I’m settled in on the couch in a quiet house to work today. The guys have gone out to see a show and a movie and get lunch together after a morning of errands. It’s me and the pets, an open computer, and a wicked long to-do list.
I don’t often pay attention to much on my computer besides the screen and the occasional strands of white cat fur that shows up so nicely on the black keys. But this morning I looked at the quote I had ordered in place of personalization when I ordered it:
“What better place than here/What better time than now”
The song it comes from (“Guerilla Radio” by Rage Against the Machine) isn’t about procrastinating English teachers, but those lines certainly talk to me.
On my computer, it doesn’t scream at me to create change like the song does, but it does give me a nudge in the right direction. Write that post. Read that book. Grade those papers. Finish that yearbook.
But sometimes, more often than not, I look at it and think: spend time with your husband and son.
Knowing that they are my favorite way to procrastinate, they took off for the day.
Time to get stuff done before they get home so I can enjoy time with them with a clear conscience and a list that is more ta-da than to-do.