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 - 1:46pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">But today, doing the drop-off/pick-up is fun, fun, fun. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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. </span></strong></p>

How does something that takes less than 10 minutes make you busy?  You said yourself that you don't even drive your dd to swimming but just getting up makes you busy?   Maybe I just have a different level of activity because getting up in the morning to make sure my kids get to where they need to go on the weekends doesn't really make me busy and I'm usually still in my pj's when I do so!

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:48pm

i stand by that statement.  I do not consider a single additional dropoff/pickup to make "my" month busy.

I consider ANY time I am doing something, I am busy. I can't do another thing as I am busy doing something else. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:49pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p>No one said being busy is a competition. I simply stated at the beginning of this thread the things that are on my calendar for this month. I was then told that doing a drop off/pick up from a test is NOT being busy. </p>

No...it was stated that it wouldn't even register to me or sav...because well it wouldn't.  It's not a big deal, one extra pickup/drop off in an entire month wouldn't even register to either of us and it wouldn't.  Plus, in my case there are two other drivers in the house with cars so thankfully I'm not the only one doing all the driving!

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:51pm

How does something that takes less than 10 minutes make you busy?

If someone asked me if I could do something at 11am and I will be picking up/dropping off my child at that time, then, yes, I would be busy at that time. 

You said yourself that you don't even drive your dd to swimming but just getting up makes you busy?

No, I did not say that. 

Maybe I just have a different level of activity because getting up in the morning to make sure my kids get to where they need to go on the weekends doesn't really make me busy and I'm usually still in my pj's when I do so!

I guess you don't get many people calling you to see what you are doing to get together with them. Shrug.

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:52pm

You've been to college, you told us you got your masters, right?  You know the definition of busy.  Here's an example.  If both of us have no activities tomorrow, you are busy.  I am not busy.  You've got work.  Get it?  I know you get it, so I'm finding this all very unusual for you.  The posturing.  No one in this discussion now has fewer commitments than I during the work week, yet I'm still busy.  (And very, very few worries to so heavily taint activities.)

So why the charade?

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:52pm

No...it was stated that it wouldn't even register to me or sav...because well it wouldn't.  It's not a big deal, one extra pickup/drop off in an entire month wouldn't even register to either of us and it wouldn't.  Plus, in my case there are two other drivers in the house with cars so thankfully I'm not the only one doing all the driving!

That's nice but anything that you are doing something and NEED to be there is considered being busy. If you can not do something else at that time, you are busy.

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:53pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Your last sentence is exactly why context matters.  <strong>Because if, as you say, you're busy anytime you're doing nothing at all,</strong> then a very minute percentage of the population coulud every answer the question "Are you busy" with the answer of "no".  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Where did I say that? </span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So, if virtually all the answers will be yes, why ask the question?    However, if you expect context to be considered, then asking the question is more valid, because there will be variety in the answers.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You don't know if someone is busy that day or those times of the day unless you ask. </span></strong></p>

Right here, in the post I was responding to and quoted:

<< If they are not busy, they would be doing NOTHING at all. >>

 

Oh crap. I see now that I missed a word. That should have been "Because if, as you say, you're busy anytime you're NOT doing nothing at all, then a very minute percentage of the population could every answer the question "Are you busy" with the answer of "no". 

 

 

<<You don't know if someone is busy that day or those times of the day unless you ask. </span></strong></p>[/quote] >>

If you're asking about a specifc DAY, yes. I agree.   But here again is context. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:54pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">How does something that takes less than 10 minutes make you busy?</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>If someone asked me if I could do something at 11am and I will be picking up/dropping off my child at that time, then, yes, I would be busy at that time. </span></span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>You said yourself that you don't even drive your dd to swimming</strong> but just getting up makes you busy?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">No, I did not say that. </span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Maybe I just have a different level of activity because getting up in the morning to make sure my kids get to where they need to go on the weekends doesn't really make me busy and I'm usually still in my pj's when I do so!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I guess you don't get many people calling you to see what you are doing to get together with them. Shrug.</span></strong></p>

Oh now we're back to the whohasmorefriendsandabettersociallife TVC.  Gotcha.

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:57pm

Right here, in the post I was responding to and quoted:

<< If they are not busy, they would be doing NOTHING at all. >>

 Oh crap. I see now that I missed a word. That should have been "Because if, as you say, you're busy anytime you're NOT doing nothing at all, then a very minute percentage of the population could every answer the question "Are you busy" with the answer of "no". 

Exactly, thanks.

 <<You don't know if someone is busy that day or those times of the day unless you ask. </span></strong></p>[/quote] >>

If you're asking about a specifc DAY, yes. I agree.   But here again is context.

No, at anytime. I know my schedule for the month so I can tell someone if I will be busy at almost anytime of the month right now. Will other things come up, most likely, will plans change, very likely. But I know that tonight I am busy, tomm. night I will be busy, Saturday morning I might be busy depending on that situation, Sunday afternoon I am busy with a christening. I could go on for the entire month. 

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Thu, 10-03-2013 - 1:59pm

<<nd neither did I. It was ONE of the things on my list for the month. >>

It's not on my list for the month, lol...it's on my kids.   I'm not taking the test and I'm not sitting there watching him take the test, I won't even drop off or pick up for the test so really...its not even an issue for me.  I find it curious that a kid taking a test makes it busy for the parent.  Whatever.

<<You are still busy doing that.>>

Not really, unless you call me driving home....busy?  Do you consider yourself busy when you drive to/from work?

<Again, never said that. It was a list of ALL things for the month.>>

OF course not...if you read the comments, I was specifically talking about *me*, I even highlighted *me* a couple of times in that thread so you could notice that I was talking about *me* saying things.  *ME*  *ME*

<<I just did a good job of choosing a great area to live in that is close to everything. Having kids still make me busy no matter how close their schools or activities are though. >>

I'm more of a mind that it makes the kids busy, not the parents but hey....ymmv.  Now the events of the kids that I attend, those make me busy because I'm there not just picking up or dropping off.  

Oh and if you keep splitting up my comments, you lose quite a bit of context.


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