Monday, January 11, 2010

From Slug to Participant

There's something to be said about living the life of a slug. Being a couch potato for the past three days has been relaxing and rejuvenating! It's not that I've been totally unproductive...I got the last of the Christmas decorations in the house put away, I cleaned out some cabinets and through Facebook, got rid of years' worth of cooking magazines, cookbooks I didn't use, and other things. Cleaning out the cobwebs and clearing my plate for the New Year...

Staying in was a good idea, as the weather was too darned cold to go anywhere. We live on a golf course, and it cracks me up to see all those fanatical golfers who will endure all kinds of incliment weather (for me, that means too hot, too cold, too wet...) to play golf. Or maybe they just need to get out of the house. But for the past few days the only golf cart I saw was full of stupid teenage boys, who were having a ball sliding the cart on the ice patch in front of my next door neighbor's house. I just said a prayer for their stupid selves and busied myself with cleaning out my cabinets. Lord knows we've seen enough brain trauma patients in therapy over the past year.

I swent to bed full of of good intensions. I set the alarm clock for 6am so I could get up, exercise, bathe (a three-day slug fest can get gross), and be a productive citizen starting today. REALITY CHECK:  I got a bit of a workout rolling over to hit the snooze button for over an hour, and I'm still in my pj's, but I'm up, drinking coffee and writing, so that has to count for something! I'm going to have to ease into be a participant in life again, but I have to ease in's already approaching mid-January and I've got a calendar full of things to do this week.

I'm finished with my coffee, and I'm about done with this post, so all that's left to do is to hop up and do something with this day that will make me go to bed tonight feeling a real sense of accomplishment. I'm gonna go take care of my family, make some money, and either discover a cure for cancer or facilitate world peace, whichever comes first...

What are you going to do with this day?

Blessings to all who read this!

1 comment:

  1. Well let's see...I am at work (I am a realtor) taking care of some loose ends on a couple of deals...went out for a belated birthday brunch with a friend...I will get a few groceries and then go get my H1N1 shot...left over taco pizza for supper so I don't have to cook...I plan on boxing up the rest of the gazillions of Christmas things I carried downstairs...and then watching the Bachelor! Your accomplishment of writing today made me smile knowing I am not the only one who pushes snooze more than once and stays in my jammies for extended periods of time on the days I can get away with it. I hope the post you deleted wasn't something negative that messed up your day. If it was, delete from your memory too.