Every once in a while I have to put aside some time to "take care of business"….. Balance my check book, take care of bills, try to organize my "real desk’s" mess, punch in our medications’ prescription codes, pick up our medications, get back to people, ETC.
I don’t know why it is that it now seems to take me a lot more time to actually fulfill these simple, everyday tasks. Maybe my husband and I take more medications than we used to, maybe we get more bills than we used to, OR… let’s be honest… maybe I just have too much fun when I’m at the computer!
I am lucky that I don’t "have" to sit at my computer all day, everyday. (I think that "24/7" is the current way to describe this "all day, everyday phenomenon.) I am pretty sure that if I were a data entry personnel, who "has" to sit at the computer "24/7", I wouldn’t enjoy it. And, actually, my neck would probably ache, my back would probably hurt, my feet would probably swell, my … well you get the picture!
But, I am so fortunate to only "have" to sit at my computer when I want to. Don’t get me wrong… I am sure many people who "have" to sit at the computer all day enjoy it. My husband uses the computer a lot of his working day, and when he comes home, he manages to get in several more hours at the computer. But, he is also very "smart" with the computer, and isn’t as easily (nor as often) frustrated by the computer.
I don’t think that one week has gone by since I started using the computer (years ago!) that I haven’t been frustrated by it. I remember a time when I had to wait for my children to get home from MIDDLE school, so that they could fix my computer problem… (Middle school down here in San Antonio starts with the sixth grade!) And, they quickly learned not to describe what they did to fix the problem, since I wasn’t able (or willing!) to understand. They became my own personal technical support advisers, and their $2. allowances were an amount I could afford!