I'm not good at doing nothing. I like to have things to do all of the time. I'm a busy body. January is hard for me. It's the ultimate do nothing month. I mean, what are you suppose to do in January, throw a Martin Luther King Jr. party?! No. (No offense to MLK. I love MLK. What I'm saying is that it's just not a very festive party holiday. Like Columbus Day.) We are planning our 4th annual Christmas tree burning party to break up the dullness. If you have never burned a like Christmas tree after it has set in a dry living room, half-heartedly watered for a month or so, you should. It's awesome. January is such a stark difference from the previous, eh, five months. Once school starts back in August it's go go go until the final shipping day before Christmas. And then it's dead. Dead dead. Did I say that I like to be busy all of the time?
Jeremy tells me all of the time that I need a hobby; that my only current hobby is to work. By the way, he's the king of doing nothing. Now don't get me wrong, he's a hard working man that provides for his family, but when the hypothetical (and literal) Januarys come around, he can occupy his time just fine. I think that's what I try to do with staying busy. Just occupying time. This January, I'm going to try to do nothing. At least I'm going to try to do nothing that doesn't need to be doing.
Last night I got in the bed at 9 o'clock, which is pretty early in the Haynes house. Lucy, whom does not go to sleep earlier than 10 o'clock ever, took a piece of paper that we had doodled on and crumpled it up. She then sticks it under her armpit just enough so that it doesn't fall down, but where most of it is still sticking out the front. In her sweet one year old voice, and with her sweet little different colored hands raised palms up in front of her, she looks at me and says "Where dit go?" Girl got jokes. She was playing hide the paper with me, the crazy nut! That's the kind of thing you get to do while doing "nothing" and it's pretty great.
So here's to enjoying January, the ugly ole "off day" of the year.