April 3, 2010


Apparently blogging has taken second seat to just about everything I do these days. It's in a close race with my procrastination. Actually I guess that's not entirely true. I write quite a lot. I just don't publish anything. I probably have about 2 dozen drafts sitting on my desktop right now. I have no idea how many I have in blogger.

I'm pretty sure all of this has to do with being ill. So I kind of think this is going to get worse until I get better. That kind of bites considering I really like blogging. Until I figure out how I'm going to fill the void I guess I'm going to probably be snapping more pictures, drawing more cartoons and leaving colorful comments on your blogs. I'm a bit undecided because everyday is different and tomorrow I might be sleeping. But that is my plan. Plus painting stick people can be hard work.
Right now my procrastination is working overtime. I somehow need to get a handle on this or find someone to help me. I have this plumbing thing I need to take care of in my bathroom and I finally bought all the parts a month ago and I have still not done anything. I have the wrenches sitting right there where I need them, the cabinet under my sink is empty to make working more easier and all I need to do is gather up all the parts (which are probably all scattered here and there or are lost by now) and start working on it. My wife has been telling me that she has a leak in her bath tub now for two months that needs fixing and yesterday she informed me that in 24 hours it filled up half the tub. I'm not a mathematician, but that's got to be a lot of water. Even my damn priorities are screwed up. I've been worrying more about my non leaking problem in my bathroom than what's actually happening in her bathroom. I think I will address this next Saturday. Maybe on Sunday.
Meanwhile, on the homefront. My youngest has busted up her leg. It didn't break. She just stretched some ligaments. I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I went down the slide...on my knees...while it was wet...so I wouldn't get wet."
I can see how she would have thought that that was the better solution. Because who wants to go down the slide only to get their butt wet? Knees are okay though because...because...huh?
It is Spring break and the oldest brought home a quarter ream of homework. How inconsiderate was that of all the teachers?
Get a clue.

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter.


*mary* said...

Sporadic blogging is something I've had to accept on my own part, so I can definitely forgive anyone else who needs to do so. I think you'll blog more as you feel better, which I hope is soon.

Glad your daughter didn't break her leg! I'm sure that seemed like a great idea at the time. Violet nearly caused both of our dooms yesterday at the playground by climbing up higher than I could reach and not being able to climb to the next piece. I had to climb up and carry her back down a spiral ladder. From now on we only go to the preschool playground.

Mildred Ratched said...

I've been blogging since 2004 and have taken sevral breaks from it as needed. Right now I'm in the process to moving one of my blogs from MSN Spaces to here and revitalizing a couple others I haven't touched in several years. Why I made other blogs when the one I had was consuming so much time is a million dollar question.

I cetainly understand your procrastination when it comes to plumbing. Yuck! Torture sounds more inviting than doing a plumbing job.

Your daughter was lucky not to have injured herself more seriously. I've almost forgetten what the thought process of a child is like until I read your post and then it was ....I remember doing stuff like that and understand completely!

Laura Hegfield said...

Hi Beaux,
I'm sorry you've been feeling extra icky on the health front...if I had to guess that has a lot to do with this so-called procrastination...(as a creativity coach I can honestly say that beneath the procrastination is fear...which considering all you are dealing with makes perfect sense...this is a scary situation you are living with)...so my advice...if you want it (maybe not) but I'm going to say it anyway...my advice is to be more gentle toward yourself...the same compassion that you offer to your wife, your kids, your blogging friends...and I'm imagining many other beings...turn it toward yourself.

Metta meditation is so powerful... try working with this blessing 10 minutes a day for the next 21 days...see if your heart begins to soften, change, open, grow...

May I feel safe.
May I feel happy.
May I feel strong.
May I live with ease.

gentle steps my friend and thank you so much for keeping in touch with me.

Pearl said...


I believe it's one of my many middle names.

You'll be back, and in the meantime, take it easy on yourself for not blogging, okay?


Laoch of Chicago said...

Ugh. Sadly since I am not handy these kind of things always end up costing me a lot of dinero.

Bitter_Angel said...

Happy Easter

Procrastination isn't the problem. It's the solution. It's the universe's way of saying stop, slow down, you move too fast.

Oh and I only do sporadic blogging. When I am in the mood to ramble on about insignificant rubbish hehe.

Indigo said...

I try to use a reward system to combat my procrastination. I force myself to do what needs to be done before I get to enjoy, a movie...reading etc. Earning the things I enjoy seems to do the trick.

Glad your daughter didn't break a leg. I have two thin lines going up my sides from going down a slide that some delinquent bent inward when I was a kid.

I do think it was inconsiderate to give so much homework over the Spring break. (Hugs)Indigo

Lorrie Veasey said...

I was going to write a funny comment on this blog post but..........................

you aren't alone with the whole procrastinating thang.

Big hugs to you and Lo.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Procrastination is my middle name.

We have had a water leak that goes from our kitchen to our basement, and it's been probably 2 months now. Have we had it fixed yet? Nope.

Obviously, I can so relate.

LarryG said...

some procrastinate in the present - but i always leave it for later ;)

Laura Hegfield said...

I seem to have developed tendonitis or some kind of over use injury in my left wrist and hand...making typing painful for me...so I might not be blogging as much for a while... this includes commenting on your amazingly inspiring blog-and this is soooooo hard for me. (this is kind of a form message I've typed and am copying and pasting at all my favorite blog hangouts. Sorry it must seem completely random in relation to your post) I can still read your posts- I will be present to you in a quiet way-reading and viewing your words and images, and leaving a simple ☺
to let you know I have dropped by and am thinking about you.

Gentle steps,

ps I hope you are feeling ok'ish today.

omg...the word verification is "story"...what else is blogging but sharing our stories...I really shouldn't be typing...but this is wicked cool had to mention it!!!

Crystal Iris Photography said...

Sorry my comment is kind of late. I know I have an excuse somewhere-I just don't know where I put it.

The leaking tubs,childhood injuries and personal illness all become enmeshed. Untangling them can require superhuman powers... Remain calm, blog, breath. And when your done can you come to my house to fix my shower? Please know you are in my thoughts.


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