Tuesday, September 25, 2007

10 Things I Have Been Putting Off


1. Going to see a dentist about my chipped crown on one side of the mouth and the loose crown on the other side. Why? Well, money, I suppose, to a very slight degree. Really, truly why? Because I always cause a flare-up with my neck after seeing the dentist. And I don’t want that pain. The dental pain? Whatever. I can plow through that. It’s the neck pain after the fact that has me putting this off for months now.

2. Changing the set up with my bank on my checking and savings accounts. What will it entail? Going into the bank and taking 5, 10 minutes out of my busy, busy life.

3. Replying to emails to several people I adore because I never seem to find the right words or the right time. And so now it’s so embarrassing to have not replied earlier.

4. Going through the “special” clothes of the first two, when I couldn’t bear to part with anything so precious. Now, I know I won’t save but an outfit or two. Third taught me that.

5. Going through the hellhole that is the “secret room,” where youngest plays and demolishes weekly, and where I have stored way too many must-keeps from the kids’ childhood. I’ve got to slash and burn, folks, as I feel overrun with stuff.

6. Reading. Reading. Reading.

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How liberating it is to know I really haven’t been putting off that much. With the exception of #6, which I want to incorporate into my lifestyle, I bet I can polish off at least one of these things each week. I’m going to do it.

[Go see what others should really be doing at Ten on Tuesday. And don’t forget to play this week’s Jump One, Jump Twosday. Click here or scroll down to the next post.]

14 comments:

WorksForMom said...

This could be my list. Except #1 (which I would totally avoid too -that totally blows).

cjh said...

I have list envy...

Gina said...

I need to totally throw crap OUT. It is bugging me.

Hootin'Anni said...

Only 6 items on your list....I guess that's true!! You're very organized, energetic and well-accomplished. Way to go.

Irishcoda said...

we definitely match on putting off writing to people we care about!

jenica said...

#5... the dread. i hate sorting through my kids' play stuff. no fun. i just wanna throw everything away when i find that they're hoarding plastic easter egg HALF's and other completely useless things!

Wolfie said...

Wow..u only have 6 items on ur list..guess u are really neat..(unlike me)..

Thanks for stopping by my blog..

Jeni said...

Damn! Don't you know I just posted here and thought blogger had accepted the comment so I clicked the back button only to see the comments I'd made didn't like the word verification I'd entered or some such and by that time, it was too late and blogger erased what I had struggled to say!
So -here goes again.
I am not the queen of procrastination - only a princess - the editor/publisher of the small local monthly newsletter I wrote for holds the title of "Queen" when it comes to procrastination. But I can definitely relate to your post about putting things off. My motto - Never do today what can be put off till tomorrow or next week or month or year - whatever!

~Kathryn~ said...

I'm so impressed that you didn't have to have all 10 ... i probably could have had heaps more
and i hate to admit i should have added your number 3 to my list :-(

g said...

OMG! This happens to me all the time too! I thought I'm the only one.

"3. Replying to emails to several people I adore because I never seem to find the right words or the right time. And so now it’s so embarrassing to have not replied earlier."

I suppose I now should feel less guilty? :P

Btw, I think we may be reading more blogs than books sometimes, so that may be the reason for #6. What do you think? :D

david mcmahon said...

Ah yes, we all put off things we should be doing!

Matthew said...

I see reading on your list. Great! If you'd like to play I have tagged you for a meme.

Maria said...

My list is very, very long. At least 20 things. Maybe thirty.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oh I wish I am like you. I think I have a long list of things I've been putting of. Maybe I should blog about it too. On second thought, maybe not, because it'll be such a long list ;)

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