Sunday, January 18, 2009

Time Suckers

At the moment, I'm sitting at the computer waiting for this entry to write itself. Now, I know that probably won't happen.

However, I do have a question. Where does the day go? Why don't I have enough hours in my day to get everything done? There are days when I seem to be extremely productive and get a multitude of chores completed. Those days are few and far between.

I would love to say I have three little people who demand most of my time and while that is true, it's not the complete truth. I can't say that my children are *time suckers* because 2 of them are school age and aren't home between the hours of 8:40 AM and 3:40 PM during the day.

Actually, the real cause of the disappearing time is the distractions. You may be asking what distractions? Well, there's the television, the phone and, of course, the computer. While Monkey Girl does watch a little television, it helps keep her out from underfoot while I get those dishes washed or the laundry folded. But, there are those times, when she's not watching and it's *on* making background noise. I've noticed if something catches my attention, that's usually it--at least, until the program ends. I am going to make an effort to use our radio more often.

The telephone is probably the worst offender. It's easy to *write this one off* because I do multi-task while talking to friends on the phone. But, I have a feeling things would get done more quickly if I didn't use it while cleaning the house. If you think I'm giving up my adult conversation, you are mistaken.

Ahh, then there's the computer. My desktop is located in our family room (which happens to be in our basement). Now, when I go down to use the computer, absolutely nothing gets done. It's best, for me, not to use the computer until Monkey Girl goes in for her nap. This is no easy task when it beckons you. Perhaps it is a good thing the machine is inconveniently placed.

What takes time out of your day? Care to share anyone?


Natalie said...

Ha,ha,ha. For me it is too many children!!!!

I literally used to spend every minute of my day working (on little sleep) but just had to stop.

Now it is the computer calling me - because it is literally my only rest time.

My computer is next to my laundry so I come down to wash , fold ,iron etc. and check computer while I am down there. :D

LceeL said...

My biggest time suck is blogging. And I woudln't have it any other way - except that if I'm blogging, I'm not painting and I'm not working on my book, both of which would like to have a share in the sucking of time.

Suzanne said...

The internet sucks all my time. It's probably a good thing, because I think I'd be depressed about what has happened to me physically if I didn't have all this blog reading to distract me!

Bama Cheryl said...

It's probably mostly the computer. Email, reading blogs (not many, I'm a beginner), playing spider solitaire. Other than those things, I don't know but the time does definitely get sucked to somewhere.

Jibber Jabber said...

Natalie- The computer does take a lot of my time. I find that it usually gives me the *alone* time I desire.
Lou- I can see where blogging and reading blogs take you away from other things.
Sue- The internet can be a wonderful time distracter.
Bama Cheryl- Thanks for visiting. I wish I knew what happened to those missing minutes that vanish each day. I convinced that someone somewhere has my lost minutes.

Momisodes said...

The internet is my crack, and I'm heavily addicted. I use daily...and frequently.

If there were gum or a patch for this, I'd buy it :)