October 18, 2010

One Thing

This weekend we did something that we haven't done in ages. We didn't work on the house. NOT ONE BIT. I honestly can't remember the last time we were here for the weekend and didn't do a single bit of painting, scraping, nailing, sanding, something. And it was kind of lovely. Not that I could go too many weekends without it. I think renovation is my vice. But it was nice to have a break.
While we didn't work on things renovationy, I did keep busy switching out everyone's summer and winter wardrobes. I get a weird sort of satisfaction from this. I love rediscovering clothes I'd forgotten about. Scarves and hats and furry boots and corduroy shirts that have been packed up under our bed all summer long. I pulled out all of Evie's tights and little wool skirts and Briton's down vests and sweaters (I didn't do Will's closet, he's in charge of that one) and took a huge amount of stuff to Goodwill, plus packed up a bag of clothes to give to Briton's school and a bag of clothes to pass on to a friends daughter who is a little smaller than Evie. It felt good. The closets and drawers are clean and close easily and we're a little more prepared for these cold mornings.

But, during our crazy weeks of renovation and cleaning up and painting and all the things that we've been trying to get to this fall, I kept thinking "what I really want to do is spend a whole Saturday doing nothing." And by nothing I mean nothing but cozy, relaxing things. When the weather gets cool I have the strongest urge to curl up on the couch and read and knit and watch movies and not leave the house except for a nice long walk up in the hills. It's a hard thing for me to do, much as I'd love to. I think I have duel personalities sometimes, or maybe dueling personalities. I love to just be lazy, except I love to be super busy. I need to be both at different times, but the lazy is definitely the harder of the two for me. So this week that's what I want to do. Be lazy. Have a lazy Saturday. Or Sunday. I'm not picky. I'd take both but I've just been informed that we need to clean out and reattach our gutters this weekend so somehow I think that's a bit too much to expect. That's OK, one will do. (Half a day would do but I'm not going to advertise that!)

What about you? What One Thing do you want to do (or not do as the case may be) this week?

One Thing
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