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Today was a “down” day, a “do nothing” day. After arriving back from California on Monday, Tuesday morning I was back at work and I hit the ground running. Thursday and Friday the store was immersed in year-end inventory, and by Friday night, I was worn out.

So I woke up about 9 this morning with the intention of not doing a whole heck of a lot. My intentions went downhill quickly.

My allergies have been bad since I came back to Houston, so I decided to try to clean my room and “de-dust” it.

I took down the curtains from my “wall” that hides my shelving units in my room to wash. Then I washed my sheets, rugs from the bathroom, and my regular laundry. I vacuumed the entire apartment and used my “shark” vac to hit the lamp shades, blinds, sheers, and other dust target areas. I also cleaned my bathroom and worked on a “movie” of my vacation.

Not bad for doing “nothing.” ha ha

And of course, since one of my nicknames is GRACE and I didn’t have any weird accidents during my vacation, today I totally made up for it. At some point during the cleaning frenzy, I managed to turn a burner on in the kitchen. We have a gas stove and I’ve been uber paranoid about it since we moved in, so normally, I find myself checking the dials whenever I’m near it. I don’t know when I turned it on, but I was vacuuming down the hall and smelled gas. I thought it was the dryer, but as I rounded the corner I saw the back burner aflame (and not just a little aflame, either). I still don’t know when I bumped the dial on the stove, but I’ll definitely be more careful as I vacuum the kitchen next time.

Also, since I’ve been back, it’s rained EVERY day, and it rained every day while I was gone. It’s incredibly humid and green here. Such a drastic change from my vacay.

Speaking of vacay, besides working on the movie, I scanned all my brochures and my fortunes from all the fortune cookies I had while I was gone. I laughed, as most of these were apropos for my trip. For example:

When I got this one, I laughed. Now that I’m through with inventory at work and have time to reflect on this trip, I know this one will play itself out. It may be all in my mind, but I feel different and I look forward to the next phase of my great transformation.

More on that later…


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

3 thoughts on “DO NOTHING DAY…

  1. Shae!!!!!!!! Back blogging…yay!!!So uh, do nothing eh? Sadly it is physically impossible to do nothing…for in doing nothing you are still doing…I don’t know, it’s late and I feel like talking…Love you!

  2. can you come clean my room? it’s in some desperate need of attention and i don’t give it what it needs. it’s only about half the size of your apt! so it’ll take you half the time right???

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