‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Friday, December 19, 2008

What I Wouldn't Give For a Shot of Motivation!

The storm rages outside. Roads unplowed and, therefore, unpassable. Cupboards full of yummy things. Daughter occupied with drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies with our tween neighbor. I have no excuses left! I could be cleaning the kitchen, doing one of the dozen loads of laundry that needs doing, wrapping presents, organizing photos, paying bills...oh so many ways to be productive, but I am not in the mood!

I so wish there were a Starbucks flavoring called " motivation". I could add it to my coffee just like the toffee nut I usually go for. It would instantly transform me into a peppy, motivated, procrastination free version of myself. I would be able to simultaneously walk the dogs while writing out checks for the electric and oil companies. I would be cleaning the snow off the car while doing budgeting math in my head for next month. I know there are people like that. I'm not one of them. I want to be. I dream about it. I know most women my age are dreaming of Jamaican spa vacations and mini-facelifts, but not me. I dream of multi-tasking with energy to spare.

I'll let you in on another secret. When the house looks this bad, and the work has piled up, I imagine I'm Samantha from Bewitched, and I wiggle my nose and 'poof'!...everything is in its place, laundry clean and folded, floors swept, dogs brushed, dinner cooked, beds made. Ahh, I love that daydream.

Well, as I do not yet possess any magical powers, I'm just going to do what I always do when I've lots to do and time to do it -- whine to myself, be lazy, and spend an hour googling everything I can think of. Wow, my life sounds soooooo exciting. How can you stand it?


  1. Or like me...commenting on blogs to show some love....or anything not to have to do anything....

  2. Ooohhh, I LOVE googling things. It is one of my favorite things. I pride myself on being able to find obscure things simply by googling. And procrastinating. That is another thing I love :)

  3. Oh my gosh, give me a grande toffee nut latte (and just to be greedy, an espresso brownie too). and yes, you're not the only "Samantha" about housework or work in general. Merry Christmas!

  4. Wow, someone else to turns to the great "google" when they really have a thousand other things to do.


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