Time out for some serious moodling

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Moodling: To dawdle aimlessly, to idle time away.  Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Napoleon often moodled about for a week at a time after his big battles, doing nothing but playing with his children or reading trash.  Our imaginations need regular periods of moodling or we become rigid and stagnant.


So I’m declaring today “National Moodling Day.”  All my business projects have been turned in on time and I get a breather for a few days before new assignments are issued.  All the bills have been paid and all systems are go in my house for the first time in a long time.  No major repairs to be done, no civic projects hanging over my head.

I feel a serious moodle coming on.  So I toss aside my ‘to-do’ list and rise and shine. I may turn up my Keb Mo album and have some fried green tomatoes for breakfast.  Or not.  I can’t wait to see what I’ll end up doing.

Moodling is freedom to do as you wish, not what someone else wants you to do.  I think that’s what Sundays were originally designed for until mankind just couldn’t quell its material hunger for even 24 hours.

Anyone want to join me.  I love to know how others moodle.

4 thoughts on “Time out for some serious moodling

  1. I moodled with Keb tonight on
    My walk!!
    Don’t even think about stopping !
    I love your humor!!!

  2. I welcome Mooding Day. Tom and I have declared 3 mooding days since last Friday. We lost our Beloved Bengal on Thursday of last week. We are in need of Moodling Days to get our heads screwed back on so we can live without our pet. I am attaching a few sentences of how we loved ACE.

    In July of 2003, Tom called me and said he had us a new pet. He send me a picture via email. When he told me how much he had paid for the pet, my remark was
    “My God, he looks like an Alley Cat”, and Tom say: “Yeap he is an Alley Cat Extraordinary” ..thus his name ACE.

    He lived with us for 9 years and 3 months. He was the center of our being. When we were home, we always knew where ACE was. We were aware of him being there or not
    being there. His affection was contagious. He was a lover, an explorer and a social being.

    Besides us, Gabe and Harvey were his best friends. Dennis, who doesn’t like cats always gave him a pet. Everyone like ACE. He had a personality that included everyone.
    His expressions were priceless.

    He loved Tom…He tolerated me in his loving way. When Tom called he would always come. When I called he would walk by and brush his tail against my leg.

    For two months ACE has been ill. Today we found that he had inoperative cancer so the humane think to do was euthanasia.

    Today June 26, 2012 at 3:30PM Tom and I took ACE to our Vet and he was peacefully put to sleep.

    Thanks to our family of Vet’s. Drs. Bill and Jennifer Sullivan (My nephew and his wife- both vets) and Dr. Hillary Ecklund (married to my cousin) Also to
    our favorite Vet. in Palm Springs, Dr. Rebecca Diaz. They made this journey understandable.

    We thank all of you for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

    ACE was loved.

    Tom and Chester

  3. I am so so so sorry Chet. Losing a pet is every bit as awful as losing a person – sometimes worse because they love us so unconditionally and people sometimes have “conditions.” I’m saying a little prayer for Ace – I believe animals have spirits too.

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