Friday, July 09, 2010

Just call me a procrastinator

I haven’t done anything on my assignment for grad school for the past week.  I decided on Monday to take a couple of “lazy” days and not worry about my assignment.  I figured I could start on it Wednesday or Thursday.  Well, by the time those days rolled around, I was still in that lazy mode.  Part of the problem has been the fact that I’ve been staying up too late and sleeping in.  By the time I get up and around, it seems half the day is gone.  And for a few days I didn’t even change out of my pajamas.  Or I took a shower and put a different set of pajamas on.  I haven’t done anything substantial either.  I’ve been playing on the computer mostly.  I have been randomly surfing websites using the site called stumbleupon.  I’ve found a few interesting sites.  Some I think will be helpful for teaching next year.  I’ve played scrabble on my iPhone, read a little bit, watched t.v. and really done very little.  Yesterday I did go up to the school so I could send out letters to the students I’m taking to a camp week after next. 

So today I had grand plans to go up to the local library to work.  My plan was at first to get there by noon, but then I decided to eat lunch and realized I need to print some things out so the new goal was 1:00.  Then I started to watch a movie and got engrossed in that and now it’s past the point of no return.  I don’t know what my problem is.  Once again, I’m just not focused.  I hope I can the work done in three days now.  I’m doing better though… sometimes I wait until the day before.  So this weekend I really have to get on the ball.  So what am I doing instead?  Josh and I are going out to dinner tonight.  I found myself with extra money in my account.  I got a refund of $25 from my university.  I’m not sure why, but it’s been deposited in my bank account.  I also got a refund from my mortgage company for the excess in my escrow account after my taxes and insurance have been paid.  And then I got a check for $4 from University of Texas in Austin for UIL “Consulting Fees” – not sure what that is, but hey, it’s $4 I didn’t have before. 

So we’re going to go eat at Olive Garden shortly.  It’s that time of month where I’m perpetually hungry.  I’m sure I’ll gain about 5 pounds in the next week or so and then lose it.  Ah the joys of womanhood!  I’ve been wanting to go see Eclipse but almost a little embarrassed to go by myself.  At least the teen crowds should be waning.  Maybe I’ll reward myself if I get a lot done on my paper tomorrow.  I’ve got to start getting to bed earlier though.  Easier said than done. 


Anonymous said...

I think its just a normal reaction - the weeks before were filled with action, travelling, getting things done. Now its the big breath.

Anonymous said...

I could call you "crasti". ?!

Anonymous said...

You are a very good procrastinator regarding blog posts ... :)