Things have been pretty busy around here lately, and I haven’t been able to spend the time writing that I would like to. I’m looking forward to having more time to blog once school is finished for this year–about 4 more weeks! With spring coming early around here, school is killing the kids more than it is Mom. All they can think about is getting outside!
Do you ever feel like you are wasting your time when you talk on the phone? Maybe that’s just me. I always feel guilty when I’m spending 30 minutes on the phone, and I know there are a hundred other things that need to be taken care of. But for me, I NEED that phone time during the week. Since I live so far away from my family, this is the only way I can keep in touch with Dad, Mom, and my sister.
So, I figured out a way to multi-task that works for me (trust me, I can not do two things at the same time or something goes completely wrong). I would never try to balance our budget while talking on the phone, because I would either completely ignore the person I am talking to, or I would mess up the numbers so much they could never be fixed! But simple jobs that I can do without thinking are perfect for phone time. As soon as I realize I’m going to be on the phone for a few minutes, I go get a rag and some cleaner and begin washing down walls and doors. This is a job that I have a hard time finding time for, and with kids, I ALWAYS have fingerprints or food smudges to clean off. Of course if I have the walls spotless, I can always walk around the house picking up clutter, or sit down to fold laundry. Sometimes, I surprise myself when I get off the phone and my house looks cleaner than before.
Are you a multi-tasker? What do you do while talking on the phone?