Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Other changes are e.g. my activities during my 'free time'. It is just not possible to do all the things I did before: biking around to go to the market, drinking coffee with a newspaper or two or three to read for an hour or two, all those things. I don't mind all that much. I still sometimes do it when G watches the kiddies on the weekends. Now I also get to walk around with the kiddies and see the parks etc. in a whole new way. I am looking forward to spring and summer when the weather will be better and the kiddies will be even older.
One consequence of the shift in time management is how to deal with friends etc. It is not so easy anymore to have spontaneous meet-ups (text: "wanna beer?", not that that happened very often) and again there is the home situation to think about. Can't keep taking advantage of your partner as a babysit! Haha!
G and me now agreed that we each have one evening to ourselves every week. That evening we can each plan something freely: a concert, a night hanging out with a friend, whatever. (Got an idea? Call me. I'm sure I have my one night free for you! :D) Plus we get about three hours on the weekend each. So he can go biking, I can do my coffee&newspaper thing, etc. Of course this is pretty flexible and work things are not included because that would be unfair. So far this is working. We'll see how it goes in the long run.
My apologies for the long and not particularly interesting post this time. I just felt it was time to post something again. Also apologies for any typos and grammar/spelling mistakes. Blame the gods of being tired. Next post will be better: more inspired and inspiring, more interesting and above all, better written. ;-)