Thursday, October 22, 2009

Welcomed Idleness

Tonight, as I sat at my daughter's soccer practice going over the mental checklist of things that I had planned on or at least said that I was planning on doing today, I realized, with a guilt free smile on my face, not really caring who might see me smiling to myself, that I hadn't accomplished a damn thing all day.  You see where I'm going here don't ya?  Aside from having lunch at my favorite Mexican joint, messing around on the computer, and sitting for an hour and a half watching my daughter play soccer, I never intended to get anything done today in the first place.  Great Caesar's ghost, that burrito was everything I wanted it to be and then some.  How do you make a perfect burrito every time?  Perhaps I shouldn't question a good thing.  Today was my day off , and for the first time in a long long time, I was actually able to have a day with zero obligations.  Quite honestly, I had forgotten what it felt like to have a day where there was nothing that had to be done, where there were no phone calls that had to be made, and where life didn't toss me a curveball.  So, as I sat on the sidelines of that soccer field on this beautiful Southern California evening in my little beach chair, watching the sun set over the hills to my west, locking my fingers together behind my head as I leaned back smiling because I had pulled it off for once.  I quickly snapped back to reality and realized that I am going to miss my new friend, "Idleness".  It was a relationship that was never meant to be in the first place I suppose, but we will always have this one day to look back on fondly.  Back to the loud, fast paced world of Corporate America and parenthood first thing tomorrow morning.  Sometimes it's the simple things in life that can bring us the most joy........Isn't it?


  1. You should make it a point to do nothing more often. Even The Lord rested one day.

  2. You're right about that Jen. It never seems to fail though, when we plan on doing nothing, something always pops up. I guess I could try harder though.