Monday, February 20, 2006

Good For Nothing

I did absolutely nothing yesterday. I feel guilty when I do nothing. I spend most of the time I am doing nothing thinking about how I should be doing this, that or the other. It's ridiculous. A waste of good veg time. I asked Jen Jen and Dumpling if they feel this way. Apparently Dumpling has mastered the *do nothing without guilt* while Jen Jen and I suffer. Maybe it is my Type A personality? Or the residual effects of growing up with a pefectionistic father? Or the need to not be seen as dull, boring or (gasp) lazy? I just don't know but I sure wish I could sit around the house, watch AMC and the Food Network, play with my new camera and read the paper without feeling like I should go outside and garden, go shopping, worry about work, see a movie, or work my way down a "to do" list so that I feel like I accomplished something.

It's hard to be me.

But luckily, I have another day to practice doing nothing. Yeah for un-Halmark holidays! It is probably a bad sign that I woke up and the first thing I did was make a list of things to do today. That is just waaaay too productive. I think I need a *do nothing* tutor. Or maybe someone to make out with . . . I can definitely do that kind of nothing all day.

P.S. Kevin, this new hat pic is for you. Ask and you shall receive. ;)

18 comments:

goldmoon said...

Sunday is always my 'do nothing' day. I love it, I look forward to it and I never feel guilty about it. I even get P.O.ed if something is going on on Sunday and I miss my veg time.

Kevin said...

Nice hat.

Never feel guilty about lazy days. I'm trying to convince Katie of that as she thinks she should have gotten a lot more done around the house yesterday while I was on a Web consulting job (Sunday, ick, I know; but it was the only day that worked for both our schedules). Katie did some work, but also wound up watching Sweet Home Alabama and Just Like Heaven. She feels guilty. I would've felt, forgive the pun, heavenly. I live for lazy days.

So, ummm, can I ask for money now?

Moonchild said...

Wow. Sorry this happens to you. I have no guilt doing absolutely zilch when I work my ass off all week long. Come move to the prairie.

gorillabuns said...

you should never feel guilty doing absolutely nothing on a sunday! i remember the days of laying in bed watching horrible made for tv lifetime movies. your tasks will be there when you are ready to do them. everyone deserves rest and relaxation. even you ms sizzle!

alissa said...

I could totally give you lessons in doing nothing. It's wonderful.

Claire said...

Start by thinking of doing nothing as something you should be doing too. :)

Mr_Rodacre said...

You are in luck! I am a great tutor in the art of nothing AND fun to make out with! ;-)

C'mon, you're just making this too easy...

Nihilistic said...

I have the same problem...I will keep thinking "I really should..." then I will get myself all anxious and laying there being anxious is not relaxing.

Bre said...

You can just ship your guilt right on over to me. Maybe then I'll finally get around to finishing the scrapbook I was supposed to have done in December, hanging the paintings and mirrors that have been leaning against my walls since the beginning of January, and getting all of my grad school paperwork printed out (not even completed, just printed off of my computer).


My problem is that I run around like a maniac all day at work, and then I come home... and my couch is so comfortable...

Jenny said...

yeah, i suffer from this. ugh. as i sit here typing this from my home computer...i think i should be out shopping, taking in my dry cleaning, making phone calls, practicing my music, doing laundry (oh wait i am doing that), cleaning my car, cleaning out my fridge...

Mr_Rodacre said...

I should probably say that I have a laundry list of things to do most of the time as well... I just don't let myself feel guilty and get all worked up about it.

Either that or I just feel so overwhelmed that I find it's easier to kick it and play a video game. =)

That being said... I am still da bomb "do nothing" tutor and make-out maven... ;-)

Gary said...

Maybe instead of a "to do"list you need a "to don't" list. Then you could check off everything on the list at the end of the day and feel like you had accomplished something.

Sizzle said...

gary,

that just may be the very best idea ever. it completely works with the way my psyche works. warped but true!

:) sizz

Rabbit said...

I always feel guilty about doing nothing. Which is unfortunate, because that's probably why three weeks later I'm still sick!

I need to learn to rest already.

sandra said...

I have a brilliant solution -- make a "to do" list containing items like "watch 2 hours of TV" and "paint toenails". That way, you'd get to chill out AND check things off a list.

Kris said...

I sat home all day yesterday and watched 1) crime shows in the am, and 2) Food Network all afternoon. The only thing I felt guilty about was not showering until 3 pm. I know, TMI . . .

sue said...

Love the hat!
Oh, jammie days are my favorite... guilt free laziness!

Anonymous said...

and may i say that whether or not you accomplished anything today, you DID manage to look utterly smashing. Hat or not.

- Jules