Friday, January 25, 2008

spt - the 25th hour



sometimes it gets to be friday afternoon, and i panic when i realize i haven't posted a challenge yet. for those of you who don't know, i manage a hotel. working full time is challenging on it's own. working full time in an industry that runs 24/7has it's own special challenges. the days just never go quite the way you've planned.

i know many of us can appreciate crazy, busy days. we work, we parent, we console, we cheer, we volunteer, we carpool, we sing, we craft, we travel, we exercise, we make dinners, we visit, we entertain. and yes, we even sleep sometimes. but we manage to find time for it all, don't we?

we fill our hours with things we need to do, and balance those with things we want to do. quite often, there are the things that go undone: the pile of laundry that waits another day, the good mail that rattles around the back seat of the car, the chapter that goes unread... how often do we bump the fun-for-me stuff in order to make time for everything else?

my sister, jen is an example of someone who has clearly mastered making the most of every day. i can't tell you the number of times she has uttered the phrase, "there are twenty-four usable hours in a day," when i've shared my disbelief at the sheer volume of things she manages to accomplish. (i'm still pretty much attached to my seven hours of sleep after seventeen hours of everything else!)

but what if there was a way to do it all? what if there was a twenty-fifth hour of the day, an hour all to yourself! no commitments, no distractions, no need to sleep. what would you do?


16 comments:

Jenny said...

Great challenge!! I FINALLY posted my Tuesday one today. I am a few days later, but better than never eh?? Have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

Oh haven't I longed for more hours in the day on more than one occasion, but an hour all for me...now that's going to be fun!

Becky Porter said...

Wow...it's kinda mind-boggling...I'm feeling woozy...a whole hour to myself?!! :)

This has already got my mind racing--can't wait to see what everyone posts.

Amanda :-) said...

Ah, clever. You do v.well, Lelly, to think up new themes every week. I hate to think you get in a panic over them :-/
Especially when some of us are so slack *points at self* at doing them.
But I read LOADS of them, and the whole SPT things is just full to the brim of interesting things.
This is a really challenging one this week!

Sandi said...

My positive self is surprised at my negative reaction to this challenge. PLEASE don't put another hour in my day.

michelle said...

Ooh, this one should be interesting! Cool photo, too.

Katie A. said...

Hmm, an extra hour...is that during the business day or after the shops close?? :) Good challenge--I'm excited to start imagining my possibilities!

Rachel said...

I like this! I think we can all relate to that desire for just one more hour for ME! Thank you!

Jill said...

It will be great to read all the responses to this one.

michelle said...

This is a great challenge! It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with! Now I am off to see what I will do with my extra hour! :)

donna said...

Great one. I so love this challenge:)!!!!

Kelly said...

I'm going to have to think about this one!

Natasha said...

Oh, I like this. You are great about coming up with these challenges!

Crazymamaof6 said...

you are fabulous! this is an amazing one! so this means I'm going to get a pedicure so i have a picture? oh there are so many wonderful things! loving this challenge!

carlo said...

hmmm.so many choices!

Holly said...

hmm, i'm going to have to try this one, there are soooo many things I'd love to do!