I have so many pictures I want to share. I really enjoy blogging but am finding it harder than ever to find the time. (I blame the whole moving process more than anything.) Can someone please tell Joe that we need a full time nanny so his unemployed wife can just catch up on her hobby? : )
We ditched cable TV when we moved, but after a month with no television whatsoever, we got an Apple TV and started one episode of "Arrested Development" a night (sometimes two) until we got through them all. Now we've started rotating between "Louis" and "Orange Is the New Black". Sometimes we skip TV for the day all together, and every once in a while we watch a "Daily Show" or "Colbert Report" from Hulu instead. At the end of the day, it really feels good to veg for that half hour or hour. I know this is a common sentiment of adulthood, but it really does feel like there are not enough hours in the day for all that we want to do. I don't know why I'm telling you our TV watching habits, I guess I just sometimes wonder what we're doing wrong because I envision other people having more free time. I am probably wrong about that.
But my parting question for you is this (and I do mean this sincerely, so please leave a comment here personally or anonymously to answer this little poll of mine):
WHEN DO YOU READ?
Like, not just surf the Internet, but actually pick up a book or a magazine or a Kindle and read for pleasure or education? I don't care if you're fitting it in once a month or three times a day or in 5 minute or 3 hour increments, but I am just really curious when other people are figuring out when to read. Commute? Bathroom trip? Before bed? During kids' naps? Never? Please share.
Next up in bloggyland: Waylon's 1st birthday. (Yes, he just turned two. Are you still with me here, people?)
Edited to add: I think part of my confusion and consternation comes from all the things that I'm not fitting in my day but used to be, not all that long ago. Like better cooking. And thrice weekly weight workouts. And slightly better self care, in the form of daily showers. And probably more TV. And blogging. Like, 3 or 4 months ago. It's tempting to chalk it all up to moving, but something just isn't adding up, because if I'm being completely honest, we're also not spending too much daily time working on that, either! At least we are getting our sleep. Joe and I are united in our love of sleeping, which is great from a health standpoint, maybe not so much from a productivity standpoint. We could probably use one (or more) of those late night pushes where you stay up til the wee hours just to get something done, but we just don't have it in us anymore! (Truth be told, I'd probably be the dumb one to go for that, brushing aside the consequences that would come the next day when the kids got up, but Joe cannot stand for it. We are a "we must turn out the lights and go to bed simultaneously" kind of couple, which I'm beginning to think may be a little rare.)