Sunday, May 13, 2012

Idle Hands

Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Both Jilda's mom and my mom lived by these words. I never saw either one of them take a nap....ever.
If there was light to work by, they were working. That somehow got hard coded into our DNA and it took years uncoil those twisted little ideas.
I got up at 6 a.m. and put on the coffee. I usually walk out on the porch to get a first-hand weather report, but I could see through the garden door that it was raining. So I put my nose against the glass and listened to the raindrops rattle our tin roof. My breath fogged the glass making the garden look ethereal.
We drank coffee and read the morning paper. The morning was low key, but today was decoration day where Jilda's family is buried, so we took flowers for the graves.
We normally have a smoothie or cereal for breakfast, but this morning we stopped at Micky D's and got breakfast to go.
After we placed the flowers, we stopped to visit for a few minutes with Jilda's older sister Nell who was 76 today. She was outside feeding her goats. We gave her a birthday and Mother's Day present before heading back home.
Even though it was still early in the day, we both decided that a nap was in order.
After the nap, we piddled around for a while doing nothing in particular. Well, that's not entirely true, Jilda washed clothes, but did nothing in particular.
After a soupy lunch, Jilda suggested we take another nap. The rain had moved back in, and I couldn't think of a single reason not to take a nap, so we did.
Both our moms were probably looking down and shaking their heads disapprovingly, but it sure felt good to have idle hands today.


  1. It sounds devine. I worked and then took a nap. I come from a long line of nappers.
    I reslly think you had a perfect day!

  2. Nap. Yes. Nap. Good for the soul.


  3. Anonymous7:04 AM

    The truths for someone else's life do not necessarily apply to ours (or at least, not all the time). It is hard to get out of your head though, isn't it?

  4. It sounds like a marvelous day to me! My gang made a wonderful dinner to celebrate Mothers Day yesterday. We'll do that nap thing today. :)

  5. You just took a mental health day - what's wrong with that? It sounds beautiful to me.

  6. Cloudy/rainy weather usually makes people sleepy. When we feel like this, there's no point in trying to resist the need to take a nap. A nap does our soul and body only good.


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