I’m Not a Procrastinator!

Yes, I am procrastinating! I love to write. I adore getting into that very special little space where the ideas, dialogue, and story is flowing faster than I can type. But some days, I keep putting off the begin time. This is one of those days.

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I’ve accomplished all the ‘tasks’ I set for myself each day before I write. You know the ones. Dishes, laundry, vacuuming, and just general upkeep of a home so you don’t have to shovel out after a couple of weeks.

But I just can’t seem to ‘jump’ in this morning. Maybe it’s because I was interrupted during a really great, pivotal scene last night. (Really…I can’t write when I’m being stared at!) And now I’m afraid to try again because of plans I have later. I don’t want to be side-tracked . If you are a writer, you know how frustrating that can be. After you try to write a scene several times…in my case it just loses some of the ‘oomph’.

Life is rather like that for all of us at times. The best laid plans and that sort of thing. I’m not really a very flexible person. The humor is there, in the fact that I had five children and a husband that drove over the road. Anyone with children understands that your day doesn’t always, (almost never) goes as planned. But we all survived.

That last statement brings me to why I started procrastinating this morning. It was Face Book…again. No, it’s not their fault, but it’s probably the number one time waster for me. I stopped writing last night because our second daughter had given me a challenge to post pictures of my husband and I when we first met, and then a recent one. I posted that last night, and then this morning I had to check it…of course!

So, I will share the pictures with you all. That statement about survival also pertains to these pictures. My husband and I have survived. We started out as children, young and full of exuberance, and half our size. The first one was taken right after our wedding rehearsal on October 19, 1984. The second one was taken last fall, October 4, 2015. We haven’t changed a bit, have we? 😉

The third one is just a bonus shot for all of you. It was taken on October 19, 1984.

October 19, 1984 day before wedding.

We were raking my parents yard. Cleaning it up a bit before our reception at their home the next day. My parents had just purchased the property in upstate New York, the Catskill Mountain area. It was a mess when they moved in, as you can see from the roof of the pump house. But it was beautiful when they moved fifteen years later! My husband and I were commenting on how it looked like we were on a set. Then our youngest daughter asked who the man was.

This last one was of us in September 1984, just after we were engaged. We were taking pictures for the newspaper to announce our engagement.

September 1984 engagement picture for newspaper

So many memories…and that’s how I got off-track in my writing last night…and now this morning! I know you all never do that! Have a great Thursday…and now…back to that scene!

 

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13 thoughts on “I’m Not a Procrastinator!

  1. I have recently been nominated for a Liebster Award for my blog. Basically it’s an award that bloggers can bestow on other bloggers whose blogs they enjoy. It’s only open to baby blogs with less than 200 followers and is a way for small blogs to reach out and support other similar blogs and hopefully reach a wider audience. I would love to nominate your blog for a Liebster Award if you qualify. Would you be interested? Best wishes. Ellie x

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    1. I am most certainly interested…and honored that you would nominate me! I definitely fit the ‘less than 200 followers’ criteria. Thank you and congratulations to you on your nomination! Have a great day! Deb

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      1. I’m delighted Deborah – I should be putting my post up about the award tomorrow and I will let you have a link with all the details. It’s so nice to be able to ‘pay it forward’ for other blogs that I enjoy 🙂

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      2. Thank you for nominating me. I checked out your post about it and I’m going to print out the ‘rules’ so I have them. It may take me a bit to post on it. I’m on a deadline right now with my Rubyville series and I have to find at least 5 bloggers with under 200 followers! 😉 Sounds as though it should be easy, but most of whom I follow are pretty well established. Again that you for thinking of me. Have a great day!

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  2. Really enjoyed your post. Procrastination is so easy…particularly when fellow procrastinators write great blogs and share such lovely photos. I saw your comment above – I thought it was uplifting to see a happy couple still going strong. Ellie x

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