"It is the curse of the writer, Maisie: I am both annoyed and relieved upon being interrupted. I can spend much time cleaning the keys on my typewriter or rinsing the bin and barrel of my fountain pen - in fact anything that constitutes a writer's work without actually stringing two words together." --Georgina in "Messenger of Truth"
Coming off of a holiday weekend is always hard, plus I had a sick kid at home so things were a bit shaky from the get-go, but "20 minutes of meditation" was my number one priority today and I just...kept...putting...it...off...
First I had to get kid #1 breakfasted and off to school. Then I had to try and salvage the rotting bananas by making some emergency banana bread. Then walk the dog. Then clean up the kitchen.
Next I rushed off to do the grocery shopping before all the elementary and preschool moms dropped their kids off and flooded the store.
When I got home I had to put away the groceries and get kid #2 (and myself) breakfast. And then clean up the kitchen AGAIN.
After that I needed a rest so I sat with a cup of tea and a book for a few minutes.
Ah, the laundry, I forgot! I put in a load and folded the load that was in the dryer. And put it away.
Shoot! I forgot to buy potatoes for dinner tonight and I didn't get any cash. Back out to the store and the bank.
Got home just in time to greet kid #1 and his three friends. Threw them some snacks then made lunch for kid #2 (and myself). Cleaned up the kitchen AGAIN.
Time for another cup of tea and some mindless Facebook surfing.
Doorbell. Someone picking up a kid. Chat for awhile. Walk the dog again.
When I looked at the clock it was already 4:24pm. I needed to put the potatoes in at 5:00, which meant I had twenty-one minutes until I needed to start prepping.
Twenty-one minutes. Just enough time to sit and meditate. And so I (finally) did.
[I love this quote and I love that I went in search of a quote about procrastination in general and what came up was a quotation about procrastination relative to writing. I have been procrastinating A LOT of things today.]