If one really wants to produce a product do not make a project of it! Projects are slow to be completed. As the second picture shows, I have projects aplenty on my desk. They are the things upon which I can procrastinate. They sound long; I can make them long. I really haven’t produced anything yet.

An answer to this letter was begun about five days ago. Actually the answer is now typed and awaits my next move which is to print it and mail it. See, I’ve even addressed the envelope. Sounds easy. No, because it is exactly one page full, top to bottom. It became a project when I tried to decide whether to make two pages out of it or whether I should change the font size. Decisions, decisions. They still await me.

The writer of the letter tells me in it that she is going on a trip and will be gone eleven days, so no hurry to make the decision.

Don’t make a project out of producing a product. Projects take way yonder too much time.


Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, challenge by Linda G. Hill. Just write any length, little editing. Prompt is to use the words “produce” or “product” or both.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. ghostmmnc says:

    haha! Good one! I’m really bad about not finishing a project. So many started, so many just sitting there – or stuffed in the closet for another day. 🙂

  2. oneta hayes says:

    Blogging brings together such good sisters. 😀

  3. C.A. Post says:

    Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We are going to start meeting soon. 😅

  4. I don’t know if you’re like me (a little ADD, or maybe a lot), but for people like us a letter is a hard thing to accomplish. You need paper, a pen (that works), an envelope, a stamp, the right address, and a place to mail it where they haven’t picked up yet. You’re right, it can takes days.🙄

  5. Adelheid says:

    I tend to procrastinate a lot! 😓 Sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it.

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