Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
Procrastination Crashed My Tuesday!

You even have one of those days where Procrastination stops by uninvited?

Tuesday started off a normal day. I was a bit tired after a busy weekend and Monday we had a fun time having Biker Witch and her Biker Hubby over for dinner. They helped by bringing two dishes; my favorite vegetables and one of Wizard’s favorite desserts. Dinner prep and the cooking wasn’t hard at all, but I had to add more things in like making a bruschetta because, well, I’m me, LOL So by Tuesday I was a bit tired, but once I did my morning walk, I loosened up and was ready to take on the day. I had plans of grocery shopping, floor washing, a second walk and trying a new short yoga class that looked fun.

Things were going according to plan and I was putting away groceries, when I decided to boil some extra eggs for quick breakfasts. Sometime later — 2 minutes? 20 minutes? I remembered the eggs. I now have boiled eggs in my fridge that could be anywhere between soft boiled to ancient fossils. My breakfast tomorrow will be an adventure :-) But still, that’s a minor glitch, and I wasn’t procrastinating, just distracted by…something…I don’t remember what.

By then it was almost 11 so obviously I should wait until after lunch to clean the floors. Looking back, I could have done it, but something was whispering in my ear to wait until after lunch. So I cleared email and finally figured out an AOL problem. Then I had to think why I even still have AOL???? So I made a mental list of why…

And wait, this isn’t important. I have a G-mail account too, and why am I wasting time thinking about AOL? So i started thinking about lunch instead. I wandered into the kitchen and found leftover beautiful, colorful vegetables and rice from the previous night and turned lunch into a cooking project. I cut the veggies, made a stirfry, added the rice, then some cashews I had on hand and topped it with left over bruschetta. Sounds odd (it probably is weird, LOL) but it was good. Again, more time slips by and now there’s no time for an extra walk.

But I washed the floors! Finally! However, I had to cut out the yoga plan due to time, but I had over an hour to write a blog. Yay! I got my sparkling water and sat down to think up a brilliant blog. While pondering, I thought, “I’ll just take a quick look at FB…wait what’s this reel? A dog????” A minute or 60 later, I looked up and realized I’d been watching FB reels for an hour! Most of them were dog videos :-)

Then Wizard needed the computer.

And so it wasn’t until late (for me) last night that I was thinking, Why haven’t I written a blog? It’s not hard, what happened? And that’s when I realized that it wasn’t my fault, I clearly had an unexpected visitor from Procrastination!

Has this ever happened to you?

Happy Wednesday!

6 comments to “Procrastination Crashed My Tuesday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    May 31st, 2023 at 5:42 am · Link

    LOL, yes. I had big plans for this past weekend. I was going to work on spreadsheets, clean the house, mow the lawn, and garden. Monday morning, I got the gardening done. Other than that, nada. The majority of a three day weekend wasted. In my defense, I was sucked into a two-day Ink Master marathon. That show is highly addictive.

  2. Silver James
    May 31st, 2023 at 7:45 am · Link

    I have a meme for that! Actually, I have several. LOLOL I can ALWAYS find something else to do. Heck, I’ve gotten distracted just walking through the house to get another cup of coffee! And we all know how important coffee is!!!!!

    FYI, don’t every just open a YouTube tab and click on one of their “shorts.” You’ll be sucked into that rabbit hole for days!!! Happy Hump Day. May be all be productive procrastinators today. ;)

  3. Viki S.
    May 31st, 2023 at 2:54 pm · Link

    😅Yes, you got a little side tracked here and there. Happens to all of us every now and then. I love that Silver has a meme+ for that.

    The way I’ve decided to look at things lately is, if it’s supposed to get done it will. If not, whatever took it’s place needed to be done more. It might be for sanity that these other items come along. It looks like you did what I do and embraced the deviation from plan.

    Today I did a good one. I tripped over my own slipper covered foot and fell going up the stairs. The momentum drove me into the wall hand first and I think I broke my left pinky finger.

    I hope you have a great afternoon!

  4. Jenn
    May 31st, 2023 at 3:39 pm · Link

    B.E., you deserve some downtime after working all week and chasing kittens in the rest of your waking hours :-) I’ve heard Ink Masters is good too. I’m just terrible at committing to shows, LOL.

    Good for you getting the gardening done, though! See the weekend wasn’t wasted!

  5. Jenn
    May 31st, 2023 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Silver, LOL at having a meme for that! I’ve spent years being very disciplined (usually), but these days, I’m just going with it. Most things get done eventually.

    So true on YouTube! I’m already addicted to YouTube anyway :-) It’s replaced regular TV for me lately.

    We should start a Productive Procrastinators group!

  6. Jenn
    May 31st, 2023 at 3:45 pm · Link

    Viki, OUCH! I hope your finger is okay. Maybe get an xray? By the way, I have fallen going up the stairs so you’re not alone.

    I love your attitude on getting things done. I’m slowly adapting to that mindset too. Besides getting sidetracked has helped me discover new things accidently :-)

    Hope your finger feels better and you’re not too sore overall.

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