Friday, January 02, 2009

We're just a party waiting to happen

(AND....this stuff can be easily packed and taken to another location if necessary!)
Happy Flamingo Friday, everyone!!

According to the Meriam-Webster on-line dictionary:


1 a: disinclined to activity or exertion : not energetic or vigorous b: encouraging inactivity or indolence 2: moving slowly : sluggish

synonyms lazy , indolent , slothful mean not easily aroused to activity. lazy suggests a disinclination to work or to take trouble. indolent suggests a love of ease and a dislike of movement or activity . slothful implies a temperamental inability to act promptly or speedily when action or speed is called for .

See example:

This was me. All day long. No, not with Koji relaxing with me on the sofa, but for the most part, it was just me. On the sofa.

All day long.

I did get dressed...if you call a sports bra, ratty GAP sweatshirt and a pair of old, hand-me-down, thread bare, I-can-see-my-knees and the color of my panties jeans that really should be trashed dressed. I'm pretty sure that I brushed my teeth. I put my hair in a bandanna and voila! ....good enough.

There was no newspaper today so really, there was no need to go outside. I did have to stick my head out the door when one of the boys' friends came over looking for them...but it was just for a few seconds...not enough to qualify for "going outside".

What did I actually do today?

I listened to my new KBCO Studio C 20th Anniversary CD that my good friend, Lila, sent to me for Christmas. The radio station KBCO in Boulder, Colorado, every year puts out a most incredible CD of performances in their studio by artists who are in town for concerts. The proceeds of this CD go to the Boulder County Aids Project.

Lila, the dearheart that she is, will stand in line for this CD every year because there is a limited number of CDs available....and yes, I know she also buys one for herself...I appreciate her buying one for me so I always offer a lot of sympathy when she gives me the "I stood in line for 2 hours, in the snow and cold....just for you." guilt trip spiel. I love ya honey!!

I also watched about 5 episodes of the sitcom "Joey"....from the second season. I didn't even know that show lasted that long!!!

Even though I can totally understand why the show tanked, there were some incredibly funny parts. I'm convinced that the writers know my brother D. because some of the Joey's lines....I could hear my brother saying exactly the same things!! (And just for the other brother? Yeah...he could have been Chandler. When we all get's a laugh a minute...though sometimes, only we think we are really that funny!!! I think I'm probably Phoebe....just in case you were wondering....maybe Rachel.)

Today....I also did a lot of thinking about getting prepared for classes that are starting back up on Monday. Mental preparation for going back to work takes a long time...I may need another day to work on that.

The thing about today is this.....I almost never get the opportunity to do this. There is always something that needs to be done, someone to be taken somewhere, shopping to be done, lessons to plan, mothering to do, laundry and other householdy type chores that have been put off that really need to be taken care of, or a list of 20 other things that are important.

Today....that list? pffffflllltttttt.

The boys? They were off playing for the majority of the day.

The K-man? One of his old high school buddies who lives in Tokyo and only comes back to Nagasaki two times a year is here and they got together at noon with a couple other friends. He didn't get back until later this evening.

Dinner? Leftover chili from New Year's Eve. We made taco rice (taco salad on's actually very good.....the people in Okinawa started this dish!!). Then the boys watched more of the Sponge Bob DVD and me? got it...after a nice soak in a bubble bath, it was back on the couch for me...this time with a romance novel (Sorry Bad was necessary...but I thought of you...and smiled!!!)

Tonight, my dear friends....I wish you all a most relaxing-do nothing-feel great kind of day!!


phd in yogurtry said...

I'm a big advocate of sloth-days. Couch potato, goofing off, blogging away the eveing. Of course, I take this to the point of excess, which I don't advocate, but I can't seem to help myself.

And that flamingo straw? To die for : )

3rdEyeMuse said...

If I could have been on the comfy chair next to you, I would have been (and would like have been easily persuaded to fetch beverages & snacks, too) ... I could sooooo use a day of nothingness. :)

ps - hope you don't mind, but Sadie asked me to ask you what "choji" means

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Joey was on for two seasons? Wow. Heh.

I love days spent in pajamas!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am a recent but fervent convert to pajama days. I'm glad you got one.

Helena said...

I'm definitely indolent. Good word!

I've had a couple of relaxing, slouching around doing nothing days too. I can't see myself doing too much today either. See, indolent.

Dave said...

I love days like those! I wish once a week those would happen!
Best wishes to you and fam in 09!
Glad I discovered you in 08!


Sojourner said...

WOW! The blog makeover is totally fabulous!!!! I had a very similar day on New year's Day- decidede I deserved it after spending 5 days with 6 extra people in my house for whom I cooked incessantly. I enjoyed it but am a little pooped!