Special Occasions and Holidays Playlist

Monday Again

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The last few days have been a little manic, so this song seems to sum it up.  We really enjoyed participating in the IACTE conference in Normal, Illinois.  We appreciate the opportunity to present a workshop on a topic I’m passionate about—Fiction in the FACS Classroom.  It was was great to discuss strategies for making reading a part of the FACS curriculum with a group of dedicated FACS professionals.


Today I was involved in teaching a sewing workshop for a lively group of 4H members.  It was great to watch these kids honing their sewing skills while making colorful flannel blankets for the Linus Project.  A day well spent.

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So today’s song selection for the FACS Soundtrack Project is Manic Monday by the Bangles.  Happy Presidents Day!

Gotta love a girl band!

Six o’clock already
I was just in the middle of a dream
I was kissin’ Valentino
By a crystal blue Italian stream
But I can’t be late
‘Cause then I guess I just won’t get paid
These are the days
When you wish your bed was already made
It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday
Have to catch an early train
Have to be to work by nine
And if I had an air-o-plane
I still couldn’t make it on time
‘Cause it takes me so long
Just to figure out what I’m gonna wear
Blame it on the train
But the boss is already there
All of the nights
Why did my lover have to pick
last night to get down
Doesn’t it matter
That I have to feed both of us
Employment’s down
He tells me in his bedroom voice
C’mon honey, let’s go make some noise
Time it goes so fast
When you’re having fun