Sunday, January 5, 2014

Keeping it Simple: All in favor of a 30 hour day?

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Simple. Ha! Is anything?


Could we add, like 6 more hours to the day? If there were 30 hours in a day I could totally be super-mom.

And super-wife, and super art teacher, and super blogger, and super crafty.

30 is a nice round number.

I use the "Keeping it Simple" headline when I'm drafting a post about nothing in particular. As bloggers, we often feel tied down to a niche. I didn't realize a niche was even necessary until I was way past the point of defining myself and if I had to, I don't really think I could choose. I'm a mom blogger, a craft blogger, a DIYer- whatever. Really though, I'm a woman who loves to write and wants to connect to others who feel the same. And every once in a while I need to vent. My love of writing originated in the pages of diaries kept while growing up. Keeping it simple will always be posts in which I do just that- not a ton of razzle dazzle with all the fancy graphics and images I love oh so much. Just me and you, whether there are 100 of you or 5 of you.

It's nap time right now, and one of those beautiful instances when both girls are asleep, possibly for 2-2.5 hours and each second that passes by is GOLDEN. Ya know what I always seem to find myself doing?? Wasting those precious seconds trying to decide what gets my rare, undivided attention. There is an obnoxious amount of laundry that has to be done (thanks to Christmas, I am going to have the best dressed little girlies on the block....and 20 more lbs of laundry to move,) a general all around need to clean in every single room in this house (ok, maybe it's a little more urgent than a general need.) I would LOVE to get into the attic to finally finish a pallet project that I did a teaser for over the summer and still haven't finished- I would really love blog about doing so too. I am jonesing for a good read, It has been far too long since I've gotten enveloped in a really good, long, can't put it down book series, and I am going to kick myself for all of the school work I could be doing right now. 

Ya know what else? I just discovered Downton Abbey and NOW I'm in trouble.

I am one of those people who devours an entire show, season by season in a weeks time. I bought seasons 1-3 five days ago and I'm already on episode 5 of season 3 (right after Edith's "wedding" for those who watch.) I've been told I'm going to be pissed and really sad by the end of this season, and I'm kinda scared...Not that it's stopping me from watching obsessively. Nothing is going to get done until there's nothing left to be watched AND of course season 4 just came out too. I may just have to blog about it so I don't abandon my readers (if I have any left) again. 

This is pretty much where I'm at right now. I've put on a few ho-ho-holiday pounds to boot.

And ya know what? I've been pretty happy too! It was an amazing Christmas watching Violet excitedly experience the traditions. I got such a Mommy thrill out of hearing her learn the words to some Christmas classics and happily belt them out. John and I watched National Lampoons Christmas Vacation about 8 times, never all the way through because we pass out on the couch before Eddie kidnaps Clark's boss every time (it has now become an ongoing challenge to us to leave it on every time we catch it and see how far we can make it.) I got a new car too!! Of course some well needed time away from work has been refreshing and I have been loving the time with Ruby to watch her change and learn every-single day- I've said it a million times, but seriously- how does time by the growth of a child pass like a freight train?

So, obviously today's nap time session was spent on a much needed blog post from me to you, whoever happens to be wondering. The house is still a mess, I have to restart the dryer, and I'm about to ignore all of it and watch Downton. There are indeed only, 24 hours in a day so I guess I'll have to do what I can to prioritize and allow some things not to get done. Is it possible that I'm still coming to terms with the (now) all too clear reality that there is no such thing as "simple" or "nothing left to be done?"


13 comments:

  1. I would LOVE six more hours in a day. I do my best writing at night, but my part time job is at night (5-10), which would usually be fine except for by the time I get home, the last thing I want to do is write! I just want to sit on the couch, watch Real housewives, and eat Red Vines! My blogging has definitely suffered.

    So glad you had a fab Christmas! Enjoy nap time!

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    1. Oh I always enjoy nap time, even if I just sit and stare off in to space for 2 hours. I feel the same about night time. I want to blog but the minute the computer hits my lap I fall asleep. Its a problem

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  2. Oooh! 6 more hours...could I use them for sleep? LOL That would be absolutely DIvine! :D I agree sometimes having a 'niche' can feel like a restraint. I too just want to write...to connect...to release.

    Hmmm...Downtown Abby huh? I am also a season eater! LOL I watched all of Beauty & The Beast and ARROW over the Holiday and I am yearning for something else...perhaps Downtown Abby will be added to my list? ;)

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    1. Season eater! LOL I love and will now use the expression all the time. The last time I got like this it was with Greys Anatomy or back in the day of Dawsons Creek and Felicity. Definitely let me know what you think if you end up watching Downton. It is pretty awesome.

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  3. I also like nice, even numbers. Heck, I was even thinking 25 hours. That extra hour for...? Laundry? Dishes? TV? Reading? Breaking up kid fights? Blogging? All of the above?
    You're right. We need six more hours, not one.
    I'm ready for the normal life to return, or whatever the new normal is. And the new normal certainly has a lot of new clothes, and that means new laundry.

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    1. Ill take 25 hours! That's an extra 7 a week! Totally worth it. New normal is right. I feel it coming as well, but I'm tired from all the old normal.

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  4. I feel yah sister! Sometimes I just wanna curl up and wish there wasn't that many things to do. Today I tok a leave from work just so I can do important things wich otherwise will stay undone if I have to go to work. One day at a time. ;)

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    1. That sounds like a fantastic idea. I actually consider all the time calling out of work but telling no one. Letting my Dad come watch the girls as usual, getting up early, and instead of leaving at 645 and heading to school Ill just head to the mall and maybe a movie...a mani, pedi- a coffee shop with my lap top. I might have to actually do this right about now..

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  5. I love posts just like this. It makes me feel normal. Plus I just like randomness in general!!

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    1. I don't know why I feel like I have to justify my randomness! Maybe because I havent posted in so long. Hoping to get something going soon!

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  6. Feels great to be able to write random posts from time to time right? LOL. I'm back to work today after 2 weeks of vacation and I wish I have more time to spend for my son now that work is around. :) Wish you all the best this year Megan!

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    1. Hey Rea!! I hear ya. I just realized that I am actually exhausted from all the time off! I don't know how that happens, but here I am! Happy New Year to you hun!

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  7. I fell asleep before the kidnapping too! DOH!!! I caught it two times and missed the end twice!

    I couldn't agree more about the 30 hours.. I'M DOWN!

    xoxo

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