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Managing Mondays -Remembering Mom

I actually enjoy sipping coffee at all times of the day. I probably should have decaf after noon but I never do. My mother and grandmother had a pot consistently ready to drink all day long. I am not quite that dedicated. It is not unusual to drink coffee past noon nor is it unusual to be sipping it in the evening.

I have been thinking about my weekly spread a lot this past week. Today is my late mother’s birthday. We like to celebrate birthdays all week long in this family. So this week is in memory of her. I picked a lot of my Happy Planner stickers in red and yellow because she loved red and she loved our Kansas City Chiefs. We did just come away from NFL Draft weekend so my mind is full of red and yellow images. We started off yesterday grilling burgers and hot dogs. She loved simple meals. Tonight we are having ice cream with all kinds of sundae toppings. Dinner is optional. I intend to share stories with my children who never met their grandmother. I love to hear them laugh. My mother was passionate and funny. Even when she was angry she was funny. Honestly, she would be so comical when she got angry at me that I ended up in more trouble for laughing. I think it was my nerves bubbling up. I also loved how she got me in trouble at church and other public places for being a Nosy Nelly. I was the one that got the elbow from Grandma. I miss that kind of getting in trouble with her.

I haven’t put all the pen on this weekly spread yet. I am staying functional in planning as I go. I try to save space like I do every week to note daily what I plan to focus on. And as usual, I have my daily pages ready for notes and priorities.

This week will be fun and full of stories. Nothing makes me happier than time with my children and hearing them laugh. Birthday weeks are some of my favorite weeks. I may journal a bit in my EC notebook and title it, Tales of Grandma Rosemary. We are so busy I may run out of storytelling time.

How do you celebrate birthdays? Do you go big or keep it small? One day? A week? A month?



I am a 40-something, single, working mom who surrounds herself with a motley crew of family and friends. Here is my place to share musings, discoveries, learnings, and stories of my zany life. I am blessed to continually learn and love sharing with others. My quiet time centers around large cups of coffee. While sipping this manna from God, I get inspired and motivated. So grab your cup and sip with me. Love and blessings! Michelle

One thought on “Managing Mondays -Remembering Mom

  1. It’s so sweet to hear about your mom 😉 We just celebrate the day, and we like to keep it small and with family. Either go watch a movie, eat out, shop, relax at home, all of the above 😉


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