Thursday, May 17, 2012

Procrastination Plus(es)

There are some benefits to being a procrastinator of the first water (a phrase that means, in the days when the entire family bathed one after another in the same tub of water, due to my elevated status I'd get to go first while it was still hot and clean).  When I started working in the barn (twelve years ago; how can that be?), I was assiduous about the cobwebs, sweeping them from corners and rafters and keeping it neat and tidy.  Now the barn looks like I've decorated for Halloween.  The upside to this is that the cobwebs snare the flies and the wasps avoid building their nests where there are webs.  It's only when the webs get filled with dust and are no longer sticky and look more like hanging banners that I knock them down.

Time and tide may wait for no man, but I've found that if I put off buying something that I just must have, I usually didn't need it in the first place.  I've saved a bundle by not giving in immediately to temptation.  However, yesterday I had to buy a new pair of barn shoes, the soles having separated from the uppers on the old pair.  It was either start singing "Send In the Clowns" while wearing flapping shoes or go to the store.  There was just one pair left on the shelf like my old ones, so I was spared the agonies of having to choose a new style.  I absolutely hate to go shopping and would have delayed longer if I could, but some things just can't be put off.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Leave it to you to be able to wax so poetically about the virtues of procrastination. I DO try and find the good in things, but now I'll have to look around and see if I can find some plusses around here : D. And on the clown front, at least you already have half of it covered, BOzo!! (Glad you found your shoes so easily tho!)