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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The best of intentions


Daffodil bulbs and Adirondack chairs.

What do the two have in common? Not a single solitary thing. Except that they are both projects that I purchased, with the best of intentions, that I have not completed. Heck I haven't even started them. Maybe that should be the jumping off point -- starting the project. Maybe I would be like a ball rolling down hill. Once I started I'd go faster. I'd pick up momentum. I'd go so fast that other projects would be sucked into the vortex of my productivity. My pride in my long put-off accomplishments would fuel the momentum. I'd spin with frenetic energy. Until the slope began to decrease. And then flatten. The momentum lost. Projects half complete.

The only thing worse than an unstarted project is a half finished project. So if unfinished is worse than unstarted, and I can't be certain of completion, then the only rational approach is not to start. Until I can be absolutely certain I'll finish. Right?

So I have four unfinished and unassembled Adirondack chairs that need to be stained a lovely shade of blue. I also have 9,345,783 daffodil bulbs that I have to get into the ground. Anyone want to help? Dad...?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

GRAMS SAYS COMING SOON.

Anonymous said...

HAVE SHOVEL EILL PLANT.

Anonymous said...

THATS WILL

Christie said...

I like your thinking here. I really would like to adopt it and live it to its fullest. Does that mean I can just stay in bed all day, because of the unfinished things I won't get to?

happeeegrl32@yahoo.com said...

Too funny :) Procrastinators rule the world, becasue we are all procrastinators at heart. Some are just too rpoud to admit it!

Ken said...

Heading your way soon, just tell me what I need to bring to get the jobs done faster...BTW, how are your windows? DAD

Anonymous said...

Guess this has officially shifted from the Honey-Do list!