For the past four years since my divorce, Mondays have been either challenging or wonderful. Challenging, when I had to say goodbye to the kids for a week because they were going to stay for the week at their dad’s. Wonderful the consecutive week when they returned to my nest to spend the week with me. But lately Monday is always a challenge.

I commute between two lives. Like a pendulum I swing between life with my love one week and life with my kids the next. No matter how I turn I miss someone. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that it is only temporary.

Life in a modern patchwork family. Here’s the soundtrack for Mondays.

I love this Boomtown Rats cover by Tori Amos. It’s beautiful.