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#1 erindiv

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

An old idea, I know, but hey, starting this thread is another genius way to continue my procrastination...

Each day my collection of photos of DD and DS is growing larger, and I still haven't put them all in one place. I have only a few actual physical photos, the rest are on my camera and two mobiles. I need to get them all off there, onto my single USB I bought specifically for this purpose, and eventually edit them all, get them onto CDs and take them into Kmart or upload to Snapfish to have printed copies made so I can make scrapbooks for each of my grandmothers for Mother's Day next year.

Sure, that's ages away. But... I actually planned to do it a while ago. Like... a year ago. And I now have thousands of photos to sort through. I don't wanna sit here and sift through all those photos. Wahhh.

First world problems and all that.

What are you putting off right now?

#2 EsmeLennox

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Making dinner... Just CBF tonight.

#3 Chelli

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Making a decision whether to go to a funeral on Friday or my work luncheon. Frankly I'd rather do neither and stay in bed sad.gif

#4 snuffles

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Cleaning.  Specifically, cleaning the shower.  I hate cleaning the shower.



#5 *Lib*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Wrapping presents, making lunches, and going to bed Tounge1.gif

#6 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

The dishes.

Finishing the story I started almost 2 years ago.

Sorting out my work stuff in the shed.

Cleaning the bathroom.

Cleaning out the hallway cupboard.

Okay, you caught me - pretty much everything.

#7 Cherish

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Everything!
Have a serious case of the CBF!

#8 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

I've read the internet.

I've played all of WoW.

Now I don't know what to do.  And I'm procrastinating about making a decision.

#9 Fyn Angelot

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

I promised to give student input into a review of my college's "essay guidelines" document.  It's a monster of a thing.  I can't bring myself to look at it.

#10 *CalamityJane*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Right now, dinner.  So much so that I went and hung the Christmas lights on the verandah that I have been putting off for the last week LOL.

#11 ~Peaches~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Another one needing to sort photos.It's always in the back of my mind, but I just can't get motivated to do it. I've also got thousands and thousands of photos stored on the laptop and my phone, and I know if something happens to either of those things I'll be devastated..yet it still doesn't push me into sorting through them all and transferring them, let alone printing them and actually making photo books/albums with them.
DD1 will be 3 in feb and I still haven't made any kind of album for her, so DD2 obviously has nothing either, and I really should start before we have another baby lol. I really thought I'd find this such a 'fun' mummy thing to do, but there's so many now I don't even know where to start wacko.gif

At least we're taking lots of photos in the first place, right? That's a good thing happy.gif

#12 *BluePinkie*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Washing DD's hair.

#13 ~rollercoaster~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:22 PM

I WAS putting off talking to my Mum about our plans for Boxing Day however I spoke to her about it this morning and have had 7 phonecalls today to discuss plans.  mad.gif  sad.gif   xmas_blink.gif

#14 *LucyE*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Folding all the clean washing so we can actually see what we want to pack for our holiday. I know the holiday is an exciting thing, but just CBF.

Also, wrapping presents. I've had all the presents for a while, just CBF wrapping them. We leave in 3 days and I need to have them wrapped and delivered before we leave. I think part of it was I couldn't find the right wrapping stuff this year so am not inspired. Also, can't do it during DS2's awake hours which feels like forever. By the time he goes to sleep at night, I'm knacks and couldn't be bothered about wrapping.

Kids books. I normally have them contacted and named before we go on holidays so the box is ready for school next year and I don't have to think about it at all in Jan. not happening this time.

#15 *LucyE*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

Dp

Edited by *LucyE*, 19 December 2012 - 08:25 PM.


#16 littleboysmum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Wrapping presents.

#17 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

Cleaning the bathroom.

Sorting the photos.

Wrapping the Christmas presents.

Sorting out the wardrobes.

Getting out of this chair.

#18 bambiigrrl

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

I actually had a productive day and finally got around to doing alot of stuff i have been putting off, yet there are some that remain

I am turning 30 in january and still have not sent the invites! I have them printed out with the stamps and envelopes, ready to go, and just cbf writting all the addresses on them and sending them off...

seriously i do this EVERY TIME!! I had all these beautiful thank you cards printed out after our wedding and never got around to sending them to anyone!

#19 Bazinga

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Pap smear! I should have done it today while at the fertility specialist  ddoh.gif

#20 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Tidying up. Going to bed.

Might go wrap some presents.

#21 *Lib*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:47 PM

QUOTE (*LucyE* @ 19/12/2012, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kids books. I normally have them contacted and named before we go on holidays so the box is ready for school next year and I don't have to think about it at all in Jan. not happening this time.

Ohh me too!! I have the books. I have the contact. I lack the motivation. The uniforms are all clean and ironed, but the books haven't been done yet!

#22 harryhoo

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Decorating a Christmas cake... well, three Christmas cakes actually. Is going to be another long night.

#23 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Cleaning the fridge out. Something that won't take very long I know, it's on my todays list so I will get it done before bed. LOL



#24 Expelliarmus

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

You lot are a bit organised! School only just finished! I got as far as checking which shirts still had buttons as they came out the wash.

*eyes the pile of school uniforms on the floor*

There you go, another thing I'm putting off ...

#25 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Everything!need to get organized, cook, clean, get my life in order but have noooooo motivation. DH's depression doesn't help either. We have been home together all day every day for nearly 6 weeks (except my work days) and we are about ready to kill each other.




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