Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mastering the subject


As a young girl I was quite imaginitive, as most girls are. I loved dress-ups and dolls and stories and making shapes out of clouds while staring at the big, blue sky.

I was also easily distracted. One day I would decide to clean my room - spotless! It was going to be sooo clean and make my mom so proud. But my mom would usually find me watching a Brady Bunch marathon instead. Oh, but then Gilligan's Island was on the other channel so I would have to flip back and forth between the stations. Then a friend would come over to play. And the Jones' had open plunge at their swimming pool that I couldn't miss. Then of course, I had to play on my Lite Brite for a while. By the time I would finally make it to my room, it was time for bed.

Where did the time go?! Remember those lazy summer days as a child?

It seems that I haven't quite grown out of the "distracted" phase because my time escapes me daily and I find myself asking "What did I actually accomplish today"?!

I seem to be drawn to the internet like a mosquito to a bug zapper. I'm drawn to the light!! Ooooh. The pretty pretty lights.

I have projects that I have put on the back burner for a while now but it's become critical that I finish them.

I once received advice to "Master the subject at hand." I think I'll heed those words this week.

So, I'm grounding myself from the computer (mostly, not completely....don't be silly) until I get some of these pressing projects done.

You may not find me blogging this week. I'll try to be back as soon as I can because your blogs make my day!! I have more fun reading your blogs than I do posting on my own blog! My husband thinks it's funny that I just laugh and laugh at some of the things my blogging friends write about.

Be back soon!!

Wish me luck on getting stuff finished! Have a super week!

17 comments:

"Q" Tips, "K"razy fun and daily "L"ife said...

Wait. What. How could this be? I anticipate every day to see what you will say. Oh i guess i understand as I too am addicted to the world of internet. I have to take time outs to accomplish anything. Good luck "mastering the subject at hand". Cant wait to learn what you have accomplished.

COMcewens said...

Work fast! Turn off the TV, DVR, and all other distractions! Get to work on your lists! I bet you are sneaking on just to read the comments huh??? I mean that will only take a second.... LOL BACK TO WORK! Or no Gilligans Islands for you....

Jan said...

I get it Red. I am thinking about something that has come up and I have to focus on it too. I loved your comparisons. They were so familiar to me. You have yourself a great time off okay. We will still be here.

Mother Goose said...

YOu will be able to do it, everyone needs a break every now and then! Thanks for your comment. Yes, we feel the same way! You get me.

Scrappy Girl said...

I TOTALLY understand your attraction to the net! Me too! I have been known to set the timer on my microwave for 90 minutes AWAY from the computer. I check it out constantly.

I will be behaving myself today too. I have to pack for the trip to Lil Sis's house.

alyssa said...

Good for you, staying away from blogging till you accomplish what you need to. I get distracted QUITE easily as well. I'll be tidying the living room, put something away in the bathroom, and start picking up the bathroom. Then realize that I need to do laundry, so I'll start a load. But the washer and dryer have lots of things on top, so I try to put them all away. There's a load still in the dryer that I want to put on my bed for folding. But I haven't made my bed yet....wait, wasn't I just picking up the living room?!

This happens about every day.

So, I REALLY hope you can pull it together enough to focus and accomplish what you need to. Because while breaks from blogging are good, TOO long away is unhealthy. Really.

Fe2O3 said...

Pressing projects?!?

Geez, get Todd to do the ironing!

Mechelle said...

Hope the projects go quickly. I will miss you! M

The Despain Gang said...

Oh how I relate to this post. Tell me how it goes because I think I'll be doing the exact same thing later this week.
-Melissa

da Bergs said...

Oh my gosh girl... read that 1st paragraph again... YOU CAN talk glitter!!! (I am sure you were/are a GREAT mom to girls!!!)

And, yes... hurry with those chores you have!!! You will be missed greatly!!!

Anonymous said...

fe2o3,

FYI, I already do the ironing.

Todd

Jennifer H said...

You do what you gotta do. Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island or not!
Have a nice little break and we'll all be here to hear how productive you were.

MERRIANNE said...

Have a Fun Break! :) And don't forget to eat lots of Chocolate...it helps with BLOG WITHDRAWALS!!!

ktmay said...

good idea! i should take a break too. i am going to get an egg timer and set a time limit for the computer for now.
i have gotten hooked ever since i started blogging. it's an addiction!

The Motherboard said...

Are you done with your chores yet so you can come out and play?

I need to do this too... maybe tomorrow. :>)

COMcewens said...

COME and play! I have an award for you on my blog! Come check it out!

Lisa said...

Thanx for being the voice of balance in this unbalanced world of internet!!! Myabe I will be inspired to finish something too--but I agree--hope you don't stay away forever!