So ummm.........how are things going in your world? Is life treating you kind? Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Are the days going by so fast you only see a blur? Welcome, oh welcome, to my world. Time is tickin' and my life is a whirlwind of STUFF. All.the.time. Never enough time for the important things. Here's the problem: They're ALL important. And they ALL deserve my time and attention equally delivered with focus and love.
HOW do I manage to lay my head down at night and get the 8 hours sleep I desperately need and STILL do all the things I must do? Are you feeling me bloggy people? (I can't believe I just said that)
The fact is there simply isn't enough time in one day to do it ALL and do it all well. Is there?
So now (in my newly acquired zen space of living) I'm learning to pare it down, keep it simple and not stress over the things that didn't get crossed off the list. That is not an easy chore for me. I'm having to learn to **gasp** relax.
In any one given weekday I know that these things must be accomplished:
8 hours of work in an exhausting job that more often than not depletes me of my joy. Truth.
1 hour of power walking exercise (skipping that is not an option)
8 hours of sleep (skipping that is not aan option)
ummm....we're already at 17 hours.
What, oh what, am I forgetting to do? I know there is something...
Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner takes at least an hour
Dressing and undressing and getting primped and unprimped and showered and changed for said work and after work takes at least an hour from the schedule
and if there are extra meetings (frequently) I might be on a 12 hour work day
Blogging and writing takes....ummm.... 2 hours (I lie) but not enough quality time lately
Talking to friends and family and potential significant others on the phone and/or chatting online (aka my social life) = 1 hour a day (skipping that is not an option)
Homework, paperwork, paying bills, watching the news, driving to and fro and the necessary minutia of life takes up the other 2 hours.
And what if I have to actually go to the restroom? Will there be a moment to prop my feet up on the couch and do **gasp again** NOTHING?? Eat an ice cream cone just cause? Or what if I have a flat? Or Lord forbid get sick? Where will I find the time to take my temperature? Must I schedule a meeting with my mailbox just to pick up the mail? Doctor and dentist appointments are OUT for the next ten years. I don't have time!!! Do you know how long it's been since the peace globes were polished? And what about catastrophic events such as breaking a nail?
There are no more minutes left for emergencies. (breathe, Mimi, breathe)
I'm forgetting something....hmmmm.....Surely life is more than appointments and meetings and work when I'm not exhausted, that is. Case in point:
Just this weekend I had a date with George. See? We met in the antique store and shared a few laughs over the pickle barrel. I even aimed the camera at the back of his head where most of his hair was still intact just to fluff up his ego. Was he grateful? Did he even care?
Does he look amused to you?
I even put on my hat.
He was not amused by that either.
Neither were they. But what can you expect from egg cups? You know why they look so sad? They lost their timer!
What man isn't impressed by THAT?!
What a dork.
A man of his lowly station in life sporting a wooden tooth should be thrilled that the pencil skirt gave him the time of day. (Are you feeling me bloggy people?)
I don't share my pout with just anyone ya know.
That's what I forgot! I forgot to watch 24 AGAIN.
And now it's past midnight and time to go to bed. I've lost 3 of the hours I needed for sleep to maintain pout-worthy status in this world just writing this post.