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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I was lazy today. Not just a little lazy. Like... slob on the couch in a sweat shirt and pajama pants lazy watching Diego and Thomas the Tank Engine with Jeb lazy.

I did not write. I did not read. I sat in a near coma-like trance and thought about nothing. Except Diego and those darn red-eyed tree frogs that were in danger.

Around 3:00 pm, I took a bath and put on make up just to try and make me like myself. It didn't work. I was a slob. A bum. There was no masking it with make-up. Or Bath and Body coconut body spray.

After picking the girls up from school, I did force myself to make my children dinner. Afterwards, I went into the garage to retrieve Jeb's train from the car and slipped in a puddle of green fluid that had leaked from Matt's Danger Ranger. And I fell. Not just a little fall. Like... feet fly up in the air, land flat on my back in the green fluid fall. As I lay there, with Jeb saying, "Oh. My. Gosh. Mama, you fall down," I couldn't help but think... "This is what you get for being a bum, Ang. This is what you get."

In all seriousness... I think we all deserve a day like today with no guilt involved. But how hard is that? I find that guilt sneaks up on me at every corner. And the thing is... if we are seeking His face and His will, there's no need for guilt. He took care of that a long time ago.

Were you lazy today? Or did you solve world issues while I watched Thomas? Do tell.


Superchikk said...

I feel as though I've allowed myself too many of those days lately. For instance, a load of whites I washed a week ago are still sitting in the laundry basket waiting to be folded. Chris is having to dig t-shirts and socks out of the basket to have something to wear. Nice, huh?

Kelsey said...

Laziness prevails most days in my life, but I do find when I make myself take a shower and put on make up I feel so much better. I hung curtains and did laundry allllll day and now it's time for homework! And I also went to Target for some candy corn kisses but couldnt find any, those look so. gosh. darn. good.

Nel said...

I think we do need days like that and yes unfortunately I feel guilty at least a little. And like you said we shouldn't. We have been doing inventory on Precious Moments figurines. Oh my gosh, Stan has tons of them in the garage that were buried and we could not get too. So I told him we were going to bite the bullet and get it done. We have been getting several calls from people who are looking for certain ones. But here is the guilt I really needed to be working on Eden's Minnie Mouse dress. So off I go to sew! Enjoy yourself once in awhile and don't feel guilty, you do plenty and a wonderful job I might add. Your kids are precious!
until next time... nel

Aimee Bryan said...

I wish that I could let myself have one of those days. Of course, there are days that I get more done than others, but I haven't been successfull in vegging. My family HATES it. Good for you, I'll keep working on it.

Erica said...

You are my hero. I need a day like that so badly. Sadly, I can't even begin to see how I could do it anytime soon though. I'm glad you got some rest!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I had a day like that a week or two ago. I needed it, but I felt guilty taking it. I wish I didn't measure my worth by how much I get accomplished in a day. I wish I didn't do that...but I do.