I'm Far Too Busy.....

@p1kef1sh (45648)
September 11, 2009 6:12am CST
I read a response the other day in which someone said that she was too busy to shop around for bargains etc. This got me thinking - always a dangerous activity - and I wondered just what do people do all day. Those of us that aren't in employment and bondage to others. The truth is that I am pretty footloose and fancy free. So long as I keep up my correspondence and do my chores I do pretty much what I like. What do you do all day?
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@bdugas (3585)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I am more or less like you free to do what I please, and I am never to busy to shop for a bargain, people who say that either got money to waste or too lazy. In todays times why give to one selling something for $4.00 when I can get it down the street for $2. I'm lucky my hubby goes back home for a couple months a year, which leaves me here all alone and I love it. The freedom is great, not to have to hurry because someone is waiting at home. But he has never given me a reason to hurry, he knows when I leave the house I will eventually get back. I always ask him if he wants to go. I play on here as often as I can but always have my chores done, so I have a pretty good life I guess.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
13 Sep 09
I'm with you. I try to make savings when I can. Two months without hubby must be a mixed blessing though.
@bdugas (3585)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Well we are from Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina, we came here to Ohio after we lost it all, and we really had nothing but the one fema check to last us for a long time, we had to go to Social Security and get his check changed and that took forever. So the small Fema check we got had to get us a place to live and then furniture or at least a bed and couch. So I learned that if it is $2.00 cheaper down the road that is where I went. Then after a while I seen that that saving along with other savings could get me something else. Now I just refuse to give the grocery store $3.00 for the same bottle of dishwashing soap the dollar store sell for a buck, it is only making money for their pocket. They could care less about you. I shope tht way at Christmas too and and have so much more to give, I start looking about now, when I find something nice that has been marked down I get it then. And as far as hubby being gone for a couple months, he has never been out of Louisiana and it is hard on him to be a 1000 miles from home and family, I refuse to go back, so by July he is ready to go visit and fish for awhile and I am ready for him to go. Love the peace and calm here.
@sid556 (31023)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I work 2nd shift but I work long hours and so get 3 days off per week. I do get up early every morning and shower and clean up the home. I have a list of things that need doing...paying bills, picking up some groceries etc. I get them done and I'll randomly do whatever I feel like. Besides my work schedule....I'm pretty flexible with my time.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
That actually sounds quite a good way to do things Sid. It's the kind of thing that I'd like to do. Now put your feet up and rest for a while.
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@sid556 (31023)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Sounds like a plan pike.!
@guybrush (4665)
• Australia
12 Sep 09
Like you, P1key, I do pretty much as I like. Lots of internet rambling, some reading, some telly ... and a walk. Sometimes there's some housework - I try to put the big stuff (cleaning bathrooms, etc.) into Friday morning - the other days just need vaccing and general tidying, laundry, etc. Exciting life, eh? It beats the alternative, though ...
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
Indeed. As George Burns said on his 90th birthday.
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@guybrush (4665)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
Bet he didn't say it on his 100th!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Clean the house, take care of my kids, work online, watch TV, take care of bills, organize our finances.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Is that all? LOL. You sound very busy there!
@camomom (7537)
• United States
11 Sep 09
I've done 2 loads of dishes today (in the dishwasher) and am about to do my 3rd load of laundry. I also made 3 different breakfasts today for me and the 2 girls. 3 different lunches for me and the girls. Talked to my mom in another state on the phone for about an hour. Made sure my stepson was up and ready for school on time. Put 1 basket of laundry away. Changed about 6 diapers today. Facebooked a bit. Did a few minutes on all my earning sites. Talked to hubby for about a half hour before he went to bed (he works nights). Checked my email. I'm getting ready to vacuum in a bit (atleast in the living room and maybe the kitchen). Played with the girls for a bit. Changed the girls clothes, twice for one of them. I'm sure that there's more but I can't think right now. Normal day for me. I have to do it because I have 2 kids under 4 and the other acts like he's 4. Hubby works his butt off at night and sleep during the day so I do the house stuff. When he's off he helps or just does it himself and he usually makes dinner every night.
• India
18 Sep 09
Well... I am far too busy all day long. I am sort of footloose and fancy free too in the sense that I don't work in a office with a boss breathing down my neck; but I still meet deadlines and do a lot of work around the house; and I when I get some time, I am too busy on forums such as Mylot. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
18 Sep 09
That sounds a lot like me. No babies here now though so that makes life a tad easier.
