Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF



Friday is here (almost). I hope your week was full of the kind of activity that you enjoy. It makes the week go so well when you are doing things that get you to smile. My week was pretty much spent with more editing. I have a May 1st deadline and looks like I’m going to have to hump a bit to make it. The beautiful thing about deadlines is they tend to get you into high gear. Of course without deadlines life would be too comfortable and who wants that situation. (Okay maybe we all do.)

Today’s JohnKu is about deadlines, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Deadlines by John W. Howell © 2017

We set them ourselves,

Then tend to get serious . . .

Only at the end.


  1. All the best in meeting your deadline, John. I love the doggie at the top. 😀 — Suzanne

    1. I like that doggie too. Thanks, Suzanne. 🙂

  2. Good luck with the deadline. Both the bane and a driving force of our existence.

      1. And we always make the worst ones for ourselves

  3. I love deadlines! Like you said, they get you going. Good luck, John! Love the meme! ❤

    1. Thanks, Jill. 🙂

  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    I adore the puppy! Charles’ point is so true, goals and deadlines are “the bane and a driving force of our existence.” 🙂

    1. I will drink to that , Gwen. Thanks.

  5. I agree about the deadlines, John. Happy weekend!

    1. Thanks, John. Happy Weekend to you.

  6. Adorable picture John. Happy Weekend!

    1. Thanks Lynn. You as well. 🙂

  7. I’m under a deadline crunch, too, John. And I feel your pain. Great post.

    1. The boot on the neck. Thanks, Traci

  8. Lovely JohnKu! Perhaps we all need deadlines now and then so we’ll get off our bottoms and get something done?! Good luck with yours!

    1. Thank you , Debbie. I’m covered in flop sweat trying to make it.

  9. Good luck John. I have every faith in you. 😀
    A director here at work once said that deadlines were (treated as) only a vague suggestion… So imagine my trials and tribulations as editor, trying to collect submissions. LOL
    TGIF for sure! Mega hugs.

    1. Would be an Editor nightmare for sure. Hugs Teagan. Happy Friday.

  10. When I worked for Weyerhaeuser, my boss told me: “At Weterhaeuser, we spell deadline with a capital DEAD.” Good luck meeting yours.

    1. Ha ha ha. I love that.

  11. Feeling the pressure of a deadline also – keep telling myself I work better under pressure. Good luck, John.

    1. Me too, although I think I may be trying to justify procrastination

  12. Another good JohnKu John.

    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” — Douglas Adams

    1. Ha ha ha. Love this Guy. Have a great weekend.

  13. So true. Deadlines motivate us like nothing else!

    1. Well, except for a nice margarita.

  14. As much as I hate deadlines and have bemoaned them time and time again, I feel strange when I don’t have one. They are a double-edged sword bringing both stress and production. I hope you have more of the latter than the former with yours, John!

    1. Yes I hope production is the word of the day. Made some great strides this week. I think I’m going to live after all.

  15. I relate my inability to pack days before travel, leaving myself just enough time to panic at the end and curse my procrastination. Happy weekend, John

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