Relaxing with the Extremist

All is everything lately. She wrote ‘all or nothing’ and my first thought was nothing. I certainly can’t give all. I need the weekend. I need the nothing.

I do tend to extremes, and generally lean toward all. Balance is the goal, hmm? I’ve been actively seeking balance for more than six years. In truth, I stillΒ swing from one side to the other, but I know ifΒ I stay away from too much all,Β I need less nothing. I’m aiming for the middle more often now, so I know I’m doing better.

I loathe starting and hate finishing, which reads odd, like I don’t enjoy doing. I enjoy doing. I so enjoy doing. Better to phrase the middle — Once I get going, I don’t like to stop. I feel sometimes like I can’t stop, because if I stop I’ll have to start again and I hate starting.

It’s raining and sometimes storming all weekend.
I just got two new books and these pajamas are super comfy. Plus The Mister has gone to get take-out.
Even my nothing is full, but it lacks a schedule, and that is all.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘all or nothing’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

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44 Responses to Relaxing with the Extremist

  1. When you come back from having nothing for a while, there is an awful lot on the to do list, and sometimes you wish you could just crawl under the covers and do nothing again for a while.

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Doing nothing sometimes is the best. I like your idea of PJs, books, and take-out! We had some stormy stuff with tons of lightning, and hail last night, but not a lot of rain. Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

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  3. micketalbot says:

    Oh dear, every way but which way, but please don’t make it nothing at all.

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  4. Good books, comfy clothes/PJ’s, not having to cook, and no schedule? Life is ALL good. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

    janet

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  5. Oh, how much this last sentence applies to me too. Actually, I think I might win on nothing. Wanna fight? πŸ˜€

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  6. Benson says:

    I used to be obsessed with the doing. When one project ended another started right up. I still stay busy but the nothing looks pretty good now. Enjoy the weekend.

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  7. Alice says:

    Delightful word play! (And the play is often all, no?)

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  8. marianallen says:

    Oh, you would make a great writing partner! Most writers can do starts and finishes, but blanche when facing the muddly middle! Your PJ day sounds deevine. Hope it turned out that way. Stormy and drizzly here: a great day for loafing.

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  9. Hope you had a lovely weekend, Joey doing nothing at all except enjoying the comfy pjs and take-away):-)

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  10. Laura says:

    Just…this. This. Every single part of it rings true.
    “I feel sometimes like I can’t stop, because if I stop I’ll have to start again and I hate starting.” Yep. Except sometimes I find I’ve petered out without noticing until I look down and realize dammit, I stopped working on that, how am I gonna find the energy to pick it back up?

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  11. Erika says:

    The older I get, the more I appreciate having those “not doing a damn thing” days.

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  12. reocochran says:

    I wore pj’s almost all day on Sunday. I tried to catch up on blogs but failed. I did watch a “boomerang” film from library. It means you return it to library in 3 days. “Moonlight” was a good movie but it was sad in the theme. I watched a couple of comedies! This helped my day to relax. Hope you enjoyed your day, Joey!

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  13. Dan Antion says:

    I can relate to “I need the nothing.” That’s a very good line. I hope you were able to recharge over the weekend.

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  14. Prajakta says:

    I typically oscillate between nothing to everything …. either I only breathe or there is no time to breathe! Tell me when you get the balance? Or even if you desire to….

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  15. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love that line “even my nothing is full”. Lucky, lucky you πŸ™‚

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  16. You knew this was coming if I read this….. Billy Joel – “Darling, I don’t know why I go to extremes. Too high or too low, there ain’t no in between.”
    I am savoring my nothingness because I want May to go away!

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    • joey says:

      HEHEHE! Yes, just like that. I love that song. Well, I love Billy Joel at a 98%…

      “Sometimes I lie awake night after night coming apart at the seams… Eager to please, ready to fight!
      Why do I go to extremes?”
      πŸ˜›
      Good stuff!

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  17. Ahhh…. balance. That would be nice. πŸ™‚

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  18. Full lacking a schedule sounds pretty great!

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  19. LindaGHill says:

    I’m with you – start or finish and wave at the middle as it goes by seemingly so quickly. I wish you middle, my dear. πŸ™‚

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