Procrastination

I put the PRO in procrastination.

Overheard at coffee hour after church.

Definition: “The act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.”

Sometimes it seems that everything requires immediate attention: It’s time to make a salad for dinner (My Other Half has a chicken stew in the crock pot, and the scent is stimulating our appetites). I need to check the library on the Internet and renew the books that are due today–because we procrastinated about getting them back in time. The cats want dinner “Now-ow-ow.” When I look out the window, there’s a cloud with one of those vertically-lined curtains draped from it, so the laundry needs to come in off the line fast. And my priority this afternoon was to find out how Nate Tanner and his friend Hi-Ho Silberman are going to make Halloween monster costumes–in other words, the first draft of a new story.

Maybe the penalty for procrastination is everything needing to be done NOW. Maybe that’s just life and we should both sit down for a cup of tea first?

A cup of tea calls for a cookie… We’ll have a snack now, dinner later.

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