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My Thoroughly Unproductive Day

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Today is one of those nasty gray, cold, rainy/icy days like only eastern PA
can dish out.  I woke up at 6:45 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep so I got up to make the coffee and
check email. 

My son’s school was running on a two-hour delay because there was sleet forecasted for the early morning
hours.  Of course we woke up to find no precipitation whatsoever.  Do we live in the most moronic school district or what? 

So we all
hung out in our pajamas until 10am when my son’s bus came.  By that time the skies had decided to precipitate, but I’m not entirely sure what’s been coming down out there.  It looks like a combination of ice and rain.

I’ve spent the better part of my day on the stupid computer, but I haven’t even written a single blog post.  I’m not sure what I’ve done, exactly.  I have been working on applying for a blogging job that I’m sure I have no chance of getting, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

I know I’ve contemplated cleaning the bathrooms about twenty-five times, but they’re still growing scientific experiments as I type.  Unless the magic housecleaning fairy has been here without my knowledge.

I haven’t exercised in a week.  I’ve put on a few pounds and am feeling pretty schlumpy.  I can feel my annual winter depression setting in, and I don’t know how to get out of the funk.

I did spend two blissful hours napping with my 2-year old while my 5-year-old played at a neighbor’s house.  I’d have spent all day in bed if I thought I could get away with it.

I suppose my husband would appreciate it if I put some thought into dinner.   I have chicken defrosting in the sink, but I haven’t gotten any further than that.

Do you ever have days like this?  What are you making for dinner?

Well, at least now I can say that I wrote a blog post today.

UPDATE:  The bathrooms are clean.  Woot!  I just decided to tackle them.  I don’t feel any better, but at least the bathrooms are clean. 

I have decided that I put off cleaning because I think I have to have all the clutter picked up before I can clean.  Then as I clean, I take time to organize cabinets and such.  And it takes FOR-EV-ER.  So the next time I put it off until my bathrooms are shameful. 

Seriously, I couldn’t believe the state of things in my kids’ bathroom tonight.  Think truck stop.  No lie.  I would have taken before and after pictures, but my pride got the better of me.  And besides, this is dinnertime, and I wouldn’t want anyone’s mashed potatoes coming back up at the sight of my bathrooms.

All that to say, at least now I can say I accomplished something today.

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41 thoughts on “My Thoroughly Unproductive Day

  1. Oh, I just blogged about this on WFMW backwards last week. There were some good comments on ways to get happy, but many of them require going outside which is hard when it is icy and freezing out! I have been reading about the winter blues on so many other blogs and chatting with so many friends about this. I just cannot tell you how many conversations have started this week with a big sigh and “I just don’t feel motivated to do…”

    Hang in there. Spring will be here before you know it AND look at what you did accomplish today. You did get a blog entry in today, spent precious time with your 2 year old and got rest which was most likely needed. You got one kid off to school and are applying for a job! I also bet you talked to at least one friend on the phone which is crucial in building relationships.

    That’s a lot!

  2. I’m just glad to know that I’m not the only person that has days like that! Dinner? It’s only 3:45; why are we thinking about dinner already? ๐Ÿ˜‰ When dh works late, it’s grilled cheese for everyone!

  3. Sista, I’m SO with you.
    Wish I could be as cheerful as Janel. That’s why I LOVE blogs because reading Janel’s comments help cheer ME up!!!
    It’s very, very, yucky here too.
    Schedule some lunches at your home. They sound like SO much work and that’s the point, it’ll keep you busy and you can fit in a nice chat while you’re at it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m doing it tomorrow.
    Hang in there ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Absolutely! Nothing to worry about, though, and I’m glad you got a nap. It is amazing how the internet gobbles time.

    What’s for dinner? Spaghetti. I’ll go check now and make sure the meat is thawed.

  5. I loved this honest post! Do I ever have days like this? Of course, doesn’t everyone? If you find the magic housecleaning fairy, could you please send her my way? After she has cleaned your bathrooms of course!
    Oh, and nights like that are when I ask Daddy to pick up a Papa Murphy’s pizza and I precook the chicken for the next night.

  6. I have been at work all day, and haven’t done any actual work yet! I blogged a little, but I blog only recreationally, and even doing that took a LOT of effort. It’s probably nice out here, but I have been in the office all day so I wouldn’t know!

    oh, well. Tomorrow’s a new day!

  7. Sounds like one of those days that just happens now and then. I actually have a chicken roasting in the oven as I type and I have done tons of laundry, run a few errands, played with E and helped C with homework and squeezed in some much needed scrapbooking while the baby was napping. Of course this is not one of my typical days. I am still trying to finish the laundry and I really should clean but….

