I've always loved that quote, but never thought that it would ever apply to me. But this afternoon, I came to the realization that that is exactly what I have been doing this month.
It's 2:35 pm. We've finished our lunch. The kiddies are enjoying their TV time. And Hubby is fast asleep, taking full advantage of Mexico's 2-hour lunch break. I am sitting at my computer, reading my emails, catching up with the latest happenings on Facebook and Twitter and getting ready to write a much needed blog post. As much as I love blogging, I really haven't had much time to write this month. But today is the day. I don't care what happens, I am going to write a blog post, TODAY!
I glance over my shoulder and notice Hubby sleeping soundly on the bed behind me. He looks so comfortable. I wish I could take a nap too. I've been up since six and could really use a nap. It's so hot and my legs and feet are killing me. It would just be a little nap. I can blog later. I know I've said that to myself everyday this month, but this time I really mean it. I'll find a way to make some time to write a blog post today, even if I have to stay up until after midnight to do so.
As I lay down next to Hubby, I make a mental run through of the rest of my day, trying to figure out just when I'll have some free time to write.
"As soon as I wake up, I have to help the kiddies with their homework. Then I need to do the dishes and clean the kitchen. Of course, by the time I'm done, the living room will be a mess, so I'll need to clean that up as well. Then I need to run next door to the cyber to print something up for one of Hope's homework assignments. When I get back, I need to make sure all of the kiddies take a shower. I'll fold and put away the laundry while the kids are doing that. Hubby's been pretty busy in the shop this week, I'm pretty sure he'll need my help for a little bit. After that, it'll be time for dinner. Then I'll need to clean the dining room and kitchen AGAIN. I should be done just in time to watch Oprah's last show at eight. I'll send the kiddies to bed at nine and spend a little time with Hubby. I should be able to get on the computer at around ten. Not bad. See? I can do this!"Then of course, my own mind starts to play devil's advocate.
"Leslie, you're gonna be too wound up to write. Or your brain is going to be completely fried. You're going to need to spend at least thirty minutes on Facebook just to relax. And by then, you'll just be too tired. You'll go to bed, promising yourself that you'll write tomorrow."And that's when it hit me. I've been doing the same thing, over and over, all month long hoping for different results. That's just insane!
So, I jumped out of bed and decided to break the cycle. It's time to stop the insanity and write that blog post.
And would you look at the time! If I hit "Publish" now, I can still catch a little shut-eye before 4.