Friday, 28 January 2011

deadlines and distractions

January has been a series of deadlines for me, mainly of the work-related variety. I work well to a deadline, but that can be stressful. On the whole, unprocrastinating has worked well this last year, and I've been more organised both with my work and home projects. Of course, there's always room for improvement. I have failed to file my tax return any earlier than usual but I also know I'm not alone in leaving it to the last moment.

Along with deadlines there have been moments of distraction. Last weekend I cast on a new sock, and I've already turned the heel, worked the gusset decreases, and am heading down the foot towards the toe. That's speedy for me. Really, it's avoidance tactics - knitting was a far more attractive option than my accounts. Then there was the time when I wanted chocolate....and was reduced to raiding the supplies for baking.

And very delicious they were too. Even the packaging hit the spot. Thank you, Waitrose.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Nothing worse than doing tax returns. You have my sympathy!

sweetmyrtle said...

well done for completing it.. GONE for another year and like you i say every year that i am going to do it early. You deserve chocolate and yes, we are easily seduced by the packaging too.
sending love
ginny xx

Ionwen Charlesworth... said...

Oh Diana I am with you in every way. I had the joyous task of doing both mine and my sisters, eeeeeeek. I tell you, this IS the last time I leave it till the last minute!!! And the chocolate sitch, well let's just say that I'm beginning to look like Cadbury's Mini Eggs!!! Waitrose do everything so well don't they. I look forward to seeing the socks?!?! Ta care and speak soon. XXX

Poshyarns said...

This made me laugh because I bought the very same chocolate the other day on account of the attractive packaging!

rachel said...

I'm off to Waitrose today - see what you've done?

lovethosecupcakes said...

I had a similar chocolate craving the other night and ended up with the broken bits left at the bottom of what had been a box of chocolate cigarellos.

caireen said...

yum... chocolate and socks, sounds good! 'modern knitting' has amazing sock yarn, may have to research a different 1st pattern xx

Lori's page said...

Would love to know how to knit socks,meanwhile I love your double sided knitted hat, maybe I'll manage something like that. Love your posts, hugs to you and Walter!! Lori xxx

Miriam Weaver said...

Mmmm! knitting socks and eating chocolate, any chocolate, a perfect world.......

Gina said...

I've been known to raid the baking cupboard for chocolate! Well done on getting the tax return done.

kristina said...

Knitting is always more appealing than tax returns :) I had to be very disciplined this year to get mine done before I left for America.

K x