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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Procrastination - I Haz It

Sooooo...I've been thinking about all the things that I do while I procrastinate doing something else. In fact, three days ago I thought "I should blog about this!" but put it off. Right now, I'm compiling/reviewing a list if everything I still need to do before we leave tomorrow for Christmas. And instead of actually working on that mountain of unfinished items, I'm blogging. It's a vicious circle, really.

It's utterly amazing how a task expands to fill the time you allow for it. I can empty the dishwasher in three minutes flat if I need to refill it before company arrives at the house. But if I'm emptying it while waiting for something else to cook or such, then it never gets done before I have to return to the stove or icing bowl or screaming child. Seriously, how does the dishwasher know I when I'm not running late? And how do all those extra dishes get in there?

Then there's my ability to completely over-schedule myself. Of course I'm going to procrastinate everything until the last minute, until I am frazzled, pulling out my hair, and sending kids to time out for small infractions. I've found that instead of losing my temper, it's much better just to give them sugar. Literally. Too many cakes, too little time. I'll try and blog about those, too - when I've got some laundry that needs to be folded or maybe an errand that I need to do.

5 comments:

Kristie said...

PRocratination is the story of my life!!!!! I totally hear what you are saying!

Amanda said...

I hope you get most of it done and have an enjoyable and safe trip:) I will miss your blogs--Have a
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Debi said...

What a very good observation!!! Have fun on your trip! Merry Christmas ~~~

Kristin said...

I enjoy looking at your blog. Thanks for the nice comments you leave when you visit mine! Merry Christmastime!!

Emily said...

*cough*flylady*cough*

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