It’s Friday and I’m uber busy getting reading for two major things I have happening this weekend for work. So, of course, I am procrastinating. Why is that? Am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not.
I seriously have a bucket-load of crap to get done before 4:15. And I just opened my cabinet and thought about which coffee cups I never use anymore and could donate to Good Will. What the eff brain? The only thing that stopped me was the realization I don’t have a box big enough to hold them all.
Some random things I like to do when I absolutely need to be doing something else:
- Organize cupboards: I start packing for a vacation or have a big stressful thing looming ahead and I want to organize the parts of my life that are easily hidden behind a closed door. Hello brain, what is up with that? How about we start by clearing off the coffee table before straightening all the Q-Tips?
- Folding all my socks: my sock drawer is also my undies drawer and tights/slips drawer and there is nothing like finding two pairs of socks to throw into a suitcase to engage my need to refold and organize the whole thing. This need never occurs on a lazy Saturday with nothing in the “Immediate To-Do” list. Oh no. It only happens when I have an “absolutely must leave the house at this time” kind of time.
- Clean the refrigerator: this is a total no-brainer when I leave for a vacation, but today I’m heading out for 24 hours. And my husband and kids will be home the whole time I’m gone. This need to toss old condiments and check which veggies are still palatable (pre-veggie-molding-soup) is just short of redonkulous. Heck, they’ll probably eat out the whole 24 hours I’m gone, thus sealing Mister Soandso’s ranking as the “cool” parent.
- Change the litter boxes and pick up the dog poop: okay, this one actually makes sense seeing as how I’m the one who does these lovely tasks at Chez Moi. Not that I’d complain if someone else in my house wanted to step up. Just saying.
- Make lists: my to-do list is too crazy? Let me just make another list to help with that cray-cray-train.
Okay, now that you’ve all had a good laugh, I bet you do crazy stuff. Maybe not my kind of crazy or at this kind of crazy moment, but I have a pretty good hunch that we all have purchased a ticket and boarded the crazy train.
What the heck, at least I’ve got great company on the ride!