Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Do you have the time?

Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce:

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them

Jim Croce was a very smart man. He hit the nail on the head, didn’t he? There’s never enough time for the things you want to do.

There are so many things I want to do every night after I’m done being mommy and the kids are in bed. I want to read and watch tv. I also want to work in my craft room, making cards or maybe a layout. But I want to be on the computer as well, listing items on etsy, chatting in the forums, reading Ehell and now, blogging. Then there’s that guy I’m married to, I want to maybe watch a movie with him or (gasp!) talk to him.

And all of this is supposed to happen in the 2-3 hours I have after the kids go to bed but before I do myself. If I push it and stay up until 11pm, I’m always sorry the next day at work when I’m dragging and fighting to stay awake at work.

When I finally do make myself go to bed, sometimes I can’t turn off my head. I’ve got card ideas running through, thoughts about the day bouncing around and the urge to get up to do one last thing….but no, I need to get some sleep because I have to get up at 5, in just six short hours.

So, how do you do it? How do you balance all the things you want to do in the little time you actually have to do them?


T.Allen-Mercado said...

I spend most of my days working on the highly technological blueprint for the Cerebral "Off" Switch. When I perfect it and, you know like...have time, I'll show it to you. I just may be able to help you out! Great post, welcome to blogging.

Zo-Be Designs said...

I totally need that switch! It's awful not being able to turn off some nights, especially when my husband falls asleep 10 minutes after going to bed!

twenty pound tabby said...

You have just described my life so well.
I heard that song in a store recently and it hit me in a way it had never hit me when it was played regularly on the radio and I was way younger. Time has flown and many things I wanted to do will never be done now.