Sunday, March 19, 2006

THE CLOCK IS TICKING...


GIVE ME 5 MINUTES AND I WILL GET THE JOB DONE - GIVE ME 2 WEEKS AND I WILL WAIT UNTIL THE LAST 5 MINUTES BUT THE JOB WILL GET DONE.
WHY AM I LIKE THIS? IT'S WHO I AM, IT'S WHO I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, I THINK IT COULD BE HEREDITARY, AND I'M NOT BLAMING ANYONE. THE THING THAT DRIVES ME CRAZY IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT LIKE THIS AND THEIR NEED TO CHANGE ME. MY HABITS AND BEHAVIOUR DRIVE ORGANIZED, SCHEDULED PEOPLE CRAZY. BEING ORGANIZED AND SCHEDULED IS GREAT FOR THEM, FOR ME I FIND THAT WHEN I AM, I BECOME A LITTLE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE ABOUT EVERYTHING (WHICH I DO NOT THINK IS HEALTHY FOR ME OR FOR MY FAMILY). I GUESS THE REAL GIFT WOULD BE TO FIND BALANCE. FOR EXAMPLE, I LOVE TO DO ARTISTIC THINGS; I LOVE TO PAINT, DRAW, CREATE THINGS, AND EVEN WRITE POETRY. IT'S WHEN I AM ASKED TO DO THAT FOR SOMEONE ELSE THAT IT BECOMES UNENJOYABLE TO ME. I COULD NEVER DO MY ARTISTIC LOVES AS A JOB, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I FEEL ART HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN (DOES THAT SOUND CORNY?) AND REALLY CANNOT BE DONE ON A TIMETABLE. HOWEVER, SOMEONE MAY SAY TO ME:
"CAN YOU HAVE IT READY IN 2 WEEKS?"
"SURE, NO PROBLEM!" I'LL SAY, BUT THERE I AM IN THE LAST 5 MINUTES OF CRUNCH TIME, TRYING TO GET IT DONE, AND I DO! SO WHY DO PEOPLE NEED TO ASK ME THROUGHOUT THE 2 WEEK PERIOD:
"IS IT DONE? WHERE ARE YOU WITH THIS?"

AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! IT'S LIKE I HAVE A MONKEY ON MY BACK. IT'S WHY I CHOOSE TO GIVE THESE THINGS AS GIFTS-COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED-IT GIVES ME GREAT JOY.
IT'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENT WITH GETTING READY TO GO SOMEWHERE. I MAY HAVE TO BE SOMEWHERE IN 2-3 HOURS, AND YET I WILL WAIT UNTIL CRUNCH TIME WITH MY HUSBAND HONKING THE HORN FROM THE DRIVEWAY!
I GUESS WHEN IT COMES TO THIS I AM MY FATHER...YIKES! (I DO NOT THINK I HAVE EVER SAID THAT OUT LOUD). HE WAS AN ARTIST, AND THINGS IN "HIS" LIFE HAPPENED ON "HIS" CLOCK. IT DROVE MY MOM CRAZY, AND ANYONE WHO HIRED HIM TO PAINT FOR THEM. NOW, WHICH OF MY CHILDREN WILL ACQUIRE THIS WONDERFUL LIFE OF PROCRASTINATION? MY SON JUST CAME DOWNSTAIRS TELLING ME HAS A NEW DESIGN FOR A HAT...IT SOUNDS LIKE AN ARTIST TALKING TO ME!!! I FOUND THE WINNER:)

4 comments:

Mega Mom said...

Hi, it is me, the monkey.

I'll get off your back now FlyBaby.

movin'mom said...

I was so not talking about you. I hope everyone in my life doesn't take this personally.

Mega Mom said...

I forgot to use my signature "just kidding". You people still have trouble with my sarcasm :))))

movin'mom said...

...and vice versa