Saturday, February 2, 2013

Time is Relative

You know what bugs me?  When people say "You/They must have a lot of time on their hands" when they see something crafty made like jewelry or props (or cakes), or something redesigned in a home, or someone hiking for a day, etc.

It irritates me because they are implying that said crafty/active person has NO responsibility whatsoever and can just spend time "goofing off."

I've had it said to me. I've seen it said on-line about others and it bugs me.

We all have the same amount of time in a day.  How you choose to use it is your problem.  If you choose to spend 4 hours watching tv, then of course you can't repaint that room, do that cross-stitch pattern, bake those cupcakes, make that extra-nice meal tonight.  "Oh, I have kids."  Yea. So do I.  (I had someone once tell me, when I had one kid and kept a spotless house "Well, you don't have two kids." I then had another child and the same person did too.  My house was spotless with 2 kids.  "Well you don't have 3 kids."  *snort* )  "Oh, I work a full-time job."  Yea, so do I. 

My days are full.  Monday to Friday I am out of the house from 7 a.m. to about 4:30-5 p.m.  I run errands on my lunch breaks.  I come home and immediately cook dinner and clean up.  I get on-line for about an hour, in snippets in between cooking, doing one load of laundry maybe twice during the weekdays, and reading.  Every other day, I watch one episode of whatever show I happen to be watching on Netflix as I walk on the treadmill for 45 minutes.  On my off-treadmill nights, I'm reading, prepping for a cake if need be, etc etc.  I go to bed at 11 p.m.

Weekends are spent sleeping in on Saturday (9 a.m., watch out!) and then doing household cleaning.  They are usually spent indoors with my hubby who I see awake on weekends because he works nights and I work days.  We eat out together as a family for a treat.  Sundays, we head to church and then back home to relax, read, bake, play video games, whatever.

Time is relative.  If you choose to spend it on the couch, in front of the computer or a video game for hours, of course it looks like you don't have enough time. It's your time, do with it what you will, just don't knock down the crafty, active people for how they spend their time.

1 comment:

Niki said...

ugggghhhhhh... how many times i've heard that i was lucky to not have kids because i could have hobbies; it makes me so freaking mad.
I like to gently remind people that we have the some number of hours in the day that DaVinci and Mozart and Mother Teresa did.
You impress me all of the time with what you accomplish and how you choose to spend your time.