If I Am On Holiday, Why Am I Behind?

@paigea (23133)
Canada
July 31, 2018 11:27am CST
I don't work in the summer. I don't have children at home. And yet, I am so busy that I can't keep up! We have spent more than two weeks traveling, camping, visiting family. And now we will be having several groups of people coming to visit us. I haven't even had time to do much mystery shopping which is usually my summer job. I have just done a few gas stations that we were driving past anyway. It all makes me wonder how people work at their jobs in the summertime. Today, I have to try to do laundry, vacuum, dust, tidy, the whole house, weed the garden, pick the beans and raspberries for sure, maybe beets as well. Then I need to find out if the wild Saskatoon Berries are still ripening or if they are finished. I may have to go to a U-pick and pay to pick them! Picking berries and washing them is time consuming! Tomorrow I need to plan menus and shop for all the guests we will be having. The next day I will have to start cooking! And there will be more beans to pick! Oh, and I forgot about the huge amount of parsley and basil ready to be used right now! How many ways can I use pesto? Not much time for sitting at the computer but I am certainly slimming down from all the activity and fresh produce! Hope everyone has a productive happy day!
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@just4him (137011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jul
You are busy. I'm sure you'll have it all ready on time.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
1 Aug
I hope so. I seem to have a very untidy house right now!
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@just4him (137011)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Aug
@paigea I've always noticed when you're short on time, you get the most done.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
1 Aug
@just4him true. Or I prioritize better and some things get left out.
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@dodo19 (34697)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Jul
Sometimes it just happens that we're really busy. Hopefully, things quiet down for you.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
31 Jul
I wish I was more organized! Some busy people still have a tidy house!
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@dodo19 (34697)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Jul
@paigea I know the feeling. I am really not an organized person. I wish I could be more so.
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@RubyHawk (30511)
• Atlanta, Georgia
17 Aug
You are a busy busy bee. But it sounds like you are having fun and enjoying it all.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
17 Aug
I am better off being busy. Our country is too big. We just don't see family enough!
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@RubyHawk (30511)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Aug
@paigea We used to do mystery shopping before the bottom fell out and there were no more mystery shopper jobs left. We enjoyed doing it.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Aug
@RubyHawk There are still lots and lots of mystery shops. But I mostly do places I am passing by anyway. I doubt if I will ever give it up completely.
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
You are on holiday but you seem very very busy. I use pesto also on toasted bread (bruschetta), or I spread on a sheet of puff pastry, roll it and bake in the oven to make appetizers. Pesto is also pretty good on boiled white fish fillets (cod as an example).
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
1 Aug
I need to get using it. I like having lots growing so it's always available when I want it. But a whole row in the garden is a lot!
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@LadyDuck (195924)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@paigea I agree that a whole row is a lot, I am going to make a basil sorbet, it's refreshing in summer.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
3 Aug
@LadyDuck Never heard of that!
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@noni1959 (3695)
• United States
18 Sep
It seems when we have time it gets used up with so much.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Sep
I know. And I am such a procrastinator.
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@noni1959 (3695)
• United States
18 Sep
@paigea I can be like this too. I retired this past January and seems I still am way too busy more than when I was working. I hope you get some time for your mystery shopping.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Sep
@noni1959 I am back subbing now. I have limited my mystery shopping to jobs I can find exactly on my way for personal reasons. Taking a break from treating it like a job.
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@JudyEv (148124)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Oct
I missed this back when. Have things settled down for you a bit now?
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
12 Oct
Now, I am back at work. The garden has been buried under snow! Yes snow! For much of fall. I still have carrots and beets in the garden. Hope to get a few out of the ground today before the 90 km winds hit at noon. I procrastinate a lot and get overwhelmed with how much there is to do.
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@JudyEv (148124)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@paigea I was a terrible procrastinator - or a very good one depending which way you looked at it. I used to pick three things to do and set a timer and just stuck in without thinking about it. Then pick three more. That was the plan. It helped a bit.
