Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Search For My Hour.

This morning I set out trying to find the extra hour I spoke about yesterday.

I tried to find it last night, but by 9:00 pm I just don't have it in me to really make productive use of time. I found myself making popcorn and zoning out to bad tv. I hope to shift the use of that hour too- maybe to reading or crafting. But for now, it is what it is.

My alarm went off at 5:00 am and I laid in bed for a good ten minutes trying to peel myself out. It was cozy, but I want and need this extra time.

The house is so quiet and perfect. I am afraid that at any second Malone is going to wake up and my time will be done. My focus will have to shift away from me and back to motherhood. So far, so good. He should be up in about 30 minutes which means that I will actually have found an hour and a half.

I am proud of myself for not wasting this time. It is precious. I have been intentional with most of it. Facebook only got 5 minutes of it. The other 55 minutes were spent returning comments, visiting your blogs, and reading entries/commenting from Shell's PYHO.

I will finish up this post and use the last few minutes to work on getting my master cleaning plan into a printable word document. I love lists and I need to be able to cross things off as I go. The complete master copy will go in my household management binder that I am attempting to create.

I don't have all of the answers and I am already seeing flaws/changes to make to this process. But I am enjoying the fruit that this intentional work is already starting to bear.


  1. Hooray for finding an hour!

    I woke up at four today to get into my studio and paint, just for me. It was so well worth it, even though it was my day off, a day I don't have to wake up that early.

    Sometimes I think that peace, quiet, good solitude are actually more balancing for me than asleep. Especially with my toddler, too.


  2. It's hard to shut down and walk away from the blinking lights, at least, that's what I always have the hardest time with. I tend to Facebook/Tweet/Pinterest longer than I'd like and then I wonder what I do with my time.

    At least you are being mindful of this. It's not easy!

  3. You are right, it is so hard! I'm trying though, I really am.

  4. I, too, have to schedule me time for the morning, because I'm too tired at night. Some mornings that means staying in bed, but it's a choice, and that's okay too!

  5. Thanks for reminding me that staying in bed is okay too! I've been so desperate for my own time that I've been forcing myself out.