Monday, February 13, 2012

Just give me a few more hours--

I really want to come here and just freaking b!tch about everything I have to b!tch about but really, what purpose would that serve except to allow me to cuss every which way and just look like a big ole whiner baby?

I'm tired ya'll and there is no end in sight.

The other day I wished for a few extra hours every day, in the hopes that I could get done everything that needs to get done and maybe, hopefully have a few hours of fun time for me, with or without the kids.  Then, I realized that if I had a few extra hours a day, I would probably attempt to fill those hours with all the stuff/chores/errands that I don't get done on a daily basis and hell, that would be ZERO fun, wouldn't it?

There are never enough hours in the day. EVER.  And if there magically appears some time that all of a sudden feels free, I then feel the need to fill it with something, anything, or more something that must be done right this very second and well, then, I never truly rest.  This never-ending cycle well, it never ends.

So I want to play a little game with myself, to remind me that there is a life outside of motherhood and wife-hood and family-hood.

If I were given a few extra hours a day, any day or every day, and I could only do things NOT related to a chore or errand or taking care of a kid, WHAT WOULD I DO?
  • Surf pinterest to my hearts content with zero guilt
  • Read blogs
  • Comment on blogs
  • Organize my online pictures
  • Scrapbook
  • Go for a run without having to worry about being back by a certain time
  • Drink a cup of coffee, slowly and luxuriously
  • Organize my recipe binder
  • Paint my nails
  • Cook, cook, cook
  • Write notes to the people I love dearly to let them know how much they mean to me
  • Book that girls weekend to Vegas that we keep talking about
  • Blog
  • Get a facial
  • Read a book 
O.M.G. This sounds like heaven.  Why I can't ONE of these things happen every day?  How hard can it be?
Actually, some days, it can be VERY hard.

What would you do with a few extra hours of ME time?

This post brought to you as part of the Just Write series, created by Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary

8 comments:

Ivey League Mama said...

That's a pretty great list. I'd probably just sit somewhere quiet and stare at nothing and just be.

Upstatemamma said...

I would read all the blogs I have been meaning to read. I would sew all of the things on my to do list. I would read. I would take a nap. Ah it does sound heavenly. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I really wish I had, like, EIGHT HOURS to read and empty my email inbox. It's such a weight on me. And somedays I think I will totally do it and then, like, LIFE HAPPENS and so it grows.....

Steph

Bari said...

Sounds like a great list to me!

nicole said...

I'm going to Blissdom next week! So, I really shouldn't even answer here, right? However, I would LOVE to have several hours at home alone to read, watch TV and sleep.

Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me said...

I would totally steal your list, verbatim, if it weren't for the "cook, cook, cook". You lost me there.

Seeing as how I ended up crying last night to Dave that I'm always 3 steps behind, I totally get it.

Elaine A. said...

I agree that if there were more hours somehow they would be filled with more STUFF that I don't want them to be filledd with!

BUT. If I did have more "free" time I would probably spend it on my laptop, writing or editing photos, or just taking the photos. Oh and some of that other stuff you listed too... :)

AnnG said...

I would probably start with SLEEP UNINTERRUPTED! That in itself would help me get a great start on all the other things on my list, but without uninterrupted sleep I find it impossible to do even the most basic things on my list! Why can't we just sleep??