I’m Back!!!!!!!!

Hey Everyone

I apologize for not being in touch much, but the Internet situation wasn’t as I hoped it would be. Many places didn’t have Internet at all, and those that did weren’t very reliable. But that’s ok. I had fun regardless.

Well I’m back in sunny Toronto and I have to say that I’m exhausted. I was up at 5:30am this morning despite trying to sleep in. Busy day ahead of me – unpacking, cleaning and running errands.

Does this ever happen to you? After you have been away for some time, it feels strange to be home? That being away has become the norm. It happens to me all the time, but sometimes the feeling is stronger than other times.

This trip made me realize that the world has so much to offer, and I wonder why some people don’t want to be a part of it? The contrast in the lifestyles of the people living in different parts of Italy was an experience to remember. And then, the week that my daughter was with her dad visiting his extended family, I had the opportunity to visit Paris. What a beautiful city.

Over the next few days i want to share with you what has touched and moved me.

Break over, back to cleaning up I go!! Whistle while you work – do do do do do do do…….

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Where Does The Time Go?

“For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.”  ~Doug Larson

My big trip to Europe is quickly approaching.  It’s only three weeks away!  In my mind I know what I need to pack, but I have to transfer this over to paper, that way when it does come time to pack I’m not scrambling to remember.  I can’t believe how quickly it’s coming.  It feels as if just yesterday I was boarding the plane to Florida.

And then I realised that it’s already two weeks since I’ve been home.  That was a real shocker to me. Where did THAT time go?

Why is it that when you are not working, whether it be that you’re on vacation, have some time off etc, that you’re more busy than when you’re at work?  I still wake up at the same time every morning.  It’s not like I don’t want to sleep in, because I certainly do because I LOVE to sleep, and when I go to bed, I’m asleep before my head hits the pillow.  I’m exhausted all the time.  But seriously, why is it that way?

I often wonder how did I do it when I was working? Get all this done, plus commute to and from work, and put in a full day?  I guess you just become busy with different things that normally you wouldn’t be busy with.  Take yesterday for example: Woke up, blogged, took care of business stuff, I dropped off my daughter at school, ran to the store to get something, then met up with a dear friend to discuss some business stuff, then off to my old employer to submit my last expense bill, go to another store to return stuff, pick up my daughter, rush her to her dance rehearsal, rush home and make dinner, and then meet up with the real estate agent and my ex, and then take care of other business stuff. My day started at 6am and ended at 11:30pm.  No wonder I was tired!!

Every day isn’t exactly like that, but it’s pretty damn close.  So, how do I make it easier?  What needs to change?  DO I need to look into better time management options, or maybe just clone myself?  I wish there were things I could just decide not do, but these are all necessities, but it’s not possible.  Especially now that I’m a single mom.

Oh wow, look at the time.  Enough rambling, I must go!  There are tonnes of things to be done today! hahahaha.

Have a great day everyone!
Smartie