Wednesday Worries

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Wednesday Worries
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 11:27am

1. What is one thing that worries you right now?

2. Does the weather by you think it is fall/winter/spring or summer?

3. How is your calendar for October? Slow, medium, busy?

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:08pm

Actually, no. I stated that I believe ONE additional pickup/dropoff doesn't make for "busy".  multiple ones? Especially multiple ones that are out of the norm?  That could make for "busy".

So if someone asked you if you were "busy" today (and you had to pick up or drop your child off at a certain time) you would say no? What if they asked if you could get together at the same time? Wouldn't you consider that being busy at that time? 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:12pm
Being busy makes me very unhappy! *harrumph*

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:17pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&gt;My bad.  I didn't realize your unhappiness stems only from not really being able to narrow down your worries to just one.  I guess that's preferable?  I wouldn't know.   &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Again, I'm not unhappy.</p>

Well, by any defintion, so many worries that it's hard to narrow them down to one is a very unhappy situation. From that unhappy position, your dismissing anyone with exercise class, pick-up/drop-off, and food shopping as not busy was funny.  Those things "don't even register for" you.  With so many worries, now it's obvious why.

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:19pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>I don't know what I did 'exactly"</strong> but I don't stay at rehearsals-- I do stay at performances.. and I certainly won't stay at homecoming... honestly though my work and rehearsal schedule is the busiest of our household right now.. it's momma's turn!</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Oh, you just proved a point. The physical driving and dropping off/picking up a child DOES make you a busy person. I was told that was just not true yesterday. Thanks :)</span></span></strong></p>

Exactly.

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:22pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Actually, no. I stated that I believe ONE additional pickup/dropoff doesn't make for "busy".  multiple ones? Especially multiple ones that are out of the norm?  That could make for "busy".</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>So if someone asked you if you were "busy" today (and you had to pick up or drop your child off at a certain time) you would say no? What if they asked if you could get together at the same time? Wouldn't you consider that being busy at that time? </span></span></strong></p>

If they asked if I was "busy" today, I would take that to mean "Am I generally/overall busy today?" - and I would answer "yes", but not because of the pickup/dropoff.   If they asked if I could meet with them at the time I am supposed to pickup/dropoff, I"d say "sorry, I can't. I have to pickup/dropoff The Boy."    Yes, I would consider that being busy "at that time".

Context. 

 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:25pm

If they asked if I was "busy" today, I would take that to mean "Am I generally/overall busy today?" - and I would answer "yes", but not because of the pickup/dropoff.   If they asked if I could meet with them at the time I am supposed to pickup/dropoff, I"d say "sorry, I can't. I have to pickup/dropoff The Boy."    Yes, I would consider that being busy "at that time".

Context. 

No, not really. Being busy is having something to do, whatever it might be. I don't consider being "busy" something that basically puts you "over the edge" with your day. This is really not a competition of who is busier than someone else. Almost everyone, especially parents, IME are busy. No matter if they only have 1 or 2 things to do in their day or 20. If they are not busy, they would be doing NOTHING at all. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:30pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Actually, no. I stated that I believe ONE additional pickup/dropoff doesn't make for "busy".  multiple ones? Especially multiple ones that are out of the norm?  That could make for "busy".</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>So if someone asked you if you were "busy" today (and you had to pick up or drop your child off at a certain time) you would say no? What if they asked if you could get together at the same time? Wouldn't you consider that being busy at that time? </span></span></strong></p>

Good questions.  This board never ceases... From my read, there is good busy and bad busy.  And unless one qualified her list of activities with "Oh, typical errands, commitments, drop-offs/pick-ups, don't even register with me." Or, it's "all good, it's all just so much fun."  Then it's bad busy. 

I know, it's impossible to follow.  Last week, my enjoying watching my children's activities was bad.  But today, doing the drop-off/pick-up is fun, fun, fun. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:30pm

But today, doing the drop-off/pick-up is fun, fun, fun. 

AND...it doesn't make you busy. Didn't know you could actually do this while just sitting on your couch at home in your pajamas. lol. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:32pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;Actually, no. I stated that I believe ONE additional pickup/dropoff doesn't make for "busy".  multiple ones? Especially multiple ones that are out of the norm?  That could make for "busy".&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="text-align:left"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;So if someone asked you if you were "busy" today (and you had to pick up or drop your child off at a certain time) you would say no? What if they asked if you could get together at the same time? Wouldn't you consider that being busy at that time? &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>If they asked if I was "busy" today, I would take that to mean "Am I generally/overall busy today?" - and I would answer "yes", but not because of the pickup/dropoff.   If they asked if I could meet with them at the time I am supposed to pickup/dropoff, I"d say "sorry, I can't. I have to pickup/dropoff The Boy."    Yes, I would consider that being busy "at that time".</p><p>Context.

No, not context, lol.  Smile

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:36pm

Has anyone....besides thardy....said that being busy makes one unhappy?

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