Not Cutting It!

@bluesa (12836)
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 30, 2017 9:03am CST
That is how I feel, because I am not keeping up here. I don't mean to be rude, truly. I am trying to get back to everyone who has been stopping by me. It is just time keeps getting away from me. This weekend was busy and icy (well,icy to me) we went from 29C temps right down to 12C! Then I ended up baking banana bread and making pudding for family visiting, because everyone had the munchies! How is it going with you all? Does your life also seem busier than ever? Do you also feel like you're not cutting it lately?
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@hereandthere (24149)
• Philippines
30 Oct
it's obvious i'm posting more to top up my earnings because the month is ending, but i'm also spending time at humanatic. when i post something new, i try to remember to like the response if i can't comment back to them yet. i hope you had a nice visit.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
I might have to try that till I can catch up properly. Thank you, it was a nice visit. I hope you'll have a good Tuesday ahead. :)
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@responsiveme (14418)
• India
30 Oct
Actually , I was off for quite some time but am more regular now.the banana bread sounds good
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
I just can't find a balance right now, but I am trying. The banana bread was a hit :)
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@MALUSE (32918)
• Denmark
30 Oct
I'm retired. My life isn't hectic.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
I hope you're enjoying being retired.
@MALUSE (32918)
• Denmark
31 Oct
@bluesa Thanks for asking. Yes, I am.
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
31 Oct
I am retired too, so it is easier for me to be here.
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@sharon6345 (101839)
• United States
30 Oct
I was like that a few days ago I am passed that today it will be better for you soon. You just need to do what you can manage.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Good things are a little less busy for you. Thank you. I will.
@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Nov
I feel like I'm in the same situation. I've been busier than ever at work (and this is supposed to be the start of my "slow season" at work), and on top of that I've been doing a lot of volunteering in the community that has kept me super busy. And with the holidays fast approaching, I feel it is going to get even busier and busier! Just over a week ago, I had caught up on all my notifications and felt good about it, and thought it would be easy-peezy to keep up. Now, here I am sitting here this morning with close to 400 notifications. How in the world did I get so far behind? lol
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Nov
I don't know. I freak out at needing to catch up on 222 notifications! I would super freak out at 400!!! It's nice you have been volunteering . And Yes, I have a sinking feeling we're all going to struggle to be around. Each day has less time! All the best with the week ahead!
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
7 Nov
@bluesa We have a short work week here in the US this week, as Saturday is Veterans Day, but we will get Friday off of work since the actual holiday falls on a Saturday. The week seems so much less stressful when I know I only have to work 4 days instead of 5! lol How was your Monday? Mine was not too bad for once!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Nov
@moffittjc that's cool. I am happy you have a shorter week to deal with. My Monday was crazy busy. I hit the ground running. Thank goodness your Monday was kinder than the last. I hope you'll have a wonderful Tuesday!
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
30 Oct
A warm wind brought back the temperature to 25 C, but it will not last, but tomorrow the temperature is supposed to drop. I went to Italy to visit my mother, we had a nice day together.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
Your temperature was better than ours, Anna. I am happy you had a lovely visit with your mother!
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
31 Oct
@bluesa This morning is cloudy and cold, I think that the warm weather is over for year 2017.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
@LadyDuck I hope there won't be too much snow.
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Oct
It was, but my life just got uncomplicated and I'm keeping up once again.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
That is good. I hope mine will calm a little too.
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Oct
@bluesa It never lasts very long with me. My calm is between books, like right now. I'm letting my mind settle and relax before diving into another book.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
@just4him I can imagine that you need this quiet time before it all starts up again.
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@ridingbet (37945)
• Philippines
31 Oct
i wish i can always zero in my notifications, which i do at times, then i make a new discussion. sometimes i get frustrated when some mylotters respond rudely, not in my posts but on others'. well, i cannot comment on the attitude of these users; instead i try to shy away from checking on their discussions. by the way, it is getting cooler here now
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
Same here, I also wish I could catch up all my notifications. Yes I avoid most who I note are rude. I am so happy you're eventually getting cooler weather, enjoy it!
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@ridingbet (37945)
• Philippines
1 Nov
@bluesa yes, thank you. it is also raining, as usual; on the first day of November.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
@ridingbet enjoy the cool rain and at least it means there is some normalcy in your weather
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@Bluedoll (16791)
• Canada
3 Nov
I find the notifications helpful but a little intimidating. I like to keep things clean like an email page but they pile up and well it just takes time. Time we don't have?
