Sunday, October 3, 2004

Keeping Busy

R.a.n.t. of week 10/03/04
A couple months back I wrote about running out of time. Essentially the r.a.n.t. revealed I squandered a lot of time running away from my priorities.Now things are a little different for me. Now that I've cut a lot of TV viewing and video game playing, I'm finding I have a lot of extra time. Outside of my regular 8:00 - 5:00 job, I've also been keeping busy during the week with writing on Monday and Tuesday's, spending special time with the boys on Wednesday's and meetings on Thursday's. The Wednesday nights with the boys I've been trying to do something different or new with my boys. I'm tired of them thinking video games are the only thing to do. Back in my day, we didn't even have video game systems. And we liked it that way! Errrr......

Sorry, don't know where that came from. Continuing on...

The weekends are different and changes depending if I have my children or not. On the weekends I have them, we mostly relax on Friday's and try to do something different during the weekend. When it's just me, I concentrate a lot on my writing. Additionally, I've been trying to be more proactive when it comes to keeping the house spic and span, going to the gym or working on my photography. I think I do so much now, I may need to cut back on my personal projects. But what would I ever want to cut back on? My photography? Working out at the gym? Writing? LOL, RIGHT! Like that will ever happen!
Reprinted 01/16/13

*PLEASE NOTE - I recently found old R.a.n.t. articles posted to a website I once owned. I've decided to reprint them in my current run. However, ironically enough, I'm not to fond of the writing so I've decided to edit the articles and repost them. For comparisons sake, I've decided to run the edited version as well as the original. In a way, it's kind of fun to see how my writing has changed in eight years.

Original R.a.n.t.
To Much To Do
One thing that has been driving me crazy lately is the number of things that I’d like to get done. There are so many different things to do around the house that I’d like to get to, but I end up just sitting down and forgetting about them. No, it’s not exactly that I’m sitting down and playing and just doing nothing, it’s that my schedule has been so full lately. Monday – Friday I work all week, then Monday I study with my kids and I have meetings on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Wednesday I’ve been trying to get out and do things with the kids. I’ve gotten tired of them thinking that video games are the only thing to do when you are home. So, that does leave me with the weekend. However, I have been pretty busy the past couple of weekends with trying to go visit my sister and other friends. I guess my biggest obstacle is trying to do other stuff. I know that the few times I’ve really had time to do some work I opted out being so tired. Man I really wish I could just bottle up the extra energy my kids have and then use that to help me get motivated to do other stuff around here. I suppose when I say stuff to do, I want you to realize that I’m not talking about just simple household chores. I usually try to get them done as well. I’m talking mainly about chores. Messy tables, messy desk, to much clutter here or there, cluttered holding spot in the basement, that sort of things. I try to get dishes done and clean up as much as possible. Okay, perhaps I should do something this morning before work. Oh great! I just looked at the time, I used the free time I had to write this, I need to get going, maybe later.