So. I began by doing a little catching up on the blogs of some of my Blogiverse friends. That took more time than I intended, so now it is later than I care to be up hunched over the laptop. Yes, I'm on the laptop. It is much more comfortable to sit or lie down and use the iPhone in order to do these things. I have grown truly lazy. Even better, the cat can also curl up beside me instead of trying to squeeze her way into my lap between me and the laptop keyboard. So...
As I pondered the time it took and what I originally intended to do when I broke out the laptop, the words "I meant to do my work today" popped into my head and I thought of a poem that I had to learn in elementary school. Probably in Mizz Corinne's fourth grade. I could remember about the first three lines, so I looked it up. It is so the story of why I never get anything done. It is in the public domain, so (yes, that word again), here it is:
I Meant to Do My Work Today
by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)
I meant to do my work today--
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand--
So what could do but laugh and go?
|My place is in your lap. You will put the computer down.|