I don't know why I have a big case of inertia. It isn't unpleasant, but I wind up sitting in the same place for too long. I know that all of a sudden it will lift.
A sour dough starter is maturing by the sink. It takes 7 days according to a web site I found. By the time it is ready I'll be able to knead one loaf and see how it turns out. Maybe my do nothing phase will be gone by then.