“I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.”

Today is another dark, cloudy day. Showers are predicted and the high could be 60หš. I have declared today a sloth day. I didn’t wake up until after 11 because I didn’t go to bed until close to 4. I just wasn’t tired. I am now. Luckily, I have nowhere I need to go and no reason to get dressed so I’m wearing my sloth day outfit of slippers, flannel pants and a tee shirt under a sweatshirt.

When I was a kid, I would have been moaning and groaning, even whining, about staying inside on a rainy afternoon. After a day stuck in school, I needed to play, to bike or to run around until I was forced inside when the streetlights came on. I didn’t care about getting wet. That was my mother’s reason for making us stay inside the house even when we begged.

When I was older, I loved staying inside on a rainy day. I’d get home from school, put on my pajamas and while away the afternoon reading or even taking a nap. I always felt cozy.

In Ghana, I never had a sloth day. I lived on school grounds and taught all week. On weekends and in the early evenings, students often visited. I stayed dressed. I don’t even think I had cozy clothes.

I think it was when I was older and teaching that I had my first sloth day. It took a little time for me not to feel guilty.

I knowing being retired means I have mostly empty dance cards, but I usually do stuff and I get dressed. A Sloth Day isn’t just any day. It is declared like a holiday. I know when I wake up some mornings I can sense, even feel, the need for a sloth day. That was this morning.

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10 Comments on ““I like the word “indolence.” It makes my laziness seem classy.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Sunny all day until I stopped working, then thick clouds arrived but we did get a nice walk after work anyway.

    I’ve had too many sloth days lately but I won’t feel guilty if I have even more ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately my dogs tend to break up the sloth day to several parts since they always wants to take walks so I can sometimes feel lucky if it rains and they rather stay indoors ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I’d hate to be working all day then have bad weather when I get home. Henry doesn’t mind the rain unless it is a drenching storm. He runs into the yard and back again quickly.

      Sloth days keep me energized for the busy days though I’m not really all that busy. I try to save all my errands so I can do them all in one day. That makes me feel a bit accomplished.

      I do have stuff for tomorrow so I will enjoy my lazy day today!

      Have a great evening!!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Happy belated International Sloth Day!
    Very sloth-like to celebrate it two days late ๐Ÿ™‚

    • katry Says:

      I didn’t know there is an International Sloth Day. I figure I’m a long time observer without realizing it. I chuckled! Yup, it is sloth like to be late.

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Still living in the hotel because the power is still out in our neighborhood. After getting my wifeโ€™s car washed we could see the minor scratches and a small dent in the hatch sustained during the tornado.

    My coworker showed me a picture of the elementary school that I attended as a kid which appears to have been leveled by Sundayโ€™s tornado. Those storms developed 6 tornados including the EF3 that came through our neighborhood. EF3 is winds between 135 MPH to 165 MPH. ๐Ÿ™

    Beautiful day today with clear skies and highs in the low 70s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      You really did have luck on your side. The car has a a ding, but none of you got hurt. I’m sure staying a hotel can get tiresome, but waiting all can you can do. I hope you get electricity soon.

      I’ve stayed here when I’ve lost electricity for a few days. The worst was a couple of winters ago. My house was down to 37หš. I don’t mind so much this time of year.

      It is not easy when a part of our memories disappears.

      It was sunny for only a short time. The clouds are here to stay as it willraaintonight.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Losing power in the winter poses a problem with your plumbing freezing and your pipes bursting. ๐Ÿ™

        Storms seem to be fiercer and more frequent as the climate warms. It reminds me of the old margarine TV commercial where the Mother Nature character thinks sheโ€™s tasting butter and finds out itโ€™s margarine. She sayโ€™s angrily after a clap of thunder and lightning, โ€œItโ€™s not nice to fool Mother Natureโ€. ๐Ÿ™

      • katry Says:

        I let my sink have a tiny drip every now and then so the pipes wouldn’t freeze.

        Any storm from the northeast, any nor’easter, is a killer to us whether snow or rain.

  4. Rowen Says:

    Hopefully the tracks for today’s theme were amassed leisurely. Lazy, maybe, but not careless, and everything rated at least a second listen. The California Ramblers and Mills Brothers cuts were especially fine and each got a third playing out of me. For the latter, I prefer the first one.

    • katry Says:

      My search for the right music takes a bit of time. First I decide my theme then I hunt for songs with the theme word in the title. I like sitting here and listening to songs until I find just the right four. Today I took my time so I’m glad you thought them fine.

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