I Washed a Door Today

I Washed a Door Today

Well technically not yet.  But I am working up to it.

You see when I have a task I must do I will find anything else to do. 

Canadian taxes are due April 30th and this was the day to search through papers to make sure I have it all together.  The problem is there are LOTS of papers and every time I get company I do a quick file into any drawer available.  So the plan today was…..

Anyway I started the day optimistically.  But then I realized I had laundry.  So…

After getting that started I thought about my brother and sister in law leaving for sun, sand, and margaritas tomorrow and then I got lost in my memories of previous trips.

Friends came for dinner last night and brought a book they thought I might like. I felt obligated to at least look at it.  So….

The book is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I can recommend this book as I have quickly read all 902 pages.  NOT my fault I swear!  After all this talk this week on WordPress about writers finding time to read I felt it was my duty.

 So I am quickly running out of excuses, I mean reasons for not doing taxes.  The laundry is almost done, and it isn’t like I actually DO the laundry but I feel I must support my machine while it does it.

 I certainly have the time today.  But then it occurred to me the walls were looking a little dingy and my common sense told me there was no way I could wash all the walls today so I thought I could start with a door and work my way from there.

 Then of course I decided I had not posted today so….

  Hmmm what should I do next?

 Question: Are you a procrastinator and what do you do to achieve it? Really I want to know as I am running out of ideas!

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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. judithhb
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 19:48:50

    I filled a bucket with water with the intention of just washing a door. I couldn’t remember where I had put the sponge so a few minutes looking for that. Couldn’t find it had to open a new one. Lucky I found that in the far distant reaches of the broom cupboard. Then couldn’t find any solution to put in the water that by now had gone cold. So I emptied the bucket and picked up my favorite book of all time – Gone with the wind – and that’s where the rest of the day went.


  2. Baxter Bunny
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 15:30:11

    It’s good Feng Shui to keep your doors clean especially the entrance to your home. It makes sense in a way. I don’t follow Feng Shui because there are way too many rules, but I can wash my door.


  3. mouliforever
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 12:01:17

    good one…A question many don’t have answer for, I have an answer….well I think I will asnwer it tommorow…ha..ha…



  4. Kieran Hamilton
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 10:15:11

    I just convince myself that if I don’t get things done then the worst possible things will happen, resulting in absolute panic and worry, so probably best just to procrastinate!


  5. Mari
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 09:02:04

    I break tasks down into smaller manageable chunks, then when I still don’t do it and all else fails, I turn to four little words from one of my favourite movies, Gone With the Wind, guaranteed to make my mother cringe… tomorrow is another day!


  6. eof737
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 05:50:24

    Watch a little telly, then count the sheep flying by your bedroom window… Yes, they are imaginary but who’s to tell? Then have a snack, a chat and a nap… You get the drift :-)
    Don’t worry , procrastination can be good for creativity. :-)


  7. Chatter Master
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:55:18

    I know I need to answer this, I’ll get back to you in a minute…..


  8. fribnit
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 20:43:07

    Overcoming procrastination is on my “to do” list. I will let you know when I get around to it.


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