Alexa, why can’t I get my shit together?

Spoiler alert: Alexa doesn’t know.

I really need to get my car serviced. Have I done it? No. Have I even called to book an appointment? No. Have I even considered calling? No.

I really need to do my taxes. Have I even started? No.

I really need to do a lot of things that I haven’t done, or even started, or even considered starting. I should really just change my first name to ‘Procrastination’. It would suit me at this stage of life.

I have a meeting at 10:00 that I haven’t prepared for. Am I going to prepare? Not really.

Hey, what are grits? Is it like potatoes that people eat for breakfast?

I’m taking bets on what time the Amazon delivery driver gets here today. (Don’t shame me for purchasing from Amazon. Until I get a vaccine, I’m not shopping in stores. It just seems like unnecessary risk. Especially in this city)

Speaking of vaccines… the province has changed the schedule for vaccines and are now suggesting that everyone who wants one could have their first dose by the end of June. Of course to do this, they’re extending the time between the two shots to four months. But, if I could get myself a vaccine, I’d be a happy camper. You know how people used to wait outside for weeks on end for things like Iphone releases back in the early 2000’s? I would totally camp outside for a week if it meant I could get the vaccine before the end of June.

Realistically, I should’ve named this post ‘I didn’t sleep last night’. That would’ve made more sense.

Alas, here we are. Alexa, why can’t I get my shit together?

51 thoughts on “Alexa, why can’t I get my shit together?

  1. Grits are actually a form of ground corn and yes, eaten mostly at breakfast but can be adapted for other meals. I too have those days when I wonder why I can’t seem to get anything together. I would feel safe to say that we all do in some ways.

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  2. It’s my fear of getting an insurmountable back log that made me into one of those people who has to do stuff NOW. It too creates anxiety. I guess we are all victims of our own shit. I just had a change to my anti-depressant and I’m in a major meltdown, so I’m not doing anything either. No energy, and I just don’t care. It’s not pretty. But I did get a vaccine because I’m so old. I don’t think that had anything to do with me falling in my hole, it just made me extra tired. Hope you get yours soon. How is your wee nephew?

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  3. The reason why you are procrastinating is because doing the thing is painful to you, so you rather avoid the painful thing. Ironically, not doing the thing will probably create more pain down the road.

    I have these days too and I think itโ€™s normal to procrastinate.

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      1. Taxes I will go to H&R and pay the fee. Tbh I know nothing about taxes and itโ€™s just easier to pay them to do it ๐Ÿ˜ I get what you mean though – having to pay for something that you really donโ€™t want to pay for is painful. You could do your own taxes but then you end up paying with your time. Taxes are annoying ๐Ÿ˜“

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  4. Ah, that ever-growing to do list. It’s a great thing to witness. Why I haven’t gotten around to cleaning the cat litter or taking out the trash when they literally take a minute to do is beyond me. If you figure out how to not procrastinate please let us know!

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  5. Are you asking about grits because you’re tempted to try them? Because if that’s the case, I would like to encourage you to do so. Not everyone likes grits, but I think they’re pretty great. Especially if you’re willing to doctor them up a little. They’re not bad plain with some butter mixed in. But they’re so much better if you sprinkle in some shredded cheese and crumbles of bacon. Sometimes, if I’m feeling real fancy, I’ll cut up some chicken and mix it in. A big thing in the south is shrimp with grits. I had that at a wedding once… not bad. BTW, grits aren’t potatoes. I’m pretty sure it’s some kind of ground up corn meal. Not to be a commercial for grits, but I do find a pack of instant grits makes for a decently quick and warm breakfast when I’m in a hurry. That got away from me. Maybe I should do a TED Talk about grits.

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  6. grits are gross. why would you wanna know that? and meetings…meh. Hey I’m reading this on no sleep and makes perfect sense. You got this. I know you do. curious about what you ordered. Happy St Paddy’s. Don’t expect vaccinating before end of year. sigh…

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    1. I see them in videos and on television a lot but I’ve never tried them. They look like a mix between oatmeal and mashed potatoes.
      On Amazon I ordered some Collagen Powder and a BCAA supplement. It’s good stuff! I’m kind of with you on the not expecting a vaccine until Christmas time. I am hoping and wishing I could get one for summer. But I’m not expecting. I think you’re definitely right on that one.

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      1. Grits are more like cream of wheat or sunny boy….not my thing.
        Ugh…I’m almost (soooo sooo close) thinking of booking Christmas in the tropics. Air Canada will sell “future vacations” and are saying they’ll pay back….tempting.

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  7. I’m not too familiar with grits, but I know it’s a Southern thing and the times I’ve had grits, I wasn’t a huge fan…vaccines are rolling out rather quickly here in the US: my dad will be taking his soon, and it’s only a matter of time before I do…even then, we’ll have to see how society goes once the nation is more-or-less vaccinated, and to look out and see if other countries are the same before we can reach even an ounce of normalcy again (if at all). Things look promising, though *fingers crossed!

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  8. Everything will get accomplished i believe my dear and yeah, can Alexa start to answer existential questions too lol ๐Ÿ˜† yes, grits are a Southern treat for breakfast. Also served with Shrimp. My partners family loves em!

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  9. You know Vee we are going through a very tough time globally. I think it would last another 6 months. Our focus just now should be to be able to to go through this period keeping our physical and mental health intact. That itself would be a great accomplishment ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. What are grits made of? And why is that the thing we’re all focusing on? And you should get rid of Alexa, she’s a creepy and don’t think she won’t tell the whole world your business given the chance. Maybe we’re all sleep deprived? I suddenly want cheetos.
    But atleast our mental health is intact. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Good luck with your meeting! Wait.. is that today?

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    1. I keep seeing people talk about grits on tv and I’ve never had them or seen them in store, so it was gnawing at me. And Alexa is a little creepy. But, I can deal. Everyone’s a little bit creepy. I enjoyed this comment because it felt like I was reading my own train of thoughts. haha

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  11. I’ll never get my shit together, my own self. All we can do is the best we can do.

    Sounds like you need a big bowl of cheese grits! It’s a corn product that some people hate, but I love!

    Good luck with the shit gathering. Alexa doesn’t give a shit, btw. Take care!

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    1. CORN! Seems weird. I don’t know, it must not be a thing around here. I’ve never seen it in person. I see it on tv shows and stuff. It looks like oatmeal, and for a long time I just assumed it was.

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  12. We need people to talk to and rub along with on a day to day basis. They are the great motivators and if we donโ€™t have that then eventually the sofa and the cat can fill the day. โ€˜Well begun is half doneโ€™ a la Mary Poppins. And even half done will make it easier to do the next half in six months time.

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