Sunday, May 25, 2008

ZZZZZZ....

There were points in the day today where, had someone wandered in to check upon my well-being, they would have just tossed a sheet over me.  I reached new heights in slothdom.  There was a great deal of lolling about and maintaining a fixed gaze.  I lost hours.  

That's not to say that nothing got done.  There were little micro-bursts of energy.  I fed the AeroGarden because the little light was blinking and it was distracting me from the staring.  I ventured out to the grocery store because I was out of Mountain Dew and this is an unacceptable state of being as far as I'm concerned.  I made the Big, Fluffy Kitty walk in a circle and sit in order that she might earn her daily dose of Greenies.  (I am pretending that I have taught her a "trick" and she is very kindly preserving this little bit of fiction for me...)  I did a thorough examination of the inside of my eyelids for cracks or other imperfections whilst I took my afternoon nap.  I worked diligently at disposing of the leftover desserts from yesterday's family cook-out.  Stuff got done.

But there was a certain "random" element to it all.  Very little in the way of structure or organization.  Tomorrow, I suppose I shall awaken and look upon what I have done and realize that it was really all about creating more household chores as none of it makes any real sense.  But, after a week of Gotta Do's, it was kind of nice to have a day of Wanna Do's.  

What can I say?  I'm a fan of doing what I wanna...

This is probably why I haven't knit upon the Plastic Bag Knit Out Of Plastic Bags today.  I just didn't wanna.  If it was going to be a random sort of day, filled with the types of tasks that just make more of a mess for later, then it made sense to start a new project.  So, while I watched Diary Of The Dead, I cast on for a little something different.

Note:  I am not linking to DOTD.  It is not good.  Not good at all.  About the only thing they got right was the part where the zombies are slow.  The general trend of this series has been for the walking dead to do much less of the walking and far more of the scampering.  Which makes no sense whatsoever since necrotic flesh is not really conducive to great speed and cat-like reflexes.  I don't care how much you are craving the taste of living flesh.  If the blood ain't pumpin', then the corpse ain't jumpin'.  I stand by this theory.  

While I shook my head in sadness at this particular installment in the collection of Dead Man Walking movies, I wound up a center-pull ball of my own handspun and broke out my copy of Last Minute Knitted Gifts.    Working on the oh-so-simple Airy Scarf was a nice diversion from it all.



And was very much in keeping with my less than motivated state today.


The appeal of this project is really more about the yarn than anything else.  Back when I had the will to actually do something, I managed to spin laceweight.  It is rather satisfying to knit with your own laceweight.  I have to admit that, when I was capable of more than just being a lifeless sort of lump, I kind of chuckled smugly.  Just a little bit, mind you.  But there was smugness.  I'm not proud of it.  But I am kind of proud of the yarn...

So that's really all I have for you today.  I kind of feel like there should be a bit more.  I did, after all, have a whole day to myself and all the time in the world to aspire to greatness.  But, unless you happen to think that not moving except to inhale and exhale periodically is rather magnificent, then I fear I shall disappoint.  

The good news is that it is a long weekend and that I have tomorrow off.  Maybe I'll find the will to impress then.  I also have Tuesday off as I've taken a personal day so that the Condo Association's scheduled hot water heater inspections can be done.  That's a whole extra day with which to work.

And, after today, I should be pretty well-rested...

SA

17 comments:

Annie said...

Everyone deserves that kind of day once in a while, especially those who work with kids all day long.
Ignore my tagging, I somehow managed to completely miss that post of yours - the zombies must have eaten my brai...

Donna Lee said...

Being a member of Netflix, we are able to access a full library of zombie informational videos. It's surprising how few folks take advantage of this resource. They'll be sorry when the zombie apocalypse comes! And my day was almost as lazy as yours. I did a lot of sitting and listening to a great book and pretending I was knitting. I say pretending because I didn't accomplish much. I didn't even spin, it felt like too much effort. I'm hoping for more energy tomorrow but the signs are not good.

Kath said...

I actually appreciate hearing your theory 'cause I truly do not approve of zombies doing any "scampering about". Long as they are draggin' along slow and decrepit-like, then I figure the living stand a chance.

And for what it's worth, I logged in one statistics lesson today and then collapsed on the couch for "Alien vs. Predator". Good times.

trek said...

Zombies should shamble.

sophanne said...

inhaling and exhaling is magnificent. Fortunately Mr. Sophanne went for a night out and I am doing the same guilt free. Annie (commenter 1) knows well. When one works with children daily there need be a day (or twenty) of decompression before any motivation is going to happen. Regular weekends are like not taking the full dose of antibiotics. You feel better for a while but it's just not going to work.

Ronni said...

You deserved your restful day. I'm not an expert on the Zombie phenomenon but I have to say your theory makes sense.

Mel said...

I actually saw an Aerogarden today when Tuck and I went to the local garden center to get some tomato and herb plants. They had it on the counter by the checkout and I thought, 'That's one of those things that Annie has!' And then I thought about how our cats would totally annihilate anything like that and was very glad to have outdoor gardening space.

EGunn said...

Glad you're getting some rest...I've been a big fan of staring at a blank wall lately. I was in a Mrs Cooks (fancy cooking store) earlier today. I needed them to check something for me in the Fancy Cooking Stuff catalog. And guess what else was in there? No less than a replica of the Sheepie Cinderella waffle maker! All brand new and in a catalog and everything. The sales girl thought it was "adorable." There you go...setting the trends in cooking store fashion!

catsmum said...

finally saw an ad for the aerogarden on tv yesterday - I probably shouldn't tell you what they cost here - it would give you the screaming heebies. Certainly put ME off the whole garden-on-the-kitchen-bench idea. let me just say that there were a few too many zeros involved... and that wasn't even the deluxe silver version

Julie said...

I did quite a bit of the sitting and staring and also a bit of the internal eyelid examination myself. I tried to sit outside in the beautiful sunshine and knit but the damn black flies were out in full force; I've never seen anything like it!

Karen said...

There is nothing better than a lazy day on a three day weekend.
Your scarf is lovely.

MathIsBeauty said...

Pretty, pretty yarn. Lovely color.

Knitting Linguist said...

I am impressed that you had a "wanna" day! I want one of those...

Mia said...

you can't go wrong with a do what ya wanna day. And now I'm wonderin' what kind of desserts were at the cookout. Don't tell me there was any chocolate cream pie... mmmmm.

crzjane said...

Wow, you most certainly have had a busy day. Breathing is very important. Love your yarn.
You deserved this day. It's good to hear that you enjoyed it.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

bless you. I've been feeling like I did very little over the three day weekend and now I feel like it was ok. Thank you

=Tamar said...

There is a Zombie Survival Handbook, for the truly prepared.

I am a non-spinner. I am impressed by your having spun laceweight.