Saturday, February 18, 2012
Schedules and Free Time..and Pinterest
One thing that kept things running relatively smoothly while raising 4 daughters was scheduling. And by scheduling, I mean scheduling everything. EVERYTHING. It worked. We knew who had to be where and when they had to be there. Yes, we ran late sometimes even with a schedule. But it was a guide- a mother’s helper, if you will-and not written in stone. As we all know, having children means learning how to go with the flow.
There were times that I got sick of schedules and scheduling. But I doubt I would have been able to function very well without them. Besides, we took a decent break from schedules during the summers because there were very few activities that required scheduling. I mean, who needs to schedule a day at the beach? We only live five minutes from the beach and we went every day. No schedule needed.
Certainly, as our daughters got older and more involved, there were sports, science, music, etc. camps but these were almost always day camps and the scheduling was quite simple- go to the beach after camp.
Occasionally, I would dream of a day when schedules were no longer necessary to get through a day efficiently. But, truth be told, our family thrived on schedules.
Hubs and I have been living in our empty nest for three years now. As I look around, I have to wonder just what, exactly, it is that I have accomplished with all this ‘free’ empty nest time. I know that I’ve been busy but I don’t really see the results of that busy-ness. There is no organization to it. And then it hit me-and I’ve mentioned it before--
I need a schedule.
Free time is nice. If I want to watch a movie. Or have no desire to accomplish anything.
No. I definitely need a schedule. It will keep me focused and less stressed. It will help me get everything done in a day that needs to be done. And, it will help me have free time. To spend on Pinterest. Instead of spending too much time there. That’s right. The truth is out. Pinterest is my latest addiction. And I am out of control.
If I stopped pinning anything new right now, I would still be busy for life! I can’t wait to start some of the amazing projects and craft ideas! Why have I not started already? Because I can’t get off Pinterest long enough to make the really-cool-full-of-awesomeness-crafts/projects/ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest!
So, I thought that maybe- just maybe- if I got that schedule thing going again I would stay off of Pinterest long enough to
start some of those wonderful crafts/projects/ideas get some real work done around this place.
Are you on Pinterest? Then click on the link above and follow along with me! Not on Pinterest but want to be? I'll send you an invite! The more the merrier! Plus, it's FUN!
Oh, and addicting. Just so you know.