Same Day, Same Sweatpants, Same Couch…

Well, it is the day after Christmas and I found myself in my typical day-after-Christmas mode – which is somewhere between being in park and reverse.  It was a sweatpants, shower optional day.  A day where I thought wishfully about all the things that should be done while noting my complete lack of motivation to do any of them.

I know I should feel guilty for letting a day that had the potential to be so productive slip away from me, but frankly, guilt requires energy that I am not motivated enough to commit.   I just wanted my shlumpadinka persona to be left alone today; and, indeed it was – I was almost utterly worthless.  Not entirely utterly worthless mind you,  I still fed the child and did some laundry; but as far as what I should have been doing – yeah, that was pretty much an epic fail.

The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a shlumpadinka as “a woman who dresses like she has completely given up on herself and it shows .”  I bet you thought I made that word up…oh no, not me.  Oprah made it up.  You have to be pretty influential to be able to create new words – and motivated.  I am neither.  But, I have to admit – Oprah nailed it.  The word does produce the right mental impression.

Tomorrow is not the day-after-Christmas.  Unfortunately,  that means I will have to unglue my lazy cheeks from the couch and find my way back to the world of the living…and showering…and looking human.  Goodbye day-after-Christmas shlumpadinka persona – I will see you again next year – same day, same sweatpants, same couch. 😉

Day one thousand two hundred and sixty-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

1 Response

  1. B-dubya

    I LOVE the idea of Shlumpadinka Day as an official annual holiday (12/26-12/27)! But we’d best tread carefully here to avoid the day being loaded up with all sorts of obligations (Shlumpadinka parties), commercialism (Shlumpadinka gifting), or any of the holiday pollutants which wore us out in the first place. Shlumpadinka discount specials at the nearest spa? Nah, that would require leaving the couch. 😀

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