@jugsjugs (13047)
12 Sep 09
During the day when the children are in school i tend to have friends round for a cup of drink and a chat then when they go home i tend to put the washing on as well as the dishwasher while they are doing i tidy up the units and the floors,then i find that its time to sort the washing and the dishwasherThen i tend to find other jobs to do.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
13 Sep 09
I like the drink and chatting part. What time shall I drop by........ LOL.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Yes thinking can be a dangerous thing for me too well I live alone now, so have no one to account for except for me and my two spoiled pampered kitties. I pretty much do what I want too, but actually am trying to change that so I'm more disciplined...used to be when I wasn't alone...I usually make plans for the day the night before but then when I look at my list of things to do, I often say, the heck with it...LOL. I really DO need to get my azz moving more and doing more writing though, so hoping to change my fancy free lifestyle..LOL
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
If I put as much energy into writing as I do lazing then you could call me Tolkein! But then we creative types need time to stand and stare!
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@elenyae (390)
• Australia
12 Sep 09
I'm in university so I'm tied down by all my study and stuff. Sure, I don't enjoy having so much pressure to do so many things, but I know it will all pay off one day. And I always make sure that I take some time out for myself once in awhile...why do you think I MyLot? ;)
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
I have no doubt that it will all be worthwhile. Work now. You have the rest of your life to laze about!
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• United States
12 Sep 09
Good question! I'm an education addict. I just finished esthetician school and passed State Board this week. So while not at work, I'm packing to move across the country. Otherwise, I love to read, browse the news, and go out to eat. I have a lot of trouble sitting still, so TV really isn't for me. If I'm doing something, I often want to be profitable or fulfilling.
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@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
Congratulations on your success. Give yourself a little time to relax now before getting on with the next project.
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@PSmith721 (287)
• United States
12 Sep 09
For the most part, I enjoy my job. I work in blood bank and I know that without the things that I do, the blood supply would dwindle and people would die. I DO know that if I don't do it, someone else can but I still feel good about what I do. I am looking forward to retiring in about 9 years, or so. Then I too can be fancy free!
@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
That's important work. Stopping work is a wonderful experience especially if you gave up as I did 10 years early!
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Really the same as you p1ke :)
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Being restrained in the box is becoming more and more attractive! LOL.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Just as I was getting comfy too. LOL.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Oooh oooh well lemme humor you!!! Because I speak like a pikey and I'm living here in the midwestern US, apparently, the person I was talking to doesn't understand whether I'm male or female since he doesn't know anyone to use cheerio mdear init or sommat... Oh my, I just might have to retract what I said earlier.. Uneducated people around here are making me nostalgic for the family manor and to take my chance to be tagged like cattle so I can drive all the soccer kids and girlscouts around... Alright thats it.. Im tired of it out here.. Shove over! Im coming in!
• United States
11 Sep 09
Like you I am retired and as I am single I can do exactly as I please. I am really enjoying my "golden years"!
• United States
11 Sep 09
I forgot to add that sometimes I miss the excitement of investigating fraud cases and the sense of elation when I testify and win the cases. I still keep in contact with some of my investigator so so as they often call to discuss some of their cases so in a way I am still in the loop.
• United States
11 Sep 09
oops sorry too many "so's"
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
I'm not exactly retired as voluntarily "resting". But I am enjoying it o much that retirement may be coming a few years early! Werere you 'Whiteheather PI"?
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
11 Sep 09
People who can't afford the time to shop for bargains, probably spend more time talking about the things in life that they can't afford. Get them down into your dungeon and see what you can come up with to educate them...hahaha. Even with employment and bondage, I find time to do the things I enjoy (like myLotting). When I stopped watching television, I found that the day became considerably longer, giving me more time to bargain hunt. With the economy being what it is almost everywhere, it's a perfect time for that, isn't it?
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
I would much sooner be on here than watching TV. I am not sure that I'd even have such a thing if it wasn't for the family. Of course when you spend as much time as I do getting spanked by my so called "Harem" you might say that I enjoy myself altogether too much!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Isn't it wonderful that at least your hands are free, so you can keep the rest of us informed of your 'progress'? how better to keep us dyspepsic with envy?
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Isn't it just? LOL.
• United States
11 Sep 09
Up until this week I chased my avatar, did laundry (in a house of 6 it is a daily chore) made dinner, tore apart the attic looking for things to sell on ebay, scoured ebay looking for deals on my kids halloween costumes and back to work clothes for me, throw in the few dozen interviews and job searches, grocery shopping, gardening, dog walking, exercising, vacation planning, mylotting, myspacing, and fackbooking, and you got one busy woman. Now next week I get to do all of that plus work an 8 hour day. I need a nap just thinking about it!
