The Favourite Day of my Week

Greece
October 16, 2016 8:24am CST
The favourite day of my week is Monday. It used not to be because, when I was working, Monday was the day I had to get up early and go to work. I did not awake then with any great excitement about the day ahead. Things have changed since I retired. Monday is now my favourite day for several reasons. Friday is a busy day as I want to end the week with all my chores done, the house clean and the laundry washed ironed and put away. Apart from a little gardening I like to be leisurely at the weekend. So I greet Monday feeling rested and ready for action and I feel rather rejuvenated on Monday mornings and excited about the week ahead. My biggest joy on Mondays is that it is Skype time with my daughter in England. We have a routine of having coffee together although miles apart. She goes on line and so do I and it is almost as though I am sitting in the kitchen with her. When I lived in England I think we took one another for granted, we telephoned regularly and from time to time made the long car journey to visit but it was haphazard. Now we have this precious hour once a week and strange though it may be, we feel closer to one another, although physically much further apart, since making our Monday morning call a regular part of our lives.
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@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
16 Oct 16
Now I understand very well because Monday is your favourite day of the week. I think that mine is Tuesday, on Monday I do laundry and I iron, but on Tuesday we usually go out for lunch and to buy our grocery. It's a nice day.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
We also have a grocery day but it is not combined with going out for lunch...that must make all the difference.
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@LadyDuck (147094)
• Switzerland
20 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad There is a nice cafeteria inside the Mall where we go to shop for grocery. It's a moment of relax before shopping. It's not a big mall and it only takes about one hour to finish our shopping for the week.
@sueznewz2 (9680)
• Alicante, Spain
16 Oct 16
that's nice ... we live in spain now... and skype with family and friends in England and America.... it's a great way of keeping in touch....
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
It must have been hard in the old days when overseas calls were expensive or non existent. We modern expats have much to be thankful for.
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@sueznewz2 (9680)
• Alicante, Spain
20 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad so very true...
@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 16
That's great that ylou have that skype time with your daughter. My daughter lives in Thailand and we can never seem to get a good picture.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
Perhaps with time the reception will improve. I hope so because it does take the edge off being separated.
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@allen0187 (32586)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
I love Mondays as well because it is the start of a brand new week to be a-w-e-s-o-m-e-!!!
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• China
19 Oct 16
I like Saturday and Sunday in my week,though I have been retired,because during two days,my granddaughter is back to her parents' and we have a little time to ourselves.Over here we have Wechat similar to your Skype.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
Grandchildren can be exhausting, so I understand how you must look forward to having a weekend together with your husband, just enjoying one another and taking things easy.
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• China
21 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad Oh ,you get it wrong,I have to correct "with your husband " to "with your wife".
@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
17 Oct 16
No wonder , now that you are retired you like Monday the best . Nothing can compare to the joy of talking with a love one even though it's through the internet . It connects us anyway . I love Mondays too , because it is challenging . I am ready to wake up early by Monday . My eyes are already programmed to sleep early on weekdays .
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
You have learned to cope well and wake up running on Mondays by the sound of it. Well done.
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@SIMPLYD (78113)
• Philippines
21 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad Thank you .
@BelleStarr (36962)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Oct 16
How lovely that sounds, I enjoy so much my time with my daughter so I know exactly what you mean.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
Daughter can easily become best friends, we have so much in common with them.
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@BelleStarr (36962)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad We do and I find it so hard to understand mothers and daughter who seem to be rivals instead of allies.
• United States
17 Oct 16
i love mondays myself (not so much when i worked a 'real' job coz the weekends worked piled 'p). the hubs goes back to work 'n i've peace 'n quiet to clean 'r do whate'er i wish. i think that's wonderful that y'all spend that hour 'together' e'ery monday! somethin' grand to look ferward to. i hear ya 'bout takin' each other fer granted when ya lived nearer. the daughter here'd lil time fer me when she lived here'n town. now i get a phone call mostly e'ery day durin' the week. hmm, wonder if'n i could rope her to a chair long 'nough fer a skype thingy? that sounds divine!
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
It sounds as if the initiative should come from you, once you get something started I'm sure she will look forward to it too.
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• United States
20 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad i tried here 'bout a year 'go. downloaded skype, added her 'n hollered 't her several times. she'd ne'er the time, always sayin' she'd call back. ne'er happened :( i finally uninstalled skype....t'was hopin' such'd be a great way to keep'p with the grand young'uns, reckon that t'weren't'n the cards.
• United States
16 Oct 16
This is a wonderful tradition. Most kids don't stay in touch like yours does. You are lucky to have each other and communicate so often.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
It is an effort, more on my daughter's part than mine because she is the one with the busy life these days.
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• United States
21 Oct 16
@41CombedaleRoad Well worth the effort, I'm sure.
@Corbin5 (99843)
• United States
16 Oct 16
That communication with your daughter sure does make Monday a special day for both of you!!
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
It certainly does.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
16 Oct 16
I was going to say that you are crazy but then I read why - I can believe it to be the best day of the week for you
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
The week feels much more different when one retires and Monday takes on a new dimension altogether.
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@marlina (71240)
• Canada
16 Oct 16
My favorite day now is also Monday as I am retired and love it.
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• Greece
20 Oct 16
It gives the feel of a long weekend when Monday is the favourite day of the week.
@stbrians (11790)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Oct 16
Am sorry. Monday is a messy day to me @41compedaleroad
• Greece
20 Oct 16
You should pick another one then. Surely every day is not messy?
@jstory07 (65314)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Oct 16
I am glad you have that time together once a week. It helps you to stay in touch to.
• Greece
20 Oct 16
We have discovered all sorts of new interests too. It is partly because for that time at least we are not in a rush or diverted by anything else that may be going on around us.
• United States
14 Nov 16
I try and look at Monday as a new beginning and since I don't have to be anywhere at a specific time most Mondays, I am able to sleep in which for most would be a weekend thing to do . . .