Sunday, January 10, 2010

Procrasti Nation - Part 2

Sunday, January 10

Hello everyone,

It looks as if I have gotten stuck in that Nation of Procrasti again. The time just seems to fly by before I realize it and then I go to bed without posting what I wanted to say for the day.

This Nation of Procrasti has gotten me in a bit of trouble. I had put so many things off over the last week that I had to rush to get things done. This usually means I do not catch the errors that pop in my work. That is not good.

Friday, I had to write up the minutes to a meeting that I had to attend on Saturday morning. The problem is that the members of my writers’ group are supposed to be able to download, print, and peruse these minutes a couple of days prior to the meeting date. I managed to get them completed merely 13 hours prior to the meeting.

Then on Saturday morning, I planned to leave to go to the meeting early enough so that I would not have to rush to get out of the house. Needless to say, that did not happen. The problem: I had not anticipated the frost we had during the night. Though, I should have known we would have it since I knew that the temperature dropped down to 17 degrees Friday night/Saturday morning.

I discovered the thick ice on my windshield, driver-side and passenger-side doors and back windshield. So, I cranked the car up and went back inside the house to get my spray bottle and filled it with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol and a little water. That worked wonders on melting that ice.

The windshield wipers cleared the melting ice off of the windshield. When I rolled the driver-side window down, that cleared the water off of that window. I forgot the passenger-side window. When the alcohol evaporated in that strong wind, the water on that window froze again into a beautiful pattern but I was able to see the window.

Needless to say, if I had planned a little better and had certain items already printed and packed into my book bag, I would have gotten off late on Saturday morning. If I had not put off chores that I knew I had to get done to the last minute, I would not had to rush to get those items completed.

Now, as for my blog, it seems that I am unable to build and upload my post for my blog at night on a regular basis. So, I will build my post in the morning and attempt to post it by noon every day. I guess this will be another one of my New Year’s resolutions.

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