time wasting

I keep thinking of things to write on here, but every time I sit down to do it, I get distracted by something else. My latest form of obsessive time-wasting occurs at www.goodreads.com – check it out. If you join up, look for ten4ruthie and add me as a friend. (It’s a nice site to keep track of the books you’ve read… and to rate, review and/or recommend them. I like seeing what my friends add to their lists.)

I also get on this computer to:

…shop… this morning I purchased a back-up hard drive (by myself! -mostly…)
…research – i need a pattern for a kaleidoscope and some t-shirt designs for this summer
…try to keep financial sanity in our family…. i mostly just throw around receipts and they land somewhere in the vicininty of the computer desk, but I do try to get them entered into Quicken once a week or so
… look at the newest t-shirt offering from woot (I’m just waiting for that next amazing one to come along)
… talk to my little brother via GTalk… (I use the word little very liberally, since the only thing that makes him my “little” brother is age… that’s a kind of nice thing about being a girl. my goal in life never was to pass the 6′ mark…)
… surely i do something else on here. I’ve got my blog archives pretty up-to-date, and now I’m thinking about making a cookbook in a similar way. A small 3-ring binder is a lot easier to flip through than a recipe box. But would that make my beautiful box obsolete, unneccessary? It was Roger’s first one. His magnum opus…. well, maybe not so much. My china hutch is actually a greater work. But it would feel disloyal to replace his recipe box with a binder from wal-mart just for the sake of convenience. (Except Wal-Mart doesn’t sell them anymore… or at least not right now…. I need to find a new source…)

And it just hit me how appropriately this post is titled. If you’re taking the time to read this, then i’ve succeeded in a bit more time wasting – yours, not mine.


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to time wasting

  1. Kris says:

    I have the same sort of feelings about my recipe box. It’s a really nice Longaberger one from one of Ryan’s aunts whom I really like. I rarely look through it, though. Some day I’m sure I’ll move on to a binder, but for now I can’t make myself get rid of the box.


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