Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day of the Week Undies

I'm not sure when it happened. I'm not sure when I became a slave to whatever day of the week it happened to be. Take yesterday. It was Wednesday, but Wednesdays aren't just hump day in my house anymore. No, now they're Taco Bueno Wednesdays -- a tradition that started when I ran the local soccer league in an office next to my husband's shop. The office needed to stay open during the noon hour, so he started bringing Taco Bueno over for lunch.  It was close by and who can resist a Mexi Dip?


Anyway, I don't run the soccer office anymore. I haven't for years. I work at home, and my husband comes home for lunch every single day. We eat sandwiches, or leftovers,  or whatever happens to be on hand.  Except on Wednesdays. On that glorious day my husband arrives, fast food bags in hand, and cheers of jubilation fill the air. Taco Bueno day survives! May it ever be so.


So what's the big deal, you might ask?  One day filled with spicy, cheesy goodness is to be celebrated.  And that would be true if it was just the one day.  But it's not.  Now it's my whole week.  Dance Class Monday, Girls Day Tuesday, TacoBueno Wed, Thursday-- thank goodness is still searching for it's own identity, Grand baby Friday, and Hubby Cooks Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. 

Obviously, that's not all I do on those days.  I write everyday, too.  But my writing schedule is shaped by those events.  Carefully plotted and planned to fit those parameters. I have always been relaxed, unstructured, and fancy free.  Some might say unorganized, muddled, and flighty. But the point is I laughed at my friends who treated Meat Loaf Monday or Laundry Day Tuesday like a religious observance.  Alas, my weekly routine has turned into a set of those old panties with a different day of the week emblazoned across the front. 


Except for Thursdays.  Run, Thursday, Run!  (Shouted in a voice like Richard Harris at the end of Camelot)  And if you're too young to remember Richard Harris and that movie, you probably don't remember Day of the Week undies, either.

18 comments:

  1. Molly! Great post. And I so get how we fall into family routines. I hope you stay relaxed, unstructured, and fancy free! It make life a lot more fun.

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    1. Thanks, Jerrie! I'm all for keeping it fun!

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    1. Hey Jen! I've tried twice to post on your Water For Elephants post and it saves my comment but it never shows up! I tried to comment last week, too. Anyway--I've read the book, but haven't seen the movie. Since you liked it maybe I will now.

      Thanks for stopping by to say Howdy!

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  3. Molly, you're so funny. And I'm envious of the Taco Bueno Day. I do love the structure of certain activities for certain days. Makes it so much easier to plan. I had aunts and uncles who always ate Mexican on Friday nights. Didn't matter if we were visiting, that's what they did. Now my DH and I almost every Friday eat Mexican with friends. We don't even do a different restaurant. I think it's because it makes the decision making easier. With so many options,it's just easier to say, "El Fenix at 7:15?" on the text and we all show up. Thanks for giving me my chuckle for the day.

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  4. Hi Marsha! It does make things easier, I must admit. I was a wild child of the 60's and now I'm turning into a creature of habit. Ha Ha--and it's not so bad after all.

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  5. TMI Molly, just kidding. I had those days of the week undies back in the day. Wonder what day I decided to toss them on?

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  6. When I was in Texas last year I got a wonderful dose of Girls Day Tuesday and Taco Bueno Wednesday! Just the other day I was telling someone about the huge drinks at 4pm Happy Hour at Sonic...usually a part Girls Day with my fabulous sister and niece. On my last day there, I walked into the kitchen to the sight of Molly's sweet husband with bags of Mexi Dip and those lovely burritos with the potatoes in them. Yay! Taco Bueno Wednesday!! One more before I go!! And I can't forget that lovely little baby on Grandbaby Friday. Aw. Unstructured is wonderful...but I am missing the Underwear Schedule! :-)

    It's funny that you mentioned Richard Harris. I quoted him yesterday on my friend's Facebook page. "You've got to run the length of your wildness." Amen.

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    1. Sherrionne!! I love it when you're here and get to be subjected to our strict schedule. Especially, since you ALWAYS help organize me. Oh, and I was thinking of you when I mentioned Richard Harris. Remember the Venetian Room in Dallas? Run, Boy, Run.....! Richard Harris live and you were sick as a dog. Poor thing, but RH was marvelous!

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    2. Oh boy, how could I forget that night...close to 106 fever, shivering and hospitalized the next day...but I still remember it as a great night! He WAS marvelous! :-)

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  7. They actually have little girl panties and socks with days of the week printed on them now. I think someone's trying to train girls early but I think I'd rather teach my daughter to be more like Paris Hilton and wear none at all! Let freedom ring! (kidding--but I absolutely refuse to buy them for my daughter!)

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    1. LOLOL-Kym--let freedom ring. I love it.

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  8. And what does it say about me that I remember both?

    Great post!!
    My life revolves around Hubby's travel. As in, he just got home, so today and tomorrow are actually last weekend. Then we start THIS weekend. Hell on the writing schedule when i try to take "weekends" off to be with him.

    ~Angi

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    1. I understand completely, Angi. It's always hard to find the balance with writing and family time, but you seem to do a good job!

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  9. Clover--I bet you were the type to wear Tuesday on Saturday just to be a rebel!

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  10. I can see Clover doing that. lol!

    Young Me, on the other hand, would have been dying of secret shame everyday of the week to know that there was *whispering here* writing on my underwear. So of course Day of the week panties were out of question.

    Mature Me doesn't wear them either because I have 3 going to college and I CAN'T AFFORD UNDERWEAR!

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    1. Regina-

      I can't think of a better time to 'let freedom ring' than once you get 3 kids in college! You go, girl!

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  11. Funny post! You know you are in trouble if you or your kid goes commando because you can't find the right undies.

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