Friday, September 19, 2008

Food for thought

Awhile back I blogged about feeling my priorities/life were a little out of line, and the need to step back. As I have been pondering this, I have come across lots of people who are feeling the same way. And there is one thing that keeps popping up...not enough time. "I don't have enough time for__________" Right? That happens to all of us. Just fill in the blank with whatever works for the moment. I started thinking about something that eats up my time. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. A half an hour in the morning and an hour ( or more) in the evening. Can you guess what it is? Yes you are right...the internet. How do I love thee internet? Let me count the ways...

**I have found long lost friends thanks to you
** I have been able to keep up with friends and family both near and far
**I have found ways to get gum out of the carpet
**found yummy recipes
**learned about autism
**viewed many scrapbook ideas
**entered and won give aways
**shared triumphs and frustrations
**given & recieved moral support through comments and blog posts
**spent money on all sorts of things
**Instant messaged
** found organizing techniques
**googled for info that I needed
**have good book recommendations
**watched the Harry Potter trailer
** money saving ideas
**decorating ideas
**inspiring messages

I could go on forever. So those are all good things right? But now I am feeling like this...
** I don't have time to do the dishes BUT I do have time to check my facebook page.
** I don't have time to send out birthday cards BUT I do have time to read all my bookmarked blogs
**I don't have time to make dinner BUT I do have time to blurf ( thanks for the term Alisha!)
**I don't have time to read my scriptures BUT I do have time to look at scrapbook layouts for hours
**I don't have time to get my van cleaned out BUT I do have time to blog about funny things my kids say
** I don't have time to scrapbook BUT I do have time to read the entertainment news on my home page.
**I don't have time to organize our under the stairs closet BUT I do have time to play text twirl or the never ending movie quiz

Do you see what I am getting at? yeah I thought so. I am taking a little bit of a break from the computer. Setting a timer and limiting myself to a certain amount every day. So if my blog posts and comments are not as frequent please know, I am still here. Just taking back some of my time. Time to get those priorities back in line. I hope this post makes sense.:)


Angie said...

I am so guilty of doing exactly the same thing Marie. I definately understand trying to limit your time on the internet. Good luck with that from an internet addict!

Cindy said...

I have to admit that I have that same problem! But you're right, it's all about priorities. You make time for what you think is important at that moment. Doesn't seem fair, does it!

becky said...

I hope it works out for you. I have my computer time be a reward for getting projects done that i need to do. Maybe that will be motivation.:)

Little Hensley Fam said...

I should just say..."dido girlfriend!" I think it's good to take a break and take care of other things! And hopefully you'll be able to manage your time to still share those fun things that are happening in your life!