Wednesday, October 31, 2007

"And I Count It All As Time Well Wasted."

It's official.


I'm loosing it. And by It, I mean my mind. It is gone.

I know that I have mentioned a time or two that I have a slight problem with procrastinating.

And today, I must mention it again. Because I have really hit rock bottom. I have a to do list a page long, and somehow I managed to only get one thing crossed off of it today.
Due to the fact that I was busy. Very busy.

Entering bloggy giveaways. Catching up on some blog reading. Visiting People.com, because you know Britney's album was released today and OH MY WORD IS ANYONE OUT THERE BUYING IT?

Because I am concerned.

And what, you ask, am I exactly procrastinating from doing?
That would be packing. For all 6 of us. My kids have a fall break next week, and we are leaving Friday afternoon on our journey towards sunny skies and sandy beaches. And drinks that are served with big chunks of pineapple and little paper umbrellas in them.

And I hate packing. Because it is so much easier to pack, when the laundry is actually done. And laundry and done are not two words that are spoken together very often in my house.

So I was busy today doing anything BUT the laundry. And the packing. And the cleaning. And getting a pedicure. And renting movies. And exchanging too small shoes, for Choppy. Because I am too lazy to leave my house.

So instead, I made good use of my time. Of course I did.
There is a blog I like called Creative Organizing. I like this blog because it is so pretty. It is clean and simple and funny and all the projects that Aby shows are just perfect. And I am a sucker for perfect. So in doing my catch up blog reading, I came across this.
Which I found to be...inspirational. And of utter importance. And something I must do RIGHT NOW. Because what if we get sick? And need medicine? And can't find it? And then it won't matter if I haven't packed for our trip if I CAN'T FIND THE PROPER MEDICINE WE NEED. Because we will be sick. And we won't be going.

So see, I really was thinking ahead on this one.


I even pulled out the old P-Touch again. Because hey, Gramma always said if you're gonna take the time to do something, do it right.


When I was in college, procrastinating meant laying in my dorm room all day watching all the Designing Women re-runs and Sally Jesse my brain could take.

Now that I'm an adult, I organize pharmaceuticals. That I've paid 20.00 a bottle for. With a p-touch.

And that Internets, is the value of a college education.

12 comments:

Family Adventure said...

...at least you have something to show for all your work. Me, I spent all day on the computer...doing nothing much at all. Except commenting.

But...wait...that's because I'm not going to sandy beaches and glorious sunshine on Friday! That's right. I don't NEED to do my laundry, because I'm not packing!

Lucky you! Hope you have a fantastic time! Can't wait to see pix :)

Heidi

ValleyGirl said...

Too funny! Sounds exactly like MY day -- only I don't need to pack to go anywhere, but I need to clean house and organize myself for my parents' visit this weekend. Hopefully you'll at least win a bunch of fabulous prizes for all your hard work!

Anonymous said...

Ha haaaaaa!

This post rivals the laundry room post!

It's why I love visiting you. Because you, at least, get this stuff done. I just READ about getting things done on your blog.

Safe Travels,
Martha from Elizabeth Hill

chrissy said...

I love the organization of your meds! As far as the laundry, do you ever get almost done and then someone has to change their clothes, like for bed or something, and you get toooooootalllllly irritated, don't you want to tell them to wear it for a week, so you can get caught up! Because I do! Have a great vacation and enjoy all that is waiting for you and your family!!!

SnapHappyInkyMomma said...

LOVE how you procrastinate like me . . . by organizing!! I feel like we may have been separated at birth! :) Your medicines are organized EXACTLY like mine . . . same plastic baskets, same labels!!!! Kinda scary . . .

I'm supposed to be working. I'm not a good work-at-home person. But I guess if I worked in an office, I'd still be reading your blog! :)

Hope you have a great day!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Wow, yeah, that's neat. I have meds falling out everywhere. I'm jealous.

I won't mention even, gasp, expired. Yeah, Now I have another thing to add to me to -do list!

Jul said...

Stop reading blogs and do some laundry!!! I am sure you will have to devote all your undivided attention to trick-or-treaters tonight too- huh!!!
You have all day tomorrow to do the laundry- the adrenaline rush you'll have for waiting until that last day will no doubt speed you through it :)

Jul

Mary said...

You are a woman after my own heart. That is SO something I would do!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

That is hilarious! Except I would have organized something completely ridiculous, like the thread box or something. At least yours is saving lives (or making them more comfortable).

I'm updating my blogroll - finally. You're on there, girl. Sorry it took me so long.

Annie said...

You had me cracking up! Love it! The trick to not feeling guilty about being on the computer blog-surfing is to put a load in the washer BEFORE you start, then you feel like you've accomplished something. heehee.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

First - I hope you have fun.

Second - organizing is the BEST way to procrastinate...get something done while getting nothing done, ya know?

Org Junkie said...

This totally cracked me up because I can sooooo relate. Story of my life :)

Laura