My “mon” day.

by lindsay cotter on September 19, 2011

After working half the weekend, I fully intend to embrace this quote.

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That means no alarm.

That means running “weekend” errands today, when everyone else is at work.

That means enjoying leftovers for dinners.

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and maybe a little “wine” Monday??

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That also means reading some good material and passing it along.

How are you making your “mon” day YOUR day?!

Cheers,

LC

p.s.

Be sure to check out all the great recipes from Tianna’s Iron Chef challenge. They are also linked at the bottom of my last post. All the dishes sound fabulous!

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Dorry September 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I’m right there with you! I worked all weekend long, and today is my day off (last one til my birthday in 2 weeks – that will really be my MON day. :) I went on a glorious outdoor run, catch-up on a million computer things, laundry, grocery shopping, and going to yoga in a bit to stretch it all out…

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I know you are one busy BEE! i miss my bee! Glad you got a day for YOU! enjoy yoga sweet friend.

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jobo September 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Weekend fly by…and I wish I could have taken today but given I have one more day of work until wine country, I suppose I can actually work ;-) Your day sounds perfect, quite honestly!!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:52 pm

yes, you have LOTS to look forward to! i am so excited that its coming. A whole week of YOU time!

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Kim K September 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

oh “mon”days. i am hitting up TRX class tonight and then doing super easy dinner – homemade sauce that someone gave to me + already cooked gnocchi and chicken sausage. one and done! maybe even a little vino as well.

hope you had a wonderful “mon”day friend!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm

now that sounds good! I want some of that for dinner. I’ll bring the wine, you make the meal. Deal?

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katie @KatieDid September 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Thanks for sharing that, it gives monday a whole new light. Today I am curling up at a friends home by the fire to study and sipping on apple cinnamon tea. I’m treating myself to a total rest day and hopefully going to be prepared for my exam! (If I can get out of the blog world soon!)

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:50 pm

you have a fire going and i have the AC blasting. haha. I wish I could curl up with you. Best of luck on your exam and enjoy YOUR DAY!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg September 19, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Today is Mon Day for me because I’m doing something maybe a little crazy, but it is for the good of our family: I’m interviewing for a part time job. Yes that means I will be working 65+ hours per week, but the money will help us out and I know I can do it. I won’t lie, I am super nervous that I will burn myself out, but I know I’m doing it for the right reasons and I need to just remind myself of that!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

oh wow Holly! Thats a lot but I know God will give you the strength to handle it. YOu are one amazing woman. Praying for some peace for you.

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Jess September 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I totally need to embrace the “mon” more on Mondays. I have such a hard time facing Mondays lately. But taking your approach, I think I’ll face next Monday with more gusto…at least I hope so! It did start off well today – 5 miles on the treadmill that literally FLEW by, but then I faced 2 hrs in the car and a rather blah day at work and I’m back into the Monday blues which I HATE! I do have barre n9ne to look forward to as part of “mon” time, but still…I need to do something about these midday blues!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:49 pm

yes, we need to fix this! I say you take a break at 2:30 pm, go outside, write everything you see that is beautiful, go back inside, stick it on your computer screen and smile! :)

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Jess September 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

Really needed this tonight friend. you’re the best. xoxo

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness September 19, 2011 at 8:50 pm

This is lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Monday. Those precious “me” moments are sooo important…and I love the idea of doing them on a Monday! For my “Mon” day I got my hair cut and styled for the first time in 5 months…it feels sooo nice and I keep running my fingers through it and swishing it around, lol! I’m usually queen of ponytails, but not today! :-D xyx

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm

don’t remind me, i need a haircut bad. It does feel so feminine. I love that pretty feeling. Indulge in it today!

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stephanie September 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm

what a great perspective! enjoy your monday!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

thanks steph, enjoy your monday too! did you get some ME time?

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run September 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm

This is a MUCH better approach to Monday than I’ve ever seen. I made it “mine” by starting with a buddy-run, and proceeding to make MY(/our) favorite meal – homemade pizza :)

xo!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

perfect ME day indeed. Now the week can commence, right?! cheers!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) September 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Aww, wonderful, Lindsay! I love this positive reframing of Monday as “mon” day! :D And thank you for tagging me! :)

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 9:55 pm

of course, your wine chronicles make me smile from ear to ear. I just wish I was there wish you.
<3

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kalli September 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm

great idea! i am making it mine by not getting all stressed out at work and allowing the day to unfold without too much drama…….glad you enjoyed yours today Lindsay!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm

drama free mondays are a necessity! I hope you get to enjoy that. <3

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Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health September 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm

That quote is awesome! I’ll definitely be embracing that by enjoying a nice glass of pinot noir tonight and watching the season premiere of Castle :)

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:45 pm

oh yes, i totally forgot about the premier! I am even more excited now Linds. Cheers!

