Where does the time go? I have been told that the less you have to do the less you do. That seems to be true in my case. When I worked I did more on my two days off than I do now in a week. I am very happy being a retired person! Maybe a bit lazy, but happy.
I was planning on getting up early to get stuff done so I could play on the computer.
But ….well you know how it goes.
When I finally rolled out of bed and did important stuff like feed Teddy, read the paper and do the puzzles, and think about a plan for today it was really too late to start anything. So I thought I would just peek at my email. When I did peek I saw the bank statement was ready so I decided to go ahead and reconcile it…that it takes a while to do this is a mystery seeing as I have not a lot of money. There’s enough but not a lot.
With that done it was time to bake a cake. Then it was time for supper. After supper it was time to give loves to Teddy.
Then I went to get the snail-mail. I don’t get tons of mail anymore…bills are now ebills and catalogs are rare and letters even more rare. There was, among some advertising, an envelope from my (last year) health insurance company.
Imagine my surprise when I opened it and there was a check made out to me!
Seems the affordable health care act worked in my favor. The insurance company didn’t use all the money they collected like they should have and refunded the excess dollars to policy holders. I am not going to go on a cruise, or even across the river, with my refund but it was a wonderful surprise all the same.
I seem to have developed a new bad habit. When something needs done I find all kinds of things to do instead of the thing needing done. There was a time when I was very good at doing what needed done before doing what I wanted to do. However, now I will do just about anything, including doing nothing, to avoid doing the necessary thing.
I certainly have put the “pro” into procrastination. I have gotten good at putting things off. There was a time when I was quite efficient and organized. I was good at starting a project or chore and seeing it through to completion. I am still good at seeing something to the end–once I get started. It’s the starting that is the problem.
Right now I have two new pairs of pants that are too long, they need hemmed. I refuse to take them to a seamstress and pay to have them hemmed because I can do it myself–that and I am cheap. I should add that I bought these pants in September–by the time I hem them they probably won’t fit. The reason I bought these in the first place is because my old ones all have shrunk and are too snug. Ok, maybe they didn’t shrink…
Anyway, what’s my problem? Like this was meant to be written yesterday but I just didn’t get to it–not that I did much of anything else yesterday. Have I gotten lazy? Or am I bored?
Oh dear, I think one of the seven deadly sins is sloth!
I am going to have to think about this before I do anything.