Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 283 – Busy Doing Nothing


“Nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”

Lau Tzo

Thanks for the confirmation, Spidey, that doing nothing is a thing!

Actually, I say busy doing nothing, but it’s not quite true.

The holidays are here, and we have nothing specific planned. That would be better to say.

The way things are, right now, I think it’s better to not have too much planned, incase things take a turn for the worse.

Actually, as I type, the US still has cases in the high figures, and European countries that were convinced they’d kicked Covid-19 to the curb, are now reporting case numbers rising, sparking fears of a second wave.

Here, in the UK there have been few areas where numbers have spiked, causing local lockdown, rather than national. And our dear BoJo has put the brakes on any more loosening of the lockdown for a further two weeks, to curb the chances of the spikes spreading further.

When I said we had no plans, that was a little white lie.

One thing I was desperate to do (if you know me, you’ll already be able to guess what I’m about to type) was to see my parents as soon as it was humanely possible.

After factoring in orthodontic appointments, cricket trainings, and a few others, it was settled that we would go for a couple of days, to see the folks as I haven’t seen them since the New Year.

But now, hearing everything that is happening, I wonder whether that is a wise decision?

Do we go and visit them, satisfy our longing to see and hug them, but possibly put them at risk of the virus, as we will be coming in from somewhere else? Then there is the flipside, do we risk going away, even for a few days, and possibly bring something back this way?

Ideally, we (meaning the kids and I) wanted to go away as there was work that needed doing in the house. If we weren’t around then Hubby Dearest could supervise this work (supposing the builders etc. could do that week) without worrying about us all bouncing off the walls, too.

And while I ponder what to do, I still have other weeks to fill, doing nothing, too.

So, I’m writing.

That’s not nothing, agreed, but it takes a whole lot of nothing time for me to be able to create.

And so I shall, and from this ‘busy doing nothing’ time, may wonderful words be born!

So tell me, what do you do when you’re ‘busy doing nothing’?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pranabaxom
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 16:34:01

    Go and meet them but don’t hug. Difficult to do but better than nothing. Maintain all precautions.
    Hope and pray.

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  2. charlypriest
    Aug 05, 2020 @ 07:01:23

    How did I forget my Spidey!!!
    I´m actually a master at doing nothing. And most important is family so glad you were able to see your parents.

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    • Ritu
      Aug 05, 2020 @ 09:32:53

      I still haven’t seen them, Charly. I’m deciding whether it’s safe enough to go 😢



      • charlypriest
        Aug 05, 2020 @ 09:36:36

        I think it is safe, you can always have social distancing which is what I do with my own father.
        Which actually brings us laughs, talking with this man at 5 meters away at least, he is a bit paranoid. But you know I recently lost my mother, now this guy has physical health issues so I try to see him when I can or he wants better said.
        So yes, I don´t know how far you have to travel, your circumstances e.t.c. But if you want to see them, maybe not touch them, but at least see them, I think it is safe.

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      • Ritu
        Aug 05, 2020 @ 10:27:22

        We are at least three hours away, so it has to be planned in a certain way. I do hope I get to see them xx

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  3. Jennie
    Aug 04, 2020 @ 17:29:09

    Your ‘busy doing nothing’ sounds just wonderful!

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  4. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Aug 04, 2020 @ 03:32:33

    It is hard–weighing the risks versus the rewards. My dad is 80, and we hadn’t seen him in more than 6 months, when we finally visited last month. We didn’t get close the first couple days. He slept in his workshop (which is actually a normal thing). We didn’t end up hugging until we left, after 2 weeks. Most of our meals were spent outside. We were all fine, but it is a gamble. Of course, he could die anytime (and so could we all). Ugh–so much to consider. You’ll make the right decision for you!

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    • Ritu
      Aug 04, 2020 @ 08:16:25

      Thank you Rebecca. It’s so tough!
      It’s the worry about going there and taking something with us, but also the chance of brining something back. It’s so hard! But I think we’re on track to go, on Sunday, unless anything suddenly changes. 🥰

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  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Aug 03, 2020 @ 23:17:46

    Perhaps you could stay in a hotel nearby for a couple of days so that you can practice a bit more social distancing.. my two sisters have had people around in the garden and inside but with enough room not to be on top of each other. That might make you all feel more comfortable.. and if you wear masks at least you can have hugs..xx

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  6. thereluctantpoet
    Aug 03, 2020 @ 01:49:26

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  7. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 20:05:17

    I like your notion of doing nothing, Ritu. I have taken two weeks leave as I am burned out after seven months of non-stop work. My doing nothing to date has involved cleaning out the pantry and making the Covid-19 cake you have seen. My two sisters came over for lunch today for the first time in four and a half months. So nice!

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  8. syl65
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 17:52:00

    This Covid has thrown everything and everybody for a loop because of the uncertainty and the report of cases spiking. Hopefully you can go and see your parents, Sister 💜

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  9. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 14:22:38

    Sounds very good, Sis! Its a pleasure to hear you all are well, and in touch with your logistics (cricket games …) too. Havent you heared about your prime minister wanted dieting the aisles? Lol Last week there was a lot of laughter here, listening to a short speech of Mr. Johnson advicing UK citizens loosing weight to prevent getting infected by the virus. 😉 Have everybody have seen him jogging around the Tower Bridge? Lol Dont become too busy Sis. You vacancy counts. Best wishes, Michael

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  10. willowdot21
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 11:14:33

    At the moment Sis I am the champion of busy doing nothing. It very difficult to decide whether or not to visit your mum and dad. You must be very torn. 💜

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  11. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 09:20:33

    Hi Ritu. I hope you get to see your parents soon. I went up to Edinburgh for a week just recently so I managed to see my mum, dad and my brother and MIL. So glad that I got to see them. My dad has been really low as has my brother, so I thought it might cheer them up to see me. I was super careful whilst up.I only visited my MIL once as she has carers who come and go and that frightened me the most. That’s a story in itself. x

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  12. Ruth
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 09:17:05

    I finally saw my parents yesterday after six months – but no hugs, as the rules here specify – we were only there for a few hours but it was so good to see them again to see for myself that they’re ok 🙂

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  13. TanGental
    Aug 02, 2020 @ 09:16:40

    Me I’d go if they’re happy to have you. Life’s too short as it is. You just never know.

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