Ok, so we all know there is no such thing as managing time. (We DO know that, right?)
What’s to manage? Nothing really. We get 24 hours in a day, no more, no less. What we (read: I) need to manage is the USE of time. For me, that’s about as likely as me sprouting wings and flapping my way to the moon and back.
Instead, I want to know where the freakin’ pause button is on the DVR of life. So, if anyone can show me where the damn thing is, promise I won’t leave it on ‘pause’ forever.
Here’s why I need to find it:
I need to clean this house. Seriously. Just go through it and get it done in one shot. Without the pause button, it’s never clean all at once. Somebody’s messing up some part I just finished while I’m working on the next thing. There is no sense of accomplishment this way. No sense of accomplishment leads to apathy which, in this case, leads to filth. I can’t be happy in filth. I can’t get anything done in filth. Find me the pause button or send me an Alice of my own!
I need some sleep. A good, long if-you-even-think-about-waking-me-you’re-risking-your life dose of it. I’m thinking a couple of days might do it…
As of this moment, my Bloglines has 3,529 (I shit you not! I just checked.) unread blog posts awaiting my eyeballs. And here’s the hell of it: I’ve already unsubscribed to dozens of blogs that I just wanted to ‘keep an eye on.’ These are the ones I really want to read! Ugh!
I need to close out my 2007 business year and do my taxes. Being self-employed with 3 different businesses and a contract job – well…you do the math, cuz I don’ wanna.
I could start cooking a week’s worth of dinners at one time and trash only 1 afternoon/evening with cooking. (You notice ‘cook’ is a 4-letter word. For real.)
I need to clean up my yard. The ice storm debris is still everywhere and it’s ugly. No – Fugly.
I want to move this blog away from Blogger and onto one of my domain names on one of my hosting accounts using WordPress…
…but I have yet to find a WordPress theme that I like…
…which means I need to write my own…
…which means I also need some design time with Photoshop…
…after a crash course in Ninja Photoshop skills…
…and then time to install it and the requisite plugins before I import everything from here…
…none of which will get done EVER if I have to do daily life, too.
Do you see the time of this post? Yeah. And I have to be up at 5:30 to get ready for a day of 90 prepubescent 7th graders. Woe to them if they mess with me. I’m just sayin’…
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So, I guess you have figured out that I’m opinionated. No, it’s true – I am. Just ask me. There are a handful of other things you should know about me so you can put this blog in context. Here they are.
I hope you find the pause that you are needing!
I’m with you on # 2- I am up as well, stop by.
You deserve a FULL day of nothing but rest!
This sounds so much like my house! Gimme a life-remote!!
Damn, I am exhausted just reading about that.
Get. Some. Rest.
Yowser! Sounds like you NEED that pause button!
yeah, I had to seriously trim my blog reading too. There are so many people, so much to read, and just not enough time!
Numbers 1 & 2 are at the top of my list too. Wow, 5:30 a.m.?!? I don’t miss the days when I use to have to get up that early at all.
You are going to be very busy! I hope you get all that sleep you want.
I’m so with you. There is so much yet to do, so little time!
I’d choose the sleep first. haha.
You have a lot to do! I am so glad my #4 is taken care of. I babysit an accountants son when he has no school and she does my taxes. It’s a great trade for a freelancer with messy taxes.