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Monday, May 18, 2009

Procrastination: It should be my middle name

Whenever I am truly overwhelmed with something, I tend to avoid it as much as possible. Instead, I invent projects for myself that absolutely must be done right now. You know, the kind of things that really could wait years to be done and nobody would notice. I suppose it's my way of feeling productive, yet not being productive at all.

This weekend, in an effort to work on move preparation I:

♥ Designed a new header for my photography blog. (Thanks Rae, for the inspiration!)
Figured out how to have a cool font on my blog post titles.
♥ Helped Joel with a few projects that he could easily have done by himself.
♥ Weeded my front lawn.
♥ Watched the opera Hansel and Gretel with my girls.
♥ Read Spires of Stone by Annette Lyon and Extras by Scott Westerfeld.
♥ Designed a new header for my mom's blog.
♥ Designed a new header for Jill's blog, which I have owed her for a very long time.
♥ Did ten loads of laundry, and cut a deal with Joel that stipulates that he fold all ten loads for me.
♥ Caught up on a lot of emails that I have been ignoring the past month.
♥ Cleaned out the toys and clothes in Sophia's room, and filled four boxes with items to be sold at a future garage sale.
♥ Added a bunch of photos to my photography blog, and took down a bunch more.
♥ Put all 500+ CD's that we own into an empty dresser, so that the CD holder thingies can also be sold in aforementioned garage sale.
♥ Went through my clothing and filled one box with clothes I will never wear again.
♥ Made several lists of things that should be done soon.
♥ Read and commented on a bunch of blogs.
♥ Wrote blogs for the rest of this week and set them to post.

There. I accomplished a little bit of move prep, and a whole lot of nothing.

And that's something.

32 comments :

  1. I do the same thing!

    At least you've gone through your clothes and Sophia's clothes. . . :O)

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  2. Oh, no way could have put off reading . . . :D :D :D

    (I totally do the same thing--I get "busy" but accomplish nothing.)

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  3. At least you did get some done. I like the new font.

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  4. You crack me up Lara! Your blog is looking very cute. I love the new header!

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  5. hehe!! You are so funny Lara. But I tend to do the dame things. This weekend, however, I cleaned and scrubbed my house. I didn't stray from my plan--SHOCKER!!

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  6. I wouldn't say you did nothing productive. Rather, you cleared much of the gritty details that would have haunted you another time. ;-)

    I was the same way whenever we moved. I remembered all the other stuff I put off so that I didn't have to worry about them during the rigor of packing, moving, unpacking.

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  7. That's a ton of stuff! I'm jealous about all the blog stuff you did---I can't for the life of me change ANYTHING on my blog. It'll probly look the same forever:)

    I'm jealous of your laundry, too. That's the thing I keep inventing other tasks to avoid.

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  8. Id say you should feel pretty good, you didn't procrastinate anymore, rather you did one thing at a time!

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  9. You're a pro, just like me! I do my best work when I'm avoiding other work. Go figure!

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  10. I'm the same way. I like to think it's because I work better under a closer deadline. But it's mostly because I'm a procrastinator.

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  11. Ummm...I couldn't read this post due to the fact that I was just LOVING the new font on the titles! Cool! How did you do that? (I will read the post, I promise.)

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  12. I am tired just reading this! And I love the new font.

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  13. Love the font, I'll have to do that. I think most people come up with all kinds of projects to take the place of what they should be doing, I know I do it when I am in school all the time!

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  14. You are super fancy. Love your blog post font.
    Why wasn't take a nap on that list?
    It's on my list.
    It should be.
    Zzzz....

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  15. Oh man, can I relate! It's like as long as you're being productive, you don't have to feel guilty about not doing the one thing you're really supposed to be doing.

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  16. Actually, I would say you got a lot done!

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  17. That most certainly IS something. It counts, don't ignore the stuff you do do.

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  18. Sounds like you never sleep! And thanks for the link to the Blog title fonts. I actually was messing around w/the CBOTB fonts, but they ended up with the title being teeny-weeny, so I deleted it. Thanks so much!
    :~D

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  19. Love it!! I do the same thing. You are just clearing you mind for the big stuff to come, and it will.

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  20. It could be because I'm just as procrastination-prone as you, but I think that's accomplishing a LOT!! I LOVE the new header--and I love the ones you designed!! You are AWESOME.

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  21. I love that font. And I loved all of the headers too. Thanks for the links!

    It looks like you got a lot done over the weekend. I wish I was half that productive. You will get the move thing going when the move itself gets closer!

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  22. I'm the same way, but I usually only get as far as pulling everything out of a closet before the baby starts crying or something else distracts me. Then I curse myself for making a bigger mess on top of the mess I should have been cleaning.

    Your weekend sounded really productive to me!

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  23. Looks like a good list of accomplishments to me. I do the same thing. If I have too much to do, I do anything but what I need to really get done. The list of things I do is never that impressive, though.

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  24. i finally weeded this weekend too. even though it was fourtybazilliondegrees. no kidding. ;)

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  25. As much as I love the new header, don't forget that I just wanted the updated picture added. But the new header looks great! :-)

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  26. Your blog looks great! And going through clothes for a yard sale is a major accomplishment!

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  27. You got TONS done! I think I should procrastinate more...I too love the new header!

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  28. That doesn't sound like procrastination. I totally think you *needed* to do those things. I love the fancy new font titles!

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  29. I want to know what kind of deal you cut with your Hubs to get him to fold 10 loads of laundry ??? Mine will wash it until the cows come home but folding ?...no way !

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  30. Can I just say, I think that I have almost everything in common with you! I so wish that we lived closer together, so we could get together more often. Yeah - procrastination is my middle name, too. My bedroom also looks like a mine field, and I haven't commented on your blog for so long because I wouldn't let myself get on the internet all last week and this week in an attempt to get my house clean. It still isn't clean. Sigh... maybe next week!

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  31. Oh, and I loved Scott Westerfeld's books, too.

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