Friday, September 24, 2010

time wasters

i've spent a lot of time lately thinking on how to get enough time to do things that are important to me...and it occurred to me that i'm REALLY glad now that our tv consumption is at an all-time low. what a time waster tv can be!

there's really not enough time in the day for me to get all that i want/need to get done, done...where in the world would i fit regular tv viewing?

i see computer games the same way but i admit that i still make time for them here and there. well, i think its ok to make time for time wasters here and there...in moderation...so i allow myself to waste time sometimes...but frankly, i just don't have enough time to spend a lot of time on tv or games...there's just FAR too much to be done on a regular basis, i tell ya!

when my life is near its end, i want to know that i spent most of my time in life wisely...and didn't spend the vast majority of my waking hours on senseless activities that didn't really benefit anyone. i do think recreation is very important, but electronic recreation has such a tendency to be so very addictive! before you know it HOURS have passed by.

i personally have a hard time breaking free of it. this computer is forever my time sucker. i'm afraid the iphone may end up making me even more "plugged in", but i'm allowing right now for the newness of it. and its something that i think has much more positives than negatives, so i'll figure out how to make it work. :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

the comedy of my life

today i got out of the shower and was heading to the laundry room to find some clean clothes (stark naked, as is normal in our house)...headed to the laundry room after first checking out the front door to make sure no one was heading up to our house at that moment since i was going to be walking by an open window. saw no one but saw a van in front of my next door neighbor i didn't recognize and thought that odd...but headed to the laundry room past the open kitchen windows as the coast seemed clear. got to the dryer, and i'm squatting down looking in it for something to wear when i hear the doorbell ring. WHAAAAAAAAT????

luckily adam was still home, doing some work from home this morning...and maeve came running to me--
maeve: "mommy, someone's at the door."
me: "i know, ACK, check and see who it is"
female voice from outside my open front windows: "its AMVETS"
me, calling: "just a minute!!"
me to maeve: "go tell daddy to get the door, i'm naked!!!" (continue to squat in front of the dryer, since i know i can't be seen through my kitchen cupboards unless i stand up...hastily pulling a towel out to wrap around myself)
pause
pause
phone starts ringing
me: "CRAP!" (and still no adam because he wasn't dressed either)
voice from outside:"i can just leave the card"
me: "that'd be great, thanks!!"
pause
stand up with towel wrapped around myself and answer the phone. its my mom. proceed to tell her the whole comedic story and she laughs her ass off.

great start to my day, don'tcha think? :)