“Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.”

Some time during the early morning it must have rained but only a little as the driveway under the tree branches was dry. The rain has left the day cloudy, damp and quite still. Not a single branch, not even the smallest, is moving, and I don’t see or hear any birds.

When I went outside to get the papers, the morning had a sweetness about it. I could smell the garden and the flowers: scents made all the stronger by the dampness.

Gracie just chased Maddie but only because she’s bored. Maddie didn’t seem all that concerned. On days like today, Gracie is in for a while then out for a while; she pulls her toys out of the toy box then leaves them to go outside and bark. I left the front door opened because she loves watching the world through the storm door though my street is so quiet I can’t imagine what holds her interest. I think Gracie’s hoping for the unexpected.

We’re going to get our new dump sticker today and later Peapod will deliver my groceries. Sadly, those are the highlights of my day. Gracie and I must be suffering from the same ennui.

I used to drive my mother crazy at times when I’d complain there was nothing to do. I suspect there was really plenty to do, but I was just in one of those moods when nothing held my interest for too long, a lot like today’s mood, the one Gracie and I seem to be sharing. This morning I did the crossword puzzle but I didn’t do the cryptogram. I just couldn’t get my head to focus long enough to figure it out. That happens every now and then.

I know the sort of day I’ll have. There seems to be a routine for days like today: I’ll read a little, go through some catalogs, watch some programs I’ve DVR’ed and take a nap. I’ll sigh a lot.

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10 Comments on ““Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.””

  1. Birgit Says:

    In case of severe boredom click on each musician:
    http://www.audepicault.com/fanfare/fanfare.swf

  2. olof1 Says:

    Almost summer temperatures here today, 64,4F 🙂 Summers rarely get especially hpot up here 🙂 But it will turn to cooler weather already tomorrow.

    My mother always told me to go outside with my toy cars and soon many others would follow and she was never wrong 🙂

    I bought myself another camera last week and today I fetched it from the post office 🙂 I bought it from an auktion site and the previous owner must have been a heavy cigar smoker because the camera reeks cigar smoke 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have no vinegar otherwise I would have placed a cup of it beside the camera in a box during night, that always remove smoke smell.

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      The day turned out to be warm and beautiful. I even got to sit out on the deck for a bit. Gracie was panting so I came inside where the house was so much cooler!

      I hate the smell of cigar smoke. My grandfather smoked them, and he always reeked. He did have a very nice humidor I would have liked though I would have turned it into something else.

      A house without vinegar? I have red, white and balsamic-too bad you didn’t live close.

      Have a wonderful evening

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I feel your ennui. There’s plenty to do but I don’t want to do any of the plenty. Like Gracie, I’m looking for the unexpected.
    I went for a hair cut this morning. That was ordinary. The haircut was great, it’s just the activity was ordinary. I needed to make a post office stop. Also ordinary. Sigh. As I drove by the lake in the middle of town, I saw 5 swans a-swimming close to shore. Not ordinary! I parked the car, got the dog and the camera and went on a photo walk. The swans moved off but the seagulls were entertaining. We continued our walk around the Lower Common where I ran into my friend’s husband who was having his lunch break on one of the benches. We chatted for a while and then Rocky and I moved on. So, I’m awake now and not feeling so bored. 🙂
    It was sunny and warm all day up here. The rains may come tomorrow and we need them. I think I might like a rainy day.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Gracie’s friend Cody dropped by for a visit she she had a play date. I did not! I’m waiting for Peapod, the one thing I have done all day other than get dressed.

      I badly need a haircut or a bobby pin!

      The day turned out to be gorgeous, warm and sunny. I was on the deck for a while soaking up the vitamin D. It was actually hot. I think it was the hottest day so far. The rains will be here too for the next few days, and it is quite welcomed.

      You too enjoy the evening!!

  4. Bob Says:

    Whenever I told my parents I was bored they always had some stock suggestions like, “Go bang your head against the wall”. That was better than some of their other ideas such as “go play in traffic or go defecate in the ocean, which sounded better in Yiddish”. They really didn’t mean for us to hurt ourselves but to make us think that there were so many other things that could occupy our time. Usually we just went to our rooms to play before they came up with chores. I always had a book to read or a toy to play with rather than rake the leaves, take out the trash or straighten up my room.

    Since the internet I am never bored. I can always find something to occupy my time on YouTube, Wikipedia or some other website. I never realized in the past how many interesting questions I had but never knew the answers, or were too lazy to go look them up in the library. Fortunately, I still have all of my mental facilities although sometimes my memory will encounter a senior moment and draw a blank. I can then always turn to Google and find what I couldn’t remember in short order. Isn’t technology wonderful?

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Whenever I moaned about being bored, it drove my mother crazy. She’d tell us to go out and play but she just wanted us out of her hair. Clean your room was the suggestion I’d get. Outside was always the better choice.

      I love technology, and I love my computer, but sometimes I just need something else to keep me busy. A ride will often be my choice, and I’ll go where I haven’t been in a while. Gracie likes that choice.

      Tomorrow I have to go to Boston so my day is pretty well-planned-no boredom!

  5. Vintage Spins Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I’m really sorry it’s taken me a couple of days to get in touch with you. I haven’t forgotten about KTCC, by any means, but have been a little obsessed with reconstructing my public blog again.

    Private blogs are safe, but boring if you don’t have enough people to invite – plus, it’s easy to be forgotten. I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve got it set up to my liking. Would you consider putting a link on KTCC again?

    Talk to you soon,

    Marie

    • katry Says:

      Hi Marie,
      I’m glad to have you back with us!! You’re right about private blogs. With public ones you can advertise on places which list music blogs and someone could also stumble on it and love the songs you post as much as I do.

      I’d be thrilled to add your link again!!


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