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Monday, September 12, 2011

My Top 10 List For Today

This past weekend went by in the blink of an eye. There was not a spare moment found.  The boys had five games between them and they won four of the five games.  Not bad for the beginning of hockey season.  Both boys scored their first goals of the season as well, so I have to say it was, overall, a successful hockey weekend. 

In addition to the hockey games we also hosted Lucas' team for a spaghetti lunch on Saturday.  We had spaghetti and meatballs for 50 people.  The food was good but the company we kept was better, it was an awesome time at our house.  Luckily for me, we've got some pretty outstanding friends who pitched in to clean up when my friend, Lisa, and I boogied to our oldest boys' game.  Thanks Suzie, Kim and (another) Lisa!!

We finished off the weekend with dinner with my parents.  I fixed baby back ribs, homemade baked beans, mashed potatoes, salad and brownies a la mode. 

It was a blast but now I find myself sitting here wanting to write but mentally off.  All the excitement of the first weekend back at the hockey rink has left my brain a muddled mess.

So today, as much as I know I have to get done, I also want to just sit and procrastinate ~ veg out, do nothing.  I know I won't really sit and do nothing but it's a lovely fantasy. 

As I was thinking about what I wanted to write today, I started thinking of great ways to procrastinate and put off doing the inevitable.  For me procrastination is not just about finding deliberate ways to blow stuff off, it's also about wasting time, doing nothing.

So here's my top ten list of ways to procrastinate...

10.  Sit and stare off into space.

9.   Let a squirrel run by...and then follow him.  This is also known as getting easily pulled off task...finding something else that needs to be done, getting sucked into that and then smacking yourself in the forehead for being so easily distracted and go back to the first task.  (Lucas comes by his ADHD honestly.)

8.  Surf the Internet.

7.  Make a list of all the things you have to do and then lose it and write it down again.  Repeat as necessary.

6.  Go to the grocery store without a list and wander around aimlessly, trying to remember what was on the list that you lost.

5.  Follow that squirrel again! 

4.  Facebook.  Need I say more?

3.  Go through your paper pile and move papers from one pile to another.

2.  Open the refrigerator door to look for a snack, repeatedly and often.

1.   SQUIRREL!!

I feel so much better when I write my list and check it off as I go along but it's not shaping up to be an organized day.  It started out rocky when Lucas wandered back into the house after missing the bus and needed a ride to school.  And for me, I think it's one of those days where I look at Lucas and say "I understand."

Ah, for the love of my children...


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