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
Hi There, @Bluedoll , I agree about the notifications and yes, since I am still trying to catch up to just start all over again, well how crazy is It? I also prefer a clean slate before starting again. I know we want to be here, but when catching up proves so hard to do, it does indeed seem like time we don't have.
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@Bluedoll (16791)
• Canada
3 Nov
@bluesa If you have none you want them back again.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Nov
@Bluedoll Lol, that is so true. If a person has none, they start worrying that they have done something wrong. It is a whole crazy affair
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@dgobucks226 (6811)
10 Nov
My Lot is not your life! You have to remember it is just a puzzle piece in your life of a much bigger puzzle. No one will be angry because you have not responded to their post. If they do then that is a shallow way to act in my view. So, as I say to myself when I am overwhelmed, just do the best you can. That's all you can do... Just remember this quote about life and being so busy. It makes a lot of sense.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Nov
That is so true, David. And yes, lately the day is running me . I am trying to re-evaluate some stuff, change some stuff. Thank you for the wise words.
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10 Nov
@bluesa You will do fine
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Nov
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
31 Oct
Have you written this for me? I don't have a moment to myself it seems. I'm so behind on notifications, but I plug along as best I can. Either that, or drop all of my friends and family, which will never happen.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
Lol! I think I did . It is wonderful you are spending time with family and friends, they are definitely priority. I will also do just what I am able to do here, though it is frustrating to struggle with time.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
8 Nov
@bluesa There just aren't enough hours in the day!!!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Nov
@DianneN I totally agree
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@KrauseHome (33381)
• United States
1 Nov
Lately due to trying to get over a Cold and then a migraine, and then time out with Friends from church, and then my rock painting friends, etc. my time on here has been quite short as well. Just when I think I might have time to get caught up a little more, life happens but no major complaints.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
Yes, things keep popping up. I hope you're feeling much better by now.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Nov
@KrauseHome oh no, I hope you get to see a Doctor soon! Till then, try vitamin C and some aspirin and keep hydrated.
@allen0187 (27522)
• Philippines
31 Oct
Happens to the best of us. Life gets the better of our schedule and myLot takes a backseat. Completely understandable.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
Thank you. That's true, I just get so frustrated. Have a good Tuesday
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@allen0187 (27522)
• Philippines
1 Nov
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
30 Oct
Ah yes, life does seem to be speeding by on me. I feel you there. It seems like when I am busiest then my apartment building neighbors try to trap me into lengthy discussions. I don't mind when I have time, but sometimes I just don't have time. Keep warm!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
I so understand what you mean. Things keep happening when you already have so much to do. Thanks, we should be heating up again after the crazy weekend we had.
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
30 Oct
@bluesa It's like busy attracts busy. lol :-)
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
@FayeHazel that's It, you summed it up perfectly! Lol! :)
@shaggin (26941)
• United States
13 Nov
I am sure anyone who interacts with you will understand that you get busy in real life and do the best you can keeping up here.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Nov
Thank you. I guess it is more me feeling that I should be more on the ball.
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@kepweng (6388)
3 Nov
im Only busy here at mylot cause im Unemployed do you have Offline jobs?
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Nov
I do typing from home and I myLot. :)
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
31 Oct
I've been so busy and it looks like getting busier as days go by so I could not even participate in discussions here most of the time, so I truly understand your busy situation. I really miss you all here so I drop by once in a while although can't really stay longer.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov
Oh! Hi @salonga !!! It is so wonderful to see you again! I miss you too! But I also understand if you are too busy living life.I hope everything is going well with you!
@nangayo (2293)
• Nairobi, Kenya
31 Oct
Yes there are times that am so busy that i do not remember how much time has gone by. The more busier you are the more faster time runs.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Oct
And the days seem busier and faster than ever.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
30 Oct
It is windy here which makes it feel very cold out there. My life always to be too busy for my liking.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
That is our problem too, wind chill. But it is the wrong time for it by us. Try to keep warm. Yes, a person sometimes longs for just a bit of a slower pace.
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@Orson_Kart (4121)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct
Cutting it? I need my hair cut but struggling to find the time to get it done. I suppose at my age I should be thankful I still have some! Working full time means I have little time for anything else these days, apart from the odd snooze. Banana bread sounds nice. Do you prefer yours straight or bent, or don't you mind?
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
30 Oct
you are a lucky chap. Oh, a snooze sounds good, I never get a chance to snooze. Oh I am not fussy about a banana...bread