Monday Motivation

by - August 09, 2021

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was pretty laid back. Alexis slept over with her grandparents, so Chris and I took the opportunity to start reclaiming the main living areas of the house from her summer takeover. Work on our bathroom renovation continues, as well, but it's getting closer to being finished. We also finally watched Black Widow (it was awesome) and ate at our favorite local seafood restaurant.

This is our last week of summer break. We'll learn who Alexis's teacher is this week at Open House, and she starts weekly gymnastics classes. I'm going to try to introduce some structure back into her day, but with work of my own it probably won't be much. I will, at least, try to limit her tv time. Wish me luck with that last part since she's going to revolt hard.

In other  news, I've started noticing that my Facebook views are trending down. I know that's how a lot of you find your way to this space, but it would appear that Facebook isn't showing my posts the way it used to (The Oatmeal has a pretty good explanation). So, I'm going to really start focusing on my email list. If you haven't signed up yet, you should. Mostly, I use it to let folks know there's a new post up on the blog, but I've got plans to start some exclusive email content like What I'm Reading Wednesday, Amazon Finds, etc., for subscribers. That will probably happen once school starts back.

To sign up, you can enter your email into the Subscribe box that's in the side bar on the right of the page, or you can use the pop-up form that's pinned to the bottom of the page, or you can click on the About tab in the menu bar. I promise, I won't spam you. But if you want to never miss a post, this is the best way to ensure that.

Alright, well, that's it for me today. I hope you all have a great week!

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    Yessum, I can picture Alexis revolting against your efforts to pry her away from the TV screen and prepare her for a daily schedule heading into a new school year. Shucks, it's still summertime. When I was a kid up north, we didn't go back to school until after Labor Day, and the very first week in the classroom was pleasantly interrupted by "students day" at the York Interstate Fair. The school closed its doors for the day (a Tuesday, as I recall) and students got free tickets to attend the annual exposition. I hope Alexis likes her teacher and embraces gymnastics. You and Chris were wise to take advantage of your daughter's absence and do some cleaning, space clearing and renovation.

    I gave Facebook a try a couple of years ago, but deleted my account after six months because of all the haters I encountered. I definitely sense a decline on the blogging circuit over the last few years, all the more reason to cherish your continued support. You were barely out of college when we made our friendship pact, and I'm very proud of it.

    Have a safe and happy week, dear friend Ashton!