Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Procrastination

So what happens when you procrastinate?
Nothing gets done at all.
I was going to blog and write some lists over what needs to be done before I leave for Norway.
I had the energy and the will to do it at one point, but then I decided to do something else...
I wrote a comment to Amy...
I just wanted to watch one of my favorite shows... (I only watch 5 shows a week..., so I though that I surely deserved to watch one last night)
Then I fell asleep... on the sofa... thank you mom for telling me how the show went...
My husband woke me up after the show.
I went to bed and nothing got done.
Except for one thing...
My HUSBAND did the DISHES. That is a big thing as we do not have a dishwasher right now.
So first of all I have managed to get a few things done (hurray)

I've got a new worktable in my kitchen. It goes with where my dishwasher used to go.
It is perfect for a short person to bake out breads as my counter is just a little to high for me.
It gives me some extra storage. And it makes me happy.
So far I have used it to make 5 loafs of bread and two loafs of coffee bread.
It was $59.99 at IKEA.
I love IKEA. I wasn't planning on going there, but my youngest got sick one night and needed a new mattress right away and therefore I got to go to IKEA again.
While I was at IKEA I also got a new coffee table $7.99, such a steal and the perfect size for us.
And I got a new table to have outside on my deck so that we can eat dinner outside this summer.
A few weeks ago I went to Bed, bath and beyond and found a new throw for my husband who is a Sounders fan. Now it is the main decor in our livingroom.
Then there are the things that did not get done.
My sewing table looks like this and the quilt is still only half finished.
The dress for Sofie is not getting done and my mom bought her a beautiful dress that she will wear instead.
Right now I am running around inbetween blogging here doing 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there. So far done with 3 things on my list for today.
All I have to do now is make some lists for travelling.
Well that is all for now.
All I can say is that it will get done in the end.

5 comments:

Rose said...

You are so lucky to have an Ikea store near you! They have such great stuff! Envying your kitchen worktable bigtime!
Rose

Our Lives said...

LOL! The dishes! That's the ONE thing my husband would not do. I could have him climb the mountain or run 10 miles, but dishes? Oh well, I don't mind doing dishes (it is my thinking spot. No body ever bothers me when I am doing dishes. :)). I have a dish washer but I choose not to use it. I started hand washing my dishes since I minimized the cupboard. If you read my blog, you will notice I minimize on Mondays, Tackle one overdue project on Tuesdays. This method keeps me accountable and still have five days left to do whatever I want.
Congrats on crossing off some things on your to do list!!! Keep up the good work (and the energy)!
I wish I live close to IKEA too. :)

Amy Bowman said...

I love this post. I love that you are showing us that a little bit here and there makes a big difference. I also love your attitude of "it will eventually get done" Procrastinators tend to be perfectionists..."either I do it perfectly or not at all" Your post encourages much more healthy thinking,
"it might not get done when I want it done, but in time and small steps, I will accomplish it!!" Very, very good and encouraging!!

busylilgal said...

Oh my, I'm not alone! My sewing desk looks like this too. :) In fact, I am currently using my sewing desk as my temporary desk right now, so it's even more of a wreck. Ok, now I'm encouraged to get things in order. Thanks!

Lady Ren said...

You have almost the same color that we used to have. I really like your roll out extra space- It is fantastic.
SO nice to meet you.