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JUST DO IT, AND THEN SOME
There wasn't going to be a lot of action today...the plan was to sleep in, vegetate, navel contemplation, reading, web surfing. Since we didn't get to sleep until after 3 a.m., I at least managed the sleeping in part...and reading and web surfing almost always manage to get squeezed in somehow. But before brief_therapy could catch me I had already started a load of laundry and run the dishwasher for the first of 2 times. In addition, the printed version of the AWC newsletter, plus Tuesday's meeting program and calendar handout are finished, and I had a lesson in creating the photo album webpages from our web support (Hi Russell!) in Sydney, which was fun because I don't get to talk to them very often, even though we chat online every now and then. And I emptied wastebaskets and watered plants and swiped the bathroom down and stripped and made the beds. Cleaning the refrigerator will have to wait until tomorrow.

The thing is, it sounds like a lot, but when you do it at your OWN pace, with NO interruptions beyond the ones you make for yourself, it's EASY to get things done. The trick, at least for me, is to just do it. No waiting, no procrastination, just do it. And then it's done and you can rest or nap or read or play or wrestle with the kids. There's always something to do, and always something waiting. I'd rather get it over with than let it pile up and loom over me. And if I count the reading and the napping and the playing with the kids as equally important, instead of something I'm doing INSTEAD, why then it's more fun to do things as the impulse strikes or opportunity occurs.

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I was going to grab a particularly cool photo of Karin bouncing on the trampoline and post it for you, but it turns out that she took the camera outside this afternoon to take photos of Martin and 2 friends bouncing, left it outside and it has subsequently disappeared completely. Anders is outside with a flashlight hunting and I'm inside fuming. It's times like this when it's a good thing that you aren't allowed to beat your children. ARGH

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Completely Cracking Me Up: Saturday Morning Pajama-Speak
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mood: angry
music: the hissing sound of the steam coming out of my ears


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And if I count the reading and the napping and the playing with the kids as equally important, instead of something I'm doing INSTEAD, why then it's more fun to do things as the impulse strikes or opportunity occurs.

I think that's very profound. I fabulous attitude that I may try to adopt as well. :)

I so hope the camera is found! eeeek!!

it's more fun to do things as the impulse strikes or opportunity occurs

Well yes. But as at this time you think they have erroneously dispatched the digital camera (and my own is missing in my household grrrrrr) maybe acting instantaneously on the initial impulse wouldn't always be good. Might be fun, but the jails would be full of parents!!!

Why do kids do that stuff? I 100000000% empathize. My DH would be the one outside searching for our camera.

We were both out looking for it. And the thing is, both inside and out, the house is picked up and put away, and it's NOWHERE to be found. :( Why oh WHY didn't I tell her to bring it right back inside!!??

I laughed so hard when I saw the little "stab" icon in the corner of your post. Oh I hope the camera has returned. Technical gagetry of any sort has a way of not cooperating--either getting lost, or not functioning when we want them most. I would LOVE to see the picture of Karin though. She's such a sweetie. Aren't trampolines the best???

Still missing this morning. I am SO upset :( I hope one of the neighborhood kids didn't take it. I looked around again this morning, and it's nowhere to be found, outside OR in :(

Oh that's horrid. Hopefully it will turn up. Like under a bed. Or in the refrigerator. Or under the bathroom sink. Stuff like that happens in our house. :)

It turned up. I just wrote about it. Color me EMBARRASSED.

Johan and I are always going on about the reason for kids being cute when they are little is so that you don't strangle them. Ha ha!

Charlie is into whining now. Aggggggg! I think I'm going to start saying something annoying like, "Can I have some cheese with that whine?". Ahhh the fun part of parenthood begins.

The "NO interruptions" is key~~ and at one's own pace. Isn't it interesting how some chores can move so smoothly and satisfyingly with plenty of time to spare if the circumstances are right?
Sorry to hear about the camera. Good luck with that one...

It's found. I'll post about it tonight :)

Thank goodness it's been found.

It will be interesting to hear where it was :)

We have a trampoline & the kids love it too.

You'll laugh at me, you will :P

(Anonymous)

Glad you found the camera. Personally I like belonging to the "looming and piling up" club...lets me ratchet up the procrastination-fueled dread to such delightful levels. :) ~Marilyn

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