Friday, September 07, 2007

Time and Stuff

I have the same number of hours in a day that everyone else does. That's what they tell me, and yet I cannot seem to accomplish a crappin' thing except the basics, and Dadguy may question whether the basics are being met. You would question too, if I let you see the state of my house. But I won't, so keep your nosey little nosey-ness out.

And I know better than this. I served a mission for my church (LDS) back before I got married, and the Mission President was a big time-management guy. He was, in fact a time management pioneer, and a honcho lecturer guy for the Daytimer folks. He trained every one of his missionaries in the proper use of Daytimers, and I was a time management freak.

You would never know this to see me in action today.

Then again, perhaps the list of stuff that I want to accomplish is probably too long. Some stuff that I want to do.

  • Write a novel
  • write poetry again
  • write lyrics for hymns
  • write lyrics for songs
  • paint
  • learn to belt like Aretha
  • learn Karate
  • learn Kick Boxing
  • learn Gracie Jiu-jitsu
  • lose weight
  • lose enough weight to run a credible mile or so
  • learn french
  • quilt
  • travel to Europe and do a big old Art tour

hey, it's MY dream.


Brittany said...

I think something happens when you become the word M-O-T-H-E-R. You can never get anything done! I am so glad that Pearl came out ok with tests...I am positive that she had many angels watching over her!

DadGuy said...

You had me right there with you up until that last bullet point.


Nobody™ said...

I'm a bit of time management freak, at least when it comes to reading. I subscribe to a lot of magazines, and I'm always busy. So I've learned to multi-task. I read magazine while I'm on the can.

Fantastagirl said...

I think all mothers need an extra 4 hours per day per child.

and those time management guru's? They never have to achieve all that while having young children ask for drink of water, tie their shoes, make a snack, draw a pony, help with spelling words, do laundry, clean the floors, wipe my butt, flush, braid my hair, help with the lego creations, read me a story, what's this word, how do you spell? etc...

Mama D said...

I want to see everything that you write and paint. I want to play Karaoke Revolution with you and belt together.
May I also suggest Taekwon Do. I'm partial. I'd TOTALLY take Jiu-jitsu with you though. (Do you and Dadguy indulge in watching UFC or WEC by any chance??) (We do.)

jd said...

Sweet deal! I remain under a pile of laundry that takes my watercolor passion away.

looney said...

I know what you mean--and I figured out how to learn French. I got some cd's at the library for learning it, then I listened to them whenever I was in the car. My son picked up a few words, too!

Jenni said...

I have a list of dreams not unlike yours in its ambition!

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart, and all that jazz.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

let me know when you are ready to take on the running - I have lots and lots of resources I can supply you with.