I love Mondays. Really I do.
Still waiting for the sarcastic shoe to drop. Well keep waiting because for me Monday's ain't that bad. And this Monday has been even better than not bad -- it's been outright nice.
I hear all you of you grumbling out there so let me explain.
Reason # 1 -- First off Monday is my hump day since Thursday and Friday is my actual days off. While most of my fellow coworkers are trudging around complaining how tired they are after a tough weekend, I'm thinking, My week is half over, cause let's face it getting out of bed is the hardest part of my day and once that is accomplished I pretty much consider the day whooped.
Reason #2 -- Monday nights I meet with my critique group and I look forward to not only getting some immediate feedback on whatever I'm working on at the time but I also get to hear some great stories and talk about books and writing with like-minded people.
Reason # 3 -- For at least part of the year Football is on.
Reason #4 -- This morning I opened up my email inbox. Right off I noticed I had received an email form an editor. Then I noticed it was from one of the literary magazines I submitted a short story to about ten days ago. Like always my heart kicked up a notch as I clicked to open it. Over the years I have come to expect the words ... sorry not right for us ... but this one started with ... This is very good. And this followed .. We would like to include your story in the November edition ... And they are willing to pay me for that right. Now in my book, Mondays just don't get any better than that.
I promise to give y'all more details once I receive, sign, and send back the actual contract, but the superstitious side me doesn't want to jinx anything right now. I wasn't even going to comment on this until later, but good news is meant to be shared. Here's hoping all of y'alls Mondays are outright nice as well.