We Have No Time To Sit And Stare

James Proclaims (4)


As of tomorrow morning the Christmas holidays are officially over.

In fact the tree and decorations are coming down today.

I know that Twelfth Night is not for another few days so it might be a bit premature for me to be halting the festivities but frankly it is time.

It is time because Mrs Proclaims and I have eaten all the nice food.

It is time because I’ve drunk all the wine.

It is also time because I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Nothing quite kills the festive mood like having to go to work.

I don’t hate my job by any stretch of the imagination, indeed I genuinely quite like what I do most of the time.

But if I were given the option of maintaining my current lifestyle without the need for gainful employment then I would absolutely grasp that opportunity with both hands.

I could absolutely live without a job. I wouldn’t get bored. There’s loads of ways I could fill my time.

Indeed, I feel there are genuinely areas of my life that regularly get neglected by that annoying time leech that is the daily grind.

If I had more time I could learn another language, I could take up a musical instrument, I could read some of the more seminal literary tomes that have always passed me by, I could volunteer my time to a worthwhile cause, and I could train for some sort of endurance event like a marathon or a triathlon.

There’s so much I could do if only I had the time.

I could do all that.

Obviously I wouldn’t.

What I’d actually do is sit around in my pants, watching box sets and eating junk food.

But I guarantee you that I would not be bored.

  4 comments for “We Have No Time To Sit And Stare

  1. January 2, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    The decorations came down in my house today as well, but mostly because we’ve got builders coming in tomorrow.

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    • January 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      That seems eminently sensible. Hope the building work is not too intrusive – I suspect 2017 might be the year we finally do some home improvements, but we’re still at the decision making stage, which could yet take some months…


      • January 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

        Hopefully it shouldn’t be too intrusive. We’ve got a small extension that was built before we moved in and the roof needs replacing as there is no supporting beam. It’s more of a ‘we need to do this’ than anything else.


  2. January 2, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Oh yes I love it welcome the do nothing world

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