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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Procrastination

It's always been one of my faults. I keep putting things off until time creeps away and then I'm forced to deal with...whatever. Within the past week, three things I've been putting off have crept up on me. One has been extremely painful.

The first thing I put off was my son's school project. He told me about it last week. It was due on Tuesday, 2/1. He got it turned in, after we stayed up until almost midnight working on it. I felt bad, literally, due to another thing I'd been putting off. He had to make a musical instrument for his Science class. Here's a photo of the "guitar" we made.


A cereal box, hot glue gun, tape, and some gimp. We named it the "Fruity Diamond Edition."

Another thing I'd procrastinated about was getting my car tags. I received the notice like waaay back in November. My tags expired on January 31st. In Maryland, we don't have to go to MVA to renew our tags, we can do it online or through the mail. I waited until last week to do mine. The process was extremely easy. Log in, enter your tag number and ID number, select payment method and checkout. Once you checkout you can print out a temporary registration to place in your rear window. Sounds pretty easy, doesn't it? To save time, lets just say it didn't quite work out that way for me. Took me about three days and 50 sheets of paper. Not doing that again.

The most painful and agonizing thing I've been procrastinating about is going to the dentist. I think a lot of people have a fear of the dentist. I have an unrealistic fear. I don't know where it comes from. I don't know if it's the sounds of the equipment, the unknown because I can't see what they're doing, I just don't know. So, I try to take really good care of my teeth. Apparently I ain't been doing that good a job. I had a slight toothache when I went to bed Sunday night. I woke up on Monday and my bottom, right jaw was swollen, and my tooth ached so bad it gave me a headache. I took some pain pills and went to work. About 11:30 I was calling the dentist. Long story short, I have an abcess. Really bad one. I have to take an antibiotic for 10 days and go back after the swelling goes down to start periodontic treatments. $500.

I don't know why I'm such a procrastinator, but I do believe in the adage: "why do it today, when I can put it off until tomorrow." LOL Lord willing, I'll get better.

Oh, that reminds me. I said in last weeks' blog that I would post pictures of my weave. Well, here they are:



Not too shabby. I think it turned out great. Only thing, my head sweats real bad and with the weave, my scalp itched something terrible. I took it out over the weekend. After I took it out, I flat ironed my own hair and I really like it this way. It just takes too long in the morning. Too high maintenance for me. So, what I'll do with it next is anybody's guess.

One thing I learned from all this procrastinating is that it can be quite expensive. But, when it's all said and done, to quote a mastercard commercial:

Doing your own hair weave, $25.00. Renewing your car tags online, $180. Going to the dentist with an abcess, $500. Spending time with your child, working on a school project, Priceless.


Take care til next week, Bloggers. Stay Blessed and happy.

VEM

2 comments:

  1. I love your last paragraph! I procrastinate about the dentist as well. I don't think I'm really fearful, its just that I can think of a about a million and two things I'd rather be doing then going to the dentist...

    Thanks for your comments on my blog! My husband just shook his head at me when he saw what I wass doing and all my non-yarn addicted friends think I'm nuts for using all my shoe space on organizing yarn. They just don't get it. :-)

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  2. Hi Shanna! Thanks for coming by and for your comments. No, they don't get it. Yarn needs space. The different colors, fibers, weights. Shoes can stay in a crumpled heap on the floor. LOL

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