Tuesday, December 18, 2007

my procrastination has reached new heights ......


did you watch the video? old faithful? the geyser in yellowstone park ....... go ahead ... watch it
.... i'll wait .....

so here you go ....
-i've hardly started wrapping gifts ..... oops
-i've not written my christmas letter ...oops.... i know, some people HATE those letters , but i've done it every year for 11 now ..... some people have come to expect it ....i'm gonna do it...
-i've not addressed a single christmas card envelope .... oops.... but i will ....
-i have a piece of art promised to a child ... and i haven't made it yet .... oops... but i will .... mostly cause i already did the other two kids' art...
-i haven't planned my menus for christmas eve dinner (11 people) or christmas morning (i like a good breakfast casserole ... but no one 
else does) ... or christmas day ... (i know i need a turkey, at least)
-i'm sure there are other things i need to do that i haven't even 
thought about ...oops!!!

i guess that's the bad news .... but the good news is i've gone ahead and started planning my summer vacation .....
i want to see old faithful at yellowstone ... with my kids .... and hike 
through the volcanic land and forests .....and see bears and wolves and groovy stuff ....
i want to raft on the snake river like lewis and clark did ... well maybe not LIKE they did ... but in a kinder, gentler, safer way .....
... so my children and i spent the afternoon perusing yellowstone 
sights .....
this one is links to yellowstone in depth .. in case you want to actually learn stuff .... or perhaps an easy overview of yellowstone on wiki.... .... or, a groovy one,  my favorite yellowstone website..... .... and one more: live webcam at old faithful .... .... who needs to get ready for christmas when there is so much planning and dreaming to do ..... 

and just so you don't think i'm a lightweight procrastinator ... i'll just tell you ... i'm a multi tasking procrastinator ..... i started to make andy a photo book online ...which meant editting my photos, uploading my photos, and then diddling around with my photos while i make the book .... then i realized, i was making a 2007 book .... for a 2007 christmas gift ... which is, well, just dumb .... cause then you miss out on the last two weeks of the year ... and they are big photo op days ......so.... i had that slooooow revelation that i can't  print the photo book until january 1 ..... which is ok .... cause his birthday is in january ... BUT ... what am i still doing ... working on the book ...yup ...i'm working on the birthday book but don't have his christmas gifts .... 

and one last method of procrastination .. my new year's resolution ...nope... i'm not planning ahead for my 2008, procrastinators don't do that ... rather, i'm working to fulfill the 2007 resolution .... what was it you ask? well .... that's the test .... who knows what my new years resolution was .... and ... if you know the resolution ... go ahead, guess my number ... and it isn't 500 ...... 

really, i am this pretty much put together kind of girl ... but somehow i've just lost it ..... i'm just deedling on in my own little world of procrastination and denial ..... when i suddenly stop blogging, you know what i'll be doing ... planning my yellowstone vacation ....or hiding from the ghost of christmas present ...... 

4 comments:

Donna said...

LOL! I can soooo relate to you right now! I'll set stuff up to begin working on it, then think how good a cup of coffee would be to go along with what I'm doing, but - oops - there is no coffee made, so let me make some. And look, the kitchen needs tidying...finally, back upstairs with my coffee, but I'd better just quick check my email...oh, what an intersting link in this email...I'll just take a quick peek...hmmmm, wonder who has posted new posts on their blogs...let me check Google Reader...and on and on and on. =)

Oh yeah...I can SO relate!

BTW, the vacation sounds WONDERFUL!

jeannie said...

I have seen old faithful many times
-- and quite a few of those times I was impatiently waiting on my dear husband who was in the yellowstone med center --

WHAT you have to do at yellowstone is the chuckwagon dinner -- and we liked the cabins on the north end of the park near the dinner. So that is my tip.
we saw no wolves but a few coyotes and a moose and lots of elk and buffalo
And we loved river rafting -- go in July!! or late late june -- because we had cold weather in mid june
but perfect weather in mid july
ask me I have yellowstone knowlede

procrastinate away

random notes said...

Yellowstone is awesome esp in the spring when ALL the animals are out. Buffalo, prong horn, elk, deer,wolf, coyote and lots of birds. The geysers are the best as far as color. check out my blog from last april to see more of it. Don't forget to plan to step into the "boiling river" for a spa like adventure.
Breathing helps during these busy days. Try some deep ones and then say "ahhhhhhh".
happy ho ho ho
Jane

Anonymous said...

I know the answer....Your New Year's resolution was to play a TON of games.....I think it started at 250, but then went to 500 ...or was it 500 and then went to a thousand? I'm not sure...but I do know you've kept your game journal faithfully...I've seen it.
--Roberta :)
Do I win??????/