“Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear”

The breeze from the north is strong and cooling. It will be sunny all day but only stay around 80˚. Tonight will be in the mid 60’s, comfortable for sleeping.

I haven’t decided if I’ll go to the dump today. The trash is in the car, but I think I’ll stay close to home.

Huzzah! I did the laundry. I do have a small load left because I ran out of detergent before I could wash it, but I’ll finish today as I bought detergent on a quick trip to the grocery store, to Ring’s, where I also bought cut fruit, ice tea, hummus and a piece of cake. The last item is my prize for doing laundry.

I couldn’t get to sleep last night. When I paused my reading and checked the clock, it was 1:30. That surprised me. The time had taken off without me. I watched a bad movie hoping it would drive me to bed. Around 3, I went upstairs and played a few games on my iPad. It was close to four, when I turned off the light. It was noon when I woke up.

After all this time stuck inside the house, it is difficult to distinguish between my being bored and my being tired, but I’m thinking I’m leaning toward the former, toward boredom, or the laundry would still be leaning against the door. The amount of dirty laundry is an indicator of my mood.

Yesterday two boxes from Amazon came. One had cookies and ice tea. The other had color coded dish cloths for specific tasks. Just what I need, another list. What do I call this one? Weird things I bought because they piqued my interest?

I have a list of tasks, of do whenever tasks. The list includes going through Christmas presents I’ve bought and marking the clip board. I also need to move the new pillows and cushions from the dining room to the deck. Every time I see them piled in the dining room they drive me crazy, but then again, it doesn’t take much any more to put me over the edge. Seriously, a pile of pillows and cushions?

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4 Comments on ““Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today I came into work to finish up a project. At work I have two large computer screens and a full size keyboard which makes working easier than on my laptop. It feels more like work to not be typing on my computer in my PJs. 🙂 Even now with more room, working from home doesn’t give me the break I need from my family. 🙂

    We are still in the low 90° range for the high temperature, but there’s a slight chance of rain for tonight.

    • katry Says:

      I sit at my laptop, type and watch TV. Usually the dog and Jack are with me, and they drive me crazy sometimes so I can understand how close quarters can get nerve-wracking. You’ll find to find your happy place in the new house.

      The breeze is keeping us from feeling the heat. It is divine.


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