All this month I am participating in the A to Z Challenge. Today's letter is...
I admire people who plan ahead, who assess what needs to be done, and then come up with a strategy for completing all activities on time and within budget...that's not me. I procrastinate. I dawdle. I put it off. But, I'm rarely late. I think I like the danger, the rush to get things done in a short period of time. Heck, I put off going to the bathroom until the last possible moment. Why is that?
Today I did our taxes. I've put it off, not because I was looking for the rush, but because I was avoiding the unpleasantness. I'm a reasonably smart person, so why is doing taxes a challenge? It's because they don't make sense! At the bank today I asked a question when I was making my last minute contribution to an IRA, they said "You should ask your accountant." Does everyone have an accountant these days? Why does everything have to be so complicated? I'm feeling quite proud that our taxes were completed and submitted a full day before the due date. I should pat myself on the back for writing this post...a full three hours before "L" day is over!
I think I'll have time to watch the lunar eclipse. It's a "Blood Moon," and the pacific northwest is supposed to get a good view if the clouds don't get in the way. It all happens around midnight, so if you're up, look up at the moon. You don't need special protective devices for a lunar eclipse...you just need to be there. Don't leave it to the last minute.