Friday, February 19, 2010

My New Calendar

I am a procrastinator......Last night I finally bought my 2010 calendar. I am a tightwad................Last night I bought my calendar for a buck. Procrastination pays.....a new tarrying tip. When I got home, while Gman was working diligently loading wood, I followed him around quoting to him from my new calendar. I have a feeling he laughed just to humor me. Perhaps he is getting tired of being a victim of my procrastinations. They are funny. It includes 10 check boxes of top 10 procrastination methods of the day. I was able to check off 4 for that day; surf the internet, snack, write to do list, and play solitaire. I felt a little smug since I did not watch tv, gaze at my navel, water plants, rearrange furniture or sleep. Above the lists to avoid, delay and pawn off, it has tips for tarrying, laggards lowdown and deferred words on each page. These are like the inspirational quotes with mountain peak photos that you see in offices of overachievers. Just a little reverse psychology. Here are some gems from it:
  • "Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties" Deferred words -Doug Larson
  • "Think of procrastination as "strategic optimism." Not only will there be a tomorrow, that tomorrow will somehow contain enough time to deal with all the things that didn't get done today." -Tip For Tarrying
  • After delaying washing his petri dishes, scientist Alexander Fleming noted that the resulting mold had killed his previous experiment's bacteria--leading to the discovery of penicillin. -Laggard's Lowdown
BennyG, who has mastered the bed time stall, appreciated them as he munched on a 3rd bedtime snack. We aid and abet each other in this sin. Just yesterday, he introduced me to a new solitaire game. Luckily, he has not memorized these quotes for slackers. For BennyG and I, today is a new day. A man's hunger makes room for his work. He needs some money, so he has offered to work with me today. I come from a long line of procrastinators. I have bred them. Is it genetic? I prefer to call it a family curse. Thankfully, since I have become a Christian, I can overcome this. I am challenged by the word of God not to procrastinate. Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17, New King James Version). Thank God for the hope, I am clinging to this hope: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13, New King James Version) My new calendar so sweetly pokes fun of me, perhaps I can mock it back and actually accomplish a few things, when I finish this blog.


Lori Watson said...

Love it! Where did you find that calendar? That's my kind of humor. And yes, the reverse "psychology" would work on me too.

TerriG said...

At your second home, but far away from the coffee shop. BTW,I just did 4 things on my 'to avoid' list.