~“This is not Rocket Science”~

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 09:37 AM.

It was going to be a nice long weekend. Perhaps, I thought I could get a few things done around the house and then just “do nothing.”  Never underestimate the value of simply doing nothing.

Some folks think they are too busy or important to simply do nothing.  Honestly, I think those are the same folks that actually probably do nothing all the time.  You’ve seen these folks; they spin their wheels all day, talk a lot about all they have to do and get nothing done.

There are lists on the internet that give folks ideas on “How to do nothing.”  Just to give you an idea, the list I found included advice on choosing the right loafing role models, sketching flowers, staring at the clouds and taking a nap.  Are you kidding?  These folks have lists for everything and after spinning their wheels all day, they feel so proud of it - that they need to learn how to do nothing.

I know how to do nothing.

Also, I understand that you have to “do something,” before you get to do nothing.  The kitchen sink had been dripping for a while and someone got the bright idea to replace the whole thing.  You know, “Update the kitchen sink with a brand new fancy faucet.”

They have these faucets now that you can wave your hand over and they come on.  These new fancy faucets are amazing, but I chose one that was not so fancy.  The fancy one was nice, but I didn’t want to risk waving at it the wrong way.  It might have sprayed me in the face or something.

When I got home, I read the instructions for my new faucet before I took anything out of the box.  Honest, I did.  Sometimes I’m not so good about reading the instructions, but this time I wanted the whole process to go smoothly.



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