sloth + me = a kinship

This was a big year for the sloth.  Well, I should qualify – I have no idea if it was a big year for any particular sloth but generally, they saw a lot of play in the interweb world.

They had memes:

They had gifs:

this just made me laugh

Having neither memes nor gifs myself, I consider this some decent play.  Even if you don’t like to jump on trends or aren’t into sloth fandom, I do believe, somewhere in the cockles of your heart, there is a soft spot for my friend the sloth.

Now, I’m going to be bold here and explain that I loved the sloth even before it’s popularity.  You see, I can be lazy.  As a youngster, my family often referred to me as a sloth.  I have a sloth beany baby and to remind my dad of the good ol’ days, I made him a sloth magnet this Christmas.  While I think initially my parents thought being compared to a sloth would get my buns moving, I quickly embraced the comparison and it was no longer an insult.  And no, it didn’t get my buns moving.

My sloth-like habits are in full swing this week.  Partly because I’ve had quite the week and partly because I see no point in wasting my vacation on doing things.  Shower today?  Eh… Leave my apt?  Why?  Get of the couch?  I see no point.  And getting up before 9 am just sounds like torture.

this is me attempting to get up but seeing no point

Nuturing my inner sloth will make it a rough reentry on Monday into the work world (yes, I realize this makes me sound elitist and like a giant brat) and it does induce a bit of trepidation.  Guess I need to simply suck it up.

Going back to work also means leaving this little guy to cuddle on his own (sad face).

cuddly simonI recognize many others out there have taken 2015 by the horns: “Make resolutions – YEAH!  Start achieving resolutions – HELL YEAH!  ATTACK ALL THE RESOLUTIONS – F*^% YEAH!”.  This is fantastic – I admire all of you!  Me?  Well, see the  above picture of the cat and my sloth self-comparison.  I do have some ideas about what I want to accomplish this year but I haven’t figured out the details just yet.  Maybe next week?  Maybe not – going back to work is going to require a nap or two.

no resolutions here – 2014 is doomed!

I spent all day traveling yesterday to get back to incredibly chilly and snowy MI.  During this time, I napped, listened to some tunes and did some thinking.  Being on a plane for over four hours with delayed flights, driving for over 2 and half hours and taking the train and a boat to get home gives you time to think.

oh yeah and I walked up 3 GIANT hills in Seattle to get to the train pulling two suitcases – brutal!

There were all kinds of ideas floating around in my head about what I wanted my resolutions to include.  Weight loss, running PRs, saving all the monies, cranking up my domestic and decorating skills, being a better daughter, sister, friend… the list went on and it was kind of overwhelming.

Today, I started watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and came to a very important conclusion.  I’m not making any resolutions this year.

Each January I make lofty goals about how I am going to change my life in the upcoming year.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see anything wrong with this practice.  In fact, I even accomplish a few of them.  But yesterday as I was sitting in the airport reading over all of the fb posts about how fabulous years were, all I could think about was how my year WASN’T fabulous.  This was the approximate time when I started feeling sorry for myself.

It took me another lay over to see I could think of this past year with a positive spin or a negative one.  Since I’ve been working to slow the negative thoughts down, I opted for the positive spin and it lifted my cloud of negativity.  Nevertheless, I am not sure I want to establish a check list for this year.  I think I want this year to unfold based on what is happening in my life and the direction it is going.  There is a scene in the last Harry Potter movie where Hermione says they need to create a plan.  Harry responds with, “when have any of our plans actually worked?  We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose” – this is my life!

tru dat Harry

So, I’m going to make goals as I go along.  All of those things I mentioned above will be themes in the following days and being happy will be my main focus.  The rest will be gravy.