Monday, August 1, 2011

Vacation Hangover

One of the best parts of vacation is being able to do absolutely nothing and feel absolutely no guilt about it. Unfortunately, I seem to have brought that attitude home from the beach with me, along with some sand and a few items that are lingering in my beach bag.

Technically speaking, I'm still on vacation. I don't go back to work until late August, and so I should still be able to enjoy some guilt-free laziness, as my Facebook friends/colleagues were quick to reassure me. Unfortunately, I have less than a month left to complete all the projects that seemed like such a good idea at the beginning of summer vacation.

Take my dining room (please?) The walls are painted, but the baseboards and molding need to be finished. Since I couldn't very well paint them from the beach, I got a week-long reprieve, which has now expired. Doesn't sound like such a big deal...and yet, I haven't ventured into the dining room with a paint brush.

And the writing spree on which I embarked so enthusiastically in June, which I was sure would lead me to finish my novel before school started again. There's still time...and yet, I haven't unpacked my laptop from its oh-so-stylish bag.

I could go on, but that would mean that the two of you who are still reading this blog will stop, so I will, too. I must admit that this is a familiar spot - one I find myself in every summer at this time. And so of course, I have a plan.

The latest approach? Spend some time on at least one of my three main projects (my daughter's bedroom, plus the two above) each day until I can check them off the list. That should leave me plenty of time for guilt-free laziness, and time with family and friends.

Now, where did I leave those paintbrushes?


  1. You'll feel glad if you accomplish something. Getting started is the hardest part.

  2. So true! And I am the queen of procrastination!