Mondays and I have always been great friends. Although Mondays are traditionally the start of the conventional working week, I have rarely ever suffered from Mondayitis. The mystery of my immunity to this disease can be traced back many years, when I was first at college, and had Mondays as a day off.


Because of this, Sunday nights were spent dancing and having fun with friends, with Mondays being left to do lovely things like brunching, vintage shopping , afternoon teas and the odd beauty treatment. I was able to enjoy the day without the hoards of crowds that usually accompany a day off on the weekend.

When I did begin working on Mondays I would combat the disease by flipping thru the pages of a book that I came across from one of my favourite cartoons. The book “Happiness is a warm puppy”  was first published in 1962 and is by Charles Schulz.

It features all the old favourites from the popular cartoon “Peanuts”. So every Monday at work the girls and I would turn to a new page and it would act as a type of inspiration for the week ahead, as well as a distraction from Monday and its it is!

These days I am very fortunate to again have Mondays as one of my days off work. So as a weekly or forthnightly segment I thought I would bring back this little tradition of mine for you all to share, along with something that makes me smile – chances are if you’re reading this I hope it makes you smile too.


So this week I have just put up my new blackboard from france along with my new chalk to write on it with.


Happiness definitely is 18 different colors, but since my chalk has a more limited colour range I’ll settle for just under eight. Whatever your 18 different colours are this week, make them fantastic!


  1. Lynn
    December 5, 2011 at 5:38 am (6 years ago)

    How lovely it must be to have Mondays off! I am suffering for Mondayitis, but this post has helped. I also love your chalkboard. Great post!



  2. Spiritt
    December 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm (6 years ago)

    Hey Lynn, so glad it helped to relieve some mondayitis! Hope you have a perfect week 🙂

  3. Crystal Hammon, ABC, MLS
    December 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m going to have to get myself one of those blackboards and try Make Me Smile Mondays. It’s a gray old day here in Indianapolis and we have to make our sunshine in other ways! Thanks for the comment to my blog!

  4. Jax
    December 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm (6 years ago)

    Such a cute blackboard! I’ve been searching for a good one but didn’t know that they make them in such cool shapes.



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