Sunday, September 23, 2012

Procrastination

Today I almost peed my pants.  Really.  Sweat beaded on my upper lip, I was hurrying practically running to the back, the very back of Michaels. I'm glad I had the forethought to grab a cart, or Emme would have been thrown over my shoulder like a bag of rice.  It was bad, folks.  So bad I wanted to grab myself like I did when I was little (ya'll know you did it, too).  I thought I just might not make it and have a little ginormous puddle of yellow tinged liquid about my toes.

I made it...although the last five steps were made with clenched thighs.

How can a grown girl of 31 almost not make it to the porcelain throne?  I am a habitual procrastinator.  Now, I don't procrastinate big things.  No, I pay the bills on time, I plan church lessons, and buy birthday gifts/cards on time.  In fact, I'm often early!  No, no, I just procrastinate little things like the niggling of a full bladder.  I procrastinate the quick run to the post office-leaving the gifts and cards languishing unsent on my counter.  I often receive quick thoughts to send a card or a give a call to check on a friend, but they pass just as quickly, momentarily unheeded by my procrastinating self.  I wonder what good I could accomplish if I would slow down (or speed up) to pay attention to such thoughts, trips to the post, and taking the time to run to the loo.


I definitely wouldn't have written this post 3 days after the experience! ;)

4 comments:

Dirk and Trish said...

That is so funny. I actually just emailed someone total nonsense because I had been thinking about her and wanted to follow through and touch base. I am horrible about getting stuff mailed, even if I have it packed. D has had a box for Kit in his car for three months now. I know all our family's birthdays, talk about it for weeks, and drop the ball. Sigh. I still have hope I will improve.

Kara and Theo said...

Ha! That is too funny! I'm sure giving birth to 4 kids didn't help things along. I do that all the time, but then I'm reminded had bad I have to go when I sneeze and then, whoops! It's happened more than once, and unfortunately I've been in public. I haven't had full bladder release, thank goodness! But I've come close!

Jill said...

I have had that happen before and it's super uncomfortable! So glad you made it, otherwise, well, you probably wouldn't have posted this post. ;)

whitney said...

Oh, I've so been there! So glad you made it in time!

As you well know, I'm a hoooorible procrastinator too. I just need to take a breath and get it done, already!