As I was painting this I pondered all the times I have said "Screw It!". And I thought depending on the situation, the urgency and/or the timing, there are good times and bad times to say "Screw It".
I think "Screw It" lies on a continuum somewhere between reality and a perfect world.
Slightly improved Reality
Really Better, Big Effort involved
Would need to be Super Human to do more
Time to say Screw It
A Perfect World
Here is a scenerio to further explain my theory.
This is a purely hypothetical situation of course:
Reality: The house is a mess. There are dog hair tumbleweeds rapidly growing. Any horizonal surface has papers, things and or dust on it, dishwasher needs unloading, laundry piled up, cobwebs on light fixtures, closets about to explode, and worst of all a funny smell coming from a mystery destination.
Slightly improved Reality: Fa La La – I'll just stick a few more things in the closet, use the dishes as I go from the dishwasher, dust a little, laundry smaundry, what smell? - Not a good time to say “Screw It”
Really Better, Big Effort Involved: OK – I am devoting all day to cleaning, vacuming, washing the dogs, decluttering and dusting, washing and folding laundry, getting on ladders and eliminating cobwebs, taking excess items from closets to charity. - Almost time to say "Screw it"
Would Need to be Super Human to Do More: Who am I kidding, I have spent a week doing this not a day, and the tumbleweeds, laundry, dishes, dust, smells and most everything has started all over. Precipice of Saying "Screw It".
Time to say "Screw It" : Family has called to say they are coming early for a stay over and do we mind if they bring their dog because the twins feel so lonesome without the dog. Also the question was brought up "Do you mind if we store a few things just until our house is built?" Time to say "Screw It" Have a glass of wine- heck have two, sit on the porch, put oldies on the radio and when the doorbell rings pretend the sound is coming from the neighbor’s house.
A Perfect World – Never seen it – Don’t know how to describe it.
Cheers! Cin Cin,
King of Tumbleweed Making
"What do you smell Something?"