I’ve been making noises lately about my desire to adhere to a schedule in the evenings. Unfortunately, whenever I read what I write on this subject, I’m invariably bored and slightly horrified at the prospect. Evenings are times when I’m free. Why would I want to structure and restrict my free time?
I’ll tell you why. Today’s a good example. By scribbling a quick schedule on my whiteboard and adhereing to it, here’s what I did:
- Backing up my websites and other important data onto a tape, in preparation for storing it
- Doing my devotions.
- Maintaining my garden (adding chemicals to the pond,
re-fillingthe thistle feeder, etc.).
- Paying all my bills — and finding, in the process, that I have more money than I thought I had, so I actually could pay off all my bills.
- Arranging to buy this cel from Mangaya:
- Practicing my comic strip drawing. I’m to the point now where each time I draw the same face, it looks like the same face.
- Finishing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
It’s worth it.
Tomorrow I plan to go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival. As much as I enjoy Renfests, the problem with them is that, if I were to buy anything at a Renfest, I’d buy something expensive like a good sword or a complete Renaissance outfit. I can’t satisfy myself with a few trinkets, though a friend has recommended that I visit the gaming booth.