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Monday, May 23, 2005

Slow It Down

Isn't this always how it is?

You're constantly on the go. You're working forty-plus hours a week, and when you're not working, you spend most of your time not relaxing, vegging out, or being leisurely, and, most importantly, not spending Quality Time with your Signifigant Other, because there's simply too much that needs to be done.

There's a pile of stuff in your INBOX that needs to be answered. Not just junk you can delete, but things you really need to respond to. There's phone calls to be returned, plans to be made, checks to be written, clothes that need washing, the house to be cleaned, and so on and so on.
You have to write a new blog post for today, the dog needs to be walked, the trash needs to be taken out, the dishwasher needs to be emptied and refilled and run, the dining room floor needs waxing, the furniture needs to be dusted, the grass needs to be cut, the garden weeded.
And all through all of this your cell phone is going off like Chinese New Year.

And then when you actually do find some time to relax, you don't actually relax, (at least not that much, anyway) because you're busy thinking of the next thing that needs to be done.

And every once in awhile, I'd like to spend a few minutes of the day actually relating with the husband in some kind of signifigant manner, but sometimes we're both so busy it just doesn't happen.
(Going over which bill needs to be paid next, how much, and when, is not my idea of Quality Time, by the way.)

Then there are times (like now) where I think: What difference does it make if the laundry sits there a few days more? I still have some clean socks and underwear! Let the dishes pile up in the sink, they'll get washed eventually. Turn off the damn cell phone and let it rest for a while, it needs a break.
And so do I.

So that’s what I’m going to do.

See ya in a few.