Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Tutorial: Procrastination and Pumpkin

When a teacher has approximately 2,456 papers she's avoided all of Thanksgiving break, and now it's Saturday, and she should really get something done before school starts back on Monday, here's what she might do:
6:30 am Bible study + coffee + sunrise.  First things first.
7:00 am Dig papers out of tote bag that's been shoved in a corner all week.
7:01am Sigh.
7:02 Decide to make pumpkin cinnamon rolls.  Realize we're missing ingredients for the recipe we normally use.  Search internet for alternative. Choose these.
7:15 am Start mixing these.
7:45 am Look at papers. 
7:46 am Sigh
7:47 am Throw in a load of laundry.
7:52 am Break two-cups-of-coffee rule.
8:00 am Grade first stack of papers.
8:59 am Fist pump!  Only 2,446 left to go!
9:00 am  Weight Watchers Conviction: omit half the butter from the recipe.  Spread slightly less guilt-inducing amount and spiced sugar on top of dough.
9:15 am Make a healthy omelet to assuage conscience.
9:45 am Bake pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

 10:05 am Spread rolls with gooey glaze made with juice of one orange, 4 oz.cream cheese, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, a little vanilla, and the leftover 1/2 stick of butter.
10:11 am Lick the fork. Consider another.
10:12 am Willpower wins out.  Deliver some of remaining temptation rolls to neighbors.
10:30 am Read more papers.  Debate whether  trash can is kinder than F's.
11:06 am: Write blog post wishing readers a belated Happy Thanksgiving and passing on great antiprocrastination tips
Be blessed, 


  1. Yummmmm! I love your procrastination tips! When you head back to the classroom just remember how soon it will be Christmas break!

  2. Wow! So much achieved before 11am. I call that a very productive morning. Well done that lady. :-)
    Liking the look of the rolls. I'll put the kettle on, you bring the baking?

  3. oh you are adorable!!

    hope all is well! I miss you!!