Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Procrastination - apparently not a useful life skill

If it weren't for Flylady's wonderful life technique of "you can do anything for fifteen minutes", I would never get anything done (though I DO interpret this as 5 mins, but whose going to quibble over 10 mins with someone whose concentration span won't last the debate?).

I circle the house like a very slow tornado, doing three things in each room.
Until I reach the computer. Then...
Have you SEEN how far I've gone with "Sims social"?
I wen through the entire Premier's reading challenge list today, and found only one book on it my Princess had read. We decided tonight to let that challenge just slide away.
I found awwww-some pictures in my files for the Photo album the Princess is decorating for her Dad for Father's Day!
I googled (yes, it is now a verb, no longer a mere noun) the reaction between pineapple juice and bicarb soda but came up with nothing helpful. I can tell you anyway, it would work just fine for those "volcanos" the kids make at school. :-D
All my favourite webcomics got their turn on the macbook screen.
I looked at a website that a very proud friend had her son's artwork displayed as one of the winners.

Then Hubby came home and trounced all of this low level procrastinating with an immensely procrastinatable (look, Mama, I made up a word!) activity.

He found his half-nieces on Facebook. The ones who disappeared into thin air when our Princess was a newborn.

And there is no doubt at all of their identity, cos the younger sister is the living image of his dearly departed Mother. (Some of you might be shocked and amazed at this as we are, others are calling me rude names *in a sing song voice* cos I don't have a Mother-in-Law! Nyah, nyah nyah nyaaaah nyah.) (Apparently, his Mother didn't like Australians. His family delight in informing me she would have been very opposed to him marrying an Aussie.) (scary) (so scary I have to type it in parentheses)

I must get off the computer and do something now. I must. I must.

But it's so INTERESTING in computer-land!


  1. Why must you? Doing stuff on the computer is just as valid as doing stuff around the house, isn't it?? ISN'T IT???

  2. Red, now you have me dreaming of a multifunction machine, that has a sewing machine and a computer screen attached, that operates by voice command since your fingers are already busy.
    I can imagine it, machine goes Brzrzrzz as my dulcent voice intones the computer commands, "hygeine, food, sleep, play guitar for fun, bladder" to sims social.