Thursday, November 08, 2007

Not Enough Time!

It’s amazing how busy we can get! Over these past few months, project after project, responsibility after responsibility along with many other tasks have gone untouched simply because I have way too much on my plate… or should I say plates. Whether it be for myself or for others, they get put on the back burner for another day.

I suppose that one of my problems is that I take on too much or am burdened by things that take too long to do. Presently, I have become the main caregiver for my parents. This has taken up a lot of my time but being their son, it is my responsibility to carry this task out. Don’t get me wrong; I am on no way complaining about it as I take on this responsibility willingly and out of love for my parents… It’s just difficult. I also am in the process of trying to renovate my house. This summer we renovated the kitchen and painted the outside. We were supposed to redo the bathroom as well but that will have to wait for the spring.

Over the years, I have also spent a considerable amount of time carrying out genealogical research on my side of the family. Now this is somewhat difficult since I was adopted but I have made some headway. I now know for a fact that my birth-mother is of Irish descent. I have often wondered what my true nationality was and now I know… at least half of it. What is ironic however is that I have always had a keen interest in Celtic history. Maybe the interest was in the genes! Since I have no idea of the nationality of my birth-father, I have taken steps to solve this puzzle as well. I have decided to not go into what steps I am taking in this area however since, though I am under the impression that none of my family or friends read this blog, there could always be that possibility of a “spy” and this is too important for me to talk about it at this time. One day I shall report to you in more detail.

So… this is just a mere taste of what is going on in my life right now… I will be sure to update you on everything.

Now please don’t think that I think that I am the only one with a lot of responsibilities… I just think that I am one of the few that fail to properly organize and prioritize my life!

At lease I can say one thing positive about this… I am never bored!

11 comments:

Hammer said...

Interesting path of study.

Maybe you can give us some tips on searching.

Jazz said...

I just think that I am one of the few that fail to properly organize and prioritize my life!

In your dreams Dave. I think most of us probably have the same problem!

Monika said...

Wish you all the best in cleaning all your plates, or make it less stressful.

Janice Thomson said...

I think it's wonderful Dave you take the time to care for your parents. The internet is probably one of the least important things in your busy life. Do make sure you take time for yourself here and there to keep the stress levels down and to enjoy life.

Cheryl said...

Being the main caregiver for your parents is a full time job. You must be torn in a million directions right now. Surely there is not enough time for it all. Take time for yourself, OK?

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Caring for your parents is a big job that takes a lot of time and emotional energy. It's not a small thing. Good luck with your genealogy research .....sounds exciting.

HeiressChild said...

hi dave, you do have a great responsibility with taking care of your parents, your children, your home, and teaching, but i commend you for stepping up to the plate. you could be shucking your responsibilities. these are the most important things, and all else takes a back seat, even blogging, and i know how much you like to do this. i believe your priorities are in order. don't sweat the small stuff; you're doing great.

Becky Wolfe said...

Renovations & more renovations. I can relate. Just as soon as one project is done, it seems there is another, ready & waiting to gobble up the funds & weekends!

Good luck with your search!

Josie said...

Dave, anyone who lovingly cares for his parents is my hero. You have earned you angel wings.

I didn't know you were adopted. That's very interesting. Keep us posted on your search for your birth father. I think it's amazing.

abbagirl74 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Dave!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I had to chuckle when I read that last line, because it is one I have stated often. My life is never boring, though I sometimes wish it was! I think there are many more of us in "not enough time" mode than you realize. I am still trying to learn not to over-commit myself and not to procrastinate on what I must do. Lack of time and energy are always my enemies. I can well understand the added weight of responsibility in caring for your parents. It isn't easy, even when you do it from the heart.