sometimes mondays | 10.7.19 …



this is week # 41 of 2019…and if you are like me, you are wondering where did the time go? During this year, for ten weeks of each season, I’ve begun and ended the work week, Mon -Fri, with two online journaling practice activities: Mindful Monday and Journal Club. Created and facilitated by Jamie Ridler  (more here), I find both to be great grounding activities as well as being fun and insightful. This morning I couldn’t find my earbuds (stuck in my shirt pocket from yesterday’s walk, natch), so I was a tad discombobulated … but my frazzled nerves were calmed by our opening  meditation session.

after Mindful Monday, I drove to my weekly quilting group meeting. on the way, I stopped at Starbucks for a cuppa decaf with pumpkin spice… they had no decaf coffee and it was going to take at least 5 min to brew. I think I was a tad chagrinned… after the meeting, I decided to treat myself to lunch at Nordstrom since I’d not been all summer. My meal: shrimp arugula salad and tomato bisque soup was delish and filling… in fact, half  of the salad came home with me. by the end of the meal, my nerves were no longer frazzled so I decided to walk around a bit – as I was also looking for a birthday present. I didn’t find a present but I did discover a new store, pictured above! quite dramatic.

and that’s the way it was this monday. oh, and by the way, I did finally have a decaf coffee with pumpkin spice at Nordstrom; coffee was brewed…



7 thoughts on “sometimes mondays | 10.7.19 …

  1. What a beautiful photo. I am hoping those aren’t Christmas/holiday trees but just trees with lights. I am glad you found a decaf latte. I know it is a first world problem but it is disappointing when I want a coffee shop drink only to have something throw a wrench in the purchase.


  2. That photo is truly lovely! I love the twinkle lights and all those candles! On my list today is to get this place all “decked out” for Halloween (although Christmas is truly just around the corner!)


  3. What a lovely holiday display! I’m so glad you found ways to lose the “frazzle.” (I always get cranky when the coffee shop is slow — and I can’t get what I want!) XO


  4. The display is gorgeous. I’ve been trying to stay out of shops, so I’m missing this kind of inspiration! I’m constantly annoyed that Starbucks rarely has decaf coffee available. Often the cut-off time is 2:00—just about when I’d need to switch from regular to decaf. I guess the demand is in the morning. Seems odd.


  5. 🙂 on my list is to get my house “decorated” for fall (i.e., swapping out pillow covers and filling bowls with pinecones and acorns) … hopefully next week! meanwhile, I’m glad you nixed the frazzle!


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