Being Lazy is Hard WorkAugust 7, 2007
Still on the mend! This is being blogged from my writing/yarn room, from my chair, which feels like a big step from being in bed.
I have learned some things.
I am a bad patient. Or, really, I'm not that bad, I try to be as nice as possible about it, but once I am feeling better, I am hard to keep down.
This is because I have such a -- I don't really know what to call it. It's not really a guilt complex, I don't feel GUILTY that I haven't done laundry or cleaned the house, it's just that I have such a hard time NOT doing those things.
And it's not an exuberant work ethic -- I feel it is okay for me to relax. I know it is. I know it is perfectly acceptable, especially while recovering from surgery, to be lazy. It's not that I feel I have to be doing something, all the time.
I just don't know HOW to be lazy. As soon as I start, just lying on the couch with the TV on, nothing in my hands, my brain fills up with things I should/could do instead.
So my new thing, while I'm on the mend, is to pretend I'm on vacation. Therefore, no guilt. Don't have to work. Don't have to clean the house (but I did clean the litterboxes. Time, tide, and kitty litter, you know).
Of course, this morning I wrote a list of all the things I'd like to do on this little "vacation," and it filled a whole page. I think there's something wrong with that.
But today, I think I'd just really like to make one of these great shopping bags based on a plastic bag's template. Ain't it cute?
Even has its own carrying pocket so you can put it in your purse.
All right. Off to try not Do Things. I'm going to try to Enjoy Things. Yes.