Ten on Tuesday, or How I’m Avoiding Writing

It’s been ages since I’ve sat down and written anything. I don’t mean anything of substance; I mean any. Thing. I’m not quite sure what my problem is. Is it that I don’t have anything to say? Is it that I have writers block? Is it that I’m lazy. Nah, that can’t be it. Here are ten ways I’m avoiding writing this summer.

1.) Building Fences.

They say good fences make good neighbors. Right now, these puppies are terrible neighbors. So, with the help of my father-in-law, hubs and I are constructing a new yard for these ardoreable creatures of destruction.

2.) Cleaning Cabinets One. At. A. Time.

Someone once lied to me and said something about organization making you feel better. I don’t know about that, but by the end of summer, when I open a cabinet, I won’t have to pray that an avalanche doesn’t occur.

3.) Deep Cleaning A Bathroom Where Little Boys Pee.

I must be really avoiding the computer right now. Because, let me tell you, boys are gross. I’m not exactly sure, but that might be a bit of urine on the ceiling.

4.) Cleaning Out The Husbands’ Closet.

Some may call me a clothes horse when they look in my closet with my 65 cardigans, tops I never wear and shoes and purses older than some of my coworkers. They may be correct. Yesterday, the top shelf fell in hubs’ closet. So, I’m cleaning it out. Holy moly, this dude has shirts from 1999. How do I know this? I bought him these shirts in 1999. He hadnt worn “dress shoes” since approximately that time as well, so why does he have four pair?!? See ya later Y2k.

5.) “Reading” My New Justin Cronin Novel. 

Mostly, I’m putting off really starting this novel because I’m not sure I’m ready for this trilogy to end. I read a chapter in between other distracting chores. It does look good sitting on my coffee table, though.

6.) Making Lists Of “Fun” Projects To Keep My Kids Off Electronics.

Otherwise known as wasting a crapton of time on Pinterest pinning things I will never-ever do in places I will never-ever go. This also includes pinning meals I will never EVER make. 

7.) Sorting Play Room Toys in to Piles.

Take to preschool. Donate. Take to camp. Shove into buckets and pretend it’s organized.

8.) Actively Avoiding All Internet Articles, Especially the Comments Section.

For the love of all things holy. When did it become a sport to shame parents, particularly mothers? People are mean, y’all. And then to celebrate when a “celebrity” has a fall from his or her pedestal? Even even said fall seems like a mental breakdown of epic proportions. I just can’t.

9.) Start A Non-Profit When I Know NOTHING About Buisness to Begin With.

This one is a biggie. It’s making avoiding writing about anything all that much easier because when I sit down to write, I can think of about 4,326 things to google and make lists to ask my partner about.

Drum roll, please…

10.) Enroll in On-Line College Courses.

Because having children, starting a non-profit and you know avoiding writing aren’t enough, I’ve decided to go back to school! I’m taking a statistics class starting next week; surely that will give me plenty of material to write on.

How are you avoiding doing what you need to do?

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