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Taken 01 July, 2003, looking south across Kemp...
Taken 01 July, 2003, looking south across Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, during Canada Day celebrations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 I usually would have had a difficult time dealing with a long weekend. That’s right, dealing would be the word- it’s exactly how I often feel when I have way too much time to do nothing.
You see, I tend to think of myself as a workaholic. Although, inclined towards being a workaholic is probably more accurate. I get anxious when I have time on my hands and not much to do with it. This past weekend (long weekend for Canadians) was definitely different for me.
I had a lot scheduled for the weekend. More relaxing fun activities, but stuff to keep me busy nonetheless. That, I am convinced, made all the difference. Shopping on Friday to kick off the weekend, a relaxed Saturday with friends and family, a day at the beach with the girls and a Monday house painting and barbecuing to crown it all, ah blissful weekend it really was. To be honest I had other pressing issues that I should have attended to but you know, I needed that break and I am so glad we had it. 
I certainly feel revived, rejuvenated, and ready for a new week.
How was your weekend-and for those who worked yesterday how is the week coming along?
A lot has happened over the past few days, the BET awards, Canada day festivities and you know, getting back to business. Here’s simply to wish you a great week filled with huge possibilities and to staying positive.
Life’s full of little pleasures so, work hard but enjoy the ride!
PS: Check in to our Facebook page tonight for a recap of the fireworks at the Forks in celebration of Canada Day-in case you have not caught it yet.
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Countering the Monday Blues

See Sunday evenings are generally deplorable. Depressing even I might add. After having the weekend off, the thought of getting back to it is almost unbearable. Not having the option to sleep in or have coffee while reading the weekend paper edition from back to back, or even simply just being. You know, doing absolutely nothing and still having the justification of it is a weekend, the time to take it easy. Sigh! That ship has sailed, now it is time to plan another week.
But do Sunday evenings really need to be so disheartening? Maybe not. Like the famous expression goes your cup could be half full or half empty depending on how you choose to see it. So you see Sunday evenings could be something entirely different. A chance at a new beginning, the eve for new opportunities, fresh ideas,  a new chapter! And by extension goodbye Monday Blues.
So instead of starting out mad at the universe for refusing to take a break, the morning brings an eagerness to grab that coffee and run out the door,  ready to explore what this new Monday brings your way.
Happy Monday Folks!