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Good Intentions Often Go Nowhere

Ever have one of those days when you just could not get up and moving in the forward direction? That was the type of day I had today. One of those days with "good intentions" that never got done.

Cleaning did not get done, though I did get the supplies together. Toilets still need cleaning, sinks still need a scrub, and floors are still in need of a sweep and a mop.

I did not end up at Starbucks for a shaken mango black tea lemonade either. It would have required me to get up and showered, become fairly presentable, and put a smile on my face and deal with people, even for a little while. I simply did not want to do it.

So, what did I do after leaving the computer at noon? I napped a bit. I ate a bit. I napped a bit more. I watched the remaining episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" Season One. I had to restart several of them, as I kept falling asleep off-and-on. But I am now finished with the first season, and will see how close I am to the top of the list on the second season.

It was one of those lazy, "can't-seem-to-get-my-rear-in-gear" kind of days.

Tomorrow, I have to be up and leave the house by 7:30 a.m. to get my car in for servicing. I also have some meals to prepare to help my 82-year-old friend.

It will be busy, and I will not have time to clean before Sunday. I have a retirement ceremony and party to attend on Friday, and two weddings on Saturday. I probably should not have procrastinated today.

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Paulie wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:12 PM

I really never have those days when I just can't do anything. My father used to have days when he would be up at the crack of dawn and work hard all day long until he got his planned work down. On other days, he would nap a lot after lunch and just couldn't get going to do much.

bestwriter wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:24 PM

Good you followed your moods. Forcing oneself to do when both the mind and flesh is weak is not good.

lexiconlover wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:24 PM

I fell asleep a little before nine and just woke up. Oops. Late night naps are never good. Glad you enjoyed your afternoon.

cheri wrote on July 15, 2015, 11:49 PM

You are describing my day today exactly...just one of those days!

morilla wrote on July 16, 2015, 1:48 AM

There are times when it is better to get nothing truly accomplished than to do a whole series of things badly which will, likely as not, either need to be redone or won't last very long because it was done not-so-well to begin with. Well, at least that's what I try to convince myself of when I have "one of those days."

valmnz wrote on July 16, 2015, 2:15 AM

We all need days like this. Don't beat yourself up about it.

MegL wrote on July 16, 2015, 2:39 AM

You may feel you have procrastinated but it sounds more like you needed a rest and a peaceful day and that is what you seem to have got! emoticon :grin:

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 16, 2015, 10:57 AM

At least you now have the cleaning supplies ready. Sounds like you needed the rest more

jiangliu1949 wrote on July 17, 2015, 4:17 AM

You seemed to be out of sorts then .What moves me is that even though you have a weak constitution ,you still help your 82 year old friend to prepare meals.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 6:15 AM

Paulie I am usually doing something...or planning the next something. LOL
bestwriter Thank you
&lexicon lover I do that way too often.
cheri I suppose that we are all allowed one every so often!
morilla Now, you're talkin'!!! emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 6:19 AM

valmnz Not too much, I don't. Unfortunately, I seem to have more days like this than I care to. I do appreciate the reminder. Hugs. emoticon :smile: MegL emoticon :smile: Thank you!
&AbbyG I feel like you (and several others) are a "big sis" I never had. emoticon :grin: Thanks!
wolfgirl569 True!! *laughs* Now, wanna bet how long it takes me to use them? emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 6:24 AM

jiangliu1949 Thank you. He has guests from out-of-town in his home for a wedding on Saturday that he is hosting for one of his children. He supplies me with fresh eggs from his chickens, and has become a surrogate parent, of sorts, for me, including me in his family get-togethers. He has made me a part of his family that I did not feel from my own father, which is healing my heart. It makes sense to me to help him. Thank you for acknowledging this.

DorothyGale wrote on July 17, 2015, 9:39 AM

Even though you had things to do, sometimes the soul needs a day to relax. You'll probably be more productive because of it ... and housecleaning can always wait!

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 9:43 AM

DorothyGale You are so right on seve ral accounts!

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 17, 2015, 10:15 AM

nope it might be a long time lol

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 10:18 AM

LOL Smart woman!

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 12:58 PM

I know those kinds of days. Yesterday was one of them for me. But I had to muster up the energy to drive the kids back home. It wasn't a pleasant drive. I hate driving tired. I hardly slept the night before. And today I paid the price for that. I woke up around 3:30 in the morning and couldn't go back to sleep. Then I wound up falling asleep around 8 this morning again. I am totally off my sleeping schedule.

CoralLevang wrote on July 17, 2015, 1:48 PM

inertia4 It sounds as if you need the special person in your life to go with you and you both do something special...just the two of you, where you can relax and have some fun.

inertia4 wrote on July 17, 2015, 3:05 PM

Well, I have someone but she is not very motivated at all. And that also keeps me down. I don't mind down time, don't get me wrong. I love it actually. But I need t have something going on all the time, no matter what it is.

jiangliu1949 wrote on July 18, 2015, 3:31 AM

Oh ,I see .He treats you as one of members of his family and is a father figure to you .It seems that he will involve you a lot in his son's wedding.