Guilty as charged. After returning from vacation and good times with my family, I fell into a hole and succumbed to summer lazy bones syndrome. And I’ve yet to crawl my way out of the hole. And I’m not sure I want to.
Summer’s been packed with things to do and people to see. And though I’ve truly enjoyed nearly every moment, I was ready for a break.
And take a break I did. I didn’t even make a menu plan this week. I didn’t dust the house. I had my husband bring home pizza one night. I considered buying new underwear instead of tackling the laundry (fear not, I did laundry…I just didn’t feel like doing it…plus, I didn’t want to drag my lazy bones to the store for undies which I’d then have to wash before wearing. Duh).
I did manage to get my daughter to her swim lessons, run errands, take care of the bare essentials. But beyond that? Nada. Oh and then my pretty close to new laptop had the audacity to die while I was on vacation. Straight up DIED on me. Well, on my husband. But I took it hardest, cursing the Evil Computer Overlords and swearing that I neeeeeeded a computer or I’d perish.
But I survived. Heh. Isn’t that something? And I took its dramatic death as a sign to DO. NOTHING.
I think we all need a little time “away” from everything–the schedules and the to-do lists. It revives us. It nurses our exhausted bodies and silences the cacophony of thoughts overburdening our minds.
It makes me wanna lounge on the couch all day eating casseroles laden with homemade white sauce and lots of cake. Lazy. And yes: White sauces. Sometimes you need white sauce or a casserole is just not as comforting as it should be.
Trust me. This is fact.
Well, dear friends, it’s time to dust off the saddle and get back to it. As reluctant as the devil on my shoulder is to get back to reality, the sweet angel on my other shoulder is whispering things like…
“You will feel so good when you clean out the garage.” (Wait a second! That’s my husband saying that, NOT the angel…sneaky)
“If your closet is finally organized, you’ll spend less time flailing and sweating in the morning as you forage through the black-hole that was once your lovely closet.”
“You’ll have more time to spend relaxing like the lazy bones you want to remain if you play catch up now…just do it…one step at a time…”
“If you complete your to-do list you can bake those lemon meringue cupcakes, lemon drizzle cakes, chocolate muffins, and oh yes, casseroles you’ve dreamed of.”
See? Totally worth it to get back to the here and now and get ‘er done! And then gain 5 pounds.
How about you? Do you enjoy your summers filled with sunshine & activities or do you like to sit back and let the summer saunter by as you sip a sweet tea in a hammock in the shade (I don’t have a hammock, but I’d be doing that now if I did!)?