I have been practicing Task Avoidance. In fact, I just ran the words "Task Avoidance" through my anagram generator and discovered that it anagrams to "A Vacation Desk." Interesting.
Anyway, task avoidance. I found out yesterday that the ordination papers I thought were due on March 19th are actually due March 9th. Oh dear. (Actually the reaction was "AACCKK!!") I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. Papers for class tomorrow, a sermon due the day after my ordination papers are due that counts for 25% of my grade (an it's an eschatological, end of the world passage from Joel -- not something I would have chosen for myself (in fact, the instructor had us write down the 5 passages we were the most uncomfortable preaching and chose two for us to preach (ack!))). Anyway, one paper tomorrow, one paper before break, a workshop in Blue Ridge with Fred Craddock on the 6th, ordination papers, an interview with the Board of Ordained Ministry, dramas for each of the Sundays in Lent, the Maundy Thursday drama, a 30 minute monologue for the Monday of Holy Week for me to deliver as Mary the Mother for the local clergy group, plan the Good Friday service, and misc. little one page papers due sprinkled around.
Instead of doing these things, I am writing about cats, the Enuma Elish and the Holiness Code. Huh. Major task avoidance.
an aside -- we have been putting Little Kitty in the Laundry room at night to cut down on the mess. She has been sleeping on the washer and dryer, knocking things off the shelf onto the washer and dryer in the middle of the night (What was that!! kind of sound) and of course, there is food, water and a litter box in the room. Does she use the litter box? No! She uses the dirty laundry. Ugh.
I am now going to write a paper on my perceived gifts and graces and contemplate and reflect on the sentence "Jesus is Lord" and how that has changed my life. Times Roman, 12 point font, one inch margins, Double Spaced. Yipee.