Saturday, October 13, 2007

Is it procrastination if I'm getting other work done?

I should be correcting the chapter 1 tests and analyzing the chapter 2 pretests and planning my next Social Studies unit.

Instead, I...
  • fed rabbit and refilled her pellet container
  • sorted laundry
  • washed four loads of laundry
  • hung one load to dry
  • put another load in the dryer
  • started a loaf of bread in the breadmaker
  • unloaded the dishwasher and put the clean dishes away
  • reloaded the dishwasher with dirty dishes
  • brought the kitchen waste (including coffee grounds and filter) to the compost
  • turned the compost (mmm, the compost is such a luscious deep brown...)
  • served lunch to myself and Amigo
  • made beds
  • got the winter outerwear from storage
  • put the winter gloves, hats, and mittens on the deck to air out (to get rid of the basement storage odor)
And still on my list:
  • bake cookies
  • clean rabbit litter box
  • finish laundry (dry, fold, put away)
  • give Amigo a ride to the homecoming dance
  • do the grocery shopping
  • pick up Amigo from the homecoming dance
  • make supper (probably grilled cheese on homemade bread, see above)
Maybe today is housework day, and tomorrow will be schoolwork. That's not true procrastination and avoidance, is it?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope! In my world, I call that rearranging the to-do list.

That is awesome that you got so much done so far today. Everything I got done today(cleaning) has now managed to become undone. Ah, such is life with little ones.

Happy schoolwork correcting tomorrow!

10/13/2007 5:19 PM  
Anonymous boogiemum ( said...

Send me the test, I will correct them for you :) I used to correct papers for my 10 year olds teacher last year. I enjoy it!

10/13/2007 7:43 PM  
Blogger Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

Man, do I ever relate to this post! This is the story of my life -- stuff that must get done that I don't want to do (such as preparing for a presentation) gets pushed to the bottom of the list. I like to think that I do this because I work best under pressure and getting all the little stuff done means I have nothing to focus on but the task at hand ;)

10/14/2007 12:54 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I do not consider it procrastination, rather a realignment of priorites. Family first, work second....well 22nd... you get the idea! :)

10/16/2007 10:03 AM  

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