The Pleasure of Boring Days

snow dogWell, we didn’t quite get the foot and a half of snow predicted, but I’d rather the weather forecasters overestimate than under. Still, it began snowing Saturday and there was a lovely layer of snow when we woke Sunday morning. The result was a delightfully quiet day at home.

In light of the forecasts of impending doom, I did my usual weekend shopping on Thursday. And church was cancelled on Sunday. Which meant . . . most of my typical weekend tasks were off. Which meant . . . the chance to experience a bit of boredom.

Of course, being bored REALLY means doing the stuff I’d like to do every day. I read (Where the Crawdads Sing), I tromped around in the snow with my husband and dog, I began a jigsaw puzzle, I worked a crossword, I plotted a new story, I cooked and ate, I put up Christmas decorations . . . in other words, I just did what I felt like.

Being bored is LOVELY.

Of course, it’s lovely because it doesn’t happen very often (and because we didn’t lose power). I suppose it might get old after a week. Or two. But, for now, I’m grateful for a bit of boredom.

Categories: Nature, Reading, Thistle

8 Comments »

  1. Agree whole-heartedly!!! It so refreshes one to have a ‘boring’ day & actually do some ‘fun things’ just because . . . .

  2. I loved “Where the Crawdad’s Sing.” It’s so different than any book I’ve ever read. Our church was cancelled too, and my grandsons were spending the night. We had a nice little Bible story and enjoyed playing Legos most of the day. It was a blessing to be able to have a quiet day in the middle of the December mayhem.

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