Saturday, February 28, 2009


I have way too much to do, novel revisions, script revision, my UCLA writing class, but I have spent all day doing absolutely nothing. On purpose

I told Jeff that I didn't know what to do with myself, not having that panicked oh-my-God-how-will-things-ever-get done, and he sweetly assured me to relax, that it was okay.

So we piled in the car and went to find a jacket for Jeff and Max, which was fun.  Then Jeff and I walked to the green grocer down the block we like and bought lots of expensive food like artichoke lemon pesto to put on crusty bread, then we came home and I napped and read a whole lot of blogs.  

The thing about reading blogs is you get to peek into other peoples' lives, which I love. I read that Crazy Aunt Purl travels a lot alone and is tired of people asking her how she affords it.  I read a lot of knitting blogs with photographs of lots of lovely animals and gorgeous babies in wooly knits.  (I think it is a law if you have a knitting blog, you have those two things.) I always read Cari Luna's blog and sent her some magic and love, and  I read my friend Cindy's Hello Dollface and Conversations with Famous writers (You notice there are no links--this is a non-working day!) then I went on facebook to try to find the people who were mean to me in high school (as well as the ones who weren't) just for the shock of seeing what they are doing NOW.  As I always do, I looked for my first NYC friend who went mad and who was institutionalized and who would not take my calls, because I always hope I will find her and she will be happily married with a baby and a dog and work she loves.  OK, I admit I looked for film producers that I could charm.

But most of all there is something really nice about taking a lazy day, leaving work, playing on the computer instead of obsessively working. Tonight we have having homemade spicy black bean soup, crusty bread and the pesto, and watching a movie with popcorn.  Tomorrow, we are going bowling or to the movies.  Monday is work day, but right now, I am feeling so, so lucky.


Jessica Keener said...

I'm a true believer in the blessing of doing nothing. So much happens when we're doing nothing.

Jessica Keener

gayle said...

Yay! I'm so glad you can enjoy such a fun and relaxing weekend, Caroline!


Katharine Weber said...

There is no such thing as "doing nothing" for a novelist -- it's all about letting the well refill.

Leora Skolkin-Smith said...

isn't doing nothing great? It's really doing EVERYTHING, but in a very subconscious way.

I'm getting addicted to FACEBOOK, though.

Gina Sorell said...

Hope you enjoyed your weekend off! You deserved it!!

Clea Simon said...

Oh I bet you'll come roaring back, batteries recharged. What movies did you see?