Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Procrastination

pro‧cras‧ti‧nate[proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -nat‧ed, -nat‧ing.
verb (used without object)
1.to defer action; delay: to procrastinate until an opportunity is lost.
–verb (used with object)
2.to put off till another day or time; defer; delay.

[Origin: 1580ƒ‚–90; <>prōcrāstinātus (ptp. of prōcrāstināre to put off until tomorrow, equiv. to prō- pro-1 + -crāstināre, deriv. of crāstinus of tomorrow; crās tomorrow + -tinus suffix forming adjs. from temporal advs.); see -ate1]

This is what I'm doing tonight. Or is it what I'm not doing? Either way I have guests arriving in 36 hours give or take and of that 36 hours I plan on sleeping at least half of those hours (that'd average out to 9 hours a night) and I wonder if my house will ever get clean. I think that was a run on sentence, but I'm getting tired and don't really care. I need to clean off the computer desk. Put the dead plant in the trash (yes, the Fresh-Cut Flowers Girl has a dead plant taking up space in her dining room. sue me). Disassemble my computer (so I'll have to use Nickel's which doesn't alert me to new emails as soon as they hit my inbox which might cause some angst) and move to the laundry room along with all my CDs and stuff. Move the computer desk to the other side of the room, find a table to sit my family at Thursday. I need to vacuum. I need to hit the nasty spots with the carpet shampooer I borrowed a week and a half ago from a really good friend who probably wants the shampooer back this year. I need to make another pumpkin cheese cake. I need to iron the table cloths. I need to catch the laundry up and put it all away beelse else in my house seems to want to do it. I need to find some chairs for my family to sit on while eating from the table I have yet to find. I need to...well, honestly, I need to get up off my rear end and just go do it. There I said it. Are you happy now?

Since I might not be able to be online for a couple of days (and you'll know why if I am...or not) I thought I'd leave you this:

The RevGalBlogPals have deemed this weekend a Delurking Weekend so you MUST confess to stalking my blog. I want to know who you are if you are visiting my blog, unless of course you don't like it then you don't have to comment I guess. If you have nothing else to say, say something funny and off the wall. I like a good chuckle.


Behave while I'm cleaning house!

15 comments:

m said...

Okay, I have sort of begun stalking you via your blog as of the last few weeks. It's not full-on stalking though as I have to keep switching back from your blog (and others... muuu ahahahaha, I am so promiscuous when it comes to blogs) to work.

Have fun preparing for your guests!

Anonymous said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

My family's motto is "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?" ;)

kas said...

ok, I'm a lurker....
You drew me in with your Friday Photo, and I was hooked.
As for the dead plant in your dining room, my family has profiled me as a plant serial killer, my MO is: throw it out, forive myself and buy another one.
Happy Thanksgiving!
kas

Leslee said...

M, I know your real name and where you work so if it did turn into full blown stalking I'd know where you hunt you down!

Lynn, the more I get to know you the more I like you! I love that motto and use it myself sometimes...like today...

Kas, you are so welcome here at the Fresh-Cut flowers. So, you're a plant serial killer, I still like ya! I'll keep the Photos coming as I find them. I'm actually in a funny photo drought, but they'll resurface. In fact... I may have found a funny wedding one for this weekend. Keep checking back!

eija said...

De-lurking week? Wow, I didn't know about that, but I had my own de-lurking post up this week :)

I truly feel for you. I know the procrastination angst when guests are due in just a couple of days... Eww!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I wasn't lurking. I swear. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Leslee said...

thanks eija! I did manage to get my house cleaned up. Not that it is anymore... but when they got here it was pretty!


Mugsgy, you lurker, you!

uncle joe said...

Okay, Delurk I will.
My name is Arthur and I am King of the Brits...

EmmaSometimes said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

~The Delurker

Anonymous said...

Here reading and enjoying!

Songbird said...

Stalking away...hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

Girl said...

Not really lurking...but glad to say hello...and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

jo(e) said...

Say something funny? Oh, that's too much pressure.

Leslee said...

Gobble Gobble everyone! Thank you so much for saying hello. You are some of my favorite people!!!

Chichimama said...

I lurk :-).