You would think with me not having a job earning a salary and moreover not having children to cart to and from school that I would have all day on my hands to do anything my heart desires like writing or honing my photographic skills but alas.
I have a sister-in-law who on each time we speak insists on asking me what I do all day. I wish I had a simple one sentence answer which would sound meaningful and fulfilling but sadly there isn’t one.
Just yesterday I said to Pete AGAIN I am getting a whole lot of nothing done every day. I am always busy with something or another but don’t feel I am getting anything meaningful or anything with weight done in any one day.
When Pete is home I cook breakfast, lunch and supper which takes up a portion of the day with preparing, cooking and cleaning up, thank heavens for a dishwasher. Now if I could get it to pack and unpack itself, that would be awesome.
Then there are all the normal daily duties of keeping a home which takes up another portion of the day – not to mention I hardly get time to get into the garden, let alone just the herb garden.
Let’s not forget the fur babies who require their grooming and lots of snuggles and smooches.
On and off there is always something I need to help Pete with which involves endless hours on the phone or emailing with backwards and forwards tapping away at the keyboard or booking flights and the like.
There is the daily reading and writing of posts and moderating comments from you lovely folk. This is one of my favourite times of my day. I love connecting with you all.
Let’s not forget the time I set aside for my new exercise regime – yes I am still going strong, although my knees aren’t 100% happy just yet.
This all excludes the day I set aside every week to head into the big city to do shopping. Living out of town with only one store in our village which only has the basics makes the list quite long and takes me most of the day to get done.
When I do push things aside and make the time to write, the phone will ring – oh how do people know. Now if I don’t answer, some folk will ring my mobile just to make sure everything is okay so I cannot ignore the phone. Oh yes, and there are the knocks at the door with somebody popping in for a cuppa or the loveliness of family visiting and spending quality time with them.
There are loads of other things which will only come to mind as I hit the publish button.
Now if I could just find an extra 4 hours a day to dedicate to writing my next book, that would be fantastic although it is also difficult to feel inspired when dedicating specific time.
What keeps you busy all day?