I was not born with the perky get-up-and-go personality that I so admire in others. I feel gyped that it takes slugging down two giant cups of coffee to clear my head and begin to feel focused on the day. Why, oh, why was I saddled with this deficient energy level, which causes me to prefer hunkering down under the covers for "5 more minutes" than jumping out of bed to tackle the day?
Mondays are always a challenge. Last night, after a busy weekend, I knew I should get prepared for the week. But we'd been without internet service all weekend and I got behind on emails, answering new Company Girl requests and even stopping over for coffee with the girls who participated on Friday. I was exhausted, so I just went to bed. That meant waking up to the things I didn't finish over the weekend, as well as the new tasks for the day.
I'll bet that there are at least a few of you that can relate.
So Today's Small Thing is a very easy one. You don't have to reorganize your entire life and redecorate the living room. You don't have to prepare a lavish meal. You don't even have to stand up to do this, if you don't want to. You can do it sitting down....perfect for a blah Monday morning!
Today's Small Thing is all about butter. All we are doing today is taking notice of our butter (or butter substitute) dishes and cleaning them. Our butter dish gets messy and drippy and full of toast crumbs on a regular basis. I've even found bits of broccoli in it, or smatterings of jelly left by a passing knife.
Butter dishes can look so pretty and sparkley on a well-set table. But they can also be the white trash version, unkempt and disheveled...a smooth talker with a five o'clock shadow of crumbs. Cleaning up your dish (or tub) will really get your Monday on the right track and make you feel slick.
POINTS: 30 for buttering up your day. Remove or replace the butter stick and wash the butter dish, or wipe around the edges of your butter tub. If you aren't a butter person, clean up your substitute's container and give yourself a small pat.