Gorgeous weather here in San Francisco – I actually spent the day on the beach yesterday. I do love you California. You may be bankrupt but you are delivering with the sunshine.
So here we are today…quite far into today actually.
I had a completely free morning which I had planned to devote entirely to getting my taxes sorted out. Nothing was going to get between me and my taxes.
I was going to blitz them in a head on sort of fashion and then be able to eat my lunch with a pleasing just-been-to-the-gym sort of smugness.
Now, one and a half hours later, I have come to the conclusion that if you want to get something done to the house, you should certainly plan on doing your taxes.
You see, as I was trying to find all the relevant bits of paper and receipts, I suddenly discovered that my office was a total mess and I needed to attend to it right away. There wasn’t a moment to lose.
The desk needed clearing…
And the cushions plumped…
Now if Amy Chua of ‘Tiger Moth’ fame had been my mum, such blatant prevarication would not have been tolerated. I would instead have been entirely disciplined, dealt with the task at hand in a decisive and determined manner and then gone on a five mile run.
But imagine such a life…
I mean…no one could be that perfect. It would be too exhausting.
The reality is that some of my best work is done when I really should be doing something else. I think it’s because the work you do while evading a job is fueled with an underlying sense of guilt, denial and urgency – a sweet trio that can really add focus to a task.
So my own personal theory is that prevarication is really quite productive – just with a different job…usually a more appealing one…slightly lower down on the list.
And now, while my taxes are still waiting patiently to be done…
More from me very soon, I’m off to clean the gutters.
See you then,
p.s. tell me I am not alone…
p.p.s. Welcome to those from A Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesday