It’s been a rough week around here. Last Friday evening I started the process of both moving and upgrading the message boards on The Marriage Bed. The goal was to work hard all weekend and have it running sometime Monday. Unfortunately Murphy got involved. My primary computer decided it was a good time to tell me the hard drive was going to die very shortly, so I lost a full day setting up a new system and getting all the necessary programs and files loaded. Then the server had problems (probably denial of service, the owner put on a new firewall). And several things just ran v .e .r .y .. s. l. o. w. I finally got it done this evening, with help from my bride and several others.
So, we were a bit under the gun for a week. It is interesting to me, looking back, what we did and did not cut back, or out of our lives. Aside from the paying day job, I have not even looked at e-mail for several days. The dishes did not get done twice a day (small sink and drain board, can’t do them all at once), and the laundry got a bit behind. What did not get cut back much was the time my bride and I spent together. The walks were a bit shorter, but we did walk. We had a bit less snuggle time, but only a bit. I related about the same to the variety of kids who spend time here (my son and friends), being short only a couple of times, and one day declaring a young kid free day.(The older ones seem to understand “I need a bit of calm”.)
Most interesting to me, because it was a change from the past, is that I did not completely cut out exercise, nor did we default to fast food (both of these a result of a serious change of thinking about our health and diet). Also, I continued to make a real effort to check these tips for errors (that has always slipped when I was busy, but I made a commitment to do better).
But too much about me! :oops: What about you? Next time you have a few days of being very busy, look at what gets cut back, and what gets cut out. Decide how that compares to what you would like to cut back and out, and see if you do better the next time.