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Kristen (inspiredbydooce) September 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I love it- I live in a french city and never even thought about the “mon”day.

Today, I went for a nice walk in the afternoon sun. All by myself and really enjoyed some me time. I’ve also done some foam rolling- not all that pleasant, but something I definitely need to do for myself this week- my left side is wicked tight and I have a half marathon to run on Sunday!

I’m also planning on putting myself to bed early. Again- race week. Trying to be very kind to myself this week :)

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm

yes, take care of yourself today so you can be ready for sunday! Enjoy that ME day Kristen. And best of luck sunday!!

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katie September 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

LOVE this!

I also LOVE running grocery errands or any errands on a Monday , or a weekday of any in the day, because its not crazy! I went to the store today to get a little food, not much since we leave friday to move, but we needed some stuff, poor Anthony and I could not survive on cereal! lol

I may have some wine in my monday too, it is much needed! lol!

Love ya!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm

cereal is good weekend food, thats for sure! But that little guy will enjoy some good food tonight. And you …..wine it up!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset September 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

That quote is great, gives me a chance to look at Mondays differently :) I am making Monday a “mon” day by getting all of the homework done I need to, it makes me feel better when stuff is not hanging over my head!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Good start to the week! Get ahead so its not hanging on over your head. I like that approach Tessa.

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Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 19, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Thanks for the link :)

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missy September 19, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Oh me, Oh my. I love it.
Let’s start a revolution. We’re taking Monday back.

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm

and lets burn our bras while we’re at it.
teehee.

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LauraJayne September 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Love this – I needed this post this morning a 5 am! Crazy day and I already need the weekend!

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm

its a long day but now, its all you!! Enjoy it and relax friend.

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Allie September 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

After a weekend of running, baking(not eating it though), friends, football I enjoyed my Mon by running an errand to turn in forms, call school districts, reload the same page a million times(it felt like that) doing a 10 minute workout, and reading a book while listening to worship music for hours.

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

yes, thats sounds lovely. A product yet enjoyable day! xxoo

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Heather Eats Almond Butter September 19, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I am liking the sound of “Mon”day as I have been go-go-go ever since we got back to Nashville. Unfortunately, today was kind of crazy as well, but I have high hopes for next Monday. On a brighter note, my day did involve Marmite. :)

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:53 pm

well as long as maramite is involved, you’ve done it right! Playing catch up after vacation can take days! I hope next monday is full of ME time, and maybe a little summer snugglin.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 19, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I’m made it “mine” by taking an hour and going to Advanced Step. One sweaty mommy is now refreshed and ready to tackle baths and bedtime for two toddlers.

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LCCotter September 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

sweat dones wonders for moms! oh so i heard. hehe. Enjoy that bath time and all the splish splash cute faces.

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Katie September 20, 2011 at 12:28 am

I treated myself to a hot yoga class this evening! I knew it was going to be hard and challenging after yesterdays ride, but I listened to my body, did what I could do, and know the benefits will make me feel better for the rest of the week. :) Can’t wait for my gift to arrive! HA!

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Susan September 20, 2011 at 12:46 am

I think my “mon” day is going to be Thursday this week. I have two papers and two tests (that I should be studying for NOW), but by Thursday I will be in the clear.

That will mean meditation, getting a chance to read my book, and music. But most of all it means not making plans and seeing where the day takes me!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 1:20 am

those are the days we savor. The no plans, no to-do list. Good luck with the papers Susan!

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Sarah @ Feeeding Brain and Body September 20, 2011 at 12:47 am

My monday turned out to be really productive :) Thanks for sharing the links :)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 1:20 am

thats good. can’t complain there, right?

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 20, 2011 at 1:00 am

I wish I had a little more time for me today. This week has started off with a bang and I’m already exhausted. Hopefully we will get to bed soon so I can wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the week! I’m glad you enjoyed some time today!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 1:22 am

have some tea and read in bed. Sleep tight friend. hoping tomorrow brings a fresh breath of air!

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Rose September 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

I love that! I’ve always kept Monday nights open, but never on purpose. Maybe now I know why.

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 1:22 am

well there ya go, ease on into the week with a little me time! :)

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Marcia September 20, 2011 at 1:27 am

Fabulous Monday! Love your leftovers. I’m enjoying some too since the Caveman is away until Thursday. Mine was spinach and mushroom lasagna. Yum!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 1:33 am

good! you deserve some ME time. hopefully it will have HEALING powers too.
xxoo

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Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama September 20, 2011 at 2:05 am

This is a crazy busy week, but I’m going to remember to make next Monday my Mon Day. :-)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

yes, you definitely need to ME time. I will demand it for all MOMS! <3

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Kalie September 20, 2011 at 3:49 am

I wish I had time for “Mon” days

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 10:56 am

make time! cut out a little bit of the day for you! you deserve it.

