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.