Sunday, January 21, 2007

Laptop Block

I dont generally get writer's block in the sense that I run out of words and stare at a blank screen. I do, however, go through periods of time where I hate the thought of a computer monitor or tv screen.... during these times, my eyes rebel, my hands cramp up, and I find myself turning to any little "necessary" job just to avoid sitting down to the WORDS, the IMAGES, the FREQUENCY, HELP! Im sure all of you have noticed a distinct lack of written words lately on this blog. That's really the only reason. Ive neglected emails and procrastinated on work and avoided my blog while doing dishes, taking the dog out to go potty, folding laundry, and reorganizing the refrigerator for the 10th time in a week (ok, so that last one hasn't happened... yet).

Today, I came to the computer armed to WORK. I had gotten 8 hours of (broken) sleep, eaten 3 donuts, drunk 2 cups of coffee, and was feeling sufficiently guilty in every other aspect of good diet and healthiness to revel just SITTING. Of course, I got here and ended up playing a computer game for 2 hours, talking on the phone to the Queen for 1.5 hours (until the phone died. Stupid phone), chatting with my Mother-in-Law online, and generally wandering around the house aimlessly avoiding the one thing I had promised myself to do today: SIT AT THE COMPUTER AND GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED.

Now, here it is 9:30 at night and Im still about 4 hours away from finishing the work that HAS to be finished today or I won't make my deadlines tomorrow. Hubband has a 6:50 am class tomorrow and Im on a tight deadline for a calendar that has to be completed by Wednesday. Furthermore, we're having about 15 people over for dinner and vespers and a last "run-thru" on Friday night (the "youth" are doing the church service this week), which means that we have to this week paint the foyer (its primed), clean the house, shampoo the carpets, vacuum the furniture, organize the final building materials that are scattered around the house, shop for the meal, cook the meal, clean up after the meal, cook for potluck.... and still make that deadline, probably have my annual review at work, put out the gastro calendar, revise the new product profile I wrote last week as needed, etc. Im off to a great start, eh?

2 comments:

Xboyd said...

Are you trying to kill yourself in one week?

K'sKorner said...

Hope you got everything done . . . I've had mental fog for the last few days. :p