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Friday, September 21, 2012

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Working from home and parenting 3 kids around the clock (a teenager and toddler twins at that!), I often feel that I am fighting with time - feeling there's really never enough, my days are short and each morning I start mine hoping I might squeeze a bit of extra time from it. It's easy to tell ourselves there isn't enough time for this and that and sometimes (most times for me) that is true. But this week I have squeezed years out of it by making the time to have a couple long over due visits with a couple dear, dear friends. Seeing their babies for the first time in years and the first time ever. Some people you know you will be friends with for life, even if life sometimes gets in the way. And you can sit with them four years later or two years later as if no time has passed at all. I have also had some lovely walks and have almost finished reading my book (I am fully enjoying btw), Look At Me, which with everything else going on is taking forever when I only allot enough time for reading as I am going to bed (that lasts about five minutes before the letters start slurring on the page). This is torturous to a person who used to think taking a week to finish a book was forever! I am hoping to take a bit more in the coming weeks and stop fighting it, because it does have a way of creeping up on you.

What is something you wish you had more time for or something you always make time for?



18 comments:

  1. Right now with school, work, and studying I am always trying to find more time to be with my family without being distracted. I'm really looking forward to being done with school and being able to just do something fun with them without worrying about a test or project.

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    1. oh i remember when i was in school and that was when i would "suddenly" wish i had time for things like cleaning out my closets ; ) but i think that was wishful procrastination on my part.

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  2. I always make time to play w/my little one when it gets home from school, and we always take time to read before he goes to bed.

    What I wish I made time for was a regular exercise routine. I used to get up early and do it before everyone got up, but now little man has started school and it changes everything (not for the bad, but there's no time to work out, that's for sure).

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    1. yes, play is so important! my time definitely revolves around my kids . . . but like you said, after that there's not much left! this, however, is a good thing :)

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  3. Today, I'm making lots of time for my daughter who had oral surgery this morning. Her little mouth needs popsicles and mama TLC. The past two weeks, I spent way too much time on the blog! UGH! Of course, my favorite way to spend time is through travel!!! So much to see, and so little time!

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    1. my future time is completely dedicated to travel . . . someday, someday. oh, how i miss it! my best to your little one! oral surgery is never fun! luckily she will probably just remember all the popsicles!

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  4. I WISH I made regular time exercise and READING. I buy books our of habit and never read them anymore. I have a stack next to my bed. Like you, my eyes start to blur soon after my head hits the pillow.

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    1. exercise, how it always seems to be the one thing i don't have time for ; ) i am a such book hoarder. i recently just cleaned a stack from my bedstand because after months i wasn't kidding anyone with the same pile never moving! i am trying to let go of feeling like i have to devour a book in order to read, because i just can't spend whole days reading and i just end up not reading at all. someday, there will be plenty of time for that.

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  5. As for me, I wish I had less time to worry and feel sad. I've just been going through a lot lately, and I wish I finally make it out of this emotional mess.

    Oh but yes, I wish I had more time in my hands to be with the people I love the most. I want to be able to stop time and freeze the moments I'm with them. For busy people like you, yes, it's important to MAKE time. That's still possible even in the midst of all the work we have to do everyday.

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    1. i know that feeling when time drags on too. For me, that is definitely harder. and yes, a freeze button would be so great to have for those perfect moments. i often think "freeze" when i am giving my boys a hug.

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  6. Definitely exercise and really cleaning my house(the good clean stuff). I'm really letting things slack. I think social media is sucking my life away, and I only really use it for business.

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  7. I wish I have more time to cook, really cook...I cook emotionally. I love the tastes, the smells, the procedure...
    I always make time to read....I love ral books, I enjoy bending back the first pages of a new book, and running my finger down the page to settle into a read.
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    A big hug!

    Inés
    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    1. oh my goodness i love books too. i just can't get on board with electronic book reading. i must feel real pages, flip it over and re-read the back several times. besides i love the way books provide decoration too. give me a room with heaping wall of books any day ;)

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  8. I'm really trying to make time for my friends - I've historically been really bad about it and always prioritized my "alone" time over them. It's an effort but worth it :)

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  9. i wish i had more time for dreaming and living... i get lost most times in being busy doing nothing :(...sad i know.



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  10. I always wish I have more time, so I don't get stressed out figuring out how to account for it all =) Lovely post sweetie, really made me think
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  11. *sigh* I completely understand you (I loved the pictures by the way). With a four and one year old at home i don't think I've finished one magazine article in the last four years (infact I've stopped buying them now) but every now and again i run a deep bath with lots of bubbles and have time to myself - a bliss rarity :)

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