Thursday, January 29, 2009

B is for Procrastination

Image: Unknown - via Son # 4's Joke File!

Yes, George I can assure you that a Budget has got numbers in it, as I'm up to my neck in them at the moment. With the temperature hitting 45.7C. (114.2F.) yesterday, the last thing I wanted to do was to be out & about, so I worked from home. And as Budgets are the one thing I truly do procrastinate over each year, it was the 09 FY forecasts that I turned my attention to all day. (After the 'sweetest' reminder from the Company CFO that mine was 'the only one not submitted, but don't worry Millie dear, global HQ are more than happy to wait until you are ready..... NOT!!!!')

I so loathe this process, & after slaving over all the actuarial analysis spreadsheets, I still reckon I could channel Mystic Millie's crystal ball & get the same results! There's just too many ifs, buts & maybes in my territory at the moment, although I'm very grateful that our business is almost recession proof. So these forecasts will really be best guestimates, just don't tell my boss that!

What is it that you procrastinate the most over, at home or work? And if you are so perfect & don't have an issue with anything, then tell us that too, & make us all feel even worse!


  1. Gee Millie I am channeling ice cubes as fast as I can...

    procrastination - hmm I don't think I'm into that..hmm no - well maybe I will think about it tomorrow - suffering a touch of the Scarlet O'Hara's.

    No I'm not really a procrastinator.
    4 open heart ops soon alters your perspective of what needs to be achieved..
    Jane @Life&Times

  2. What don't I procrastinate over....?!
    taking kids to dentists
    mondo cherry tax
    cleaning finger marks off the walls
    sorting through my handbag to throw out a months worth of squashed sultanas
    taking myself to the dentist
    making decisions about high schools
    I could go on and on!

  3. IRONING!!! especially when it is hot...damn hot!
    Ness xx

  4. Oh darling, I 'do' numbers and even I don't like numbers. Too many unknowns for my liking....

    Procrastination is my middle name Millie. Avoidance is a close second. Trying to tackle that this year, if you get through your budget let me know the tips to stop the procrastination! xx

  5. Millie, I am worried about you all down there. Don't step outside for the chances of you going up in flames are high. For the procrastination part, paper work and house work, large amounts of work that I could start early and break down into smaller jobs but I just procrastinate and then have on big job instead. Love ya, HEidi
    p.s. stay inside.

  6. COuntless, procastinations...if you ask me. Can't count and think anymore.

    So feed up w/ all this crap but of course, US plays the world go round.

    Have a wonderful Friday ahead & week-end, if ever we won't see each other.



And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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