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Friday, 26 May 2017

What Would You Rather Be Doing?

I like my house to be clean but I hate housework.  I like my clothes neatly pressed but I don't like to iron.  I enjoy a good meal but dislike cooking (also  not good at it).  I appreciate a well landscaped yard but am no gardener.  I'm also not rich so I can't afford to have the work done for me.  Thus, I spend a good percentage of every day involved in activities I dislike.  What DO I like?  I like to write, read, to knit, to think, to watch the wildlife in the backyard, to play with my grandies and to do just nothing at all (I'm best at that).  How much of your day do you spend doing things you dislike?  What would you rather be doing?  What are you doing right now and what should you be doing?  I'm procrastinating...how about you?

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  1. I like to read. I like to think. Nothing has a lot of charm too. Watching people/birds/the sky are winners as well.
    I spend too much time doing things I would love to have a magic wand for. And should be doing the washing, stripping and remaking the bed, the kitty litter and the garbage now. To be followed by some bill paying. Oh joy, oh bliss.

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  2. I love to read. Basically, all I do, when given complete freedom, is to read, write, and listen to music.

    Nevertheless, when I don't have any structure and no limitations on my time - no need to work, clean, or fulfil other obligation - I get restless after so long. In other words, doing what i love works better as a goal than as a reality sometimes.

    I dunno.

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    1. That is a very good point...maybe if we only did those things we love the would become boring after a while. I dunno either. Shall we try it?

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  3. Right now I'm reading your blog and feeling hungry, so what I would like to be doing is eating a plateful of food that someone else has cooked, instead of me having to get up and go cook something. I enjoy cooking, but there are times when I'd like someone else to do things for me. What I SHOULD be doing is the vacuuming which I've put off for a week already.

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    1. Sit tight..the urge to vacuum will vanish eventually. Trust me. I've tried it and it works.

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  4. I like order, just do not enjoy what it takes to get that order. I love gardening, but my bones are complaining. However, no pain, no gain.

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    1. Why does everything 'worthwhile' involve pain?

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  5. I start every day with a list of things to accomplish. However, it seems that most often I take a vote among me, myself, and I, and decide to take the day off.

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  6. I am a top-notch procrastinator. Routines are my friend because I have such little self-discipline. I'd love to read all the day long. What should I be doing right now? Going to my mom's house to wash her curtains for her, as I promised her yesterday that I would do sometime this weekend!

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    1. A fellow procrastinator....nice to meet you.

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  7. I have mowing to be done and hedges that need trimmed, I dislike not getting things like this done, I spend a lot of time sitting with Cindy's Dad, I don't dislike it because he needs us I just wish the other stuff was done.

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    1. I think the Dad sitting is more important...the hedges and grass will still be there.

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  8. Hi Delores,

    I've done all my household chores with the help, sort of, of Penny. I feel better when the house is neat.

    Right now, I'm typing this comment. Actually, even at close to two in the morning, I'm getting hints from a certain dog that she needs to go out.

    Yes, very soon, I will be switching the comments back on by the end of May. Still a bit of a struggle to type.

    Thanks, Delores.

    Gary

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    1. So nice to see you here Gary. You know, we all love leaving comments on your blog but we also understand that it is still difficult for you to type. We don't really expect you to commont on every comment we leave. That would be asking too much I think. For most of us, I think it just makes us happy to leave you a comment so you know we are all out here reading and enjoying and caring.

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    2. Yes, what Delores said :)

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  9. What I often find myself thinking/wishing is that the day was a little longer so that I could include all things that I like and a few that I'm not so keen on but needs to be done.

    Alas I haven't yet found the magic balance ... but I'm working on it!

    All the best Jan

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It's lovely to know someone else is out there. Please leave me a comment...pretty please.