Why do I need to procrastinate myself into a corner in order to get work done? Not all work, but some very important work.
I still haven't submitted that close approximation of the final draft of the report for the project I was doing at my (now old) job. When I left the job, I was sure I would have it wrapped up in a week. Before I left, I thought I would have it done before I left. Of course my double whammy-- bacterial and viral illness-- did not help, but there was also a fair bit of procrastination involved.
My parents are going back home tomorrow. Monkey has asked to go with them for another visit before school starts. Unfortunately, if I let her go by herself, they wouldn't be able to get her back here almost until the end of the month. But she and they really want her to go. So I am suddenly leaving town in the morning-- driving with them and Monkey, so that the two of us can fly back early Tuesday morning.
Which means I am not sleeping (much or at all) tonight-- I have to take that nearly complete draft to the office in the morning, and I have to finally pack up my desk there. All before we leave, which has to happen not too late in the morning-- it's at least a 9 hr drive to the parents' house.
I know I shouldn't have procrastinated myself into this corner, but I did. Hopefully at least this will mean me finally being rid of this report in the morning.