Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting Around To It

Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.   No, wait… shouldn’t that be, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today?”  ~ Thomas Jefferson 

Which are you?   The procrastinator?  Or, like Larry the Cable Guy, the “Git-R-Done” type?

And me?  Well, I’m the sort who’d leave up the Christmas lights until Valentine’s Day… the kind who has been known to wait until almost sundown to throw dinner in the Crockpot…   

The type that thinks like Robert Brault: “I’ve been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned if they aren’t fall chores after all.”

It was on January 2nd of this year when Kat left a comment on my blog, saying that I’d received an award from her.  I immediately made a bee-line for her site and, lo and behold, she’d indeed listed me as a recipient. 
  
My heart leapt for joy… but what did I do?   I left a comment on her blog saying, “Thank you SO much!”  Or something to that effect.  But I never followed proper protocol in receiving the award.  Why is this? 

For one thing, I didn’t know how to put the award on my site and link back to her.  Instead I let it go, thinking that someday I’d get around to figuring it out.    


And so without further ado here is my gratitude list.  Drum roll…


A big thank you goes out to Dawn at Healing Morning for featuring Pure and Simple in her Spotlight On series…

Corinne at Everyday Gyaan for publishing my story “Candle of Hope” in her series on hope…

Becky Jane at WheelchairDecor for re-posting my story “Defining Moments” on her site.   

Kat at Books, Crafts & Pretty Things... and Mary at Living with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease for the Stylish Blogger Award


Kristen at the spirit that moves me for the One Lovely Blog Award



Sweepy Jean (AD Joyce) at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World 3.25 for The Versatile Blogger award...


Pamela at Pamanner’s Blog for her original “Shout Out” award...  

Alejandro at Raising Amelie and Melinda at Trailing After God for their indispensable help in showing me the how-to ropes of linking back…   

Last but not least I thank all of my readers, especially those who take the time to leave thoughtful and inspiring comments - some of which have sparked new ideas for future blog posts – so merci beaucoup to a number of you… 

In fact, a recent comment inspired a sequel to “The Journey,” so please stay tuned… 


Back to my earlier questions:

Which are you?   The procrastinator?   Or the “Git-R-Done” type?

43 comments:

  1. The procrastinator,I'm generally a slow starter unless it's really important. Congratulations on the two awards,I'm happy for you! Blessings jane

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  2. I am definitely a procrastinator. In fact, we sound a lot alike. :) Congratulations on your awards. Many blessings!

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  3. Congratulations Debra on all your awards! Your writing has clearly made an impact.

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  4. Debra, I'm grateful to you for being who you are! You are deserving of all these awards. Now, for the moment of truth, I'm a "git-r-done" person for maybe one week during the month, then I reward myself with three weeks of procrastination! ;-)

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  5. Fantastic! Glad to be of help :)

    Blessings,
    Mel
    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

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  6. Ya did good girlfriend, did good:)

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  7. You did it, you did it!

    Well deserved on all the awards, you are.

    A

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  8. I'm determined to stop procrastinating. I'm definitely going to get around to changing that about myself. Sometime.

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  9. Congratulations Debra. You deserve all the awards and acknowledgments.
    As for your question.... I like to get things done I rarely procrastinate!

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  10. Me too...I got awards and I did exactly the same as you! Now...I really must get down to it, I'll just have a cup of coffee.... hmmmmmhf.

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  11. Your writing is so lovely no wonder we all wanted to tell you we appreciate you. I think I'm a procrastinator but I'll let you know tomorrow. tee hee.

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  12. Congrats on all your awards! I go through stints where I'm really good at posting a quick thank you and then others where I go months without doing it. :) I think it's a pretty common thing to procrastinate.

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  13. Dear dear Debra - You surely deserve the spotlight and lots more of it, in fact. You write with such depth and heart that it's difficult not to be moved. Thank you for gracing my blog with your candle of hope.

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  14. What amazing accomplishments in such a short time. You may think you're a procrastinator, but not in the things of your creative realm. Week after week, you come up with thoughtful and thought-provoking messages, presented in beautiful, artful images. Congratulations from an old friend. Keep up the great work and give Abi a pat on the back,too.

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  15. Debra...this was a great post! I have long been a procrastinator, I think it's wired into my DNA! It's something that isn't preferable and at times I envy some of my more Type-A personality friends who sit at ease, having finished their task, while I scramble last minute at mine. I do think it's better to get things done as early as possible..but unfortunatey I'm not the type of person that really applies that very well! In the blogging world I'm just as guilty..I didn't even realize there was protocol after recieving an award..I recieved one from Mary and am going to have to see about fixing my shortcoming soon! I'm so glad so many bloggers are recognizing the beauty of your blog..I love coming here and always leave with a little extra insight I hadn't before I entered and something to ponder and reflect on.

    ~many blessings

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  16. Used to be a pretty ' get it done' sort of guy, but these days I'm thinking I'll get around to doing things more. So I guess nowadays, I'm a 'get it done sometime ' guy.
    Oh and that reminds me...got awards to pass on also. Ummm, OK I'll get it done on the weekend...

