Mindless. That’s my favorite word this week. I recently finished the first draft of a WIP, had an opportunity during the past few weeks to see all of the kids, grandkids and granddogs, learned that I have a short story being published in the next few weeks, had some wonderful things happen in terms of organizations I belong to, and am getting ready to take advantage of an educational opportunity I’ve only dreamed about participating in for many years. With all those things going on, I decided I’m entitled to take a day off to be utterly mindless.
So, what should I do with my mindless day? Well, I could sit and read, but I’ve been doing a lot of that during my spare time. I could watch television – the game show channel seems to be having a marathon of Family Feud and I noticed the cover of the current issue of TV Guide lists 35 shows to catch up on streaming. I could play the piano, but it badly needs tuning. I could go shopping, but then I would have to clean my closet. I could go play Mah Jongg or bridge, but those don’t exactly fit the definition of mindless games.
I guess I could sit and stare at the wall or I could sit with my computer and randomly string words together to write a blog that poses a question to you, my readers. It’s a simple question: What do you do when you have the chance to do something mindless?