Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Lazy Day

 I am having a week of staycation, and have plans to do all sorts of productive little home improvement projects. Instead, I have been “Ye of Little Energy” for the last few days. Early on yesterday morning, I started to work on my current sewing project, but was all too easily discouraged, and after about ten minutes, I decided that “maybe later” would be a better time to do it. So instead, I did several old NYT crossword puzzles that I had been saving for a rainy day.  It wasn’t raining, but there you are - I was feeling extraordinarily slothful.  Then I read a book, and a silly mystery at that. Not at all something uplifting or improving. Even knitting seemed too strenuous. Then I sat around feeling guilty about doing so much of nothing.  Today, I was determined to not totally fritter yet another day.  I went to church, where I met our newest parishioner, Julia – just arrived from under a cabbage leaf or wherever it is that babies come from.  Her big sister Ella is not quite sure what to make of it all, and seemed a teensy bit disgruntled at her new status in life.  “Big Sister” can be a difficult role at first, I would imagine.

Ella and her new sister Julia

Alexandra is expecting to become a big sister soon too.
On the way home from church I called Dakki and asked her to come for dinner and to watch a couple of Rumpole episodes.  That way, I would be forced to at least get moving enough to prepare something for her to eat.  I would also have to go to the store to get something to prepare it with. After doing the crossword puzzle, I forced myself into a semblance of action, and made a dinner which included this corn salad. It was quite quick and quite yummy. 

Then Dakki, Margaret, and I enjoyed watching poor Rumpole in his perpetual skirmishes with boorish judges and “She Who Must Be Obeyed.”   I plan to be energy itself tomorrow.  We’ll see. One can only hope. 

Dakki and Margaret enjoying Rumpole


Marta said...

Always enjoy your lazy day blogs,even though I don't consider relaxing the same as being lazy.

See you Thursday barring complications.

Pru said...

Nothing wrong with a "grace matin", or even a "grace semaine". Sometimes our bodies just require peace and inactivity in order to rejuvenate themselves. The to-do list will still be there, and indeed certain tasks may even evaporate over time, at least I would like to think so.