1. The feeling of being bored by something tedious
I don't know why I suffer from ennui. But it hits me from time to time. Bleh. Actually, I think it hits me most when I have the most that needs to be done. I just want to go curl up in bed until all the things that need to be done have been forgotten about. Of course, I have a half-decent work ethic and it gets exasperated with me when I feel that way. Still, the ennui is hitting me now.
My house is getting painted tomorrow and I should have gone around the house repairing shingles with some from the back of the garage. I did not do this. I have tests and lab reports to grade that I've ferried back and forth from school all week. I have not graded any of them. My kitchen is a mess (as well as other bits of my house) but I have not cleaned. I would like to make some peach ice cream as an experiment, and I can't even get up the gumption to try that. And there's loads of stuff at school that need doing. *sigh* This, too, shall pass. I should just get up and clean the kitchen. And when I get done, maybe start on the ice cream. Baby steps! Baby steps!
(The line in the subject, BTW, is from Edward Gorey's wonderfully evil alphabet poem "The Gashlycrumb Tinies." Go read it here. It's quite the evil bit of fun.)