Monday Blues and Champagne

Monday Blues 1-1
…And so I got a little bit drunk on a Monday afternoon….
It was just a little bit too much to deal with, all the bad news of the fall…
It was just a little bit too much.
No, I don’t do this often… I don’t do it often at all actually,
But today, I did
Because the sound of silence was not a comfort today.
Today the silence threatened to silence, even me.
A little champagne with the omelette,
To dampen despondency … to throw a block at that insidious intrusion sneaking in …
The judge that reminds me of my failures, blames me for my losses, wants to decline my sense of safe esteem.
I did get a little bit drunk
To evade the judgement that sentences me to self-recriminating hell for losing to the merely inane.
I got a little bit drunk this afternoon,
When all the meditation in the world wasn’t enough.
So I could instead turn to only the encouragement of lovely, thinking people.
So I could feel the comfort of gorgeous words that were written to assuage my fears.
So, I could remember that these people matter, and to know that the insidious, more than anything,  especially on Mondays, could use … a little champagne.



There are no words worthy of the gratitude I feel toward the people who champion me in the hard times as much as during the laughs. I raise my glass to the ones who prod me to carry on, and carry on with my words even within my fears that I will give away too much.
To the ones whose own words speak so directly to my heart that they give me a strength they can’t possibly imagine – thank you… thank you… thank you…
To the women who worked so efficiently to enlighten me about what is, thank you.

Photo Credit: Darren Quarin, Quarin Photography, “A Glimmer of Hope”


About Blog Woman!!!

Once in a while I can rock a thought. I simply believe in what I stand up for. I'd most like people to know that surviving the trials of mountains and monsters is more than resilience - it’s a path to your destiny. On a mostly weekly basis I throw out a grab-bag of facts, ideas or creativity; like a box of chocolates wrapped in ribbons of occasional profanity.... In other words, it's my party I can fun if I want to. So, waddya say, can we talk?
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19 Responses to Monday Blues and Champagne

  1. trentpmcd says:

    I wish I did have words this cold Monday morning that could lift your spirits. And sometimes everything goes better with a little champagne.

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  2. Lynn says:

    Wishing you strength & friendship Robyn.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sending you some sunshine on a blue day.

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  4. ledrakenoir says:

    You are amazing… 🙂

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  5. Shelley says:

    I feel your pain today even though I don’t know what you are going through or why you are so sad. I want you to know that I am your friend and even though I am on the other side of the Country I am here with you in spirit.

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    • Thanks, Cuz… I’m sure we’ll catch up soon enough, and thank you for the commiseration. I love knowing that you are there for me, it really does mean so much. I think that I’m turning the corner though. A little time and with family coming to help, the load will lighten soon… hugs.


  6. Melanie says:

    Sometimes a little bit drunk on a Monday is not such a bad thing. Sometimes. But it leads to Advil and water on Tuesday. Which makes champagne on a Monday seem like a bad thing. But it’s not, necessarily, as long as it’s only sometimes. I kind of wish I could have that kind of Monday. But I haven’t had a Monday off work since the last time Christmas was on a Monday.

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    • Ha! Aw Mel, well, I was lucky enough to have enough of a taste to lighten the day, but not enough for a headache. I could definitely live without that too! I hope you get a Monday off soon. Hugs to you.

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      • Melanie says:

        I’m glad you don’t have a headache. As far as me having a Monday off… I don’t even get a day off when I’m on vacation. Good for my liver, bad for my stress level.

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  7. Joanne Terry says:

    you are such an incredible author….i feel your pain and share it to lighten your load! I am sending you as much sunshine and happy thoughts! Things will get better….they always do!

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  8. The Hook says:

    Screw Princess Diana… you’re Wonder Woman, Robyn.
    All the best, my friend.

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  9. ❤ You express very well the reasons behind having had a wee drink. Sometimes, it's good for the soul to do that.

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