Moreidlethoughts Weblog

humour,art,gardens, books and whatever idle thoughts float through my mind (it's a very draughty mind.)



Well, well! I started writing a post about my current overload of “unfinished symphonies” while the laundry whirled itself into a tangle. Of course, dear Blogger now has an auto-save feature, so I meandered through my bookmarks for a “quick read” while the laundry un-whirled its tangles. I saw that Vicki, from Bibi’s Beat, had dropped by so I zipped over to read her post.
Not wanting to be a copy-cat of Vicki’s piece, maybe I should shove this back into the saved folder until another day. It’s not as though I have nothing else to do.Or write about!
But I’ve already begun a new cartoon so I’ll let this run…

… as do we all. But in my case, I think I can fairly say that I have only two faults. Character flaws? Endearing traits? And, in combination, these two faults are probably the worst and represent my life’s greatest hurdles.

I have a tendancy towards impatience. I rush my fences, metaphorically speaking.

And I am one of life’s great procrastinators. Oh yes! Dinah can always find some reason to delay.

I think if I were to be scrupulously honest I would admit that my procrastination is an insecurity response. I delay the tasks which might result in failure.

No, I’m not afraid of the trying. But somewhere in the back of my mind is a shadowy authority figure, just waiting to tell me I could have done better. My school reports frequently had comments such as: “must concentrate.” ” easily distracted.” ” must try harder.” These shadowlands do not seem to have many figures praising my efforts. A legacy from the old-fashioned approach to teaching, perhaps?

Whatever the explanation, I still find myself ” putting off til tomorrow what I could do today.”
And starting more and more projects…

Cynthia, if you read this…the doll is nearly done!



Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

10 thoughts on “I HAVE MY FAULTS…

  1. that was spooky! you’ve listed my faults too – especially delaying jobs that may result in failure!

    last minute panics are my speciality :0


  2. your doll is nearly done, yee haw!

    So you didn’t put that one off 🙂


  3. Well whatever the reason … you are in GREAT company! ;-D

    I think ‘beginnings’ are wonderful … maybe that’s one reason why I get myself overwhelmed at times. I take on new projects long before the others have reached maturity …


  4. Yes, I do have some fun company.Now…that doll.Must dash!


  5. me, i’m an impatient sort. now now now now! or yesterday; even better. my motto is ‘you’ll take what I throw at you and like it’.

    diggin your kava post…i remember when this stuff was sold as a ‘legal high’…i recall it didn’t do much on the psychoactive front but you did stay up for days at a time wondering why you weren’t stoned…


  6. At least your blog is an attention grabber. May your blog near go idle. I like some of your images you posted further down. Great visit.


  7. Ha!

    Procrastinators were invented by teachers and other authority figures who had to force us to do things that no one wanted to do.


    Of course there are some things we just HAVE to finish. But there are others that, really, we don’t.

    So if you can get by just doing the things you MUST do and dropping the other things you SHOULD do in favour of something that you really WANT to do…

    What’s wrong with that?

    …I THOUGHT I knew what I wanted to say when I started writing this…duh…


  8. dear dynamo

    thank you for entering my competition, please come and collect your prize at your convenience!



  9. I thought I’d commented here on this already?! I was obviously put off by the fact you only have 2 faults – HA! Some of us haven’t enough space in which to list them!

    Bl**dy show off you! ;o)


  10. Dear Dinah,
    Me an Chelsea an Mum wuz berry sad when you tole us about Josh.
    We will miss him. He wuz a fine Cat an a grate speller!
    But we nose he is happy he don hab to take dem yucky pills no more.
    If dere is a Hell for bad Cats (not dat dere is such a fing as a bad Cat), we bets it is neber-ending pills an no quiet spot for a snooze.
    Triller an Chelsea an Mum


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.