What does one do when one awakens early in the morning faced with the insurmountable task of getting ready to move in a month PLUS the knowledge that there is approximately four + - hours of transcription waiting for one's attention. One might sit with pad and pencil, making a detailed and prioritized list of the things that need to be done while sipping a cup of tea and eating a healthy breakfast. Yes, one might do that. But not THIS one. One might decide to take one's tea to one's desk and begin to pound out the day's work so that one might have the afternoon free to make out the detailed and prioritized list and begin to work on the task at hand, seeing how many items one can check off the list before nightfall. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could compose the list, type a while, work a while, type a while, work a while - managing to put a dent in the transcription AND check a number of things off the list. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could slurp down a cup of tea, throw on some clothes, jump in the car and head for the home of an old friend who is having a yard sale in anticipation of an upcoming move out of state (there is an epidemic of that around here)for just a short visit, a quick look around for old times sake and come home empty handed because one has enough of one's own belongings to pack and doesn't need a single thing more. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one.
Now, when one returns home after a three hour visit with one's old friend, sporting a load of things that one's old friend kept stuffing into one's trunk, one could immediately jump into the tasks at hand. Yes, one could do that. But not THIS one. One could make a mental list of everything that needs to be done, stare at the number of dictations in the queue awaiting transcription, sigh in utter frustration, take a long, refreshing shower, watch a little HGTV and then take a nap. Yes, one could do that! And that is EXACTLY what THIS one did!