Where did it come from in my life?
I never liked to have pressure. I used to do my homework right away, starting on Friday evening and finishing on Saturday morning even if I had no weekend plans.
And I always tackled the hardest first and got it out of the way. I never took more than a month on a three-month assignment. I always packed early for trips….so tell me why there are finished writings sitting in my desk, (or on the computer), and not being sent off?
Tell me why I have sewing projects ready to put together, but why are they still in pieces?
Tell me why my notes are all over and for Heaven’s sake:

tell me WHY, even though I struggled get the hallway/living room painted just before the cousins arrived for last Thanksgiving, are the walls in the entry hall/kitchen/dining area stripped of their horrid, busy, torn, dirty wallpaper but not completely painted yet???
I had all year! And time is ticking away.

So even if you have an answer for me, I can’t psycho-analyze myself; I have no time…all my furniture is pulled away from the walls, books are piled up, shelves are down, baskets and boxes with what the shelves should hold are being tripped-over…and grandkids run in and out.

Wish me luck. I WILL get a grip; I am determined to have this place in shape so that we have a decent holiday and after the beginning of the New Year the scattered notes will be read, the new works will be completed, the finished works will be sent out…(which are possibly some of the reason the painting is going on now, but really…all year?)

I’m laughing, laugh with me! I just did this when I should have been in bed!


About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.
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8 Responses to Procrastination

  1. jeff salter says:

    You have my sympathy. Totally.
    I’m also a horrible procrastinator and the smallest things can sometimes be a catalyst to further delays.


  2. See? I didn’t even get online until a short time ago…but the Big Kids put a cramp in my work by handing me the Little Kids.I just have to accept that not everything will be done and some will not be done to my usual standard…maybe THAT is the lesson I have to take from this!


  3. If you ever get it done, come to my place after and help me. I have chaos right now and need to step up my organization. I could blame NaNoWriMo but I needed help before that.


  4. Let me make it through the Cousins and Thanksgiving! I’m determined to crack down on myself!


  5. I think you only have a few days to get that project completed and you should make a concrete goal of getting it done no later than Sunday. I’ll be checking on your progress!


  6. Well, check no more! The painting is DONE,(all that I had planned on doing before Thanksgiving; there is more to do , but it will be easy…these were the hard rooms). Now, I’m putting the place back together…and the cleaning of the rooms for the guests (and rug cleaning, when my ex daughter-in-law returns my rug machine!)And some cooking…but that is the fun part! But, keep me moving! Thanks for dropping in! We have fun here and I’m up at bat every Friday.


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