Productive Procrastination

May 24th, 2011 by zoe 2 Comments

Now that I am closer to forty I have learned a few things about myself.

I love to fix things, oddly I love to fix things with the wrong tools, think Macgyver (if you were old enough to remember that ridiculous show). I could use a nail file and 2 paper clips to diffuse a bomb for sure.

I love things that have “some assembly” required – honestly a good job for me would be putting together BBQ grills for Home Depot all day.

I love making lists. And I seriously love crossing things off lists.  I will make the list longer just to cross things off that have already been done.

I also love to procrastinate.  Love it, hate it, love it.  But here is where the knowing myself better comes in – I know that from that procrastination usually comes something great.  Because sometimes creating all the time can become a chore, when I get into a productive procrastination mode I usually make something that has been hanging in my head for a while.  Something totally different.  So today when I said – ZOE, TIME TO BUCKLE DOWN AND SEW UP THOSE SWEATERS!!  Somehow I just didn’t listen, instead I dug some scraps of wood out of the basement, got out my cheap acrylic paints and whipped up these little hanging tiles for the boy’s room.  I haven’t had a chance to hang them because they are sleeping.  I guess there’s always tomorrow for the sweaters. And after all, I did actually sew the pillow and fix the chairs!

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2 Responses

  1. sara says:

    Zoe, if you worked at the Home Depot making grills you would have been there to help me move bags of sand, unlike the guys who were so absorbed doing that job they just gave me “hard stares”. The tiles are sweet,are you making one for your room?

    • zoe says:

      The walls in my room are still bare, cant seem to break the first nail hole in the fresh paint!
      Yes, I would load you up with sand but I am also damn good at multi tasking.
      Chivalry needs a marketing team — perhaps a giant billboard in Times Square!

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