Doing Nothing and Doing It Well

Since getting, acquiring, contracting, coming down with the swine flu last November, I have had a tough road to recovery: low-grade pneumonia, tonsillitis, several flus and viruses, and laryngitis–twice! My nephew, who will officially be a cardio thoracic surgeon in May, informed me that my immune system will need time to bounce back. Harumph! Grr!

So, I do not feel the least bit guilty for lying around on a chaise  next to the gentle, rippling, sparkling-blue surf in full sight of the blistering sun occasionally sipping a pina colada. Of course, there were some redeeming moments: not engaging in long- or needless conversation to save my voice for my job where I have to talk for 6 straight hours  at a volume which probably terrifies my students; and having read two fantastic books: Run by Ann Patchett and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and partway into a third.

No, I don’t feel badly about becoming  sloth-like for seven straight, glorious days. I only fancy for a few more.

Quote of the Day for YOU:  No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


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