Wednesday, August 19, 2009


383 days left

Yesterday was Wednesday. I used to think of it as "hump day" - the day that once complete meant there were just two days left to the weekend. Then we would be off work, could live our life, have fun, do stuff. Now I think of it a little differently. More like "Oh, dear, another week gone!"

I really haven't been very successful at accomplishing things. I used to be better at motivating myself. The "to do" list that I created when I was laid off most likely is intact - I'll let you know when I find it. I'm developing a Margaritaville mentality - not like wasting away - more like - trabajar manana.

I get sidetracked with things that are so much more important. I get email letters from distant loved ones to answer. Then there are phone calls from friends and family. And if I'm really lucky, we visit or get a visit from someone (especially love when it is our grandchildren!). And there is that book I'm reading, my sudoku puzzle..... Now with all those interruptions :) how am I to get things crossed off the list I can't find?

And with a new day comes a new resolve - I plan to find my list and get cracking on it tomorrow. I really mean it. (Picture the Cheshire cat.....)


BILL said...

Just do it.

Dave Johnson said...

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”

-Zig Zigler

Julia said...

It soulnds like my like the past four years.

Jim said...

BILL says "do it"???? Ain't that like Clinton saying "BE MORAL??"((_;

Dave Jensen said...

As I get older (late 50s now) I find it harder and harder to get the motivation to move like I used to on my projects. I like Brian Tracy's advice to "kiss the frog" first thing in the AM. In other words, pick the most disgusting thing you have to do all day, the most annoying task or the one you've been putting off, and do it first thing. The rest of the day goes SO easy after that! Love your blog, Dave