Before Avery came along and I was still working out of the home, I was jealous of the people who got to manage their time how they wanted. I was even a little upset when they talked about their 'problems' (ie: they couldn't find the right slip to go under the skirt they bought for their daughter for that weekend's homecoming party) while I was trying to juggle a 40 hour work week, coaching volleyball in the evenings and weekends, plus trying to keep up with the laundry, dishes and cleaning. Then of course there were the silly things that came up where you had to stay on hold with Knology for an hour and a half because they mixed your bill up with someone else's. I know there were times when I felt frazzled, but somehow, it all got done.
I'm very afraid that I have lost the ability to manage my time wisely. Now that I get to be a stay at home mom, I have more time to get the housework finished, make sure Avery's fed and taken care of, plus take care of my coaching responsibilities. I've taken out a huge chunk (40 hour work week), and still don't feel like I have the time to get things done. The up side to this is that I don't really feel frazzled..ever. I think because the things that I feel I need to get done are the things I want to get done. For example, I've started another quilt..that's not a pressing matter, but it would be fun to have extra time to work on it. I'm sure everyone out there has a hobby, and they would like to have time to work on that as well.
So I guess the moral of the story is that even though no matter how much time you have, somehow it's always going to get filled. The great part is that at least I'm filling my time with things I want to do instead of things I have to do! (Except there are still times that I have to stay on hold forever trying to get some silly problem fixed; at least it's not Knology...but that's a whole other story.)