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post #1 of 24
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I was just thinking, as I'm deciding what projects at work I can put off until Monday, and thinking about what I need to do this afternoon and weekend (I only work until noon on Fridays), and what I really want to do this afternoon and weekend...

Well, 24 hours just isn't enough for one day. I need more. I want more. Not more for work, but more time to do what I want to do instead of barely squeezing in the things I need to do.

I would like a few more hours per day to be able to read books, cross stitch, play more with the cats.

If you had a few more hours a day for "you" time, what would you do with it?
post #2 of 24
If I had more hours in the day, I would do more gardening, reading and crafts.
post #3 of 24
If I had more time I would write new pages for my websites, surf the net more, do some spring cleaning, and spend more time with Angel.
post #4 of 24
If I had more time:
read a little longer, walk a little farther, sit & stare at the trees a little longer, play with daughter a little longer, hug the kitties a little longer.

That should just about do it. I sure as heck wouldn't WORK a little longer!!!
post #5 of 24
I'd sew more, love my kitties more, sketch out some of these quilts I have floating around in my head, heck, I might even get them pieced and quilted! Definitely some yardwork, there's so much that I want done out there!
post #6 of 24
I think I'd sleep more. I read that one actress tries to get 9 hours of sleep every night and I thought "that's a good goal". Unrealistic for me, but good.

Other than that... I'd try to spend more time with the people (and kitties) I cared about. Maybe study more (yeah right). Read more.

Oh to have a longer day...
post #7 of 24
I'd read more, have longer to chat with friends, snuggle up with Rosie and Sophie, oh!, and longer on TCS
post #8 of 24
Upholstery and interior design. Everything in my living room I did myself. I would like to get to other rooms in the house and be able to just sketch, dream, and create. But my head is WAY too clogged every day!

post #9 of 24
Nice photo Eddie. By the way, why do people call you Eddie and not Elizabeth?

I agree that 24 hours just isn't enough for a day. A few more hours wouldn't cut it either. I wish time could stop, so I could catch up on some things.
post #10 of 24
Spend more time with family and friends. Try to do more scrapbooking and crafts. I can relate to the prioritizing what needs to be done. I am thinking the same thing. What can I do this weekend and what needs to be done.

Tricia
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Nice photo Eddie. By the way, why do people call you Eddie and not Elizabeth?

Thank you! Like Heidi, I can only see what needs to be done and what I can do. ..not all the extra time I have to do what I WANT to do. Eddie is a nickname of 20+ years since I was a kid. I have 6 brothers, I'm in the middle, and they just treated me like one of them. I had short hair, freckles, and big teeth so it just stuck.

Now back to all the free time we have.....
post #12 of 24
reading this thread I`ll remember the movie "Insomnia" with Al Pacino & Robin Williams, in Anchorage Alaska, One day during a long 6 months if a remember well... I think Heidi must to move there!

Just kidding! ...
post #13 of 24
Yeah! 24 hrs... id do my homework!
post #14 of 24
I feel exactly the same as you!

I would play with the furbabies, visit friends, sleep more, and just sqeeze in more time for me!
post #15 of 24
I would spend more time with my sweet baby girl, read more, walk on the beach more, volunteer more, and yes, sleep more!
post #16 of 24
Oh heck, I"d probably eat more!! That's why I go to bed at 8:30 pm!
post #17 of 24
Oh I would kill to have more hours in a day!! What a great thread. There are so many things I would do:

spend more time on TCS, read, clean my apartment, hang out with my friends, volunteer.

I wish I had time to do half that stuff now, but unfortunately it seems like I have a 24 hour a day job.
post #18 of 24
I hear you bery...I'm students teaching and it is taking a lot out of me. I am teaching all day except math, but I'll even be picking up math for a bit next week! I met with my friends on Monday, and none of them are even close to the point of taking over like I am! Taking over so much within a few days time, and having an informal university supervised visit, and getting grilled by my CT for 2 days straight really took it's toll on my body and I ended up crying after school. Friday was a lot better, and my CT said that my science lesson was 100% (fianally some positive feed back). I don't wish the school day to be longer, but I do wish my weekends and nights were longer. Oh and did I mention that I'm also now grading everything! I take home everything! I still have all of it yet to do, along with planning every lesson (science, math, and all of the reading groups) and edit a girl's story for writer's workshop....her story is about how she got her two kitties, and how silly they are. I love their little imaginations!
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by sofiecusion
I hear you bery...I'm students teaching and it is taking a lot out of me. I am teaching all day except math, but I'll even be picking up math for a bit next week! I met with my friends on Monday, and none of them are even close to the point of taking over like I am! Taking over so much within a few days time, and having an informal university supervised visit, and getting grilled by my CT for 2 days straight really took it's toll on my body and I ended up crying after school. Friday was a lot better, and my CT said that my science lesson was 100% (fianally some positive feed back). I don't wish the school day to be longer, but I do wish my weekends and nights were longer. Oh and did I mention that I'm also now grading everything! I take home everything! I still have all of it yet to do, along with planning every lesson (science, math, and all of the reading groups) and edit a girl's story for writer's workshop....her story is about how she got her two kitties, and how silly they are. I love their little imaginations!
Lacey, its been awhile! You just gave me flashbacks to my student teaching experience. I don't think its complete unless you cry at least once. I got told once that i was teaching at about a 60%. Ugh - that made me cry. I hope things start getting easier for you and the days start to feel a little longer soon.
post #20 of 24
The thing is I would only wantmore time on weekends! Not during the week. But boy that would be great, just have TIME, free time is the best, even if it just means taking a walk.
post #21 of 24
I wish there was more time in the day to get all my cleaning done and spend time with my babies and then have some time for myself to RELAX. That would be great.
post #22 of 24
Have you ever really thought about all these time saving devices?

