Let's start by saying that before I had a babbling, rolling, giggling, smiling, energetic baby on my hands I actually wondered in those last months of pregnancy, what I was going to do with myself during the day once she arrived. SERIOUSLY??
Let me continue by saying that the few posts I've managed to write in the past few days have occurred for the following reasons. 1. My parents were here and successfully managed to entertain the baby for a while. 2. I have decided that despite my New Year's resolution to be more organized, which resulted in a cleaning schedule, that cleaning is not the best use of my time. 3. Stretchy is taking a nap.
Since she was born, I have gone from having all the time in the world. Time which I used to fill with mindless activities like browsing the internet, playing mindless solitaire games on the computer, drawing random doodles, trying new recipes, shopping at stores by walking down every single aisle, and even, on occasion, napping.
For some reason, now that I have zero time, I continually think of things that I never did WHEN I HAD TIME, but that seem imperative now that I don't. Like making a home organization binder, redoing my teaching portfolio, making a book of our photos from our year in Dresden, sleeping...
In fact, now it seems that I have actually managed to have negative time. Negative time occurs when you not only have zero time to get anything done, but when it seems that the time you might have to get things done is so minimal that it doesn't exist. It causes all "things that need to get done" to pile up so that you become so overwhelmed that even when you have time, you cannot utilize it because you are so befuddled by those "things" that you don't know where to start and are fairly certain that even if you did start, you wouldn't be able to finish and would probably just add to the list rather than be able to cross things off.
Stretchy naps about 3 times a day. Awesome? Sure, it would be. If she ever slept for more than 20 minutes. 20 minutes allows for the completion of the following household tasks: emptying 1/2 the dishwasher, washing 6.8 dishes, putting in 1.2 loads of laundry, folding 20 items, putting away a laundry basket full of items, except those 4 things, making a bed, taking a shower and getting dressed, writing 4/5 of a blog post, or most often, checking e-mail (resulting in the use of the remaining 19.5 minutes mindlessly surfing the internet).
So, how about it. I've lost all my time. Can I borrow some?