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Heather (Where's the Beach) September 20, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Totally missed this post and I have no idea how :-( I am all for Wine Monday myself.

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

i hope you enjoyed your movie night too! :)

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Stephanie September 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Yesterday I stayed in my pyjamas reading blogs and drinking tea until 11 o’clock in the morning. Does that count?

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 4:27 pm

that sounds like a wonderful day! right up my alley!

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Rachelle September 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I hope you enjoyed your Monday!! You absolutely deserve a day to yourself and what better day for that than a Monday when the rest of the world is caught up in the hussle and bussle. Have a fabulous week!!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

You deserve it too! especially after your weekend. WOW!! so proud of you though.

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ilovefetacheese September 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

That leftover pasta looks amazing!! Did you post a recipe for it?

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm

didn’t post it yet, but I can! Its delicious.

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Michelle {lively kitchen} September 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I love that quote! I enjoy Mondays now that I’m not in the workforce – the roads, stores and life just seem calmer (during the day that is). While working, though, Mondays were tough. One benefit to SAHM-hood.

Are you guys having cooler (relatively speaking) weather? We are and I love it!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm

SAHM’s don’t have weekends though so you need that monday break for sure. ANd yes, today was a little cooler, I’ll take that!

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Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner September 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

This is so wonderful Lindsey! I plan to make today “mine” even if it still involves work. I have been thinking about making midday workouts part of my schedule–I think it will bring some joy and energy to my day. I’ll start today in honor of this post!
:)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 5:26 pm

i think thats a great idea! something to look forward to during your day. A little ME time in the afternoon.

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Nicole September 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Oooh, good call! I think I will treat Mondays the same way : )

Nicole

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

good, and maybe a nice workout?! :)

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Nicole September 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm

But, of course :D

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm

That’s a great way to think of it. I suppose I kind of did make it “my” day…. well… mine and the couch. :)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

thats a good one. Couches need cuddling time!

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julie September 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

haha that’s a GENIUS quote! i love the meaning of that. also i took french for like a bagillion years and never in the world of mine would i have been able to put that together. hope you enjoyed YOUR day!

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

i took french too and never put the two together. ha! No shame there.

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Shannon September 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Amen! I took some time for me and finally cooked a real meal in my new apartment :)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm

yea! all moved in and settled. Good feeling!

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Ellie@fitforthesoul September 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm

awww! hehehe that is just soo delightful Lindsay! What a cute post :D I agree, changing our perspectives helps us to stay grounded. Looks like you’re doing great with that~~! ;)

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LCCotter September 20, 2011 at 8:11 pm

oh grounded, thats where I need to be daily! xxoo

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail September 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Love this Lindsay!!! I want to claim Mondays as mine too! They don’t own me, right?! I need to approach the work week with this mentality more!

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 1:21 am

yes m’am! you own mondays! Its your day to start the week off right!
xxoo

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Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance September 21, 2011 at 1:29 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE this and I want to remember it every single week! yesterday I made MOnday mine by enjoying traveling with my dad and cherishing every moment of the conversation, laughs, miles traveled, etc :)

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

father daughter bonding, thats the best! i am so glad it made a great monday!

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Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! September 21, 2011 at 1:44 am

That note was FABULOUS!!! This Monday was not necessarily “mine” but I will keep that in mind from now on! :) Thanks for sharing!

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

yes, do it! next monday create some time for yourself! It will be a great start to the week. Cheers Lauren!

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tea-bagginit September 21, 2011 at 2:10 am

i love having my weekend be everyone else’s weekday! i go to work on sat & sun when i can just to have my weekdays free – all the stores are open & there are no lines! plus you get to drink wine in the afternoon & feel like you’re playing hookey!

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

amen to that. I love it! no lines, no traffic. wooo!

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Pure2raw Twins September 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

love the quote and idea of my day for monday!! and wine monday! we are right there are right with you on that!! xoxo

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 2:35 am

oh good. and did you follow it up this morning with kale crackers for breakfast? haha. xxoo

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Jen September 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I like that description of Monday. But then I always like Mondays. It’s a fresh start to a new week! Love your new site! I’m just about to go check out what I’ve missed out on!

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LCCotter September 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

oh jen!! missed you friend. So glad to hear from you. time to catch up on each other.
<3

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janaejacobs September 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm

LOVE THE DEFINITION OF MON!!! Um, those leftovers look incredible..I am jealous! Hope you got your wine on:) PS I have a trillion questions about tri’s for you…..I need to email you!

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lauren @ wwob September 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I know I have been super absent around your blog – but I am still here, reading every single one of your posts!! Thank you so much for the shout out :) you are so kind! I hope you try that work out – it burns so gooodd!

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LCCotter September 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

youre a busy college student hard a work! I totally understand. So glad you can still post awesome workouts for us. hehe!

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