I could say that I've been too busy to post, but that would be a lie. I suppose you could call it laziness, this urge I have to do nothing, except that it's an active nothing. I'm not ticking things off my to-do list, but my lack of accomplishment is not due to sitting around.
I've been taking long walks. My favourite thing to do on a sunny day is to get up early, before the heat hits, and go on an hour-long ramble. I stop to smell the flowers, and you can see on my Twitter feed that I'm critter-spotting. I get enthusiastic about chipmunks, garter snakes, irridesent bugs, and lawn-nibbling bunnies. I wonder what people think when I stand in front of their house for ten minutes staring at their garden. If they can't see the pretty birdy I'm watching they might think I'm insane, or casing the joint for a robbery. In any case, no one has chased me away yet.
I have learned some things. If those things are useless, do they count as accomplishments?
I learned how to play a new game. It's a kind of role-playing card game called Munchkin. I've seen kids play games like this in the past, and had no idea what they were up to. There were six of us playing, and only one person had played before. At first it was complete chaos. I had cards in my hand ranging from "Level 8 Ghoulfriends" through to "+2 Obnoxious Halitosis". I did what the experienced gamer told me too and tried to follow the reasoning behind what was going on.
The neat part was that all this confusion gradually resolved into a fun and logical game. By the end it made sense to all of us.
Actually the neatest part was when I won! :-) I vanquished a Level 2 Ugly Chicken to sweep to victory. Therefore I maintain: although it might seem that I'm not accomplishing much, I am very busy.