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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
 
Ennui
Do you ever have so much to do that you can’t do anything? I am sitting here in my dirty house with loads of tasks to do for both Dr. Bean and the Beanlets. There is nothing to make for dinner and I’m so low on food I had to resort to powdered milk for the children’s cereal this morning. So, what am I doing? Blogging. Wish me luck!
Comments:
Not doing anything sounds like a symptom of depression. That's not it, is it?

I have the opposite problem. I have so much to do that I am always working and I can't enjoy my tiny moments of downtime because I've got a perpetual To-Do list hanging over my head.

On the flip side, I try not to complain because God has blessed me in many ways.

I know the same is true for you, but I will wish you good luck just the same.
 
Oven: I am typically just like you. No, I'm not depressed just incredibly fatigued and too busy to start. I think some of Bean's procrastination is rubbing off on me. And here I am blogging again!
 
I understand the translation of "ennui" to generally mean boredom. You are not bored, certainly, B-and-C. No doubt you are just overwhelmed, knowing there's so much to do, so many people to tend to...you don't know where to start.

If I'm right, we're members of the same club. I have freelance manuscripts to complete, grocery shopping and cooking to do, organizing my home life , sorting through a year's accumulation of the children's schoolwork, filing bills and photos --shall I continue? I, too, cast it aside in favor of blogging -- not even in favor of TV?!

Typical avoidance complex. Sad, 'cause all those "need to do" items won't disappear at the snap of my fingers. They'll just wait some more...
 
B&C, I have the same problem! But I struggle with depression, and when I have a lot to do it's so overwhelming I often get frozen. Fortunately, I've started doing a few things every day, and I'm making progress. By the time I have as many kids as you, I hope to be much more efficient. In the meantime, I'm not allowing myself to write my own blog until I get the house in order & all my stuff done.

IMO, you need a nap.
 
Yep, I know what you mean. I have a load of washing in the machine that has been screaming to be hung out since 10 o'clock this morning...
 
It's such a relief to know I'm not the only one! I have a HUGE to-do list to ignore. That's why I'm here.
 
b&c: (1) Don't stress; you're getting a to of stuff done, and blogging too! (2) Dinner was glorious, thanks. For all of you who weren't there it was steak and cous cous. Cous cous is a side dish that captures the mistique of Duran Duran or Butrous Butrous Gali.
 
Baleboosteh: Welcome to Kerckhoff Coffeehouse. I recently retired from here, but it's still a terrific hang out. May I suggest that if there's something in the washing machine that's screaming, it's not the wash. You should take a look.
 
I think I might have some leftover spaghetti and meat sauce...

But in any case, you just described every day at my job.
 
Thank you all for your help and support. Sometimes you just wanna know that you're not the only one.
TP: You're right, but I was aiming for the first definition I found at dictionary.com "A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest"
DB: Laundry can too scream. That is what it does just before it starts to molder.
 
Ralphie, your job involves doing tasks for Dr. Bean and the Beanlets? B&C, with full-time help, you have nothing to worry about!
 
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