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@Courtlynn (57000)
• United States
14 Aug
wow you sure were busy at this time. hope things have slowed down for you since.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
14 Aug
I have slowed down for 2 days. Garden needs lots done though!
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@Courtlynn (57000)
• United States
14 Aug
@paigea ut-oh. better get working on it then.
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@responsiveme (21741)
• India
6 Dec
Are you as busy still. It must be fun to be a mystery shopper
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
6 Dec
I am busy because now school is back in. I do like mystery shopping.
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• India
6 Dec
@paigea okay...It entails rating the stores performance?
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
6 Dec
@responsiveme yes, or restaurants, banks, gas stations, etc. They have specific observations they want me to make.
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@marlina (81866)
• Canada
7 Oct
Can you freeze pesto?
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
7 Oct
I did, early in the summer. I read to put a layer of oil on top of the container. I will see how it worked.
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@marlina (81866)
• Canada
25 Dec
@paigea , Did the pesto worked out?
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
26 Dec
@marlina we have used it and it seems fine.
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@porwest (11778)
• United States
14 Aug
Life has many distractions, and that's why I always feel behind. I mean, here I am MyLotting when I could probably be doing something way more productive. But it's fun, so what do I care?
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Sep
I feel so guilty when I am not productive at least for a little while. Like today, I have not done much. So, next time I get busy, I will regret these days of not getting things done!
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@porwest (11778)
• United States
24 Sep
@paigea I became a bit inactive the last couple of days, and as a result some of my notifications expired. Oh well. It is what it is.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
12 Oct
@porwest I only drop by here occasionally when I have time for a break. I am sure I miss many notifications.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
27 Dec
I think you're like someone who won't have any problems, I'm very sad for people who retire
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
27 Dec
My husband loves being retired. He plays ice hockey every day all winter.
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• Bekasi, Indonesia
27 Dec
@paigea wow, that's an interesting experience for me to know
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@PainsOnSlate (21072)
• Canada
18 Sep
You certainly sound like a busy woman, I hope you are enjoying your life.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Sep
Yes. Wish I didn't let thing pile up is all.
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• Canada
19 Sep
@paigea Its just john and I now and he cooks so once a week I tidy up the floors and get rid of the dust. I certainly do not do it daily...
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@DianneN (97792)
• United States
7 Aug
Enjoy your company. I know how busy you are. I don't know how I found the time to work! Lol!
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
14 Aug
I know. I used to wonder that every summer. How will I find time to fit work back in
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@DianneN (97792)
• United States
19 Aug
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@jstory07 (73941)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Aug
You sure are busy, Have a good time with your company.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
14 Aug
Had a great time. Canada is too big. Everyone lives so far away.
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@jstory07 (73941)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Dec
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@cintol (9311)
• United States
28 Dec
Your wearing me out just reading your list of things to do!! lol
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
29 Dec
I get that long list by being a procrastinator.
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@acelawrites (13432)
• Philippines
9 Nov
It is such a nice activity to harvest your produce, like berries.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
10 Nov
Yes. All under snow now.
@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov
I hope things have calmed down since you wrote this. Having guests is always hectic.
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
9 Nov
I seem to alternate between apathy/procrastination and madly trying to catch up.
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@antonbunot (10297)
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Oct
And, of course, you got no time to post something . . . this was posted last July. . . . I was also busy last summer - - the reason why I did not have time myLoting. I was busy working though. . . hahaha
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
28 Oct
I have been busy since starting back to work in September. Can't seem to catch up
@bluesa (15248)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Sep
You certainly had a very busy summer. I hope you managed to rest a bit before heading back to work @paigea .
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
6 Sep
I am still waiting to be called in to substitute teach.
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@MarymargII (10939)
• Toronto, Ontario
23 Aug
Wow- if you even get half that done you will be doing well. Plan a lasagna and some easy things like tacos and/or shepherds pie with salad plus BBqs! That always works and plan to get pizza or whatever a few times- that always helps!
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@paigea (23133)
• Canada
18 Sep
We live too far out in the country to get pizza, or any takeout.
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