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14 Oct, 2014

Procrastinating about important things is not a good thing

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

I have been known to procrastinate as much as the next person, but there are a few things on my list that I simply must do, and I’ve been putting them off, worrying about them, and then putting them off some more. Gah!

I’m sharing this list here so I can hold myself accountable.

  1. I need to offload the 5000 photos on my iPhone.
  2. I really need to make a doctor’s appointment, for myself and for the girls. I can’t even remember that last time we all had a checkup.
  3. I need to give blood again. (Did you know you can make appointments online? No excuses here.)
  4. I really need to have my hair coloured. And speaking of grooming:
  5. I really need to get Piper trimmed and groomed.

It boggles my mind that I haven’t been able to see these things through. It’s such a short list. What on earth is my problem?

Who’s got something on their list they need something to strike off? Shall we do it together?

2 Responses to "Procrastinating about important things is not a good thing"

1 | Sabrina McTaggart

October 15th, 2014 at 6:56 am


I’ve been meaning to donate blood ….. for years!

Perhaps you could announce a “Donate Meet-Up” on your blog and a bunch of us could do it together — and strike it off our collective lists!


2 | Misty Pratt

October 15th, 2014 at 1:39 pm


Donating blood was on my list until I discovered I have low iron, so I can’t donate :( My HUGE thing is pictures – over 5 years worth sitting on our computer. We haven’t even got a wedding album done (6 years ago). GAH…

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