Monthly Archives: March 2023

Procrastination, Procrastination, Procrastination . . .

Over the years, especially the last two and half decades, (this year marks twenty-five years of wedded blessed), I have been unfairly labeled a procrastinator.

I cannot for the life of me understand why such a title could have been bestowed upon me. I mean you’re asked to complete a job and then you complete said job  within a reasonable amount of time and all is right with the world.

But nooo  . . . My reasonable amount of time never seems to jive with the requester’s reasonable amount of time.

Returning to my wife; when she asks me to complete a task she expects it to be done within a week.

I’m more partial to the ‘before I die’ time frame.

I guess in some ways I lean toward putting things off until later, but in my own defense I never procrastinate when it comes to writing, among other things.

I guess if I really take time to think (which I rarely do) I have to say the only thing I’m sure not to put off is procrastination.

And, one thing I never put off is the one true living God. May he bless you and shine his face upon you.

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My Mouse Needs a Battery

I begin a day of writing by reaching for the mouse. In short order, I discover said mouse is unresponsive and in need of a battery. Moving to retrieve a AA dry cell, I pause; then reclaim my seat.

As thoughts bombard my cranium, an all too familiar noise wafts through the air. Shaken, I glanced toward my animated cell phone. Could it be another battery-operated device taunting me for a charge, not to mention the cordless, landline telephone?

My brain continues to fill my overflowing, anxiety level. We just changed the car battery; perhaps we should contemplate an electric car? I think not at this particular juncture in time, for it seems my lawn mower is battery powered, along with our weed eater, hedge trimmer, and power tools. I’m not yet ready to upgrade my electrical power to accommodate a charging system.

I glance to the right and can’t believe my eyes. My Dragon head phones and blue tooth also have a need to be charged.

Will this ever end? Our bed controls are cordless. Our T.V. remotes (we need two) require batteries. On our bedroom wall, hangs a battery that we use to power a lift.

I can’t take much more of this; my temperature is rising!  Please help me–my thermometer is battery-powered. Monitors throughout the house are powered by . . . Dare I say it . . . what choice do I have . . . BATTERIES! Other medical equipment, including a blood pressure cuff is battery powered. Our laptop and iPad . . . well, you know.

Even, my toothbrush requires an occasional charge to keep my teeth sparkling clean.

I give up. I guess our A.C. world is slowly changing to D.C. Why fight it? I best stock up on batteries, cause they’re on the way, if not already here.

Have a wonderful week and may God bless!

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