Thursday, July 21, 2011

Keeping It Real

"I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom." - Thomas Carlyle

I am bored. This doesn't happen to me very often but I'm afraid I am in Day 2 of boredom and I'm certain relief is right around the corner. My husband says that boredom comes from a lack of imagination and I tend to agree with that. So, I wonder where my imagination has gone?

Growing up, if I said I was bored, mom would immediately say "go clean your room".  Actually, even though she has been dead for 10 years, I can hear her say it  exactly this moment as if she were standing right here in this room. As I write this post, I have dishes sitting the sink, my office looks like a cyclone hit it and I have laundry waiting for me.  I just can't seem to get motivated. 

Yesterday, I wrote quite a few cards to friends that went out in the mail today. Writing provided some relief from this restlessness. I talked with my son on the phone for nearly an hour and was so happy for the distraction from what was otherwise kind of a lazy day. And, I can't forget to mention I met a sweet friend for lunch.

It isn't that I don't have enough to do. A set of our grand kids are coming over to visit next week and there are a few things I need to do to prepare for that. It's going to be a ton of fun having them here, especially since I'm not bothered by going off to a job. I can give them 100% attention, which is what grand kids deserve.

I don't know. I think we've been just going and going and the "down-time" is hard to sit in.

Guess I'll go do the dishes.  

signed -- Eeyore



  1. I get in unmotivated moods ... where I have tons I need to do but no motivation to do them, and too much guilt to do the tons of things I WANT to do.

    Did doing the dishes help?

  2. Doing the dishes helped! Isn't that amazing? I just felt like at least I did one useful thing. Yeah, I think, truthfully, it's the guilt that really kills me. I feel guilty that I've wasted time doing absolutely nothing. Argh.


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