A Boring Day

I popped into Phil, the shoemaker, to visit Vanya, his wife, who asked me out of habit  what’s new. She’ll ask me this at least three times in our conversation, in case I forgot something.

“Nothing’s new,” I said. “I’m having a very boring day.”

“Tank God for dis,” she said, in her unrivaled Russian accent.

It got me thinking.

A week ago Friday I thought I was going blind…one of the worst days of my life. A week later I’m passively complaining to be bored.

What’s wrong with this picture?

I got up, had coffee. Went to an early work appointment out in Brooklyn. Came home, had lunch. Wrote a bit then read at the library.

How uneventful…how dull…how simply glorious.

Not one crisis to be had.

I’ve decided I want more boring days where nothing out of the ordinary occurs. Where I yawn every few minutes and stretch where I’m perched.

When no one expects anything of me and there’s nowhere pressing to go.

I can soak in a tub, change the sheets then leisurely drop off the laundry on my way to buy a birthday card.

I can eat while I’m strolling.

Maybe I’ll even leave my phone at home allowing me to just be in my travels.

The next time I think I’m having a boring day, I will say…

Tank God for dis, and remember…

God speaks through other people.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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13 Responses to A Boring Day

  1. micklively says:

    Perspicacious, as ever, Susannah.
    I too yearn for uneventful days, sometimes. Yet there are other times when I will even court disaster in order to avoid the bland. Is that what they call “mood swing”?


  2. katecrimmins says:

    I love uneventful days. I even worry about meeting up with friends or relatives for fear bad news will crop up. I just love when nothing is new. How boring is that?


  3. Lynn says:

    You drop off your laundry? What the what?????


    • I live right on Madison Avenue in a prewar building where there is no laundry room…I’ve been dropping it off for 33 years. I know it seems lavish but it’s the easiest thing since the nearest do-it-yourself laundromat is miles away. It’s called New Yawk living Lynn.

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  4. Elle Knowles says:

    My days have been busy and no time to be bored. When I do find some free time on my hands I can’t figure out what to do with it and that’s nice! Maybe I should do the laundry. LOL!I wish I could justify dropping off my laundry… 😉 It shows you have piece of mind when you have no worries Susannah.


  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Wise words. Thanks for the reminder!


  6. I welcome uneventful days.


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