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‘Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.’ Jules Renard.

11 Oct

Stories from my Sketchbook . . .

couchpotatoDo you want to know what I did last weekend?  Nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  Zero. Naught.  No.Thing.

Well—when I say nothing, I mean nothing ‘productive’.  I didn’t do any ‘chores’.  I didn’t do anything I ‘should’ have done.  I didn’t do anything I didn’t have to do. And I enjoyed every minute of not doing any of it.

There, I admit it.  I’m a lazy, lazy person.  I know we aren’t really supposed to admit that sort of thing about ourselves, but there it is.

I walk the dogs every day, twice a day, because they need the exercise, it is good for them and because, quite honestly, they make me crazy if I don’t.  Would I bother to go out walking twice a day if it were just me?  I very much doubt it.

I also exercise myself every day—but only because I would be the size of a house if I didn’t.  (How do I know?  Well, I’ve been there folks.)  Do I enjoy exercising every day?  Nope.  I would 100% prefer not to have to do it.  (I do enjoy not being the size of a house any more though, so it’s a means to an end.)

I go to work because I need to pay the rent, and the bills, and feed myself and the dogs.  Would I give up working full-time tomorrow if I could afford to?  Absolutely.  (Don’t worry.  My boss and I have already had this conversation and she knows it isn’t personal.  She also knows I can’t afford to give up working any time soon.)

So, if I had my choice I would be ‘resting before I got tired’ much more often . . . and I’ll bet I’m not the only one out there.  Why don’t you put your feet up and join me?  Go on.  You know you want to . . .

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We’re busy doin’ nothin’
Workin’ the whole day through
Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do
We’re busy goin’ nowhere
Isn’t it just a crime
We’d like to be unhappy, but
We never do have the time

I have to watch the river
To see that it doesn’t stop
And stick around the rosebuds
So they’ll know when to pop
And keep the crickets cheerful
They’re really a solemn bunch
Hustle, bustle
And only an hour for lunch

La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
. . . 

 
8 Comments

Posted by on October 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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8 responses to “‘Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.’ Jules Renard.

  1. Joneen

    October 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Great feet sketch… and glad you can’t afford to leave work. I’d be lost without you!

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    • sallyinthehaven

      October 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Remember that the next time I get in a temper about something! 🙂

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  2. Judy

    October 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    In my opinion doing ‘nothing’ is quite an achievement. Especially if you are like me and spend most of that time feeling guilty about what you should be doing!! Oh, and I’m with Joneen, please do not win the Lottery!

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    • sallyinthehaven

      October 13, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Not even just a little bit of the Lottery? I’m not greedy. Just enough so that I only have to work a couple of days a week would be nice . . . 🙂

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  3. stevetalbot51

    October 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    How did you keep your feet still long enough to sketch them?

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    • sallyinthehaven

      October 12, 2016 at 7:25 am

      Lazy . . . very very lazy. I can sit still for a very long time . . .

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  4. stevetalbot51

    October 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Oh, maybe they are someone else’s feet?

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    • sallyinthehaven

      October 12, 2016 at 7:26 am

      If they are someone else’s feet they are wearing my slippers. That’s a bit disturbing . . .

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