There's nothing like a deadline to get the extraneous stuff out of the way. As I near the crunch of completing a manuscript by the contractual deadline, all the unnecessary activities; like laundry, dishes, being online for 'fun', shopping, and creating pictures to go with my blog splats, fall away.
It's an interesting experiment in time: seeing how long it takes to complete a task, compared to how long I think it will take. I've heard about a concept called 'bending time' and I hope to become more than well acquainted with it over the next two months. Now it's here, now it's not, now it's not, now it is.