*Notes and Conditions for A Cherishable Monday: The Monday in question must follow upon the heels of a Sunday spent at home in quiet work and/or dolor and/or rest. It must under no circumstances involve a meeting. It must be crisis-free. The Monday in question should involve glorious fall weather and three walks altogether. Preferably there should be pho for lunch, eaten with a lovely friend one of whom one sees far too little.
An optional consideration is an adult son coming in and out as he goes to school and comes home.
Pancakes for breakfast are requisite. Accomplishing several items on the list--requisite. The list itself: foundational.
Various other desiderata: a canine companion. The last little strawberries cut up in a yellow bowl. Happy conversation over dinner. A favorite television show. Last bits of work before bed. Bed.