A few months back, I wrote about my bout with gluttony. After getting that one under control, I’ve been on the straight and narrow. That was until today when I jumped into the sloth pool.
Winter vacation started a week ago. Between family in town, Christmas, traveling, and other general busyness, I didn’t feel like I was on vacation one bit. Then two days ago, I came down with a brutal head cold. Casino air/smoke and a cold don’t mix well. I came home yesterday, took a giant swig of Nyquil, and slept.
And slept. My alarm was set this morning for 8 am because I had people coming to do some work on my house. When the alarm went off, I sleepily checked my phone and had a text saying they weren’t coming until tomorrow. That was the beginning of the end for me. The bed called me back, and I went, still in a Nyquil coma.
The remainder of the day was spent either in bed or on the couch with my new favorite thing (a gift from a student). I had many plans for the day that included errands and around-the-house projects. I also had every intention of getting up and doing those things even with the canceled appointment. Alas, not one thing was accomplished unless you count stuffing Kleenex up my nose and feeding the dog - which did require getting out of bed/off the couch, so I will count that one. Oh, and I also caught up on the final three episodes of Boardwalk Empire, finally! And all I have to say about that was, “OMG!”
This laziness is so out of character for me. Even if I’m just hanging at home I’m still doing something. I never just watch tv or sleep during the day. Today I did both. I even multitasked that a few times. However, I think it did me some good. My sinus headache has retreated, and my leaky faucet of a nose has turned off for the time being. Tomorrow is a new day with people coming over and errands to run, plus lunch and a movie with some friends. I think with another several hours of sleep, I can do it!