I hate that I don't have time to read blogs or write in my blog anymore. :( The reason is because my boss was injured so I'm working open to close now. So my schedule on workdays is...
6am: Wake up, eat breakfast, get dressed, take care of animals, prepare lunch, drive to work.
8am: Get to work.
6pm: Get home. Take care of animals, shower, swap laundry and prep for the next day's load, prepare supper.
7pm: Eat. Spend some time checking email, Facebook, etc. Try not to fall asleep at my computer.
8pm: Go to bed to read.
9pm-10pm: Fall asleep at some point between 9 and 10 (sometimes later which leads to a really bad day). If I don't get at least eight hours I am miserable, moody, unproductive and unhappy... Annoying!
So even during the hour that I'm on the computer I can't concentrate to do anything because I'm so tired (getting my thyroid levels rechecked because that may have something to do with my fatigue, but it could also be that I'm just NOT a morning person). I tried several times last week to write this post (that I'm actually writing on Saturday, but back posting to Friday), but every time I sat down to do it I just zoned out and couldn't concentrate.
On my days off I sleep in (I know I shouldn't, but I can't help it!! Sleeping in is only until eight or nine). Then I get up, take care of animals and eat. At that point I usually go outside to help dad and hubby with yard work, mowing, weedeating, brush hogging pasture, pruning fruit trees, watering the garden, picking up sticks (with all the storms we had this spring there are trees and limbs down everywhere.. having a five acre yard is a lot of maintenance), etc. There's always other stuff to do like last weekend I pressure washed my car, hubby's car and dad's truck and used the carpet cleaner in dad's boat. Moving gravel to low spots. Sorting through our stuff that was in the storage building. Putting out hay. Always lots of stuff to do!
On weekends when my dad works I do minimum yard work like mowing (yes every week), then we work inside trying to finish the house. We still have trim and doors to paint, need to hang a door over the plumbing closet, put up the scribe molding in the kitchen, etc. The weekend of July 4th we had a running toilet we had to fix, a leaking sink drain and sagging shelves that needed fixed. Oh and a flat tire. There was something else, but I can't remember what it was now.
I think if I had better time management skills I could probably fit more into my schedule, but for now this works. I miss reading all of your blogs though!! I miss riding my horse (well haven't been able to because of his cut ear and Rocky's because of his feet)! I miss taking pictures, blogging, drawing, etc. I am at least still finding time to read so I'm keeping up with my challenge. I'd hate to cut out any of my reading time because that's my down time. Maybe when I finish my reading challenge (you can see more about that on my other blog here) I will be able to read blogs again instead of books lol. So I'm not ignoring you guys. I'm just busy! Sorry for this boring post! I hope I haven't lost all of my readers!
P.S. I forgot to mention that hubby fell at work and tore his rotator cuff so he is one armed (luckily not his dominant one) armed right now... I'm just thankful work is paying for it because I don't know what we would have done if it had happened at home!