I’m putting off homeschooling my children. I like to get started by 9:00, but that doesn’t always happen. Why do I put this off? Usually, because I’ve put off preparing a lesson so, I’m not sure what to present to them. That’s part of the case today. It’s also because I’m really feeling it that I’m not getting a day off. They’re usually in a school program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but our teachers are on strike. The holiday Monday threw a kink into things as well this week. We had a great homeschool day yesterday – we got a lot accomplished. So, I feel like I should have today off. Boy, have I gotten spoiled.
I’m putting off tackling my paper monster (my word for the large amount of paper clutter I accumulate). I’ve been trying to go through the clutter in my home for the last week. I started by organizing the two bathrooms. I went through and tossed unused products, etc. As usual, I get excited and ambitious, and then imagine my whole house de-cluttered. I had the idea that I would pick one area a day to be organized. When the next day came and went with no organizing, I changed it to one area a week. Let’s just say, nothing else has been organized yet. Today, though, I will tackle the paper monster. I will!
I’m putting off walking on my treadmill. I was doing really well there for awhile, but this week I dropped the ball.
I’m putting off cleaning the house. This one is stressing me out a bit. I’m giving a party for Adrian on Saturday to celebrate his citizenship, and I’m not near ready. I keep considering leaving the house as is – these people are supposed to be our friends, right? They’re coming to see us – not the house. Isn’t that what everyone always says? Well, I think that’s baloney. Are you telling me that you wouldn’t notice grungy cupboard fronts when you’re visiting someone’s home? Sigh. I guess I don’t really notice when I’m at someone’s home, but it’s mostly because my friends are so damn good at keeping their houses clean and organized. No jealousy here! Ah well. Whatever!
As I put together this list of stuff I’m putting off, I realize that I’m unleashing some negative energy here. I need to switch gears and end with something positive. I’m even going to change the title of this post from “Procrastination” because I want to attract good things today.
Yesterday was a great day. The children learned a lot. A friend came over and we had a nice visit while the children had a play date. I tended to a couple of friends’ homes who are away on holiday. I made a great supper of barbecue chicken AND we ate it at the table. I even went to bed with a clean kitchen. I did all that yesterday – I can do it today.