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Columnist, Sheila Moss, is humor writer from  Tennessee. She writes  a weekly human interest column about daily life and the funny things that happen to everyone.

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Git 'er Done...

Git 'er Done

Git 'er done Larry the Cable Guy advises. I need to clean my closet in the worse way. Perfect, I think as I look out the window. It is pouring rain outside. Spring is here and my closet is stuffed with corduroy, suede, and wool things I will not wear until next winter.

I'm not one of those persons blessed with a walk-in closet. My closet must change with the seasons, which means twice a year I remove all the things that I can't wear for a while and take them upstairs to the attic, a chore I despise.

Since so many of the clothes are being moved, it is the perfect time to rearrange everything. If I can't do anything outside, I might as well accomplish something inside. I arrange everything according to color and weed out the not-fit-to-wear for the reject pile. Then I trudge up the stairs with the winter load and back down with the summer load.

At last, I have summer clothes to wear.

To appreciate this you must understand that I am the world's biggest procrastinator when it comes to getting things done that I don't like to do. "Why don't you just do it and get it over with?" my honey always asks. I want to get 'er done, but I don't want to do 'er. And the longer I put it off, the harder it is to persuade myself to git 'er done.

Needless to say, it feels really good to get rid of things on my long-term to do list. In fact, it feels so good I decide to do some of the other tasks that I dislike, like organizing my important papers. I hate this one so much that I sometimes put it off for an entire year. Then tax season comes and I hate myself because I can't find anything I need. It is really wonderful when the task is done and no longer looming before me.

I am on a roll now.

Might as well do another one I've been putting off, updating the virus protection on my laptop. That should be easy, why have I put it off? Because, my program downloads never work out. There is always a problem of some sort and I get frustrated and angry with technology. But, I download the stupid update, which seems to go okay. The installation goes okay too, but the program won't activate. Checking FAQ's, I find that I have to wait 12 to 24 hours first.

What a crock! I want to git 'er done!

It has stopped raining now and I decide that maybe I can get those dandelions sprayed after all. I ran out of weed spray while doing this chore a few weeks ago and have not been able to get myself motivated to finish the job. Well, no time like the present. So, I grab the weed spray and am soon outside squirting the little yellow heads that are jumping up everywhere. The only good thing about this task is that it is cool outside after this morning's rain.

I am marking things off my to-do list like the energizer bunny now. Each item that I mark off gives me a little ting of accomplishment. I don't know why I keep putting these things off. I have really accomplished a lot for one day.

I decide go to the grocery store only to get cat food, but end up with a shopping cart full of things to bring home and put away. Where did all this energy come from? I don't know but once I got started, I could not seem to stop.

I had a "Me Day" a few weeks ago, so maybe I'm now catching up. With due respect to the Cable Guy, I guess I will have to call this a Get 'er Done Day.

Copyright 2013 Sheila Moss


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