretty upfront from day one that if a hand was ever laid on me he would need a lawyer and a bodyguard and not in that order. I've never even had to think about calling in Guido.


Gee. Maybe it will be a Fun Monday after all.

32 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

Hugs for you. I am glad things are looking up. Life can be so dang hard. I'm glad you got the support you needed.

here's to a better week. :)

Willowtree said...

Hey, your husband looks a lot like a young Joe Pantoliano!

Flowerpot said...

I do hope that the rst of January - and 2008 - gets on a better footing. Take care!

the mother of this lot said...

Glad you're feeling better.

PixelPi said...

Thrilled to hear all is well in the Heartland, Dorothy. I've told my Flying Monkeys to pack up and go home.

Is that FG or Guido? Either way, I swoon. Excuse me. I prefer to swoon in private.

laurie said...

january has SUCKED so far.

my sweet mother-in-law is in a nursing home and we just found out she might not recover enough to leave; my uncle died; work has been heinous. both newspapers are losing money hand over fist and we keep expecting one or the other of our jobs to vanish.

your troubles made me very sad. it's good to hear that things are on the upswing. i want the rest of january to be salvageable for someone....you'd be tops on my list.

Potty Mummy said...

RC - who is Guido? Is this some US-based reference I'm just too backwards to understand? (A simple yes or no answer will suffice...)

Lisa said...

Hope is good. :o)

Amy said...

I'm glad you're feeling hopeful. Hopeful is nice.

auntie barbie said...

Glad that your spirits are lifted and you have a positive attitude!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Here's a great big cyber hug. Now I never read Friday's post so don't know what you're talking about, but I do know marriage and know its ups and downs. The ups are great of course, and the downs can be so down that you contemplate drastic action. Not that you'll take it, but you contemplate it. January is a sucky month anyway (and of course my birthday is in it) so just grit your teeth for a few more days. Things will get better.

Teresa said...

I don't think I read your Friday post so I am feeling a bit in the dark.
I hope the remainder of January is smooth sailing for you. I'm raising a cuppa joe to Fun Monday for the whole boatload of us bloggers!

my two cents said...

One more thing that makes this a fun Monday: It is Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and I don't have to go to work!!!!

For all who are wondering, the Film Geek is a lot more appealing than the photo of this 'body guard.'

Rose said...

Glad things are looking up. Also glad that wasn't your husband in the photo. It isn't, right? :) Everything I want to say sounds like a platitude, just know good thoughts are with you and your family.

Kaycie said...

I'm so glad to hear things are on the upswing, RC.

Tell the FG you've shared too many absolutely cool things about him for us to think he's a big smelly horse's ass.

ped crossing said...

RC, glad life has improved a bit. And the glass is now half full. Just tell FG that he is your big smelly horses behind. That is what I tell Ducky. I love him smelliness and all. I'm sure you feel the same about FG.

And truthfully, don't we all have a bit of horses behind in us. Really.

Take care.

Kimberly said...

I'm smiling. I know there's still probably a lot of guck to deal with, but I'm glad hopes are up now. ~hugs~

Mya said...

Hoorah!

Mya x

That isn't the FG...is it?

Thalia's Child said...

I'm glad to hear things are improving. Tell FG I don't think he looked like an ass, but I understand his concern, and I respect you for taking down the post.

Akelamalu said...

It's great to hear you more upbeat RC. I wondered where that post had gone!

Is that your hubby in the photo? He's dishy!

aims said...

RC - Follow your heart. It inevitably knows the way to go.

Swearing Mother said...

RC: You've got me curious now. I've obviously missed something.

Anyhow, agree with you re January, so far it's been poo. The first person to write in with really good news gets a prize.

But who is that fab looking bloke on your post?

Happy in the Abyss said...

Guido! Am I the only one to get the reference, sis? Guido, as in the Killer Pimp from "Risky Business". Funny that people think that is my bro!!!!

Glad to hear that you are better now. I hope you let out a few screams in order to get thru your weekend.

Love You Bunches!

-Ann said...

I second Thalia's Child regarding the post. Glad to hear that things are looking up for you.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Hey everybody -
I guess Guido is more of an American reference than I thought! He's from the movie Risky Business, and his official title is Guido the Killer Pimp. The picture is (as WT pointed out) Joe Pantoliano in his immortal portrayal of Guido, and he is, in my opinion, the best thing in the movie.
It's not the FG - sorry!


Let's hope that January improves all around.

Laurie - things sound pretty stressful around there, too. The mother in law alone is bad enough, but the whole job thing on top of it has to be making you nuts. And I'm so sorry about your uncle.

mother of this lot - welcome!

pixelpi - I understand you have to feed flying monkeys a lot in this cold weather. Is this true?

And thank everyone for all the good thoughts. You have no idea how much it means to me!

Faye said...

None Monday? I love it, but won't dare use this early in my efforts to become a Fun Monday--hey that sounds like a candy bar doesn't it?

Sending good intentions your way RC and hoping that life evens out for you. From reading your comments sounds like you have a Band of Bro/Sis'.

Diana said...

Your feeling better just made my Monday.

(I didn't think you made it sound like FG was anything like an ass. Certainly he was someone you were very peeved with, as would make sense if you were having a rough patch, but not a bad guy.)

Stacie said...

Yeah for upswings! I am happy that things are looking up for you!

I didn't think FG sounded like a horse's ass, either. He sounds like a guy--with all of the good, bad, and in between that goes with being male. Besides, we all know you would NEVER be with a horse's ass anyway!

Sweet Irene said...

Well, everything that can be said, has been said.

I am glad that that is not a picture if FG with that gold chain around his neck and the unbuttoned shirt.

I hope you guys work things out. Many marriages are worth saving. I hope yours is one of them.

Eileen said...

Sending lots of love to you.
Thinking of you and know that things will get better from here. Take it one day at a time. That is the best we can do, when it gets so off track. Remember the base, the foundation, upon which everything is built upon. You family/marriage, when it come right down to it is build on a very strong foundation of LOVE,CARING and DEEP,DEEP RESPECT. Even when it doesn't seem like it.
XOXOXO

la bellina mammina said...

I didn't read your Friday post, but hope everything's ok:-)

Jo Beaufoix said...

So glad things are looking up sweetie. And it's good you pulled the post for Film Geek. That must have meant a lot. Hugs.