Saturday, August 4, 2007

Some Helpful Excuses

We've had family in town this week, so I have plenty of excuses for not having time to write, read my scriptures, pay my bills, keep my house clean, weed my garden, or anything else I would normally need to do. Excuses are easy to think of. Here are some good ones:

  • I'm too busy with...(insert anything here that sounds good)
  • I have a headache.
  • I have to finish Harry Potter Book 7. (This one can continue to be useful if you read up until, say, the last two pages and just never finish.)
  • I have to wash my hair. Again.
  • I need bonding time with my family. (Amazingly, this one is too often pushed aside until we have another task staring us in the face that we don't want to do.)
  • I'm too young.
  • I'm too old.
  • I'm too heavy.
  • I can't sit still that long.
  • I ran out of junk food to make me sit still that long.
Well, you get the picture. There is a wise saying that goes like this: Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now. However, if we expect to write novels or have a nice garden or have the Spirit in our lives, we gotta put in the hard work. No excuses allowed.

Unless your goal is to procrastinate more. I think I like that one.


Tamra Norton said...

But I DO have a good excuse this past week (and that includes not writing my blog on Tuesday)--I was in my car driving to Kansas that day (but I WAS listening to HP7 on that must count for something), and I spent the next several days helping my Mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law sort through boxes and boxes of stuff.

Helping your Mother-in-law must count for something! :)

Marcia Mickelson said...


Helping your mother-in-law counts for a lot!

My excuse is always right now it's so busy. I'll start writing again when school gets out or when school starts or when I finish reading this one book or when ... It's always something with me.

Katie Parker said...

Yeah, I'm always coming up with things that need to be done "first." Some of them are even legitimate activities that really do need to take precedence. Some of them aren't...