Tuesday, July 14, 2009
As some of you may already know I don't have a job. Or a kid. So in case you're wondering what I do all day I'll tell you. Nothing. I've had the case of the lazies. Before summer came I dreamt of ways to spend my days free of work. Reading countless books, writing, trying out new cooking recipes (or at least one), biking, writing my thank you cards from the wedding (which took place 5 months ago), finding some volunteer opportunities and perhaps starting a new hobby--the violin (don't laugh). Sadly, most of that has not transpired. And yet here are some things which I have done with my free time:
-Watched probably 15 hours of "The Office" (some would argue this is time well spent)
-Watched Regis and Kelly on more than one occasion. I have come to realize that they spend half of the show talking about useless information that somehow I find so mesmerizing that I can't even glance away from the t.v. screen.
-Actually attempted to watch soap operas. My one question--how are these shows still on t.v.?
-Facebook. A mind trap indeed.
-Blogging. I obviously don't DO the blogging. That would require work, but blog surfing on the other hand doesn't require much physical activity or brain usage.
-Looking at celebrity/gossip magazine websites. I can't believe I actually admitted that.
-Cleaning on occasion. If time permits me to.
-Glancing out the window from my blue couch to notice, my neighbor going on daily bike rides, my landlord stopping by daily to visit her son (he lives next door--when this happens I hide underneath the blanket so she can't see me lying on the couch all day), the mailman dropping off the mail at precisely the same time every day (I actually don't know the time...morningish), and a little bird that likes to sit in the tree right outside the window.
These are things that Dennis asked when he calls me around 2 pm after he's been working all day:
"What have you been doing all day?"
"Did you go grocery shopping?"
"Is our house still a mess?"
"Have you taken a shower?"
"Have you taken a shower in three days?"
"Do I have to cancel our comcast and Internet?"
"Did you write on our (Blackburn) website?"
Poor Dennis. But I must say that I do have quite an extensive goal list. Here are some things I need to accomplish this week:
1. Write and send out our thank you cards.
2. Pay comcast bill. We don't want that to be canceled now do we!
3. Clean house.
4. Do laundry.
5. Go grocery shopping and attempt to make a dinner. That sounds so housewivish.
6. Find a job. This is a must do.
7. Mail Laura's P90X guide back to her. I promise I'm doing this today Laura.
I have realized that I am much more productive when I actually have a job. I tend to manage my time better and get things done. Unemployment, though very appealing, can be very destructive. I found myself waking up from a second nap today around 1:30 and looked at myself in disgust. How is it that a 25 year old can spend endless hours doing nothing and feel ok about it? Well I can't, really. Yesterday I actually contemplated getting pregnant because I'm bored. That's not a good sign.
Hopefully you all are spending your time much more wisely than I am. You probably are because you have jobs and kids. I wonder what that's like.