Sundays have always been a day for rest. And yet, I have always gotten more work done on Sunday than any other day of the week. It was always in the past a day for grading papers and reading student essays. It was also a day for housework; washing dishes, mowing the lawn, painting the house, and paying bills.
And today, I have paid bills and fully intend to do more meal deliveries through Uber to raise money for paying even more bills. I have no shortage of bills.
But I also need to “Carpe Diem” a little bit and do some of the things that are most important in life. And here I intend to confess a few of those things that I consider important.
My wife has gone to California for a week to a religious convention. I took her to the airplane early yesterday morning. So I am alone with the kids for a while. I intend to take them out to eat today, maybe at Braums. Later, the movie Ready Player One is playing at the dollar movie in Plano.
You can also see by the initial picture of this piece that the flower garden has zinnias blooming, but desperately needs weeding. I don’t wish to horrify you too much, so I will not post a picture of me working on the flowers because I have resolved to do it in the nude. Seriously, have you ever heard of the oriental practice of Forest Bathing? Spending time in nature, like the time we visited the redwoods in California, really does cleanse the soul. And because we have a privacy fence in the back yard, and because wifey is gone to California where she can’t make fun of me for it, I intend to get a little bit of that feeling by practicing nudism a wee bit in the back yard. I know it sounds like the idiot pronouncements of a fool entering his second childhood, but it is really a refreshing thing to be out in the light of the sun bathing in the growing greenness and yellow sunshine. And I can get a few weeds pulled out of both the flower garden and my soul.
So I vow to get important things done today. I will seize the day. And while the things I do can’t all be called work, necessarily, they will be accomplishments. And I will have done something worthwhile.