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It's funny how I can never find enough time for everything

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posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 03:40 PM
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Some time ago I decided to start working part-time. Mainly because I couldn't stand the idea (and the feeling) of 'live to work' and I wanted more time for myself. I will add, just in case someone thinks I'm just lazy, that I have been working since I was 16. But at one point I had enough of it! So I work 3 days a week now.
That should give me some more free time...
The first weeks I found myself doing house chores all day long until I had a good chat with myself that this was not why I cut down on my working hours! So I told the f*ckers in the house, (there are 3 btw: big f*cker and 2 little f*ckers, the husband and the daughter with her bf who is kinda living with us... and they are 'the f*ckers' whenever I feel upset that all I do is clean up their messes!), anyway, I told the little f*ckers to start doing their own laundry, they are 23 and 24 years old, so they want to be treated like adults? Fine, do your own chores from now on and be glad that I still buy and make your food.
That will give me some free time....
Then I found, that everyone else figured out that I'm home more often, so they either stop by (unannounced) or they call me on the phone for two hours, and none of them has anything to say that is even of the slightest interest to me! So I called the phone company and arranged for number recognition on my land line. And so began the daily routine of holding a ringing phone in my hand, looking at my mothers number, and feeling thrilled with myself for not having, and not wanting to pick up! Around the same time, for the first time in my life I hid in the hallway when the doorbell rang and peeked through the little window in the door to see who it was so I could decide to not open the door... Most of the time I don't open the door! No calls, no company.
So that will give me some more free time!

Weeks later, I think they all get the idea and I finally feel like I have a bit more free time to do the things I love...
I started a painting, that I didn't finish... because I didn't make time especially for that.
Instead I bought 5 new books at a second hand bookstore, because I really wanted to start reading again! I was really thrilled about the idea on my way home and already visualized myself under a cozy blanket on the couch, with a cup of coffee and a good book!
But I can't start reading now... I can't start anything new, knowing that I first have to start watching season 5 of "The Handmaid's Tale", and the new episodes of "House of the dragon" and "Ring of Power" !
And even then, I can't find the time right now to watch Amazon, or Netflix,
because I need to put more effort in leveling my nightelf to lvl 80 in WOTL classic! And that has absolute FIRST priority!!!

Meanwhile it is fall in my garden
I was supposed to shovel leaves today, I promised myself that I would, but I made up an excuse about the weather, and about how my aunt kept texting me and eventually I had to call her (two whole hours!!!) so after that it was to late already, couldn't do garden work if I wanted to start dinner in time. And of course I'd have to shower first...
I really could've find something else to do in the house, if I wanted to... or start my short story for the ATS monthly contest... but I didn't
(and I went and did a dungeon with my guild instead.)

And while all this happened, the little f*cker suggested that she would shovel the leaves, but only if I pay her 10 euro/hour.... I said "nope" and made her load the dishwasher instead ... she's been sulking like a teenager ever since, mainly because I no longer treat her like the little princess of the house and is now trying to get her father to agree with her. He doesn't. (lol)

And last I want to add one more thing,
from the bottom of my heart:
that I have this amazing husband,
who laughs with it all, and who is perfectly ok with me; being me... and still calls me amazing.


edit on 5-10-2022 by KindraLabelle2 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 04:30 PM
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This was an enjoyable read, & I relate.

S & F!



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: geezlouise
This was an enjoyable read, & I relate.

S & F!


Thanks,
glad you enjoyed it



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: KindraLabelle2
Yes, I too can relate. Kids these days have no respect and can't do a damn thing unless they want a payment. Can't they do it from the kindness of their heart too help out, without asking for pay? Your husband sounds like a very cool guy and he totally understands. You sound like a good mother. You take no guff. You are tough but caring.



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: KindraLabelle2


Lol! Very descriptive and enjoyable read.


I honestly feel the older I get, the less time I have, and I often think back to my 20s when I worked 8-5 m-f with weekends off. I read a lot, camped.

Now I can barely fit in a movie, mostly fall asleep to them.

I think my mother had the right idea. I learned to do my own laundry by the age of 9. She would disappear and we had to figure everything out. Yes, we got some sage advice. “Get a job”, which we did at very young ages. I cleaned the house, the oven and even mowed the lawn. She was a good mom.

My dad would wake me at 5:00 to be to work by 9:00 with the “Get out of bed, you’re going to have to work everyday for the rest of your life, you better get used to it”., lol. God I miss them!

I totally get what your saying, maybe working full time was less draining.



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: ditchweed
a reply to: KindraLabelle2
Yes, I too can relate. Kids these days have no respect and can't do a damn thing unless they want a payment. Can't they do it from the kindness of their heart too help out, without asking for pay? Your husband sounds like a very cool guy and he totally understands. You sound like a good mother. You take no guff. You are tough but caring.


Sad but true,
kids, teens and young adults these days, I can't wrap my head about these generations! I swear their minds work entirely different then ours!
I like to think I was a good mother who raised her the right way, but seems like we went wrong somewhere...



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: KindraLabelle2


Let them run out of dishes, they’ll figure it out.

Kids brains aren’t even fully developed til they are 25.

This is normal for a lot of people. Im sure you are a great mom!



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar

I know, right?!

The other day I was looking at some old pictures, where my daughter was around 1 year old and I thought to myself :
" back then I worked full time, had a one year old kid, a dog with 6 puppies, my house is spotless in that picture, in the background there is a full basked of ironed laundry, I was dressed pretty with full make up on, and that was on a normal day! How did I do that?"
LOL

I started working weekends when I was 16, and left school the day I turned 18. The next morning my dad woke me up at 6am and told me to start the dishes, then go find myself a job. I did the dishes and later that day moved out of the house! I honestly couldn't wait to get a job and stand on my own two feet.

It sounds like you have great parents!



posted on Oct, 5 2022 @ 06:39 PM
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Times speeds up exponentially as one gets older.
Don't ask me how I know.



posted on Oct, 6 2022 @ 01:07 AM
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a reply to: KindraLabelle2

This is a great story! I too, can relate.

I retired at 50 and have been busy ever since.



posted on Oct, 6 2022 @ 04:40 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
Times speeds up exponentially as one gets older.
Don't ask me how I know.


That explains the slowly worsening blurry vision



posted on Oct, 6 2022 @ 04:41 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: KindraLabelle2

This is a great story! I too, can relate.

I retired at 50 and have been busy ever since.


this is exactly what all retired people tell me, that ever since their retirement they don't have enough time in a day.

I'm still 15 years away from full retirement, so I guess things will just get worse! lol



posted on Oct, 6 2022 @ 07:49 AM
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I've learned pretty quick that even if you're not working, you're still working.




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