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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Procrastination, Lovely Procrastination

Hubs had an "EDO" yesterday. Earned Day Off. They work an extra 30 minutes every day and get a day off once every three weeks. Pretty nice.

So, on Thursday he offered to take the boys out to Fairmont for the weekend, giving me the weekend to spend as I like. Yay, right?

Well, maybe not so much.

See, I have trouble spontaneously going out. If I had known, say a month ago, that I would have an empty weekend, it would have been easy to fill. But give me a day, and the spontaneous-fun portion of my brain freezes. Uh...wha...? I have complete freedom? Huh? Can't compute.

So, what usually ends up happening is I turn into total sloth-girl and catch up on my PVR shows. Or, I make (yet another) attempt to declutter and organize, get frustrated, and end up turning into total sloth-girl, catching up on my PVR shows. Either way hubs is happy, because I've either a) gotten some much needed relaxation, or b) cleaned at least a little bit but still gotten some much needed relaxation.

But not this weekend. I really was going to get that decluttering done (as done as it can be for a weekend). Because the other day I walked into the house and lost it. Shoes, coats, toy cars, bags, papers everywhere. Overflowing recycling bin, markers strewn across the floor. After a long day at the office, it felt like total chaos.

Basically we've become lazy about our every day picking up and tidying. And I'm convinced a big part of it has to do with the fact that we have too much crap!!!

(Wow, I just noticed that I completely got off-track from what I had been planning on writing...)

So, yes, I was going to work. It was going to be a nice balance between working on the house and relaxing, giving myself nice little breaks.

Then, on Friday afternoon I realized how much work is on my desk at the office. All those properties that I need to review and get back to the engineers, so that they have time to make their corrections before the client starts screaming for results. Those client contact lists I need to review and send in updates to the admin staff. The e-mails that need to be sent, updating my boss on what's gone down in his absence.

And, on early Friday evening, after the COO popped his head in my office and told me to go home, I did. With a full briefcase. Because I'm going to log-in from home and work. Because then I can at least still do laundry.

But, for now I'm procrastinating, writing on my blog.


Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I often get distracted when posting. Sometimes, that's when I get the most off of my mind.

Kami said...

ugh. Yuck...clutter. I hate it. Both at home and work. I am mostly a master of organization and dispatch piles quickly and without prejudice. But I have 5, that's right 5, piles of clean clothes that have been sitting in the basement for over a week, waiting for someone to put them away already FOR GOD'S SAKE! JUST PUT THEM AWAY!
Yet here I sit, cuddling with my girl watching Sesame Street On Demand...

So, yeah, good luck with your weekend!!

R Royal Family said...

I am good at procrastinating. You are not alone in your quest to rid your self of clutter, I battle that one on a daily basis.

jengacek said...

I also cannot make plans on such short notice, the spa is booked up already! I love to just relax and catch up on my PVR shows! My PVR is 95% full after returning from our holiday! Hopefully I get to the shows soon before it's completely full!
Hope you have a great weekend.