It’s Monday Again…

Monday again

Five am

the alarm gently wakes


I cover my head


The paw pleads with his master

Get up!

Resistance is futile


the alarm seems louder

Shut up!

One leg over, then two


Moving, trudging, still waking

Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Two days went too fast

Five twenty

Hungry cat cries

Feed me!

Turn on the light, fill the bowls

Five twenty-five

Make the bed, scoop

Stinky cats!

Wash face, brush fangs

Five thirty-five

Must do something with hair

Ohmigosh, the hair!

Check on No Facilities

Five forty

Pray there’s no math

Need coffee!

Start the shower

Five forty-five

Jump in the wet hot


Make-up a face

Six am

Make sure I don’t stink


Take a break


Cat in shower photo op

Exactly how many times are you going to take a photo of a cat in the shower?

Many more

Six ten

Time for the hair

Stupid hair!

Teach the hair a lesson

Six fifteen

Curling iron, hair spray


Gather the many things

Six twenty five

Coo the kitties goodbye


Into the car, turn the key

Six thirty

Monday again


25 responses to It’s Monday Again…

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Happy Monday, Mary. Hope you have a great week – in spite of the early chilly mornings.

    The irony is that although I am retired, most mornings I’m up around the time I would have when I was working – a habit that is deeply engrained 😏

    • bikerchick57 says:

      My mom was the same way (although she was a housewife) and I suspect I’ll be the same way. I don’t usually sleep past 7 am on the weekends, so…
      The mornings have been better as I am now parking in a garage (thanks to a neighbor) through the winter. The car has been warmer and there has been no scraping. Yay!

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Having your car parked indoors – winter or summer – is not a minor thing. Warmer in winter, cooler in summer, no scrapping, keeps the car clean from snow, ice, leaves, pollen etc.
        Right now I’m missing my indoor space. Son #2 has his car parked in my spot … long story. I’m hoping I get my spot back before the snows arrived. Brrrr.

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Aw, I love the morning routine, Mary. It’s almost like you were put here to please others πŸ˜‰ Thanks for including No Facilities in that routine (sorry about the physics today). MuMu demands to be brushed at 5:05. I think she is working in concert with Gibbs. At least she cries in the distance, and isn’t smacking me in the face.

    I hope you have a wonderful day.

    PS, your hair looks great!
    PPS, Gibbs is hungry.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet Monday comment…and you are welcome. No problem with the physics as long as you don’t start writing Einstein equations on your blog post.

      I’ll have a talk with Gibbs about this morning nonsense. As much good as it will do. Happy Monday, Dan!

      PS: I’m looking at my hair and laughing. It’s gonna need some work!

  3. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    I may be the odd one here, but I actually love Mondays because it gives me a sense of security that I have work. I mean waking up on Monday and doing no work actually makes me paranoid because then my mind fires all those financial security questions that I don’t want to answer.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I can understand where you are coming from, Sharukh. There are times I take it for granted that I’ve had stable employment for so many years. Here’s wishing you much success and a Monday that is always filled with a work assignment.

      • Sharukh Bamboat says:

        Hunting client work life is very different from a regular job life. Hence, my Monday perspective is a bit different. Thank you for your wishes.

  4. Shelley says:

    Oy…our cat Dessy woke us up at 3:15 am. She’s confused about time changes coming up – fall back not spring ahead…! Hope you have a great Monday!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh boy, Dessie has Gibbs beat with the early morning wake-up call. Although there’s still time for his internal clock to be similarly affected. 😺

      • Shelley says:

        I’ll be here sympathizing with you! πŸ˜‰

  5. It sounds like a great routine and I love the cat in the shower photo! 🐈 Have a wonderful new week Mary πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The hot shower is my favorite part…I could stay in there for a long time. Gibbs sends his love and says he’s ready for another stint in the shower stall.

  6. joey says:

    First of all, you’re really cute and it shouldn’t take you that long to be publicly cute, lol! Oh, you shower in the morning. Oh the shower. Well that just.. I can’t be bothered with cold and naked in the morning. Nope. Morning is cruel enough.
    Second, props to you on getting up with the birdies! Good mercy! I think anything before 7 is ungodly. I really do. If I’m up before 7 I feel rotten all day.
    You’re a great role model for me, but I’m totally going to ignore that πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Awww…thanks for telling me I’m cute, Joey. My hair has been a work in progress since I decided to grow it out. It’s been better of late, but I still have my bad hair days.
      I’ve been getting up with the birdies for many years so I can be at work by 6:45 am. The early wake-up only bothers me when I haven’t slept well or when it’s the middle of winter and -20 outside. Of course, that’s when the morning hot shower helps!
      I suppose I shouldn’t tell you I’m back to getting up about the same time on Saturday mornings to go work out with a trainer.
      Yeah, I’m cute and nuts. :-p

      • joey says:

        I was awakened RUDELY at 5:49am and I thought of you, being already up and blow drying or whatever. Oof. It’s 5:15 and I can’t stop yawning.
        You are absolutely mad devoted to get up early to workout on Saturdays! Good for you. Think of me all snug in my bed, like a baby hippo, big belly and all, and that might help you stay committed the way you helped me stay awake this morning πŸ˜‰

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Not so much devoted as knowing that I need to keep at it with the weights. Taking the summer off was nice, but my back and shoulder muscles were not happy I was letting them go to crap.

  7. marianallen says:

    I like it that you get up so early so you can pay attention to the cats and take a break in the getting-up-and-going. Feels better than rushrushrush.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I hate rushing in the morning, Marian. I simply can’t move that fast. The best mornings are on the weekends, when I an hang out in my pj’s, with coffee.

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