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