Linger not in the Doldrums

A Meditation from a Housewife...

Friday, September 29, 2006

I feel like I'm in the Doldrums. I'm not tired enough to be able to take a nap and still sleep tonight, but my body is too lethargic to get up and get something done. My head is a magnet attracted to my pillow, my bones are like water, and my flesh is like molasses. How I hate to be lazy!

I look up at the clock. If I don't get up and make dinner now, it won't be ready in time. The pressure is on and now I have motivation to power me...

An hour later, I have made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen (I only broke one plate in my haste), folded the laundry so my husband will have clean socks in the morning, and cleared the living room of baby toys. I guess the bathrooms and vacuuming will have to wait until tomorrow.

And I feel so much better now! The blood is flowing through my veins, I don't see clutter wherever I look, my mind is at peace, and lethargy has vanished.

Note to self: Linger not in the doldrums. Laziness can only be cured by working. Just get up an get to it! It's not that hard and you'll feel much better afterwards.

Milo ends up in the Doldrums after "not thinking, I guess," from The Phantom Tolbooth.

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