This weekend I must do the dreaded college
paperwork for my oldest. Even though it is the third time around, I am no better at it than I was the first. I suspect I will be practicing avoidance and getting it done at the last.possible.moment.
Thus our Friday Five: name five things you do when you are trying to avoid doing what you really need to do.
1) As you can clearly see, Blog Re-design is a finely honed avoidance tool. I think I’m finished, for now. Still torn between the two-column layout, with more side-to-side text, and the three columns drawing attention to the sidebar items, another beloved avoidance tool.
2) Laundry. During seminary, I could never write a paper until the family laundry was well underway. This is not true at any other time. I can walk past overflowing clothes baskets without even seeing them.
4) Escaping into a good novel. Today I started reading Gregory Maguire’s Mirror, Mirror, which has fairy tale references, the Borgias and everything I really need to read today. Seriously.
5) Noshing. Don’t you find all this avoidance to be very hungry work? I do. At the moment I’m working very hard not to overeat or eat otherwise poorly, but peeling an orange or slicing an apple can be a great procrastination technique, particularly when you eat the fruit one little section at a time.