I used to think that coffee and doughnuts was more of an end-of-the-week or weekend kind of treat. Then again, I also used to be able to go to a bar and order a beer, so I guess if nothing else it’s time to accept that things change, and lately somewhat rapidly. So yeah, I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to doughnut on a Monday these days.
Now, truth be told, as an avowed, card-carrying introvert, I have to admit that the thought of a Monday morning in The Before Times–when the kids had to be up for school at 6:30 AM and I had to start a new work week–often filled me with some small measure of trepidation. It meant getting back in the rat race and putting my shoulder once again to that big stone wheel that was not likely to ever stop grinding.
The Monday AM routine nowadays actually don’t give me quite as much pause. Yes, there’s school and work still, but I’m no longer running on anyone else’s schedule, which is, admittedly, kind of nice. Of course, I obviously recognize that I’m in the minority here. Most people would much prefer that things had never deviated from normal. And please don’t get me wrong, so do I, a hundred times over. However, if you find yourself in the larger, “Oh gods how can I get through another week of this when it’s just now starting?” group, Monday is the perfect day to treat yourself to something in the morning, something to brighten your day at the start and hopefully get the week going without an overwhelming sense of dread.
It doesn’t have to be coffee and doughnuts. Whatever works for you, you have Dr. Puddin’s* approval to whatever early week indulgence puts a little spring in your step.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
*Not an actually doctor, medical, philosophical, or otherwise. Also, you don’t need my approval for anything.