Cowart's Common Room

Uploaded Image
I should be sitting at the desk, dressed and organized, pencil sharpened and working happily at my taxes. But noooooo - here I sit at the kitchen counter in my housecoat, poking around the site and trying to ignore the big pile of receipts and calendar pages that The Great Dane has set out for me. I hate tax time - and of course the weather is going to be warm and sunny today!!!
I just know that this woman would never be doing her taxes at the last minute - and there's a hot meal in the oven of her sparkling kitchen. Come to think of it, she just looks altogether too cheery. Would someone invite her on Fern's hike and push her over the edge?.......with my tax files, please.

Posted at 26th Apr 2008 - 04:27PM   Posted by Pondside   Procrastination Comments: 14

Procrastination - my middle name.
Large pile of holiday cottage laundry lurking - I'll do it in a minuteRolling Eyes

Posted by: @themill on 26th Apr 2008 at 04:32PM

Faith's Avatar I've been procrastinating all my life - what a waste of time but so seductive.

Posted by: Faith on 26th Apr 2008 at 04:44PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Thought you might like this little poem Pondside, mind you I do wonder what the writer put off to write this !!!


by Kit McCallum

Yesterday, I said I would
Until the time had passed,
And now today, I see my list
Of never-ending tasks.

Why so, I ask myself, did I
Put off that task at hand?
For yesterday has added to
My ever-growing plans,

Of things I say I will attend,
Accomplish or provide;
Seems every day I put if off -
It multiplies in size.

A simple job if given
My devotion for a time;
Would surely have resolved itself
And eased my worried mind.

However, due to circumstance,
As always is the case;
I had no time to spend that day …
I had no time to waste.

For yesterday, I worked on
All the tasks I had delayed,
From days before when I would say
I have no time today.

You see, tomorrow’s easier
To say that I will vow,
To catch up on the overload,
And yet - I wonder how?

‘Tis easier to play the part
Of victim in this case,
And be the martyr ever-more
I have no time to waste.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 26th Apr 2008 at 05:04PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar ooh she looks a smug++++, lets push her off anyway whether she's doen her taxes or not!!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 26th Apr 2008 at 05:33PM

Never trust a person who does their taxes early!!

Posted by: HimalayanBlue on 26th Apr 2008 at 05:40PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I think we should send her out for a long weight . . . and then muddle up all the receipts . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Apr 2008 at 05:57PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Nooooooo now I am feeling sorry for her . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Apr 2008 at 05:57PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Oooh, no - don't talk to me about tax. It's my very worst-favourite chore. Hope the Great Dane is plying you with lots of sustenance to keep you going.

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 26th Apr 2008 at 06:46PM

KittyB's Avatar What's a housecoat? I think this query belongs in the pants/vest section on the Private forum!

Posted by: KittyB on 26th Apr 2008 at 08:10PM

Pondside's Avatar What's a housecoat????? Cultural confusion strikes again! It's the fuzzy or velvety or terry cloth garmetn that you wear over your nightie when you're mooching around the computer in the morning, or watching TV in the evening.

Posted by: Pondside on 26th Apr 2008 at 09:03PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I am pushing hard - don't like her one bit! I am the biggest procrastinator ever.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 26th Apr 2008 at 09:12PM

Kat's Avatar Sparkling kitchens make me cranky. I'd much rather smell the wet dog fur as Celeste lounges right in the middle of the floor, have dirty dishes in the sink, and burnt toast crumbs on the counter.

(But I got my taxes done early and already got my miniscule refund!)

Posted by: Kat on 27th Apr 2008 at 12:59AM

Camilla's Avatar My friend who has cottage usually leaves it to last minute, then wonders where all receipts are, then rushes round like deranged woman.


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Apr 2008 at 01:27AM

Pondside's Avatar Well, that's me - a deranged woman.
Thanks for that poem, Blossom - too, too true!

Posted by: Pondside on 27th Apr 2008 at 08:06AM

Please login to comment

Sorry you must be logged in to post a comment