Monday, November 3, 2014

Procrastinating 101


I have to leave in...29 minutes...and I just realized I'm GREAT at procrastinating.  It goes like this:

Night Before:  *set alarm for 7:20* Tomorrow I will: Get up, get dressed in Clothes for Public Consumption, possibly even with make-up, and get my banking and errands done after dropping our daughter at school.  Then I will go work out at the gym, come home, make apple pies and clean the whole house, get the outside chores done, store the outdoor furniture in Martha-worthy style, and possibly repaint the interior of our house, while maintaining a perfect manicure and having a photo-shoot style dinner on the table later.

7:21 a.m.:   WHA--  Oh, my ever loving... No.  I can't.  Just, please.  Oh, sweet mercy--Shane's driving.  I'll get up and run errands later.  Maybe I'll go to the gym, too.  The bank deposit can wait.  And I'm *sure* the chickens aren't compLETely out of food.  Yet.

10:00 a.m.:  I can still get to the gym this AFTERNOON before pickup at the school.  And then the bank, because they're open til 5:30, right?

1:00 p.m.:  I should shower soon.  Or I could go upstairs and work out, instead of going to the gym.  Yeah.  Besides, the gym's probably full of those other moms who go before school gets out.

2:00 p.m.:  Forgot, there's volleyball practice til 6 p.m.  Reset schedule to allow for 3 hours' later departure.  Yay!  I don't have to shower yet.  Wait.  I still have to get to the bank and the feed store before 5:30.   Or do I?

3:30 p.m.  I should shower NOW.  Forget the work out--I'll just have cauliflower for dinner.  OK, If I leave at 4:30 I still can totally run errands and do the bank deposit, and THEN pick up at the school at 6.

4:00 p.m.  Ok, I showered.  I wonder if Shane can get her at the school, and then I could do the bank deposit early tomorrow?  No.  I have all that other stuff, and I really should do it toDAY.  Because, otherwise, it's like an epic fail of a day with nothing to show for it but a couple of new candles I made.

4:10 p.m.: It's not like it's a crisis if that stuff doesn't get done today.  I could still leave in 19 minutes... but wait--I FEEL LIKE WRITING A BLOG POST ABOUT THIS.

muauahahaha...  *sits at computer*

4:22 p.m.:  If I get dressed RIGHT NOW AND LEAVE IN 8 MINUTES, I can still get all that stuff done.  Well, no, not all of it--but I will get to the bank. 

Or, I could just leave at 5:50 p.m. to pick up our daughter after practice, and START THIS WHOLE CONVERSATION AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING.

Sound familiar?


  1. That's not procrastination 101, sister....that right there is advanced procrastination. Hahahah. And yes..It sounds very familiar. Except the chickens part.

    1. Advanced Procrastination. I like that better! I did get to the bank, but the rest of that list rolled over to today.

      So far, my biggest accomplishment today is a fresh coat of nail polish.

      And I'm really good at watching it rain.

  2. I have a Christmas project from last year that still isn't finished....I've attempted it several times. My husband finally said that what he wants for Christmas this year is for me to finish the "present" I gave him last year. Ooops!

    1. I had a sweater I worked on for Shane for 4 years, so I just finished his Christmas present from, um...2010?

      Wonder if I can re-wrap it? TAH-DAH.


    2. How do your children's baby books look? I'm kind of wishing I went a different route all together with mine because it's not a pretty sight....

    3. Um...their what???


      Actually, the first one's book is pretty much filled out, for about the first year. The second kid? I'm not sure we even have one for her.

      But I DO have the old baby names book with her name circled, where we picked our favorite names. Does that count?

    4. I have these beautiful baby books that I purchased for an outrageous sum (maybe not outrageous, but hefty) from but sadly my oldest son's isn't even finished through the first year and the youngest's has stuff stuffed inside and not yet written in. :( Mommy Fail....good thing they're boys and probably won't even want them when they're older?

    5. If they're young, you can totally still do them. Their future wives will love you for it. ;)

      I'm kind of late though. My oldest just went to college....