To-do List Blues

I finally scratched three HUGE things off my to-do list today.   Huge simply because I have been procrastinating.  They were not difficult:

1.  Take the four dogs for their inoculations

2.  Return an oven

3.  Hand in my firearm licence application at the police station

They have been on the bloody list now for about three months and every time they pop up on my screen, I postpone them for four hours.  It has been so long that it would have been impossible to have found the original entry.

So phew, done and dusted!

The problem with procrastinating on a to-do list is that it makes you feel guilty and out of control.  I hate that.  I want to make lists and I love crossing things off lists.  The worst kind of entries are those that you drag with you like a lame leg.  Especially if you are reminded of your failure to act every four hours.  Guilt and I understand one another, we used to be very good friends.  Luckily I came to that point in my life where I understood how debilitating the bugger is and I cast him aside.  But he is sly, I have to watch out for him because he lays in wait around corners where I least expect it.  My to-do list though should be obvious.  In fact, I believe they sell paper diaries and manufacture computer diaries with the possibility of guilt already built-in.  Like, use it or lose it!  Not that I am suggesting that the manufacturers are aware of it, more like guilt lurks in those industries and sneaks into those products.

So here’s the thing about tomorrow.  I will start the day with new entries, things that were not there this morning.

That I can deal with.


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