Thursday, October 2, 2014

Refueling the Tank

It is late here in Minnesota, so just a little post to close the work week.  There is an internet meme going around Facebook that says "Tuesday is just Mondays ugly sister."  I couldn't agree more.  Is it because Monday seems like the fresh start to the week, but by Tuesday you realize you still have the  long week ahead of you?  Businesses have acknowledged this as well.  Kids eat free Tuesdays, and Two dollar Tuesdays at certain movie theaters.  Super America doubles gas coupons on Tuesdays, and they accept from any other station.  We try and stagger fill-ups to take advantage of this.  With 7 tanks a month, $9.80 savings per month, and over $100 per year, it is smart to refuel the gas tank on Tuesday's. 

What about our own tanks? I like Thursdays for that.  I feel very productive on Thursdays, without any scientific or social reason.  I'm often quite tired when I get up as Wednesday night is typically girls night out. It is by no means a down day at work or home.  With coworkers flexing schedules or taking vacation days on Fridays, Thursdays are usually crammed. Between sports and school functions, nights are equally full, so there is no inherent rest built into the day. Maybe there is something astrological about a persons refuel day.  I was born on Thanksgiving day, 1965.  This of course was a Thursday.  I try to defer important decisions to Thursday when possible.  I avoid doing so on Tuesdays.  I'm not a superstitious person, but this day of the week thing is ingrained in my head.  What day do you find your inner energy tank refueled?  If you have days that just seem to be off, what tricks do you use to push through and make the most of what reserves you have?

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  1. Wednesday 12.01 to be precise because we are half way there until Friday. Monday and Tuesday just drag for me. That's one grumpy looking cat.

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    1. Indeed he is! Are you in the US? I hate Tuesday's so bad, that when I check out blogs from the UK after 6:00 p.m.my time, I wish I was there so I can declare Tuesday officially done! I know what you mean about Wednesdays-if you made it that far in the week unscathed, the rest of the week is a cakewalk.

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  2. I have just found your blog and have begun reading some of your older posts. Just wanted to say that I, also, have been dreaming of living in the U.K. and I also live in Minnesota. With regards to the challenging days, I used to suffer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, due to meetings with my old company. I used to have a job that I loved and actually looked forward to Mondays (I know, weird) but now I look forward to midweek, due to the hump day concept. Ranee

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    1. Small world and thank you for taking the time to read. I think we are in Minnesota dream season now. I love fall here, but the days are already too short. I'd love to hear your favorite local places and maybe we can both enjoy our home place a bit more until we're drinking tea and eating biscuits across the ocean. Have you traveled to the UK yet?

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    2. Actually, we are heading in that direction this month! We were in Ireland in 2005, which was our first and only overseas vacation. Enjoyed it immensely and always hoped to go back someday. Instead, we have been offered to join some friends at a timeshare (owned by friends parents) in the Isle of Mann. So, being blessed with this opportunity of a free bed, we've pulled our pennies together to spend a couple of days or so in Scotland, then a couple of days in England before meeting up with friends at Isle of Mann. Wish it could be more time in both Scotland and England, but the timeshare is for a week and our budget is extremely tight, so can only pull together a partial week to spend in those locals.
      With regards to Minnesota - I love Fall and Winter. I know, not everyone shares in that love of Winter, but I love the snow. I'm not athletic but I do appreciate beauty (so no, I don't ski etc) and I think Minnesota gives some splendid views that cannot be found anywhere else. I do enjoy Spring and if Summer were like this past one, I can cope with it as well.
      Minnehaha Falls is one of our favorite areas and along the Mississippi to Lake Pepin and Red Wing. There are many more areas and we try to spend time checking out areas of Minnesota that we are not familiar with yet. Ranee

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  3. Happy for you and what nice friends. We also like water areas and Minnesota and Wisconsin are great for that. Have you explored the Wisconsin side of Lake Peppin? We love Stockholm for girls day, so cute and first weekend in November is all about women so extras going on. I've done a sisters weekend the last two falls in the area. There are some cute wineries and orchards on route, then pick up cheese to go with wine at Nelson's cheese shop.

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    1. Yes, we have been to Stockholm, although several years ago, now. We were there in what appeared to be the beginning of their off season, or the tail end of their "on" season and were able to enjoy some of the shops and purchased a hanging candelabra from one of the many artists. We are always going to get back over there but "life" seems to dictate otherwise. I think I will put it on my list for next Fall. Ranee

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