This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

It has not escaped my notice that while everyone else is on Grace #7, 8, or 9, I am still slogging away on Grace 5. That's okay, I'm frequently a little late, just ask any of my friends/family when their birthday card/gift arrived in relation to their actual birthday. Part of the problem is that I have a not-very-positive relationship with the US Postal service and try to avoid them at all costs. If I can't send it directly from the website from which it was ordered, chances are good it's going to take a lonnnnng time to get to you.

I tell myself that my tendency toward procrastination isn't a problem because I work best under pressure. I think the truth is that I get a bigger high from "pulling it off" than I do from crafting a reasonable schedule and accomplishing my goals.

I'm also not so good at confrontation. Recently I have been "confronting" a lot, and while I thought "the more you do it, the better you'll become" the truth is the more I do it the more I realize how much I don't like confrontation. I have taken on the Massachusetts RMV (record: 1 loss, 1 win), the insurance company (1 win, 1 draw), BMW (2 losses, 1 win), and the Social Security office (1 win, and it was soooo satisfying!). Frankly I probably wouldn't have had to do so much confronting had I not allowed myself to get into a do-or-die timeframe due to ...yeah, I'll say it...procrastination. Now I know I have one more confrontation to make: my realtor, but I'll blog about that another time....

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