May 1, 2007

Making a Point to Waste My Time


Here's Dudley tiptoeing through a large dandelion patch. Such a healthy crop we have this year! Unfortunately for them, they sprouted directly in the path of progress. This time next week, our backyard drainage will have been installed; the route cuts directly through where those dandelions now grow.

Today was one of those weather days that compels a body to be outdoors. I have a body. I was compelled. Situating Wendy's lawn chair in her favorite spot, I was offered a pleasant unobstructed view of the backyard expanse. I settled in with my creature comforts. I've been reading Animal Dreams and wanted to finish it (the ending held few surprises but it's a worthy read).

Sitting in the sun makes a body sleepy, even moreso when one is stretched out in a comfortable chair being caressed by a gentle breeze and lulled by the whisper of the trees. The sounds of the suburbs are a symphony. I soaked it up. Such was my lot this beautiful day.

Terribly self-indulgent, yes? To snooze in the sun for hours? On a weekday? One might think so, but I was busy. Busy letting my mind clear.

Sometimes what appears to be wasted time isn't time wasted at all.

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12 comments:

Val said...

what a way with words you have! Absolutely felt the sun, wind and heard the rustle of the trees.
Beautiful way to 'waste' time.

the only daughter said...

Taking time to smell the coffee, ponder the weeds, read and rest in the sun with light breezes wafting..absolutely essential to the maintenance of a body. Absolutely.

SassyFemme said...

Time refreshing your heart and soul is not time wasted, but time very well spent!

Rainwolf said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day, I must try it soon.

Gina said...

I think that I have a few years to go before I can reach such a state.

Gunfighter said...

I could use a day like that!

weese said...

that is one fine crop you have there. shame they are all going to get dug up.
i think once the work begins, a daily picture should be posted.
:)

Sarah said...

Lounging in the sun is hardly a waste of time ;) touche'!

C said...

One of my favorite things to do.. I envy you!

WenWhit said...

And wait 'til that sunburn turns to a tan! [grin]

KMae said...

Dudley is SO cute!

Lounge away, honey!

agoodlistener said...

You must have leaves on your trees, in order for them to rustle. We're still waiting here.
(I'd appreciate your thoughts on our latest goings on--please read my latest posts.)