Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Good Old Fashioned Slob Day

Yesterday I had the day off from work. Not a big deal. Since my work hours were cut I usually have Fridays off but they're usually busy and I'm off running errands, going to appointments, shopping and all the other things a girl needs to do. After I awakened, poured my first cup of coffee and checked my email, I decided that I was going to give myself what I call a Slob Day.

On such a day I don't do a damned thing except what I WANT to do. It's a day where me, myself and I just hang out together and do things we like. Worries and stress are put on hold. Cranky thoughts are not permitted. What I wanted most was to be home. The first thing I decided was that I didn't feel like getting dressed but it was a bit chilly in my place so I threw on a pair of sweatpants and socks with my nightshirt and it actually made kind of a cute ensemble and, more important, very comfy!.

I poured another cuppa and paid a visit to Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By and she had a wonderful piece on the songs and rhymes of our childhood. I wrote a blog-length piece in comments there about how Ogden Nash's "Tale of Custard the Dragon" has travelled with me throughout most of my years navigating the planet. (Maybe I should post it with the poem here? hmmmm . . . )

I edited a piece I'd been writing for something else I'm doing and shipped it off to The Man for his input (he's ruthless! Helpful, too!) and reminded myself that I wanted to get busy on research for some other ideas rattling around my poor brain so I went a-wandering across cyberspace searching for sources and dutifully saving pertinent sites to my favorites and registering where required. I found some really good articles that piqued my creative side and printed them as I find that having printed word in front of me while writing is easier than flipping between screens.

I guess I wasn't a total slob. Every time I got up from the desk, I did a small household task like dusting a shelf or emptying a waste basket so my place looks a bit less cluttered. It's a painless way to do housework.

I'm not really a television freak -- I hate most of the stuff on the tube -- especially daytime TV --- but I confess that I enjoy Montel and Ellen. Montel presents some pretty good programs at times and yesterday's was interesting, albeit sort of heavyweight, so I watched him at noon and a few hours later, after more writing, I watched Ellen -- she's funny and I wasn't in the mood for anything deep. I'm always impressed with how much she seems to enjoy her work and I envy her that gift.

I made some word new puzzles for a friend's site and toured my favorite blogs leaving comments hither and yon. I don't always leave a comment and, at times, I feel guilty about that because I think it's simply good manners to let someone know that I was there. Then again, not everyone who visits me leaves me a note.

On the whole, it was a great day. I relaxed and worked and worked and relaxed. Interruptions were minor and short-lived -- thank you, God! If you, gentle, bloggers, haven't given yourself such a day for a while or (horrors!) have never given yourself such a day, I highly recommend it -- soon! Let me know how it goes.

Happy blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kay

7 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea. I do this just 2-4 times a year, but I guess I should increase it.

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  2. Slob days are good Kay...and needed from time to time. I cerainly have my share. Glad you enjoyed yours without feeling guilty...that's the key. I hope you make room for more....you deserve it.

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  3. Okay, all y'all are welcome to adopt my lifestyle, but I'm not turning neat for anybody!
    Montel? Ellen? You don't get TCM?

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  4. Tday was such a day for me...and I loved it!

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  5. Today was one uch day for me....and I loved it!

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  6. Hi Kay,
    Now that I'm retired I have more 'slob' days that I deserve and more than I should confess to having. Aren't they just wonderful though? It must be my inner child saying - I don't wanna! and so I don't. So there. hehe! Glad you enjoyed yours and I wish you many more!! Hugz.

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  7. lol Wowsers! I guess I should write about the weirdness I call life more often -- this is the best response I've had! I like your take on this, Marge! And, Veenu. I'm so glad you loved your slob day! AQ? You don't have to be neat . . . unless you expect you want us girls to clean up after you! AND, I only get basic cable -- no TCM for me! (Wahhhh) Hope you try for a few more Slob Days, Rhea -- they really can be enervating! And as always, Joy, your support and sweetness is always welcome! I hope I never get what I deserve . . . I want mercy -- not justice! :-) Hugs to all of y'all!

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