“I’m bored,” I often say with a sigh. I’m not someone who likes to do a whole lot of sitting around. Usually by Wednesday I have a list of fun things I want to do with the weekend sprinkled with a couple of less fun chores.
I have also had those incredibly long, hectic weeks during which I have said, “I plan to do absolutely nothing this weekend.” But usually by lunchtime on Saturday, I’m back to sighing and declaring my boredom. It doesn’t take me long to set about the task of finding something fun to do.
But every now and then, the stars align just right and a day of nothing is precisely what happens. Given the title of this series, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that sometimes the lazy day is all about recovering from the night before, but this is only sometimes. Sometimes I just wake up perfectly content to stay in my bed and watch bad made-for-TV movies all day.
I won’t say what caused today’s laziness (although I have to give a shout out to my new extended family for an awesome time last night!), but today was one of those days. I had a list of plenty of fun things to do: going out to lunch, a trip to the movies, a corn maze, and any other thing that looked appealing along the way. The Fiancé and I did go to lunch since our favorite fish place closes for the season and if we didn’t go today, we’d have to wait until the spring. That just couldn’t happen. But as I was sitting there chewing on the most delectable fried clam, all the other things on my list of fun started feeling more like mandatory fun than actual fun.
But still, I was determined. It wasn’t until The Fiancé looked at me and said, “We really don’t have to do that stuff today,” that the thought occurred to me. If my idea of fun at that moment was going back home, putting on the comfy pants, and rotting my brain on television, then that was the fun thing on my list.
After making sure that I wasn’t letting The Fiancé down in any way (his rapid reassurance suggests to me that he was actually a bit relieved) we made the trip back home and that’s where we stayed. I napped; I watched TV; and I napped some more.
It was the most glorious day ever!