Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Tried To Do Nothing

I had all intentions of doing nothing today when I got up. I even grabbed a cup of coffee and sat out in the morning breeze listening and thinking of nothing. Then I guess the caffeine kicked in.

I ended up building the supports and placing the 55 gallon aquarium for the cricket farm. Then cleaned up everything from last nights little get together and that was it. I went back and sat down, propped my feet up and just relaxed.
After about 5 minutes, I looked over at the mini barn and thought to myself how quick and easy it would be to go ahead and paint the front posts and supports just to give it more of a complete look from the road. The next thing I knew I was holding a gallon of white paint in one hand and a brush in the other, getting it done.
After the little bit of painting was all done, I was done. This was already more than I was wanting to do today anyway. The plan was to take a day off, relax and do nothing, but at least those couple of little chores were done.
For the next 10 minutes the wife and I sat, enjoying the peace and quiet with our feet up relaxing. Then the oldest daughter came out mouthing about how I needed to trim up the few trees we have so they would be easier to weed eat around. I told her that was a good idea and go get her gloves. The look on her face was priceless. "I didn't mean now dad" she said. For the next hour or so we all trimmed trees and hauled brush.
By this time it was getting hot and everyone was hungry. I let everyone off the hook for the rest of the day because the plan was to relax and do nothing anyway. So after lunch the girls went swimming and I decided to pick up the mowing where the middle daughter left off yesterday. Three hours later I had my feet up relaxing in the A/C because today was going to be a do nothing day full or rest and relaxing.
Then the wife came a yelling "Another Snake!!!!" This makes 4 snakes in one week. We heard if you sprinkle sulfur around your barn the snakes will stay away, so that is what we will try.

I can only imagine what I could have got done today if I decided to do something and not take the day off.

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