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The two rules of procrastination:  1) Do it today.  2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.  ~Author Unknown

Rob and I are horrible procrastinators.  We are great talkers when it comes to things that need to be done and projects we want to work on.  But, when that weekend rolls around and we have the time to do the things that we talk about all week…

We tend to jump in the car instead.  Rarely do we have a plan.   The direction we head is usually determined by which way the car is pointing.  We can cruise around all day, sometimes the whole weekend, and not get a single thing done.  But it never fails that while we are driving around and seeing pretty sites and wandering around new little towns and exploring new stretches of river, our conversations always return to…

Projects.  We want to get the trailer arranged so that we can just throw our camping and fishing gear in and head out on an adventure.  We want to get the garage organized so that all our gear is together, the boxes are sorted, the garbage disposed of.  I have things to mend, glue, tape, you name it.  So, while we are out driving around this beautiful state, we decide that next weekend we will work on such projects.  The only problem is that sometime during that week, one of us will hear about something going on, or see a road we haven’t driven yet.  And then when the weekend rolls around again, we are…

You guessed it, we are in the car, going who knows where to do who knows what.  And loving every minute of it, might I add.  But projects are not accomplished that way, so the list keeps getting longer and longer until eventually, we have to tackle it.  

So I must say that I am very proud of us this weekend.  Rob is in the garage organizing, cleaning, fixing, sorting.  I myself will brave the basement (daylight hours only) and all that comes with it.  I will join in the sorting and cleaning, the mending and the disposing of.  Of course, while we are doing all the things we talk about but rarely decide to do, we will be thinking that it is a great day for a drive, and wondering which road we would be on if we had decided to head out. 

But I also know us well enough to realize that when toady is over, and we can walk from one end of the garage to the other, and our camping gear is neatly organized, and the boxes in the basement have been sorted, we are going to be glad that we finally made the decision to stay home.  You never can tell, maybe we will even come across the topographical map that we seemed to have misplaced.  Let’s just hope we are done with our projects before it turns up, or there is no guarantee we will be here to finish…

2 thoughts on “Procrastination

  1. Golly, I have been living like that for 60+ years, never knew they had a word for it though! Always thought it was the natural way of things.

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