Some dread Monday mornings, need until Wednesday to crank up. Others embrace the start of the week and can’t wait to get going. Most, probably fell somewhere between these two extremes.

For me, every week is strewn with opportunities – crying out to be mined! Patience my friend, while I ready my shovel and pan πŸ™‚

He who plods, a step a day

Towards his goals, moves faster

Than he who zooms past and gives up

The Hare and the Tortoise

Rabbit — ?

Tortoise — ?

Torbbit — ?




  1. I like to zoom fast when I am in the mood and feel inspired. This is to make up for other days when I procrastinate. But if time matters, I will grit my teeth and plod. I’m ever pleased when I can zoom and kick myself sometimes when I had to plod. In most cases, I think it is a combination of both.

    So let the rabbit pull the tortoise and have the tortoise drag the rabbit. Together they will reach the destination, LOL.

    1. “let the rabbit pull the tortoise and have the tortoise drag the rabbit”

      I like that very much, Windy. Co opt and work with our alter ego – the great leveller πŸ™‚


    1. Hello Lauren,

      The full spectrum – that’s the way – keep ’em guessing and not take you for granted πŸ™‚

      Thank you and all good wishes,

  2. My day is quickly approaching its sunset but for all it is worth, this is a good Monday starter. There are days I don’t like Mondays and there are days am fine with Mondays.
    Have a great week my friend

    1. Thank you my friend,

      I notice from your photo galleries that you take off to the countryside very often during weekends.

      Have a great week ahead too,

      1. On the last occasion I was visiting my sister in school. It is a good way to spend my weekends after a long working week

  3. Torbitt – I like that! While I don’t anticipate Mondays because they put an end to my weekend (i.e., break from work) I don’t loathe them either. Sometimes I get in a ‘zone’ and find myself rushing, often causing myself more work that way!

    1. Hello Janna,

      I do admire people who hold down a full time job and also mind the home and family. I get the feeling that sometimes, they can’t wait to get away from the office and at other times, get away from home.

      And you’re right about more haste and less speed.

      All good wishes,

  4. Just wait until you are retired (if someone as active as you is capable of doing so) then the week and weekend blend together. It even happens to me when I am watching two very active grandchildren all week and trying to do a house for a friend. No time to write or even blog indigently but still can’t distinguished week from weekend it is all a happy blend of being! Cheerio, Jane

    1. LOL! I know what you mean, Jane

      Believe me, I don’t say things like “I know what you mean”, unless I’ve journeyed that road.

      In my post “Show, more than Tell” > > I did not mention that one thing actually got to me. Whereas, previously, I used to work hard and long, knowing the weekend’s R&R beckoned. But as a home maker, it dawned on me there were no weekends to look forward to. LOL!

      I know what I’ll do when the grandchildren arrive – drown the lot – already have a pail of water ready. It’s not illegal is it – storing a pail of water. Someone said, it’ll breed mosquitoes and that’s against the law πŸ™‚

      All good wishes,

    1. Thank you. Val

      As a corporate person, you know – every mistake leads closer to success. Not doing a thing means – all the mistakes are waiting in ambush πŸ™‚

      Wishing you a great week ahead,

    1. Hello David,

      I don’t think most are one or the other – but rather, we adapt to situations. But of course, many tend to lean to one or the other.

      Rabboise – another one for the Platypus Committee, I reckon πŸ™‚


  5. Monday and me usually don’t get along well. Despite that, I try to plod but mountains and hills blocked my path. There was no shovel to borrow. By Tuesday, things should regulate and often the plodding becomes lighter. So I’m a flattened tortoise on Monday with loads enough to crack my shell.

    But thank you Eric, for the cheer of encouragement.

    1. Hello Jasey, dearest,

      I sometimes wonder whether a morning person is also a Monday person. All my life, no matter how late I stay up the night before, I usually wake by 6.00 am but now, as age happily catches up, I tend to awake at about 7.00 am.

      I don’t know how valid this assumption is – just thinking.

      Then again, you probably have great weekends and Mondays are, by comparison, a drag πŸ™

      Hope you’re feeling better,

  6. Usually when am starting something new and exciting, I tend to lean heavily on the Rabbit side of things. The zooming seems like the only way to go. And I must admit I have crashed and burned on a number of occasions.

    When I get the wake up call (recover from my crash), I will decide whether this is worth pursuing or not. If it is, then I will start plodding.

    Now, Eric, does that make me a Torbbit or a Ratoise? πŸ™‚

    I am glad I stopped by here. Already feeling energized for the week.

    1. Hello Jazilah,

      Now, let’s see – because you covered all angles – LOL!

      I suppose, it’s similar to driving – moderate the speed to road conditions – and in this case, to what we are doing.

      Crash and burn – yup, done that many times πŸ™‚

      P/s Are you a Torbbit or a Ratoise? – We need to ask the bunch of politicians who put together the platypus πŸ™‚

    1. Way to go girl, I’m with you on this, Leslie πŸ™‚

      I’m sure, like me, you also enjoy weekends, when we get to reward ourselves.

      All good wishes,

    1. Thank you, Doctor, you inspired me to write this ditty πŸ™‚

      I dread what the sun would bring me
      I mull all the problems waiting for me
      Sunlight stings and awakens me
      Last night, I’d a dream, or was it me
      Only a load I can bear, He’d given me
      Look out week, now watch me!

      Peace and blessings,
      P/s I left a copy on your reblog

    1. You’re so kind Doctor,

      And I wonder whether I’m deserving.

      But Grandpa used to say, “When someone treats you well, don’t question, accept.” He’ll wag his finger as he continued, “And do not forsake gratitude.”

      Thank you and may a great week keep you company,

    1. Hello Susan,

      Wishing you a great week ahead, sans bare repulsive flesh – we both know what I mean πŸ™‚

      Can you not train Orso and Charlie to “Git him, boys”.

      Opps! I know, it’s against the law – to poison your dogs!


    1. Hello Diana,

      I agree that for a long distance run – as in life – yes, that’s the way to win ’em πŸ™‚

      All good wishes,

    1. Don’t they, Ian – bright sparks, literally.

      The idea is, controlled combustion – that’s an engineer for you πŸ™‚

      All good wishes for the week ahead,

    1. Hello Bill,

      I usually post dark themes and this is my attempt to start the week on a more positive note. As you well imagine, I’ve a long way to go – LOL!

      Good advice, me thinks, what you’ve given your daughters.


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