  8. I have days like that more often than I care to admit. We are having left-over chicken tacos tonight. I made the chicken on Saturday for my women’s group meeting. I was going to bake pork chops, but realized it would be much more practical to eat the leftovers and make those dollars stretch further. I’m glad you napped–sometimes that is what we need. You’ll bounce back I’m sure.

  9. My bathroom never smelled- until I had children. What is up with the urine being EVERYWHERE around the toilet? And do you know why cleaning didn’t lift your spirits? Because in all likelihood, it’ll be a truck stop living tomorrow. Not to take the wind out of your sails or anything.

  10. Oh, don’t kill me for saying this, but when I get sluggish like that, my period is usually due. And no, you son’s district is not the most moronic; ours is. Because we get the sleet first and then get NO delay or cancellation, and it’s a country school where this is a most perilous err in judgment. And yes, you can have the graphic, but I did not create it and I thinkI got it off of Google.

  11. Winter = permission to chill. I’ve tried to not panic at the few extra hibernation pounds I put on. In a few months I know the sunlight and warmer weather will motivate me to shed the weight and get ready for summer. For now, I feel like it is mother natures way of telling me to read a book, make some cookies and play a game with my daughter tonight. Oh, and make some chili.

  12. Glad you got the bathrooms cleaned! That should make you feel a little better.

    And girl, I know how you feel about the extra pounds. That alone can bring a strong woman down! Hang in there! Spring is right around the corner!

  13. Truck stop – ha ha! Such a great description for what children can do to an innocent bathroom.

    We all have days like that – you’re not alone. The trick is to not care that you’re not being productive. That is the key to a happy life, my friend.

    Good luck with the blog job. You mean, we can get paid to do this? Don’t tell my husband.

  14. “Do we live in the most moronic school district or what? ”

    When I first moved to this area, I was astounded by the number of snow days they took.

    It was a crummy day though.

  15. You sound like me all last week. I got absolutely nothing done and I had to do all the cleaning on Saturday because the in-laws were coming over on Sunday. I tend to feel depressed in the winter too, probably because here in Wisconsin we can go weeks without seeing the sun.

    I just heard on the radio that it’s supposed to be sunny here tomorrow! The sun’ll come out…tomorrow…. OK, now I have that song in my head.

  16. I’m right there with ya! I’ve been in a funk for the past couple weeks. It’s just too “gloomy” here in Indiana this time of year. I even cleaned the bathrooms yesterday too…and no, it definitely didn’t help lift the spirits!

  17. I’ve been the same way today. I took a nap with the kids, didn’t accomplish much other than laundry and the kids are having breakfast for dinner. The winter blahs are definitely kicking in.

  18. I totally have days like that. When I do I just let myself schlep through the day- knowing that tomorrow I’ll probably feel better. I’m lucky that at most my funks usually only last about 2-3 days.

  19. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  20. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  21. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  22. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  23. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  24. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  25. I think you accomplished more than I did! I wanted to take a nap, but it seemed to elude me. I haven’t made the step from thinking about the bathrooms to actually cleaning them – ok I did deal with the litter mess from Peanut – so I guess that’s something! Come on over to my house and you’ll feel so much better about yours:)

  26. I won’t bore you with the sad tale of my winter/trimestery doldrums, but I will nod in agreement and say that I’ve had a whole worthless STRING of days like that. What we all need is a nice warm cruise to Bermuda or at least a day trip to the spa. Together. Now would THAT not be the hoot to end all hoots?

    Sigh.

  27. Unproductive was pretty much the story of my day. I am in denial that I have a million things to get done before my maternity leave and January means a whole year of billable hours staring me down. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day…

  28. Oh yes, I have days like that for sure! I seem to never get as much done as I’d like and then I’m rushed to get the kiddos to their activities and then back to cook dinner. This afternoon I went to Tar-Jay (found NOTHING—- and that is not a usual thing! LOL) and there is a Honey Baked Ham store nearby so I bought a Turkey breast. Then I made scallop potatoes and green bean casserole and corn. Yummy………..but then when it was all done and on the table I didn’t feel like eating. LOL

  29. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  30. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  31. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  32. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  33. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  34. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  35. Napping with a two-year-old…those were the days. Treasure those moments; they are the best, and when you look back a year from now, what else will you remember? Certainly not the bathrooms ๐Ÿ™‚ (but good job!)

  36. gosh it’s bad to miss a few days in the blogging world around here, coming in last with the comments leaves nothing left to comment, just a lot of grins in agreement to all. e-w-w I think I’m fixing to have one of these days today!

  37. ya know, i crock-potted (?) yesterday, and my kitchen was somehow still a mess at the end of the day. provided i actually START with a clean kitchen, i think i would crockpot every single day. well, for at least 3 weeks until i get sick of it. what did you end up making?

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