Friday, January 28, 2011

This Makes No Sense

Yesterday, I was sick. I felt like I was punched in the face but without the street cred.

Because, you know, I'm big on street cred.

My sinuses must have been attacking me. I didn't get out of my PJs. Neither did my son. Although he did change PJs three times due to further disasters. I felt lousy. I know I looked lousy.

But somehow it became the most productive day in recent memory.

What, what?

You heard me. I was productive.

  • I finished and formatted my book proposal. Hallelujah! I've only been working on it for, oh, a year. The stinkin' book proposal takes longer than the actual book. And that's not a year of solid work. That's a day, then stall for a few months, then another two days, then stall for six months. Ridiculous, yes. 
  • I wrote three scripts. Two of them are for our annual Night of Scenes production at church, and one is for the next sermon series. Although the latter is a little iffy. Might be too short and too vague. Still waiting for feedback on that one.
  • I had to comfort and clean my son on three separate occasions. No small task, that. He would wake up crying because his diaper was filled with toxic waste. Poor baby! At least he went back to sleep afterward. What a good kid. I still don't understand how getting teeth can give him a fever and the runs. Can anyone explain this to me?
  • Due to the blowouts, I had to do some laundry. And some other light cleaning.

Don't get too excited. We had a hodge-podge of sandwiches, yogurt, and salad for dinner. I wasn't that ambitious. And those stupid fish are still in my freezer. They may live there for quite some time. I'm not sure I'll ever be ambitious enough to tackle them. *sigh* Fish.

One day of productivity. One glorious, glorious day. I guess I'm not ready to change the title of my blog just yet, though, as today will be full of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and napping.

What do you have to get done to feel productive?


  1. I'm so proud of you, Rachel!! :) It's all because of your accountability buddy. NOT. I swear, now that my January nightmare is over (worst month in recent memory) is over, I will connect with the outside world again in a meaningful way. :)

    Hoping we can talk via phone next week. I'll email you and see if we can find a time. Monday and Thursday are out for me, but otherwise I'm pretty flexible. :)

  2. I'm dreadfully easy on myself. On my stay home days I do one thing (clean bathrooms, dust and vacuum downstairs) then rely on that one thing to feel that I've accomplished something. Of course there are the things I do every day, but that doesn't count!

    Hope you guys are feeling better soon.

  3. I just found your blog. I'm so happy to have found a fellow Lazy Christian. I was just surprised to find someone that admitted it. I'm pleasantly surprised. Love your posts!

  4. Uh, you wrote a BOOK PROPOSAL? How am I supposed to compete today. Although, I did comment on this post so I suppose I accomplished something. Go you!

  5. I didn't write it all in one day! Did you miss the part about it taking a year of slacking to get the thing done? lol I wish it had only taken a day. Maybe I'd be a lot further along in this process!

  6. Rachel, oh, good for you! I hate writing proposals. I'm not good at that, but I'm learning. So I guess that's what I need to do to feel productive.

  7. I love days of productivity. They make me feel accomplished, a rare thing indeed.

    And you're a better woman than I am, feeling crappy gives me even more reason to snuggle into my bed and wait for someone to wait on me hand and foot. That part never happens, but I'm hoping one of these days it just might.


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