“Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.”

Have you ever noticed that when you finally have the time to do the thing(s) that you day-in-and-day-out complain about not having the time to do, that you find it difficult, if not impossible, to actually begin the said task at hand? (I know all you English majors out there are squirming as you read what you dutifully want to label a run-on sentence – alas, let me remind you that just because a sentence is long doesn’t mean it’s a run-on.)   
  • Like organizing the enormous box of photos that sit untouched in the loft.
  • Rearranging the pantry so all the “stuff” that is supposed to be together actually is together.
  • Loading the car up with all the crap you meant to take to Goodwill last month and at last, taking it to Goodwill.
  • Or putting CD’s into their correct, corresponding cases.
  • Taking inventory of your medicine cabinet and throwing away bottles that were set to expire on 10-15-2011
  • Or starting – finally – to read War and Peace.
It’s that stupid Murphy’s Law thing …that seems to always get in my way. Damn that Murphy. Anyhoo, as I sit here contemplating a number of things that I could be doing because, for once, I have no pressing deadline to adhere nor do I have a child, dog, husband begging me to feed them, I can’t help but wonder if staring out the window at nothing but the wind isn’t perhaps the one thing that day-in-and-day-out, more people should do.
“Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.” ~ Plato
BTW, if you wanna know more about Murphy’s Law check out the hyper link … it’s really pretty interesting and then, after you read it, you can say you learned something today.
Oh, and for the record, technically a run-on sentence has to contain two or more independent clauses, is typically constructed without proper punctuation, and or conjunctions which are characteristically used to “fuse” separate thoughts into one. I know … it’s impressive to watch my use of the English language evolve.
Notice … I didn’t bore you with a post about “why I haven’t been blogging lately” OR “it’s a new year and I’m going to commit to my blog” … blah, blah, blah … figured you probably already that stuff on someone else’s blog – Happy New Year! Now go do some thinking J

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Veronica Lee says:

    Delighted that you stopped by Shauna!

    I find that it helps when you tackle the dreaded tasks ahead a little at a time – it may take forever but you feel less guilty!

    Hope that helps!

  2. Stephanie N. says:

    Happy New Year, Shauna. So glad you stopped by earlier today — I think that leggings being so similar to running pants is why I like them! ;)

    What a fun, interesting post. You laundry list looks a lot like mine! But, alas — I sit and let my mind wonder more often than I should… or perhaps not often enough?!

    Have a great week! :)

  3. Yes. I do have those chores and I really don't want to do. Too tedious and repetitiousness! Welcome back!

  4. Slamdunk says:

    Welcome back Shauna–great to see a new post. I hope your 2013 is going well…

  5. We're creatures of habit, right? If those tasks are not something we are used to (or look forward to), we usually end up not doing them at all :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Happy New Year to you too! And yes, if more people would spend time thinking perhaps more people would do greater things.

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