It is spring, school is done, as in books packed away done, portfolios finished done. My health is great, the weather is nice. And I have been hit by this terrible inertia. I absolutely don’t feel like doing anything, an aimlessness that besets me every year when the schedule of school loosens up. It is fun for a few days, but not a healthy way to live. Here it is, 9:40 AM, and I have gotten the bedrooms squared away and the breakfast stuff stowed with the help of the children, and that is all. I would rather putter than get serious about a certain closet that threatens to dump stuff onto my head when I get out the broom. I would rather play HayDay than mulch flowerbeds, and that, my friends, is pathetic.  I would rather mess with my  fabric stash than work on ironing out the wrinkles on that rather large pile. I would rather ignore the musty shower curtain and read my new book, Just Do Something“. Somehow that last strikes me as hilarious. (My annual tradition of a new book per child at the end of the school year includes one for myself. I will tell you what I think.)

Just for fun, I give you this, which is what my children think about being rudely interrupted to take a picture outside when they are into their new books. Which is the exact same way I feel when I am rudely interrupted.


I find that I have to take myself in hand, just as I do my children when they don’t want to do the thing that needs to be done. So… I take a deep breath and bid the inter-web goodbye, along with the excuses to loiter and be frivolous. Until the weekend, that is. 🙂 Who knows, maybe I will find time to do the closet and putter both. Maybe I will return with tales of amazing productivity and maybe I won’t. See you later.

2 thoughts on “Inertia

  1. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one who feels that way when school is done! 🙂 Here it is 10:30 and breakfast isn’t even completely put away, wet laundry is waiting to be hung on line and I’m here reading your blog. My excuse… it’s “Saturday” Ben has off of work on Wed and works on Sat. so hey, we may as well have a slow day too. Problem is, Ben has lots to do today and went to do an errand now and has all the children with him so guess I should get busy too. 🙂

    1. I thought it may just be me. 😉 It’s like I have to shake off the lethargy, literally. Ben took all the children along on an errand? Wow.

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