Several of my facebook friends are daughters of my friends. Daughters who are wives and mothers. Two of them this morning listed in their status all the things on their plates today. One is an expectant school teacher, another is the stay-at-home mother of four. Both have a lot to do before they go to bed tonight.
I have a dentist appointment. And that's pretty much it for the entire week. Oh, I do want to vacuum sometime.
Those days of constant to-do lists that never get done are still very much in my memory. Just last year I had a full-time job with part-time pay (you know how that is) as youth director at our church and kids at home, which kept my calendar full.
And I do like to have a full calendar, because I'm very much a planner. To me, planning an event is almost as much fun as the event. Plus, you get such kudos in our society for being busy. People are awed by busy people. I'm awed by busy people. So much so that although this blog was running around in my head this morning I kept thinking. "But I can't let people know I only have one thing to do this week!"
It's such a quandry - folks respond to and love the posts where I talk about taking time to pay attention or doing nothing. But it's hard for me to admit to a blank calendar because while folks say they wish they had more time, I'm not sure I always believe them.
Or maybe I'm the only one that finds it hard to say I have nothing to do.