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Stop Stop! Enough. You're making an old man yearn for his early days again when he had energy. Which job did you get?
• United States
11 Sep 09
My greed won out in the end. I took the quality assurance position with the life insurance company and the biggest weekly paycheck. Having just worked for a health insurance company I couldn't see doing it again for half of what I was making when I left. And the bank customer service hours were at odds with my ability to spend quality family time. Even though some days I say I'm going away and not coming back... having my kids see me when I get them on the bus in the morning and then not again until the next day was an idea I decided I couldn't handle. So I get to be the person who asks you all those scripted questions when you apply for a policy like, do you sky dive, swim with sharks, obey the speed limit, etc. etc. etc.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
You forgot "play chicken on the Interstate" and "tell mothers that they get their days easy"!!!
@littleowl (7157)
11 Sep 09
Hi p1ke, After getting up and sorting myself out I take the dogs out and take the dogs down the road with me to get what is needed, once a week I do cleaning which takes a lot of time up as it is a bachelor flat! During the day it always depends on what has to be done, the garden cleaning indoors the dogs go out 3 three times a day so that takes time too....also depending if I have had a late night I do lay in..there you are that is my day...LoLo
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Cleaning for your friend must take a lot of time LoLo. I can imagine that you'd love a slave to clean your house! Of course if someone comes along and calls you that must interrupt into your time as well! LOL. XXXX
@littleowl (7157)
11 Sep 09
yes please p1ke! When are coming you coming down...will have my hoover ready and waiting for you..lol
@littleowl (7157)
11 Sep 09
Hi Aslan, the person I clean for is a bachelor so the flat takes a while to clean!
@sweetie1026 (1724)
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
What do i do all day? Well, let me think. During weekends or weekdays? On weekends i start my day preparing breakfast like i always do, then off to the market i go. Then prepare lunch, eat with my girls then it's time for my "me" time, which i spent, reading or infront of the computer. I do not go out much during weekends except if there is something i have to go and look for in the mall or supermarket. Then, when i get tired from the computer and reading i just sit on my rocking chair and listen to the chirping birds from my neighbor's backyard till i fall asleep there. That's about how i spent my day.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
13 Sep 09
That sounds pretty active to me Sweetie. I like the rocking chair part though!
• Philippines
13 Sep 09
Really? Yes, it is so relaxing to be sitting there. I often fall asleep though, i can share it with you if you want and if it's ok with the Boss.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Hey p1key! I really don't do much at all actually! I am usually going to some doctors appointment at least 2-3 times a week so that keeps me pretty busy and annoyed! I do some cleaning, but nothing too strenuous. I read a book, watch my one hour soap opera. Take a nap with the cats. Unless it is a really nice day and I go to meet one of my girlfriends for lunch, but that's not very often. So, I pretty much don't do a whole lot, but I definitely make time for shopping for bargains! There's always time for that!
@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
I agree. Look out for the bargains Opal. Can I come to to lunch too please?
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Well of course you can! Just say when and where! You know that would really make me so happy!
@nannacroc (4049)
11 Sep 09
Well, some days I faff about on the computer as well as doing the housework. I do lots of different crafts and today I finally finished a story I've been trying to write for ages. Most of my plans go awry because at least one of the terrible trio turns up and then I have to feed them and make lots of cups of tea.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
12 Sep 09
That all sounds industrious. Watch the Terrible Trio though. They are only after your chocolate!
@nannacroc (4049)
13 Sep 09
They know better than to touch that.
@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
P1key's thinking again. Alert the media! I'm in bondage, so I work in between sneaking on to myLot to have fun!
@p1kef1sh (45648)
11 Sep 09
Ah but you're intelligent Dawn. All those Customer-centric Rapid Analysis Perfomance (CRAP) meetings that you have to attend. No wonder you come here to unwind!
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Sep 09
lol I'm on one right now. Not sure they even know I'm here!
@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
14 Sep 09
My husband and I both work seven days a week right now. When we are not working, we are getting things done around the house. I take the time to shop for bargains online while working online from home. It pays to shop around.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
14 Sep 09
I find that I never cease to be amazed about what I can find online Steph. I have managed some real bargains. I am waiting for a new headset to come - £2.99 ($4). That's very cheap compared to the shops.