Procrastination

I'm always amazed on the day before a trip how simultaneously productive and completely unproductive I can be.  It's inspiring, the lengths I will go to to prolong doing the things I'm actually supposed to do. Here are the two things I need to do:

  1. Pack
  2. Write addresses on and mail thank you cards

I even tried to sneak the thank you card item in there.  I knew I was going to avoid packing so I cleverly told myself that I would just do thank you cards as the alternative to packing.  But my subconscious is much smarter than that and knew that it was on the "ONLY THINGS I MUST DO TODAY" list, so of course, it has been avoided with great effort.

Here is what I HAVE done though.  You'll be so impressed...

  1. Drank a pot and a half of tea.  And the day is still young!

  2. Made maple saskatoon berry oatmeal.  I love Canada and food and all.
  3. Made my own body sugar and spent at least half an hour in the shower.  Let me tell you, I do not fall short of my Pinterest aspirations when there is real work to be done.  Three or four of the things I did today were Pinned.
  4. Found a 2012, very shiny loony.  Think that's cool?  ITS NOT.  Due to it's freshness, the old laundry machines in our building would not take my fare.  In the midst of trying to do sososo much laundry I had to retreat to my room and shake out my piggy bank to find an old dirty loony, which was painful for everyone involved.  And see, I'm doing laundry, which is justifiable in my head as on the path to packing...
  5. Lit a candle.  OMG romantic.
  6. Attempted to make fruit leather.  Attempted as in it takes approx. 238 hours for it to dry so I can't tell you yet how it is.  But it's Saskatoon berry/apple so it really can't be bad can it?  Also can you tell I just went berry picking?  HONESTLY what am I supposed to do with THAT MANY BERRIES?!  What was I thinking...

  7. Mailed a scholarship application, an application to remind the Govt-o-Canada that I was in fact born in Saskatchewan and I have no idea where they got the idea that I was born in Alberta, and SIX thank you cards.  Sounds really great hey?  It was.  Though the thank you cards were all written and addressed two weeks ago so that wasn't much of an achievement...
  8. Wrote this blog!

So it's been a rewardingly nonproductive day, and vice versa.

And here are some other things....