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Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy more time?

May 19th, 2008

Ever have times in your life when you get to the end of the day and you think: “WOW! Where did the time go?!” I feel like I am in an endless loop of “not enough hours in the day” mode.What time is it?

First of all, we are finishing up with our academy courses. I am crossing my fingers, but I think our son did really well in his two classes. That is a relief to me. He didn’t start the year off right. For the first month, I don’t think he did much, if any, homework for them. When my husband and I noticed, we put an immediate stop to his slacking. I think he will pull a strong B, if not A in both classes. We are getting our monies worth. Whew! Our new classes don’t begin until August 2008. That should free up some time. Nope.

We need to remodel our master bathroom. A month ago, I was taking a shower and slipped. To catch myself, I fell into the shower wall. The wall caved in and sent about 20 tiles into the shower. Don’t you just love cheap home construction? Thanks so much, Milburn Homes, for cutting corners. We found out that the drywall was decayed/wet and that the whole thing needed to be ripped out and replaced. We found a great deal on a whirlpool tub (normally $700+, we got it for $400). Now, I need to find the time to rip out the tiles/walls, pull down wallpaper, pull up sticky floor tiles, pull off the baseboards, and on and on and on.

On top of all of that, I have three book sales coming up. This is my chance to go through our school room and downsize all that we have outgrown. There is quite a bit this year. Our school books are starting to take on a more mature feel. Our elementary books are all going out and being replaced by thick readers and books that make you ponder every subject under the sun. It is also a sad time for me. My baby is almost a teen.

Although summer is almost here, we won’t be stopping some of our activities at all. We will continue to do math with Grandpa, martial arts, Scouts, and guitar on a weekly basis. We homeschool year ’round so once we finish with 6th grade, we will jump into 7th. Well, after one month of rest. I try to give us mini vacations here and there. We usually take the whole month of December off too. I found a few years ago that I wasn’t giving us enough breaks. I really need to do that for everyone’s sanity.

So…I am reaching the point where I wish I could buy some more time. I could use it. I have so much that I want accomplished in the 14-16 hours that I am up. Where do my days go? It seems like I can just never fit in everything that I want to get done. Why is that?

2 Responses to “Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy more time?”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    I don’t know why, but if you figure it out do let us know (LOL)! I have been known to buy some time in the form of hiring a house keeper 1 day a week, a gardener to come tend to the yard for 2 weeks each spring, window washers to come 2x a year, nad going to the dinners-served place where I can prepare 12 meals in just a little over an hour! It’s pricey, but one can buy some time if absolutely necessary…

  2. Shan Says:

    I guess that is my problem…I AM the gardener & housekeeper not only for my home but my in-laws home. I also visit/take care of our 86 yr. old Nana weekly. Between our homeschool work, tutoring, lessons, and care of family….I am POOPED! Thankfully, I discovered running and do that to “clear my mind”. That time when I run is MY time. No one can take that away from me. 🙂

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