I am suffering with some serious procrastinat-itis.
I blame it on this blog. And all the fun stuff that has come along with it.
I am supposed to be working on some journal article submissions and, for the life of me, I just cannot find the motivation. I looked in my usual spots (like in the faces of my kids) but all I found was other more enticing things to do (like stare and think how damn lucky I am to have them). I have also been having a blast “talking” to new friends I have met as a result of this blog and am really looking forward to sharing their stories with you ‘out there’ reading this.
Instead of playing “your wish is my command” with journal editors I have done the following this week:
Created another new system for keeping up with the washing (failed)
Planned to re-arrange the pantry (progress was ok until a glass jar of Vegemite smashed so I gave up and now have pasta sauce in the cup cupboard and cups in the fruit bowl)
I planned to hide all the kids shoes except for the ones they actually wear, you know, like matching ones at the same time. They have a habit of taking every shoe they own out and wearing different combinations between them (gender and size not normally considered). I got stymied at the “finding a box to put them in stage” but must move this task up the priority list because a gold Peppa Pig welly got stuck in my automatic gate (it was posted in the postbox, of course, and was sticking out when the gate opened
When all this homemaking went awry I decided instead to go out…
I had a really lovely dinner with some friends – lots of laughs and fun and, even though I had been vomited on as I was leaving, they reassured me I didn’t smell. Love that.
Took the kids to a performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ where they got to see the different instruments of an orchestra and afterwards tried to catch tadpoles in the uni pond.
I had a really nice ‘play date’ with a fellow mum-of-four in a nature-based play area. These simple joys are not always possible when you are studying and trying to juggle all the balls at once.
The journal submissions will have to wait another week. After so long of doing what I was supposed to and powering along to get the work done, I am savouring this time.
To those of you still there in the trenches, keep going, it will be done one day…and…I must tell you, it’s lovely out here on the other side.