Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Definition of Procrastination...

That's what's going on in my house right now. I have piles of laundry to do, vacuuming, and a guest room to get ready for guests. I have bathrooms to clean, and a fridge to empty. I have thousands of toys that need to be put away. I have to call and order the pizza for dinner tonight. The dogs need baths, I need a nap.

But I am sitting here listening to the sweet sound of my two year old snoring. It is sweet, indeed. Because he is sleeping. I hear the sound of the movers loading up someones house down the street, hammering their wooden crates shut. My dogs are breathing heavily as they doze on the couch beside me.

I know I should be sorting toys, or cleaning a fridge, or doing a long list of other things that need to be done, but right now, a little bit of quiet sure is nice. I don't imagine that there will be much quiet left around here soon.

Tomorrow I plan on finishing up whatever needs to get done around the house and preparing a majority of our Thanksgiving feast. I will put it all together and then bake/heat/brown it at the end. I pray that I will be able to get it all done. If I don't, well, we'll have to wait an extra 30 minutes for dinner tomorrow. Or, the stairs may not get vacuumed.

Thursday my goal is to be relaxed. (Ha! If you know me, you know that's a fat chance.) But that's my goal. We'll eat our Thanksgiving dinner on my CHRISTMAS plates, and we'll watch the Peanuts Thanksgiving special.


Vanessa said...

Sounds nice, I wish I got to sit around and listen to my baby snore more often. :( (He dosen't snore really, more of a soft wuffle... and he sighs in his sleep... it is so sweet.

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Kristi said...

Vacuuming the stairs ALWAYS falls off the bottom of my list. Didn't happen for Thanksgiving, didn't happen for the Army-Navy party we had yesterday. The carpet is really messy. I need to do it on a day that NOTHING else planned. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!