Friday, February 8, 2008

A post about nothing

We have had a pretty busy week, so today my deepest desire is to do absolutely nothing. Well nothing mundane, that is. I still haven't gained complete dominance of the laundry monster, and truthfully, I think I might be fighting a losing battle. So there's that...and my kitchen. Yikes. And the classroom. And the bedrooms and bathrooms....
The problem is that I don't want to do it. No gumption what-so-ever. I really want to let my kids work with abandon on each of their respective art projects that they have going, and then simply play, whilst I go watch Food Network and nap at will. How many of you have similar dreams? (High five, sister!)
I *do* have the drive of having several women in my house on Sunday night, so that always helps the motivation factor. And just as I was typing that last sentence, Mark called to say that he wanted to do "something fun" tomorrow, so I am seeing rather quickly that my Food Network bubble is bursting.
Alright ~yawn~ I better get going.


KarenW said...

It's nice to have those days, or at least moments, when you don't HAVE to do anything. I hope you have a great weekend!

Caroline said...

Have fun doing your jobs today!! ;-)

Play a game...clean a room and reward yourself with 15 minutes of Food Network...clean another room and reward yourself with Food Network AND chocolate...and so on.

Not that I do that. ;-)

Emily said...

That's the best blinky thing I've ever seen....does she come in brunette?


Mikki said...

I so long for days when I can veg on the couch and watch Bobby Flay do a THROWDOWN!!! LOL.

I love rainy days here in FL. That's when I curl up on my couch.

Hope you get some couch time tonight.

DonDee said...

Ahhhh...the holy grail of motherhood. Being able to leave hard working children, eat bon-bons and watch the tv while wrapped in a nice big quilt.

Let me know if you figure out how to make that work...I'm holding my breath.

Julie D. said...

You definitely sound like a kindred spirit! : )
The good thing is you can always visit and see what your favorite chefs are cooking and then print off the recipes. I made Paula Deen's Symphony brownies recently and they were a HUGE hit. I used the milk chocolate bars instead of the ones with almonds. I've been asked for the recipe over and over.
It's been too long since I've visited your blog and I'm glad I stopped by.
Happy Week-end!
Julie D.

EEEEMommy said...

One of my favorite parts of nursing my babies was that it gave me an excuse to sit on the couch and watch Trading Spaces. :)
I hope you found a balance between being productive and vegging out! :)

Leanne said...

Ahhhh, vegging out!!!!!

That's just what I'm going to do right now!

I'm so proud of myself, because today is the first day where everyone is having quiet time!! The older two girls had a friend sleep over, then they went over to her house and slept over, so there was no sleep! Now everyone is in bed having quiet time and Sofia (2 y/o next month) is taking her nap, so Mama is going to veg with a book!!!


I love a structured life where we schedule in quiet time!!

And did you get some inspiration for lunches?? SHARE!!

Leanne in Longview WA

javamamma said...

"something fun" has to be a good motivator, doesn't it? :)

ConservaChick said...

I find that when I start to get behind in my housework, my desire to do it evaporates. I just stare at the mess, then go take a nap! Just looking at it exhausts me! Have fun on Sunday! ~Karlie