II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Too Much Time?

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot more time in the day since we had the "fall back" time change?
I know I've been getting up a little earlier now (5:30 am) but it seems like the days NEVER end lately. Everything is getting done earlier around here. For this whole week, we have had dinner at about 4:30-4:45 pm and by 5:30 the dishes are done, homework is done and I'm pretty much ready to conk out. I find myself watching the clock all evening thinking "Gosh! It's only 6:30?!" and "Man, it's only 7?!" I feel like I'm pleading with bedtime to hurry up and get here. Last week I was patting myself on the back for getting in bed by 10 pm (my norm is about 11) but this week, I'm starting to think I'm taking it a little TOO far. On Monday I was in bed by 9:45, Tue @ 9:30, last night I shut off the lamp at 9:20 and tonight---well, lets just say I've already been in bed but made myself get up since it was only 8:40!!
I feel like I don't know what to do with myself. The laundry is done, the dishes are done, the house is clean, the bills are paid, I've done 3 pages in my scrapbook almost every day for the past 2 weeks, done crafts with the kids (paper mache even!), I've been blogging, my work is caught up, my workouts have been more intense than ever. I've even been spending more time praying and in the Word than usual.
I honestly think this is the first time since having children that I've EVER felt like I don't have a hundred things to do. Oh sure, I can think of things that need to be done around here (like weeding out old clothes, toys to give to Goodwill, lining my cabinets with shelfliner, etc....stuff like that) but for the most part, my daily duties are all caught up. It feels really weird. Not good like I fantasized that it would. Strangely ironic. Like I just know I'm forgetting something.
Anyway, that's my ramble for tonight. (had to find something to do to stay awake till 9)! I almost hate posting this because I just know it's only a matter of time before I feel like I'm running in circles chasing my tail trying to get "caught up" again...
Anyway, that's it for tonight y'all. It's 9:02---I'm hitting the bed! :o)


Beverly said...

I so hear ya Jen. Tonight I cleaned out the entry closet, pulled out the kids winter clothes from the storage building, packed up a couple garbage bags of summer stuff for my aunts kids, washed several loads of laundry, threw out a bunch of old receipts. I am now laying in bed reading blogs and it's 9:20, hang on there's the dryer again.

Anonymous said...

I agree, the days do seem SO much longer. I'm ready for bed right when it gets dark it seems. Last night I had to lay down at 5 for an hour! :) I do however seem like my to-do list is never-ending, especially right now when the countdown is on. Only 26 days! So..if you ever just feel the "need" to do stuff and your list is done, feel free to come on down the road to our house! LOL :D

Kate said...

the days are draggin on, aren't they? I think it's because it's dark so early now and we just expect it to be later than it really is. Hey if it gives you extra time - take it, right?

Teresa said...

I've been noticing the same thing...maybe not to the same degree but we have been getting to bed by 11pm lately and I'm feeling a bit more caught up on stuff too...I'll take it!! It feels so good!!

...we've even been to church early for the past 3 Sunday's...usually we are walking in at the last minute. :)

KC said...

Yea, I've noticed i look at the clock thinking "it must be about bedtime" and it's only 7pm! LOL!

Our schedule has stayed about the same, busy busy...but we have the boys in bed by 9pm. Then we crawl in bed and read for a little while before going to sleep.

I also re-arranged my closet and swapped out all of my summer clothes for my winter clothes this weekend. It felt so great to get that done. Hard to believe it is time for sweaters and boots again....I miss summer already...I hate being cold! LOL!

KC said...

LOVE the new background. It is Super Cute, and oh so you! :) Great Job Jen!

Beverly said...

I love the change Jen! See you can do it. I knew you could. Love ya girl. It looks great!