Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Frittering my Time Away ~

I need to better manage my time.  I have 7-8 hours from the time I get home from work until it's time to fall in to bed.  It really should be 7 hours, but it's usually closer to 8-8 1/2.  I'll never learn.  By the time I go through the mail, read the newspaper, read emails, blogs, a little Facebook, dine with my sweetie, deal with Ellie . . . yada yada yada . . . the evening is almost gone.  I don't have a working television so I'm not spending time there.  I think I should have so much more time to hook, etc.  This darn day job sure cuts in to my free time.  How do you manage your time?  Do you fritter it away like I do?
I'm struggling to get the backs on my hooked hearts.  I really shouldn't hook them if I don't want to finish them, right?  But . . . I just love hooking them.  It's a vicious circle, isn't it?
My amaryllis is finally starting to bloom and it is gorgeous.  I usually try to buy blubs that have two buds emerging, but since I bought rather late, this one only had one.  It will have four flowers on this one stalk.

The stem is just under two feet tall. 

I hope everyone to the east weathered the snow storm unscathed.  I cannot imagine getting 2'-3' of snow nor do I want to find out :)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


JR Bush said...

I think you must manage your time wonderfully well.
You accomplish so much. My time goes in too many
directions with quilting, trying to hook and too much
socializing. I'm doing better with my hooking. Won't
be showing the first one to anyone. Also, I've been
making woolie valentines. Julia

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I wouldn't get anything done if I had a full time job. Your flower and home are beautiful!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
It sounds to me like you do a heck of a lot and might be related to Wonder Woman!!!
We all tend to be hard on ourselves and think we should be doing more!! I can sure relate but know I do a lot more than I give myself credit for!! Love your beautiful red flower!!!
Warm Hugs~

denise said...

you must get home a lot earlier than i the time we eat,clean up and get the next night's dinner for the crock pot it feels too late to stitch.

acorn hollow said...

I am with you where does my time go. I just saw the Seinfeld Yada yada show ok maybe that is where some of my time goes. I know the computer takes a big chunk of my time. Going to a hook in Saturday and I still will not get anything done.

Julia said...

Funny how we look at ourselves differently and I agree, we tend to be hard on ourselves. I always think of you as an outstanding hooker who hooks so fast and so much as compared to me... I'm more like an occasional 10 minutes hooker, that makes me almost a hooker...

Retirement will come, you'll do a lot more hooking and also you'll have more rugs to bind and whip.

I always have several projects on the go so I don't get to hook as much as i would like either.

Retirement looks better and better all the time but it seems so far away.


Miss Cindy said...

I agree with you that my full time job takes away from my many projects (and I mean many!) and I look forward to when I am at home more. But this is the catch - how much more would I get done If I was home all day just to sew. I know me and I know that I would need other things to do. Sooo, I'm lucky in that I now work 30-35 hours a week and eagerly look forward to getting home early just to sew on those short days. It makes my time more special. Don't get me wrong, I'm counting the years til retirement. (I'm now in the single digits! YEAH)

Bobbie said...

I feel your pain...even though I'm retired, Lauren...I still have to make time to do things I love. I haven't picked up a hook since November! Between babysitting, doing household chores, and entertaining hubby....before I know's 10 o'clock! I need to organize my time a heck of a lot better...there is NO excuse for me!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Lauren, working full time takes away time to play. Your flower is beautiful, such a pretty colour. Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

I could I forget to comment on your gorgeous bloom? I love flowers but I have yet to grow one of those. It sure brightens up a room in winter and makes me think of Spring.

Kathy L. said...

I am with all you ladies. Working does take up alot of time. I figure I have 6 hours by the time I get home before I should get to bed. With dinner, housework/laundry, dog and hubby time that cuts it down to about 1 free hour. Reading blogs and facebook groups and yikes I get no stitching or hooking done. Makes me crazy. Looking forward to retirement!! (also in single digits)

Kim said...

I am a big fritterer. Seems like I get home from work and blink and it's time for bed.

Dog Trot Farm said...

I too have such good intentions...time flies and I soon realize I have gotten nothing completed on my "to do" list...I am such a day dreamer...I love all your hooked rugs, past and present, you have such a nice hooking style...Greetings from cold... snowy... Maine, Julie...

Farm Girl said...

I love your bulb! It is so pretty. I don't think you fritter away your time, all of those things are very important. I always think I should be able to get more done too, but the reality of it is hanging out with people is more fun. I like reading my friends blogs, and chatting and all of that. I do love hooking, but I don't know, hooking to me is more solitary. Aren't you going to go spend a lovely weekend hooking today? I hope you have an incredible day.

Karen Martinsen said...

Well Lauren - I have all day and don't get alot done sometimes. But don't push yourself because then the fun things you want to do aren't very much fun.
I hear you are going to Sauder....ENJOY!

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

I LoVed your post again Lauren....I worked too and am now retired, I find though I was much more organized when I was working :) now, I just do what I want, sometimes not getting nearly as much done as I'd like. Will we ever be satisfied? Oh well, we'll be happy anyway! Doing what we can ! Have a great day, you busy lady. Hugs Marg.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Did I forget to mention that gorgeous bloom! I did! It's simply beautiful!
Hugs Marg.