Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Problem with Procrasting...

is that you just don't know what is around the corner.

Without wanting to seem over dramatic, I am beginning to understand why people who survive life threatening diseases or situations become the sort of people who live by the motto of "No better time than the present"...

While my life has not been threatened in the past few days, my activity has been severely limited and all of a sudden I'm way behind on a variety of jobs, projects and other matters I would have been getting on with in the past few days, but just didn't have the energy or mind space to undertake, and unfortunately the next little while may be just as tedious wrt get on with stuff I WANT to do...

Tomorrow I have to go see a doctor and get a referral for an ultrasound. On top of my suspect gall bladder symptoms, I've now developed some sort of subdermal blister that is particularly reminiscent of the ones I had when Bryn was five months old - which turned out to be shingles... Bloody hell! I only had shingles back in July or August and now it looks and feels like they're back again - no doubt thanks to the physical and emotional stress I've been under this week. I guess I have to go back on fish oil and selennium and what not (I probably shouldn't have stopped taking them)...

This week is also the mchn check up, and Dave's L plate test (yes, again, he let the other one lapse... we won't go there right now)...

So, by now I was thinking I'd have the first 4000 words of my first draft of my novel down, but as I haven't been able to set up the kitchen island to relieve my printer stand of the water filter, I'm not able to print out the stuff I need to print out and have about me to write - sure there are probably ways around this, but as I said, I haven't had the mind space...

Excuses, excuses... What was I saying about procrastination..?

2 comments:

Juniper said...

In a rush, but wanted to say I totally get what you are saying about procrastination - and *yeah* re: Dave and his L plate - fingers crossed for him!

katef said...

argh - don't you hate it... just when you have some motivation to get stuff done is when something stops you from doing it... but then maybe that is the only reason I feel motivated, cause I know I won't have to follow through! LOL
Hope you are feeling better soon

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