Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I am (sigh) having to be productive.

The problem with a blogging model that relies mostly on posting when things are slow at the office is that, when things aren't slow at the office, I don't write blog posts.

I'm pitifully behind on my Reality Chef stuff, and I have a million things I've planned to post here, keeps getting in the way. How irritating. ^_~

The problem is that I'm on the computer all day at work and the absolute last thing I want to do when I get home is spend more time with the computer screen--especially on either the clunky ancient machine back in my (totally trashed and unproductive) "office" or the teeny tiny EeePC out in the living room, which, half the time, the DDH is using to watch stuff on Hulu.

Plus, when am I supposed to implement all the fun and practical projects I post on Pinterest if I'm spending all my time on the computer instead? By the time I go to the gym and make dinner and spend at least fifteen minutes cleaning the house and working on some other project and caring for the dogs and the DDH, there's not a lot of time left for other things.

It doesn't help that I have a hard time turning the DDH down when he wants to cuddle on the couch and watch Hulu or Netflix.

I know what this means and I don't want to cooperate. It means I have to start getting up early again. I've been pushing my wake-up time back to the absolute limit. I woke up yesterday at 6:56. 6:56! I have to be at work by 7:45. That has to change, but it is terribly difficult to convince myself of that truth when the alarm goes off in the morning.

And now I've spent fifteen minutes blogging about how I don't have time to blog instead of writing an actual post...oh life!

So have patience with me, dear readers (all three of you). I'm still around.


  1. Man, you are so much better than me! I love spending my time on the computer (read: wasting my time on the computer) so that tends to come before "I go to the gym and make dinner and spend at least fifteen minutes cleaning the house"! :-) Actually, the cleaning part I get done, but we're pretty bad about making dinner unless I've actually done my meal planning for the week. And I haven't been to the gym in over a month! Ick.

    1. Yeah...I tend to be terrible about making dinner unless I've done my week's meal planning, too. Which I haven't done this week. Oops. (But in my defense, just wait until I update Reality Chef with what we did this weekend! Artichokes! Aioli! Korean soup! HOMEMADE CHEESE. I needed a break from the kitchen).

      The cleaning part has been neglected lately, unfortunately, but I am addicted to working out. It helps when you have a schedule of fun classes at certain times or when you're meeting people at the gym--it's like appointments that you feel obligated to keep.

      And let me point out that if my computer were not old as dirt and slower than molasses (and hidden under a pile of papers in the back office away from everything), I would probably spend more time on it at home. Or maybe not. I get really antsy sitting staring at this screen all day.