Should Be Reading?
I was about to post a Fake Musing Monday, but I will save that for another day, don't you worry.
So what is the real question this bright and shiny Monday Morning?
This week’s musing asks…
What distracts you when you really “should be reading”?
Very, very little.
I am very, very good at ignore things. It is one one my strongest abilities. I would say my strengths but it is not really a good thing, is it ignoring things?
I watch very little TV at home, so if I am reading there, it is not usually on, not a distraction.
I live alone, well, except for Larry the Giant Kitty, so that is not an issue either.
No one is running in, demanding my time. And Larry tends to keep to himself in the daytime, at least after he is fed in the morning.
Now at night, it is a different matter. Not with the distractions, but with Larry.
I do not usually read in bed at night. Mostly because I tend to fall asleep very quickly if reading and that can get dangerous to my iPad. Dropping a book is bad, but dropping an iPad could be tragic! But it is also becoming difficult because of the Giant Kitty. He never used to come in my room, never jumped on my bed. Now, he is showing up every night as soon as I lay down, positioning himself right next to my leg and demanding that I rub his belly. He closes his eyes, purrs and purrs, and extends his front legs, reaching one out and opening his toes and then pulling it back and does the other. He seems to have no limit to how long he wants this.
OK, I am a soft touch, but after months of him running away when I came close, I don't have the heart to not rub his belly. But one hand on the kitty belly makes reading difficult, so we watch TV...he likes My Cat From Hell.
So what about "Real Life"? Does that distract me?
Not often enough maybe.
I am off work.
I should go to the supermarket and there is a pile of laundry to do. I need to do some cleaning and I have a couple of errands to run. There are bills to pay and a couple of things to fix.
But as I write this, I am considering what book I should read next instead! I finished one yesterday afternoon and have to pick a new one. So all those little tasks will need to wait a bit.
At least for a couple of hours.
You have to get your priorities straight!!