(I take it back – I just tested it. It only takes 1 min. and 36 sec…and that even includes panicking and dropping the dustpan.)
Alright, back to what-does-it-take-to-motivate-Jenni. (obviously racing the microwave timer). Seriously though, I wonder what would happen if my To-Do list looked something like this:
* Watch odd daytime television shows
* Google things for 2 hours
* Try on every shade of lipstick you own – rate them.
* Take a nap
* Watch a movie
Then would I despise those things for the sole reason that I am “supposed” to do them? Would I do homework, laundry, errands…just because they are NOT on my To-Do list? I remember having a job and I thinking, “Oh, the things I could accomplish if I had no job!”
Today I vacuumed my car, washed the floor mats, had an appointment, got groceries, made food for small group, washed dishes, and applied for 2 jobs. Although it seems like I got a lot done, I still managed to watch 2 movies, American Idol, news, Seinfeld, Facebook, read blogs, check e-mail 27x, lay on the couch staring at the ceiling for WAY too long and intermittedly flip channels. L.A.Z.Y.
Oh the things I could have done with those wasted hours! Oh the bills that could have been paid, the bathtubs that could have been scrubbed, the armpits that could have been waxed! On one of the many channels I flipped onto however, I heard that “optimism is contagious, but so is pessimism”…so I apologize for my pessimistic, brainless chatter. (blame it on the Red Dye #40 in my poptart) What I meant to say was…
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?! I ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING TODAY!!! (how’s that for optimism? – confident hair flip)