|The Age of Light is upon Us|
March 13th, an atypically warm spring day for Northwestern Ontario. Silence, brilliant sunshine surrounds us with a bit of a breeze that waves branches gently. Blue sky deviously lulls the senses.
It seems we have a bad case of reckless relaxation about to sprout.
Except for the job list that is. The job list. The what? Who in their right mind would plan that? Who wrote that on there? Let us
The Job List! ( a.k.a. the You're my honey so 'ya gotta do it" list )
- Oh Raymond dear! We love you so
- But here's another job , Oh Oh !
- Fix this! Fix that! ---and by the way,
- Please change the bath tub
- Right away!
*sigh. I'm a Jack of all trades but I'm not a poet , but you get the idea. My friend Christyb, who happens to be a real poet might have to fill in with a real poem.
It is one of those special days, after all, the ' It's spring, we do not wanna-be scheduled to do anything' variety that soaks up all energus directus perambulus.
Instead, dawdling exudes in every necessary direction.
Days like this take no direction on purpose. It must be contagious; our alert readers have cleverly noted that one day influences the next, and the next, necessarily in order.
Where did Monday go? I really don't know. -You seen it? It didn't leave any tracks.
Mid-day Progress Report:
We're making progress. This perfect, late, lazy morning morphed pleasingly and perfectly into a snoozy afternoon that must have been destined to be. If the current rate of progress continues, it seems it must also propagate a perfect specimen of the take-it-as-it-comes kind of evening too.
What a cool progress report.
The job list.
Let's give evasive tactics some deep thought.
Perhaps reckless relaxation has something to do with the uncharacteristic warmth, unusually sunny days, snow melting, and such. Along the south side of the house the crocuses and day lilies are not even popping up yet, unlike gardening zeitgeist Glory Lennon's. Maybe I can get Glory to persuade them to sprout. Hers are up already, but mine are not in any hurry. Are they not a formidable and perfect example of snoozy procrastination to offer and emulate?
A dearth of Energy.
We happily cannot navigate the garden yet, there's still a foot of snow on it. Good thing. Not enough energy exists in China or in my back yard to dig up that stuff or move mud anyway.
Happily, and coincidentally, there's also not enough energy to navigate any tough job on the evil "You're my honey so 'ya gotta do it " list either.
Other assorted Excuses
Perhaps for excuses we could, in a pinch, revert to blatant logic. To start something you have to do something else first. That's a great standard DIY rule isn't it? Where would we be without that rule?
Paint, but move this first, fix that before you can move this, Let's say, and --woot wooot! I haven't got the right nails to fix that first. Oops. I might get some tomorrow. Get the paint too, while I'm at it, and even save a trip. See how helpful that rule is?
Makes sense to me. R & R persists, with a bit of tweaking and wooting and creative planning.
The Ruse of Logic
Logic also explains why we should not shovel snow or chip away ice that should forthrightly be melting on it's own paranormal schedule. It melts slowly, that might be just as well. Let the snow melt slowly so the water can soak into the ground. It can schedule itself. That's a perfect excuse for any farmer or rural type, it's even logical, so, we'll schedule ourselves to work hard at relaxing instead --but just in case, I winked and wrote it on the evil list : Let snow melt slowly so the water can soak into the ground.
Night time insomnia might persist, but sunny day-time snoozing gloriously beckons and insists.
At Incoming Bytes, the sun is shining. I'll have to persuade Christyb at Poetic Parfait to write a poem about it. Glorious snoozing,....er... no, maybe spring and reckless relaxation, ...er, no, the job list, I meant.
Christyb is always smiling and listening for new incoming. Meantime, I feel a snooze coming on.
- Do you like lazy days?
- Do you fear the 'job list' and procrastinate as much as possible?
- Do you like snoozing on sunny afternoons?
- Have you written any poems about your job list?
Is that Incoming I hear?