Daily Archives: November 14, 2016

No, Thank You



No, thank you, I do not want to wake up. Though I love my new alarm clock with it’s big round face, large dial, easily readable numbers and a huge, simple-to-find-in-a-state-of-half-asleep snooze button, I don’t care to hear it this morning. I’d rather not get out from under the covers, and stretch my feet to the cold floor. No, thank you, I think I’d prefer to stay in bed.

No, thank you, I really don’t care, this morning, to see the sunrise. I don’t really want to see the sun at all. I can feel its warmth, through the east-facing window of my bedroom as it rises over the tops of the trees.That’s enough for me. If it makes a difference what I think, I’d just as soon stay right here.

No, thank you, I think I’ll pass on morning coffee. First of all, that would involve getting out of bed. Secondly, I’m afraid it might jar me from this decadent, lazy, luxurious morning among the pillows and comforters.

No, thank you, I’m terribly afraid that a shower and a change of clothes would ruin this mood. I’ll stay in my pajamas, if you don’t mind.

No, thank you, I think I won’t be taking telephone calls today. I will also not check the weather, the news or my Email. No, thank you to Facebook, and Twitter, and Instant Messenger. Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.

No, thank you, I prefer not to go to work today. Though I often enjoy the job itself, and always appreciate the paycheck, though I like the perks – like food on the table and a roof over my head – that a steady job affords me, I think I’ll pass today.

Oh, no thank you, I choose definitely not to spend the time off work in other “worthwhile endeavors.” No, though I understand this opening creates time to make a dent in a long, long list of obligations, I will not be working on them today, thank you very much.

No, thank you, not even the crossword puzzle, not even the book. My intent, if you please, is to lay right here, snug under the covers. I may roll over, once or twice, but not more than from one side to the other. As for everything else, no. Thank you.