Saturday, March 26, 2011

Home and Life

With all the money spent on buying, renting, remodeling, refinishing, decorating, redecorating, furnishing, painting, cleaning, maintaining, gadget-ing, appliance-ing, we spend very little time in our homes. Most work outside the home, and have many activities during the evenings and weekends. Most of our time is spent in our beds sleeping.
According to a study by the National Sleep Foundation, the average employed American works a 46-hour work week; 38% of the respondents in their study worked more than 50 hours per week. And people average around 7 to 8.5 hours of sleep.
Hours in a week    168
 Work                       46
 Sleep                       56
Left over                   66 hours
[FYI viewing television average is 30 hours a week]

That doesn't include commuting time, grocery shopping, or any extra activities (sports,gym, church, dates, entertainment).
Why do we spend so much money and effort in purchasing homes and making them look good and yet spend so little time on living life at home? How can staying home take so much effort? I want to enjoy being in my home and spend my time with my family. I don't want to be busy, I have books to read, kids to play with, laundry to wash and recipes to try.  

Tomorrow...How do we enjoy just being at home?

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