Monday, August 8, 2011

Gettin' old ain't for sissies...

  Yesterday morning, I struggled and struggled and finally gave up. Trying to think of a word that I know only too well. I could think of every known synonym, every application...and yet--the damned word itself evaded my crumbling memory drive. It drove me a little crazy...not crazy enough to get off my ass and look it up inh the thesaurus or  IS THIS HOW IT STARTS ??????

  The word, gentle readers, was ...PROCRASTINATE.  lol   And here I sit this morning...looking around me, making a list (over an hour ago) of things I need to get done today...and the things are still not getting done.  What is it with me????  I can find a gazillion things to do except the things that I need to do. And thank GOD for the helps me lose hours and hours of my life that would have been spent doing nasty and menial chores like cleaning the fridge or vacuuming. (Both of which are in dire need of doing!)

   Ah well. There's always tomorrow.  And that, dear ones, is where the problem lies. I do much better under pressure and with deadlines than I will ever do with too much time to get things done. In all fairness, I have cleaned all the yucky things out of the fridge, just haven't washed the shelves yet. And I did get the garbage to the curb. But still...

  The dogs are all outside. It looks like today is the first day of the end of the heatwave.  Only supposed to get to the high 80's today, which will be a welcome relief. I need to go out back and check on the garden, pick some peppers and some more tomatoes. Thinking I'll make marinara with the rest. Maybe I'll even get the pepper jelly made. (NO--I HAVEN'T DONE THAT YET EITHER!!!!!!!!!)  But, first things first, and I'll get the vacuuming and dusting done while the critters are all outside. That won't take long. Then I need to spot clean some places on the rug. Nothing serious.

  I won't get home tonight until about 10...but tomorrow I am off for four glorious days.  Gonna start it off with coffee at a friends house. It'll be all downhill from there. My niece will probably arrive around noon, and then the fun begins.

  Alright. Here I go.

 NO, really.

  I SWEAR!!!!!!!!!



Rita said...

I absolutely LOVE that quote!!! :):):)

I have been having the lost word thing happening to me for a couple of years now. Drives me nuts! It will come to me eventually, but they are words I "know"!! I'm a reader and a writer...scary, isn't it?

I've been blaming it on fibro fog, but I think the synapses are getting a little old in the tooth--LOL!

Have a blast with your niece!! Enjoy your days off!!! :):)

Linda said...

I'm like you in that I need deadlines to get things done. Tell me my brother will be here tomorrow, and you would see this house sparkling clean just like that. Meanwhile, I use my computer as an excuse.
I wish today was the end of our heat wave here in Oklahoma, but I don't see it letting up.
Days off are always so nice!

Petit fleur said...

I'm right there with you... so ironic that procrastinate was the word! ha!

So, you wrote Marinara and I read Marijuana, and had to do a double take. sigh. But like you said, we SHOULD be running the world, melting brains and all!

Peace sista.

Petit fleur said...

PS I am a certified Life Coach, but have not actually kicked off my business yet. If you'd like to be a guinea pig for me it might help us both... It centers around goal setting.

Give it a think. :-)

the wild magnolia said...

Great, wonderful, quote....the Buddha is wonderful.

You are right, gettin' old ain't for sissies.

Four big days off! Enjoy to the hilt.

It took me three days to think of oil lamps. My Aunt Martha Jane, and Granddaddy Jack used them, and a dear friend gave me one. All I could think of was hurricane lamps. I didn't freak out and just waited and f-i-n-a-l-l-y I thought of it, oil lamps!

Be safe and have lots of fun.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Gettin old ain't for sissies indeed. Since my fall this year I have found my brain to be interesting to me, it takes time to remember, time to process and my body hurts alot...LOL
This is an amazing post and I am so glad you had some time off and hope that you are enjoying it to the fullest!!!
xo G