Monday, 25 October 2010

Day 7. Monday mornings, lush.

I don't mean that I am a lush.  Obviously, I'm not.  But I do mean that Monday mornings are luscious.  Delicious, ambitious, splenditious.

lush 2 |ləʃ| |lʌʃ| informalnouna heavy drinker, esp. a habitual one.
luscious |ˈlə sh əs|adjective(of food or wine) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste a luscious and fragrant dessert wine.• richly verdant or opulent.

I haven't always liked Monday mornings.  But I think that I misunderstood them, poor Mondays.  I suppose it's easy for me to like Monday mornings, because of the nature of my 'job'.  Being an almost full-time stay-at-home parent is not the same as going out to work.  I can understand the Sunday evening feeling that a lot of people have, when they've had a beautiful weekend and face the thought of having to go back to work the next morning.  I'm tremendously lucky that I'm alone on Monday mornings, and I have only my own things to do.  I pack the kids off to nursery and school, and I have three hours to write.  Who could fail to love Monday mornings if they were me?

But it's the half term holiday now and I still have that zingy Monday morning feeling.  I'm looking forward to spending some time with my kiddies - I've missed James and Thomas while they've been at school.  Particularly James because it's been his first half term.  I'm used to missing Thomas, so that's easier.  Though actually, I'm surprised at how quickly I've got used to James being at school - the days pass so quickly that it only feels like he's away for a couple of hours.

Tt.  I have just dampened my mood a little though.  A thought about the MA in Creative Writing popped into my just now, and I'm sad because if the tuition fees take a steep rise I will not be able to do it.  I'm very angry, that the gap between rich and poor in education is being widened again.  It's starting to become like it was in centuries gone by.  Should have bloody well done the MA when I first thought about it two years ago, shouldn't I?!  I may be kicking myself over that.  Well I'm going to apply anyway, and think about funding if I'm lucky enough to receive an offer.  No point in ruining my Monday morning buzz over things that are beyond my control.

I'd better go.  The kids are grinding Play Doh into the carpet!  I only popped on because they were playing so nicely, and I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to get my Day 7 blog entry out of the way.  I didn't want to have to spend time on it this evening, because I've got three hubs to write if I'm to catch up on that side!  Aaaaaagh!  I've got ideas for one and a half, so I have to find one and a half more ideas in the next few hours.

Anyway, lovely Monday morning...

I took this last Monday morning :)


  1. PG fees probably won't be affected as they're already market-driven. UG fees won't go up till 2012 so it's not so bad...

  2. Ooh, do you think that's true??? Ooh, you've given me tremendous hope, thanks my friend :) I'll get on with that personal statement this evening :)