Okay, somebody tell me to get to work!



I’ve checked email and blogged and Facebooked and edited and posted pics.  I’ve made coffee and gluten-free peanut butter cookies.  Ate said cookies.  With coffee.

Skyped with family in Austria.  Cooed at grandchild . . . after waking her up.

Washed bird feeder in blue bowl.  Washed down dog pee.  Washed dishes in blue bowl.  Sanitized it first.

Checked email again.  Checked FB again.  Responded to bloggers. Responded to Facebookers oohs and ahs at said photos.  . . . I am not needy!!!!

Stalked hummingbirds.  Cut out ear tangles from collie.

Killed bug.  Sorry.  Missed killing fly.  Sorry.

Somebody please tell me to stop avoiding the inevitable and start lesson plans and correct work!!!!

Wait.  I’m going to label this poetry and call it work.

About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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27 Responses to Okay, somebody tell me to get to work!

  1. Elisa says:

    yay i just sat down to go looking about while awaiting the baking of my own batch of GF Sunbutter cookies!

  2. dorannrule says:

    Your accomplishments are mighty! Killing bugs and sanitizing bird bowls can be considered vital activities, most worthy of being called “work.,”

  3. Funny, funny pick. Did the bird just barf. We’re home from church because someone barfed. On his brother and in his cereal bowl. Sorry. 😉

    Work… it rarely gets done here. Remember, we’re surrounded by ornithological distractions- sometimes peeking into the secret, private lives of birds. Well, if the birds are.. uuh… you know… out in the open for children to see, it’s not our fault. I am trying to think of a family friendly way of posting about this act. :O

  4. I can’t wait for hummingbird season to arrive. Not long now. 🙂

  5. tootlepedal says:

    Lesson plans! The bane of my life but not using them was even worse.

  6. Mona says:

    I can completely identify with your post, as I do this most weekends (and even week nights).

    I am blessed to have the next week off for Spring Break. I intend to do a lot of what you’ve described above.

    When do you have some time off?

    • Since I wear 2 hats at work, I will not get all of Easter break off. K-8 reporting is due. And I am proctoring standardized testing for 3 days. But . . . I will talk hubby into another photo run somewhere pretty!

  7. LOL. Lilly, I think we ALL can relate! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worked myself silly avoiding my real work. Have a great a productive day. Now, I have to get to work also.

  8. Elisa says:

    So grateful the old way of seeing all comments is back!! I can see the comments of others and keep up yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    Here is a book you might like: The Art of Procrastination by John Perry. If you put it at the top of your to do list as most important, then you could get the grading done from further down on the list in attempt to avoid doing the most important!! (this is also very productive!!)

    It’s funny and I think actually helpful, even for those with executive function issues, that normally can’t see themselves.

    • Elisa, I read last night they would temporarily bring it back and now here it is!! I am as thrilled as you are. 🙂 I did not like the other thing at all.

      • Elisa says:

        It is an open discussion topic. It would probably be beneficial for you to provide your input–if you haven’t done so already. If you hover over your name and image top right sceen a drop down menu will show. Click on help and then forums. The forum name is Comments I made feature …. Staff had been going by response. Some people just aren’t built to respond. They wait and see if someone else will do it or just accept things. A LOT of bloggers are introverts! 🙂

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