Blog – o – sphere #2 – Yes I am the lamest

This month my Blog – o – sphere group posed the question: What is one thing you really love to do & why?

My one thing I really like to do, to outsiders must seem super lame…

I like to be alone…I’m NEVER alone, like never. I have 4 kids ages 6, 8, 10, & 13.  Its certainly not as bad as it was when they were babies; you know diapers, bottles & constant supervision.  But they certainly require my time & attention.  At these ages, they demand a different set of skills other than just keeping them alive.  Now it seems like the management of the paper that comes in the house is overwhelming; between school & 4H record books, its tough keeping track of who has library which day, & whose homework book is due back to school when & who has a 4H Club meeting tonight (hoping their record book is up to date).

Here are my hillbillies:

Hillbilly Deluxe

So, the time after they go to bed is golden to me.  The problem is I stay up way too late, just enjoying my time by myself in silence.  It feels like such a waste to go to bed at 9 or 10 at night.  I end up sitting up in bed, reading, replying to emails, sketching new silversmithing ideas, Facebooking, Pintresting, reading saved articles, all number of ridiculous ‘time wasters’.

Check out the other members that are posting on this topic – I’m sure they’ll have much more glamorous things to do with their time!

Andes Cruz: http://www.andescruz.wordpress.com

Mary Spencer (WATTO DMW) http://www.wattoonline.com/news

pencilfox. www.pencilfox.com

Kathleen Krucoff: http://kathleenkrucoff.wordpress.com

Robyn Hawk: http://flyviewsandreviews.blogspot.com/

 

7 Responses to “Blog – o – sphere #2 – Yes I am the lamest”

  1. andes said...

    I love alone time!
    I don’t have to work so hard to get it though 🙂

  2. pencilfox said...

    oh, i TOTALLY get the “be alone” thing….truly, i do.

    love your photos!

  3. Shelagh said...

    glad someone else doesn’t think its lame!

  4. Brandy said...

    Not lame at all! I don’t have kids and I relish my alone time (which is probably why I have fears of being a bad mom- I like my time by myself, and I’m scared that would never happen again 🙂 But looking at your “hillbillies” it looks like you guys have a lot of fun too!

  5. Shelagh said...

    Oh Brandy, its just a little tougher to make it happen. I’ve never been good at asking for help, that was probably my downfall. If you have people who will help you & you let them; you’ll be fine! BTW, you’d have beautiful babies

  6. Cindy said...

    I do the EXACT same thing Shelagh…I even add a little Netflix on my laptop beside my bed. :S
    I pay for it though, because I do end up staying up way too late as well and then am dragging my butt in the morning. LOL

  7. Kathleen Krucoff said...

    Oh yes, alone time is the best.