Friday, November 25, 2005

Must Not Move

Many stores opened at 6 am today. People were actually up, dressed, and prepared to do retail battle to secure the best gifts at the best prices.

I got up at 7 but didn't dress until 8. Since then, I've made two meals, tidied one room and folded one load of laundry. Oh, yes, I read the paper and flipped through the advertising supplements, too.

I'm inclined to call it a day, and lounge about with the kids the remainder.

Given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.
An irresponsible idler; a sluggard.
[French, alteration (influenced by fait néant, does nothing) of Old French faignant, idler, from present participle of faindre, feindre, to feign.]
"fainéant." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 25 Nov. 2005.