i phoned in lazy to easter, and spent the day on the couch cuddling my dog, watching lousy horror movies on netflix, eating stale tony’s donuts, and lapsing in and out of consciousness.
as a person who normally shuns sleep, and tends to work until she passes out on the couch on a nightly basis… i don’t give myself a lot of lazy do-nothing days. actually, i don’t give myself any.
i have to say that the IKEAbus could definitely be classified as a success. nobody yelled at me, or asked for their money back, no fist fights broke out, and nothing burst into flames or turned into radioactive ooze.
oh, and everything fit into the truck. even though it was pouring rain, and i failed to work into my spatial calculation the fact that most people lose their minds temporarily at IKEA and wind up buying 2-3 times more than they planned- just because everything is so freakin’ awesome and so freakin’ cheap. (possibly even a $49 armoire so heavy that no mere mortal can lift it… ahem jj)
anyway, it was really amazing. i made new friends (hi beth! hi gennyfer- sorry i’ve been checking out your husband on my way to work. i didn’t know!). i bought a new bathroom cabinet. i ate some sort of amazing broccoli cakes and deeply regret not buying some to hoard in my freezer.
but amazingness aside, there were 2 very important things that i didn’t do:
1. TAKE PHOTOS! i really should have hired a professional photographer for the day, because i completely disregarded the fact that i would be so fucking busy that i wouldn’t have time to pause and snap some pics. i may have taken a funny picture of my lingonberry juice box, but nothing with actual people or furniture in it. so if you rode the IKEAbus, and took pictures- please send them to me! i’m desperate!
2. SLEEP. the night before i was packing snack boxes and attempting to work out final logistical details. i might have blacked out on the couch for an hour or two, but it would be totally reasonable to state that i stayed up all night. add that with a day of running around in the rain and sadly trying to lift heavy things before declaring “muppet arms” and letting our fearless truck driver scout (my IKEAbus guardian angel) do the work… made me more exhausted than i have ever been in my entire life.
so today, i slept. and slept. and slept. instead of doing laundry, or packing my lunches for the week, or finally filing all that paperwork that has been building up in my office.
anyhow, i’m sorry that i don’t have a properly documented and comprehensive post about ikeabus happenings with lots of pretty photos. but what i’m not sorry for is is finally giving myself a chance to rest.