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Time Management


Sunday, August 12, 2012


When there are only twenty four hours in a day, I find myself struggling to prioritize. I am one of those persons who gets involved with a project and doesn't know when to stop at the expense of all else.

Presently, I am working on a book. It began as a research project about about a gold mine in the Mojave Desert in 1906. Based on photos and recollections of my grandparents, the story begins in 1790 and traces the family history through migrations, and finally a 1852 wagon train to California complete with smallpox epidemic, Indian conflicts, Mexican War etc. The photos are grandmother in the desert where she hunted to help feed her family, and crocheting in their little mine cabin.

My problem is that my Sparks activities are suffering. I hate to take the time out to exercise and logging my meals is a nuisance. I find that my weight is creeping back up and so a change is absolutely necessary.

The past two weeks, I have been logging on to Sparks in the morning and getting my exercise in after breakfast. I don't allow myself to open the book file until this is done. I guess you could call that prioritizing. I can work on the book all afternoon and finish the Nuturition Log after dinner. This seems to be working. The scale shows a slight weight loss.

Working at the computer can become an obsession as the persons I am writing about seem to come alive. I am fascinated with their history, but I am struggling to keep my own well being in focus.



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HAPPYMOM8 8/18/2012 9:49PM

    OH I REALLY LOVED YOUR PICTURES OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL GUN TOTIN', CROCHETING, GRANDMA.

MY DAUGHTERS AND I OFTEN REFLECT- WHILE TRAVELING THROUGH THE ROCKY AND MOUNTAINOUS ROADS OF THE WEST AND THE LONG LONELY PRAIRIES -HOW THOSE EARLY BRIDES, WHO HAD LEFT THEIR PARENTS COMFORTABLE HOMES IN THE EAST TO FOLLOW THEIR ADVENTUROUS HUSBANDS, MUST HAVE SUFFERED.!

I ADMIRE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR OWN BACK TO LIFE-SO TO SPEAK-BY RECALLING THEIR EXPERIENCES IN BOOK FORM. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!'

PAT



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--KREN 8/13/2012 7:51AM

    What a great project! I often think of pioneer women, riding in those wagons, with no cushioned seats or springs, or nice rubber tires! Just wooden wheels rolling over rocks and holes. What must it feel like to be 9 months pregnant on a trip like that?

Karen

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IZADORA 8/13/2012 2:08AM

    It's hard to make time for a healthy lifestyle when you become involved in a project like that! I have the same problem trying to balance a healthy lifestyle with work and graduate school. It seems like I can only do two of the three at once - one always suffers. Now that I am on vacation I have been really focused on fitness and I'm going to transfer that momentum to my dissertation this week!

It sounds like you have figured out a plan that works for you! I'm going to start one for me today!

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ANDREAG89 8/12/2012 9:32PM

    Awesome pictures!! What a great idea for a book.

Congratulations on prioritizing and putting your health and nutrition first. You have to be healthy to get through all of those projects!

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