For instance.

The vaccuum. First you have to clean the whole floor off from pieces of stuff like coins, thread, and long hair. Then you sprinkle carpet freshener around and wait for 15 minutes. Then you have to haul the thing out of the closet, find the plug, plug it in, step on the thing to make it roll right, and then turn it on. Run behind it, pull, push, and manuver it all around, move things to get under/behind them. Clean the roller at the bottom from all the pieces you didn't get (like long hair and threads...), and then continue.

Wouldn't it be easier if we just swept?

Fine.

Take the laundry.

You have to gather it together, sort it according to colors, sort it again according to water temperatures, and then line up all the piles. Spray with prewash and set to soaking all that needs presoaking (at least 15 minutes). Move the cats off the pile you're going to wash, and then into the washer with it. Change all the settings on the machine to suit that particular load, add softener and soap, and then wait for an entire hour for it to complete. Then you transfer that load into the dryer, making sure the lint catcher is clean, and adding the dryer sheets. Repeat as long as necessary, which can take all day. Wouldn't it be easier if we had a washtub and hung things out on the line?

Still not happy?

Fine, let's talk about dishwashers.

Rinse off all the dishes, load them up into the washer. Separate the pots and pans, and the ubber greasy plates, and then pour special dishwashing soap into it (don't you even dare to use the regular handwashing dishsoap....you'll be cleaning for hours!). Set up the loads, get all the right buttons pushed, and turn it on. Then go to the sink and get the water ready for those which are "too delicate" or too dirty for the dishwasher...hand wash those things, dry them off, and now it's time to unload the dishwasher.

Wouldn't it be easier to just handwash the dishes in the first place?

So, what would I do with an additional few hours a day? Sleep. But knowing me, I'd work instead. Or vaccuum.

Best-
Michele
post #23 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by noni
Have you ever really thought about all these time saving devices?

For instance.

The vaccuum. First you have to clean the whole floor off from pieces of stuff like coins, thread, and long hair. Then you sprinkle carpet freshener around and wait for 15 minutes. Then you have to haul the thing out of the closet, find the plug, plug it in, step on the thing to make it roll right, and then turn it on. Run behind it, pull, push, and manuver it all around, move things to get under/behind them. Clean the roller at the bottom from all the pieces you didn't get (like long hair and threads...), and then continue.

Wouldn't it be easier if we just swept?

Fine.

Take the laundry.

You have to gather it together, sort it according to colors, sort it again according to water temperatures, and then line up all the piles. Spray with prewash and set to soaking all that needs presoaking (at least 15 minutes). Move the cats off the pile you're going to wash, and then into the washer with it. Change all the settings on the machine to suit that particular load, add softener and soap, and then wait for an entire hour for it to complete. Then you transfer that load into the dryer, making sure the lint catcher is clean, and adding the dryer sheets. Repeat as long as necessary, which can take all day. Wouldn't it be easier if we had a washtub and hung things out on the line?

Still not happy?

Fine, let's talk about dishwashers.

Rinse off all the dishes, load them up into the washer. Separate the pots and pans, and the ubber greasy plates, and then pour special dishwashing soap into it (don't you even dare to use the regular handwashing dishsoap....you'll be cleaning for hours!). Set up the loads, get all the right buttons pushed, and turn it on. Then go to the sink and get the water ready for those which are "too delicate" or too dirty for the dishwasher...hand wash those things, dry them off, and now it's time to unload the dishwasher.

Wouldn't it be easier to just handwash the dishes in the first place?

So, what would I do with an additional few hours a day? Sleep. But knowing me, I'd work instead. Or vaccuum.

Best-
Michele
. Still, there are some devices I wouldn't want to give up, because I think they truly save me some time: the dryer, steam cleaner and microwave, for instance. And I love the Litter Locker in the morning - no more running down two flights of stairs to the outside trashcan.

It would be nice to have 2 or 3 extra hours a day, just to sleep more.
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofiecusion
I hear you bery...I'm students teaching and it is taking a lot out of me. I am teaching all day except math, but I'll even be picking up math for a bit next week! I met with my friends on Monday, and none of them are even close to the point of taking over like I am! Taking over so much within a few days time, and having an informal university supervised visit, and getting grilled by my CT for 2 days straight really took it's toll on my body and I ended up crying after school. Friday was a lot better, and my CT said that my science lesson was 100% (fianally some positive feed back). I don't wish the school day to be longer, but I do wish my weekends and nights were longer. Oh and did I mention that I'm also now grading everything! I take home everything! I still have all of it yet to do, along with planning every lesson (science, math, and all of the reading groups) and edit a girl's story for writer's workshop....her story is about how she got her two kitties, and how silly they are. I love their little imaginations!

Hi Sofie, glad to hear that you are doing well at ST. Since my CT asked me to withdraw (as you know already) I have. It doesn't mean I am giving up because of ONE control-freak CT. She had too much on her plate and didn't/wouldn't mentor me properly. She really didn't want ANY ST this semester, but was too chicken to tell her principal, "NO, I can't take one on this semester" (so she cleverly devised a plan to oust me and make herself look good in the process).

I have a meeting with my Uni-Sup (the one that was in the Virgin Islands for 8 weeks while she crucified me by email and phone after my CT complained to her) AND the head of student teaching experiences.

I am ready to move forward and try ST again. I have had ALL positive experiences and feedback until this CT. Why should I let one negative experience de-rail my future??

Again, I am so happy for you. I will have moved in with Matt by the end of this week. I will also be looking for some employement until another ST position opens up for me. Take care Lacey!!!
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