snapshots of an idle mind

May 22, 2007


Filed under: bliss,family,food,life,random,seasonal — sassinak @ 12:40 pm


yesterday the coolest thing happened.

what’s funny about this is that when i tell you what it was you’ll laugh at me and many of you won’t even grok why it’s a big deal.  okay the parents will.

yesterday, for the first time in LIVING.MEMORY i didn’t have to set an alarm.

i know! i was stunned myself.

not only did i fail to have to work yesterday AND not only did my cold disappear sometime during the night but i also failed to need to be sober at any point during the day.   i mean i almost felt like i was at hillside or something!  of course since i was allowed to spend the day intoxicated i spent it pretty darned sober instead.

what’s up with that anyway?

ironically, since i didn’t need to wake up even remotely early?  since i could sleep until four in the afternoon if i wanted to? i was up by ten.

i know, figures right?

kind of made it easier to pass out early to get up this morning though so i’m not particularly like complaining or anything.   it’s just funny is all since i so rarely get days off like that i almost feel like i’m *supposed* to sleep until noon you know?

nonetheless it turned out okay because the friends who were sleeping at my house that night also stirred early and i was motivated to create an orgasmic breakfast for us all.

shut up, i do so know how to cook, i just never have an excuse.

no seriously i can cook!

fine, don’t believe me.

anyway, i made pancaces and potato thingies and a little omelette with cheese and i served it all with blackberry jam and dark maple syrup (grade C is better than grade A!) and butter and nutella and we ate and ate and ate and ate.

it was blissful.

and then, because i had to work at 6:45 this morning and i didn’t want to have to get up and do the dishes first??

i promptly cleaned up and did the dishes.  sounds shitty i know BUT the dishwasher gets a back rub in this group and trust me, that makes one LINGER over the freaking dishes if you can imagine that!

i know!  it really is that good a back rub!

and then?  after all that?

we laid around on my bed and dozed and chatted and played cards.

sheer, unadulterated bliss i tell you… it just doesn’t get any better than that.

an honest to god

no foolin’

the universe didn’t take it back


i mean i was so blissed out that i almost didn’t call my one client back when he left me a ‘did we have an appointment tomorrow?’ voicemail!

heck the only reason i did call him back was because i needed the money!

i literally feel like i had a vacation, and while i see that in exchange for working funny hours i get funny times off that allow me to go out for lunch/brunch whenever i want?  and while i see that that somehow entails working every day?

it’s been made clear to me that i desperately need a real day off!

it’s kind of a sad testament to my life in the winter that i feel like i had a vacation after thirty-nine hours without work isn’t it?

yeah, yeah it is…

but man, if your life isn’t as crazy as mine you’ll never understand just why yesterday was so damm good!

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh bliss  :)


  1. Well, I’m just freak’n jealous on oh, so many levels.

    Comment by Cortex Reaver — May 22, 2007 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

  2. oh yes i do.

    I only learned recently after 9 years of some form of brain damage to nap. You have NO IDEA how awful it is to be dead tired on a sunday afternoon and not be able to take a nap.

    Then a few months ago it appeared that I was getting close. But the phone rang, the neighbour’s kid upstairs did the elephant walk and the other neighbour’s pitbull started barking.

    Expletives all round.

    But I’ve been fortunate. Some Sunday afternoons there has been quiet around here. I can drift off and drift back listening to CBC radio. It’s absolutely delicious.

    Yesterday I actually napped three times! World record.

    Today? sucked. I didn’t feel like I was not disabled mentally until 4 p.m. blubberblubblubalubalub. Am I the only person who feels like they’ve taken the wrong drug on the first working day of every week?

    Comment by gabi — May 22, 2007 @ 10:25 pm | Reply

  3. Ah… How I miss napping!
    Your day sounds blissful. I’m sorry I missed breakfast. It sounds perfectly delicious.
    I could use a day off myself.

    Comment by Clarity — May 24, 2007 @ 1:21 am | Reply

  4. Yaay for blissful day. I am back from blissful holiday in Greece and planning blissful day at the spa. I have come to understand the importance of making more time for the blissful things. I think this whole thing of having my nose pushed into the notion of mortality has reminded me of that.


    Comment by Natalia — May 29, 2007 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  5. did you get a hillside ticket?

    i will be there sunday only. but, i still can’t wait!!

    Comment by kimlogue — May 31, 2007 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

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