March 11, 2015

Four Quiet Days of Nothing


Last week, Mother Nature decided that Winter needed one last laugh before Spring took over. On Wednesday evening, all types of precipitation fell from the sky and by Thursday morning, it truly looked like a winter wonderland. It was so pretty, I briefly forgot all about how much I longed for Summer. Instead, I took being "snowed-in" as an excuse to play lazy for four straight days. 

You heard that right. Four days. On Thursday, everything was closed, including both my office and Adam's. On Friday, both of our offices had a delayed openings but our driveway and road leading to our garage were solid ice so even after a few hours of sunshine and defrosting, we were still thoroughly "stuck" at home. Then of course, came Saturday and Sunday, and while both days were snow/ice free, I decided that I rather sit indoors and watch Parks &  Recreation on loop instead of participate in the real world. 
Four days "snowed-in" with your husband might drive some ladies mad. In fact, I think being snowed in with anyone for four days is probably grounds for madness in general. However, I truly, truly enjoyed four days of nothingness with Adam. 

Life isn't always quiet. Sometimes, it is loud and joyful. Sometimes, it is hectic and crazy and you're lucky to find five minutes to yourself.  Other times, it is heavy and the sadness hangs in the air... an unavoidable nuisance that everyone trips around. But these four days weren't dripping with any particular emotions... they just were. 

They were days for us to sleep in and wipe off doggy paws after our pups played outside. They were days for us sit and talk about the future and the past. They were days for us to read comics and catch up on YouTube videos. They were days for us to clean house and procrastinate on laundry. They were days for us to take walks around the neighborhood and play in the park.

I realize that a lot can be accomplished in four days times. Perhaps Adam and I should have tackled a home project or finally finished our taxes. We did neither and honestly, I feel good about it. Four days might be a lot of time to do something, but its also a good amount of time to just do nothing. And doing "nothing" with the person that you love most in this world, is really its own reward. 

I don't know when Adam and I will have another four days to just do nothing. It could be years. But I do know that we both really enjoyed these four days of nothingness. It was grand. It was amazing. It was.... nothing. 

12 comments :

  1. Everyone deserves a break and I'm glad yours was so restful!

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  2. Those photos are so beautiful! Glad you were able to go have a little fun! Miss you!

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  3. Four days of nothing sounds really good, sometimes you just need that in your life!!! :) I'm glad you were able to relax and do nothing together.

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  4. Sounds like heaven. I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy each others company.

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  5. We were inside for a few days. It was nice to just relax.

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  6. We had something similar happen in 2011 -- couldn't get the car out of the parking spot! The only things open in town were liquor stores. Even Waffle House was closed.

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  7. We must live fairly close to one another because the exact same weather happened here in Louisville and I was at home doing a whole lot of nothing either. We just enjoyed hanging out and being lazy for the most part.

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  8. Sounds like it was exactly what you both needed, glad to hear you took the time to simply enjoy being in one another's prescence, chat, love, play, heal and just be.

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  9. Oh man I would LOVE to have that many days of nothingness and Netflix binging!!

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  10. I'm glad you had a peaceful four days! We got hit with 10 inches on Thursday as well and it was nice to have a day at home together bundled up. But then it all started to melt away Friday...and now we just have a few inches left and 40 degree days wohoo!! Unfortunately our relaxing time only last one day because our furnace decided to break and we had to stay with my parents for 4 days. (not as relaxing :) ) Glad to see you around these parts.

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  11. I dont blame you!! Like you said, who knows when you will have the opportunity to just have four days to yourself again. Sometimes its perfectly ok to just do nothing.

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  12. Four days of nothingness sounds amazing!

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