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#91 of 92 Old 02-25-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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You should look up narcoleptic dogs on YouTube. It's fascinating. Sad, but somewhat hilarious.

I agree with fourlittlebirds. Especially in February! We do a lot more hanging about the house doing "nothing" during the winter and if I can just allow myself, I can realize that it's not a totally invalid thing to do. I think there's a good argument for hibernating just now and I know for me I'm totally wanting to do it. It's funny, but there's plenty to do indoors too. It's just less "active."

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How can you make the nothing days day unenriching? We are radical chillers. We stay home as much as possible, especially in winter. We are the eptiome of Homebody. But we end up doing fun and cool stuff, no matter.

We have a boat load's worth of Febuary nothing--paintings painted, books read, items knitted, Youtube videos laughed over, DVDs watched and discussed, Simpson episodes oft quoted, playgroups hosted, stories written, games played, clay molded, food cooked, baked and digested, animals cared for, music played, hills sledded, snow people melted. Crud, we even have a pet lapbook finished. You try being an 8 yr old with a digital camera slow -to -proces and still get foraging chickens centered for photos...



Further...how would even the 'nothingingness' of napping on the sofa with a child or two, or a partner's not be 'enriching'. Nothingness does not computer with me.

Plus, they are good nourishment for the times one does run around 'doing something', as we all do. I can do nothing, and I can do 'too much'. I think that's simply life.
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