Friday, February 08, 2008

Ennui. It's not just for breakfast anymore.

I'm restless AND suffering from ennui. Who says I can't multitask?

This is my only day off in a nine day stretch so I feel like I ought to make good use of it, but I can't seem to get moving. I've been pretty much sitting on the couch drinking coffee, watching the fire and reading since 10 o'clock this morning, and I'm about to have self-esteem issues.

What I should be doing is cutting some more dead trees before they fall down, taking the last of the Christmas oramentation down to the shed (Yeah, I know it's February. I've been busy, so shut up.) and driving around pretending to be checking the storm damage on the house but really just listening to NPR and watching the scenery. Instead...I'm not. I'm restless about the pace of this house buying project, anxious to get started on the fixing and cleaning, and frustrated that I can't. Therefore, I'm generally uninspired about actually doing anything beyond poking at the fire and snacking.

I can't decide if this is PMS or if my inner sloth has sprung forth, ready to do battle with SuperEvie, but I'd like her to go away please, and let me get back to my real self.


marl said...

it's not innate sloth. it's the mid-winter blahs. it happens to all of us. so, enjoy your day of reading, listening to NPR, and hanging out on the couch.

you've earned it!

Jazz said...

Hey, cut yourself some slack. It's your only day off in 9 days. You're entitled to sit on the couch and do nothing.

Although it's no longer your day off, is it?