My free time = 5 hours x 3


Do you ever have visions of getting everything on your to do list done? Well I do, however not all does get done. It is a frustrating situation but I suppose with kids and other things going it is understandable that this never occurs.  However it does get frustrating that some things still are a work in progress and are not finished.

It might be just me but once kids go to pre-school, I have it in my head that I have the day. No I don’t, I just have the magic hours between 9.15am and 2.45pm so I need to get whatever I need to do done in that window.

Lately I have found that the more I have to do, not much gets done. I end up doing bits and pieces of something and then never getting through a task completely. I am using my Swiss cheese approach, just doing each problem bit by bit, a hole at a time. Maybe this is the answer and I should just be content with this. I have been doing what I can do in the time available however with a brain that is overloaded on tasks, I find it hard to concentrate on just one thing lately. Have you had this issue? Or is it just me.

I do have some time 5 hours 3 days a week, those are the days that the girls are at pre-school. Currently they and I have a cough given to us by daddy, who got it from a workmate. Not something bad, but just a little tickle. The girls seem oaky so sent them off to school, but in the back of my mind, I am waiting for the phone call to come get them. Let’s just hope that this does not happen. (I sent them due to the fact that they are playing and are happy at home; don’t seem really ill, if they were they would be home)

I have a messy house still but need to prioritise, the university group assignment is due next Monday so need to put my head down and bum up and get it done. No television just working on assignment this week. So cleaning will have to wait until assignment is done, or just a bit of tidying tonight.

Off to get my cuppa tea and start work on my assignment again. Send in your comments on how you structure your time off when kids are at school? What can you get done in the time allowed? Are you now a speed worker due to the small free time window? I wish I was.

2 Responses
  • Leanne
    May 15, 2012

    I find it difficult only having 8 hours by myself a week and am also working those hours so I come home from dropping kids at daycare clean up the breakfast mess, bit tidying around house then get into work. I do alot at night when kids are in bed- folding washing, putting away etc. My to do list is more of a list of things I want to do/ make rather than things that need to be done and it’s rarely getting shorter! Until next year when I have 2 kiddies at same daycare centre and lachie goes for a second day and I get 1 day off, I think my to do/ want to do list will be waiting!

    • Suzanne
      May 15, 2012

      Having the 3 days a week is just wonderful; however it never ends up being long enough. Sounds like I am just complaining, I obviously have too much to do and on my plate at the moment. Cannot wait for uni to be over this semester and have a bit of a break. However, I will just find something else to do with my time. You won’t know yourself when both kids are in care.

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