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Day 451: The Morning Quickie

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

From one end of the spectrum to the other - I've been up for an hour, and indeed, beat the alarm by a good fifteen / twenty minutes. Much preferred to that oversleeping business--!

Full slate today, plus extras I hadn't anticipated as two of Himself's cousins are coming to visit for a few days next week. Fortunately this is after the already-booked viewing, so I'm hoping it will be a case of two birds - one stone in that the house will be spic 'n' span without any extra effort beyond getting ready for the potential buyers. Silver lining, ain't?

I haven't been getting my daily dose of SP blogs and forums and messages and so forth. I don't mean my own posts, I mean what other Sparklers are posting, as I haven't kept up. I try to keep a good balance between virtual interaction and "real" interaction, but I'm finding if either gets reduced I feel out of kilter. Does that seem true for you, too?

The day beckons - off to go and do. Have a good'un, Sparklers - carpe diem!

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    I just love Coehlo, amazing quote! I definitely relate to the balance issue. Before SP I was working on lessons from my local library site and haven't touched them since. At times I say that my health is the priority so that's why I should spend more time here. I can't ignore the "out there" though. It is easier to be on here in the winter though with less to do "out there". Balancing better will be part of next goal. Especially with spring coming hopefully sooner rather than later.

    Best wishes on your balance beam!

    2855 days ago
    Great quotation from Coelho! I think I know what you mean. I have to work hard to maintain a decent balance myself. If I do too much or too little of the following, the whole gets "out of whack": Reading, Sparking, Exercising, work, writing (mostly letters by hand), reading and reflecting on the news (mostly newspapers) and getting at least a little touch of the out-of-doors. That may not sound like a lot to do, but it does not include the many mandatory extras that must be done to keep the entire scaffolding upright--shopping, paying bills, care and maintenance of children who are bald and middle-aged but have the demands of a 6 year old, and work work work...

    Two birds is always good!
    2856 days ago
    Love the saying at the end. Most people think they have plenty of time to do things. But I know how illness can make a strong person weak.
    2856 days ago
    Nice thought for the day! Yep, live life to the max! :)

    I too feel a little bit lost after missing just a little of time with both - especially online stuffs!
    2856 days ago
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    I'm struggling with finding the balance in my life as well - just overwhelmed these days and finding comfort on-line. But as ONEKIDSMOM said, it's better to be doing and I need to listen to her!!!
    2856 days ago
    Balance is important. When something has to give, though... better for the online to give, because it's more important to *do* than to either read about or write about doing.

    Tilting it the other direction, what would we have to read/write about? Care diem, my friend!
    2856 days ago
    I found I spent too much time on SP and am finding the balance. It's hard to keep up with everything here, so I stopped trying. emoticon
    2856 days ago
    Yes, it is disconcerting when I don't get enough Spark time and connect with my friends---or when they are away and cannot post, seems like someone is missing.
    2856 days ago
    Hmm, it was you that wrote that blog about what one is doing while postponing other things is what one really wants to do...I do want to do the things I do but I do also want not to feel guilty about them...
    2856 days ago
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