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  17. Debra, I think I am both ... How can that be you ask? There are things on my "to do list" that I do asap! then there are those things that are better suited for another day... like weed pulling and uggh If only the wash could fold them self...

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  18. Like Debbie, I'm a little of both. Once I get going, there's no stopping me; it's just the getting going thing that's subject to delays :)
    Congrats on all the honors.

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  19. Just checking back to read any postings you may have written.

    I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now (5 pages back on your follow wedgit)and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

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  20. While I try very much not to procrastinate things, if I'm honest with myself I have been known to put off doing things that are outside my "comfort zone" upon occasion.

    Either way, congratulations on all of your wonderful awards and connections Debra. I know I feel Blessed to have connected with you myself, and am very glad you get the well-earned recognition.

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  21. Congratulations on your many awards and you deserve them all and more.Love your posts, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Congratulation Debbie. I follow your articles in Everyday Gyaan too. They are very inspiring. Thank you for sharing them.

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  23. Smiling here - congrats, both for the award and for finally getting 'er done. I tend to waffle, sometimes getting 'er done, and sometimes ... not.

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  24. I'm definitely a procrastinator *chuckles*. Your post sounded a lot like me - LOL

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  25. I can sometimes be a procastinator:)

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  26. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

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  27. Congratulations Debra! You deserve those awards and recognitions... :) As for your question: I'm a get it done type of person... I usually panic and becomes irritated when things are not completed immediately as per schedule.... Thanks...:)

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  28. Big time procrastinator....I put things off till they scream to be done!! Congrats on all the awards Debra...

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  29. It all depends. Those things that need immediate attention generally end up getting done. Then there’s the “other stuff” which, I put off doing for a little while. I guess you could say I’m a little of both, but know how to manage my daily schedule

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  30. Gotta love a story full of holes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. I always wanted a round tuit; all my others are square.

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  32. Great selections Debra and congrats!!! Well done - I just love being here ...

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS ..I HAVE so much more praise to heap on you. I will promise I'll get to it soon :)

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  34. Congratulations Debra on the award! Well done! To answer your question. I like to get things done. In fact it has to be done now..lol! My husband again always waits until the last minute and it can be very frustrating for me at times :)I guess that is what makes us all unique and interesting individuals.

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  35. Congratulations! You deserve all these awards. Pure and simple, you are beautiful!

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  36. I wish I was the Git-R- Done type. But I am the procrastinator. Until... there is that "person in charge" glaring at me to get r done. But I need to be my own person in charge. Ah - the dilema of the artist. We are more creative than business like it seems. Some creatives have those thick slices of the multiple intelligence pie. Is there a multiple intelligence to get it done?? I have linguistic in garden rows that fill a field...but I can't figure out how to comment on a blog without having to sign in...
    Anyway, love love love this post and your voice. It's as if I can hear you reading it with that unique southern charm. You are so very magical!
    www.memomuse.wordpress.com
    This is my blog.

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  37. I can completely relate Debra. I love getting the awards but it is easy to forget to follow the protocol with each award. But, I think in the end, what's important is that people are recognized for recognizing you :)

    I am a little bit of both (procrastinator/'Git-R-Done'); it all depends on the task..

    http://ladyonaroof.blogspot.com/

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  38. I try to prioritize but alas, I tend to procrastinate. A little procrastination is good, too much is nerve wracking. :D

    Congratulations on the awards. Bloggers have lives too, and life comes first as far as I am concerned! Enjoy your awards, you richly deserve them!

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  39. I once wrote a paper on Procrastination - in which the surprise was that procrastinators are the busiest people around - finding all sorts of things to do "instead of" what really needs doing - I turned it in late by the way:)

    And I hereby give you the "I'm blessed every time I'm here" award.

    Grace and peace to you Debra

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  40. Craig, you turned in your paper on procrastination late? Must have been too busy writing the things you love :) And the “I’m blessed every time I’m here award” goes to… Craig!

    Thanks to all for your comment love!
    ~ Blessings

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  41. I'm varying levels of both - procrastinator and actively engaging. It depends on the day, the task at hand, my mood....lots of things. You know those psychology tests you can take that tell you if you're left or right brain dominant? Years ago when I was studying massage in Atlanta, my class took one of those tests. I turned out to be the one person in my group of 20 who was neither - I'm balanced brained. Yep, there truly is such a thing! I even took the test 3 times to try and fake it out, but got the same result each time. Balanced brained people can see both sides of the equation with clarity. Sometimes it's a good thing, other times it drives me nuts. But somehow, I have found a rhythm to it all. And methinks this may be the birth of a blog post of my own in the near future!

    Much love,

    Dawn

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  42. Oh, and thank you for the very kind mention of Healing Morning and the Spotlight On series!

    Namaste',

    Dawn

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  43. Dawn, just so you know… your story here about being “balanced-brained” has now inspired a brand new post - not only for you, but for me. Have you ever read a comment on one of your posts that stirred the creative juices and prompted a new post? This has happened to me about three times so far. Can I cite you in the not-too-distant future in a forthcoming post? Thank you!

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