I never seem to make time to blog. I think about it often, but I just don’t do it. I have a number of things I want to write about, but I just never set aside the time to do it. I’ve also thought of several short topics (like this one), but I always feel like they’ll be too lame.

The truth is, I just haven’t made blogging a priority. Here are some things that I’ve been prioritizing above this blog:

  • Work (including some weekend work)
  • Kids’ activities (soccer, swim team, etc.)
  • Kids’ school work (assisting or just pestering them to get it done)
  • Netflix (I always feel pressure to watch and return what I have.)
  • TV (particularly now that the fall season is underway)
  • glass.renagerie.com (my daily photo blog)
  • Macro Monday (technically part of this blog, but gets its own priority)
  • Twitter (I’m embarrassed to admit that I rarely miss any updates in my stream, which is probably an indication that I’m overly attached.)
  • Travel (We’ve done quite a bit of travel over the last couple of years, and I don’t regret it at all. That’s another reason I need to update the budget, though: to include the fact that we’re simply going to spend more on travel than we previously budgeted.)

Of course, blogging isn’t the only thing that suffers neglect. Here are some other things I want or need to do but never seem to accomplish:

  • Tag and rate my photos from previous years (I did most of the tagging a couple of years ago, but I never quite finished so there is a gap of about 12-18 months from 2006 to 2007. Rating is easier, but further behind. I believe I’ve done 1999-2003 and 2008-April, 2009.)
  • Tag, rate and publish my current photos (I’ve yet to do the TequilaCon pics from April, or any since then.)
  • Update our budget (This has been pending for a few months now, though in retrospect, it would have been a waste several months ago due to a lot of unexpected changes when school started. But it does need to be done.)
  • Run (Though, this is also lacking simply because it’s dark in the morning when I would like to run. The extended Daylight Saving Time really puts a damper on my morning runs.)
  • Process video (would be a bigger issue if I hadn’t misplaced our camcorder (HD, about a year old, I think) back in February)
  • Reading (As my aNobii profile shows, I’ve been reading my two current books since April and May, though I’m finally near the end of each of them.)

Wow, that turned out to be a much meatier post than I had expected. Nice. ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. #1 by whall on September 26, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    I’m glad to see Lunching With Friends has made a Surprising comeback.


    • #2 by Ren on September 28, 2009 - 10:19 am

      whall – Hey, I’d Lunch with Friends more often if my friends were more available for lunch!


  2. #3 by Faiqa on September 27, 2009 - 8:16 pm

    So what you’re saying is that you have a life. I get that.

    P.S. Major giggling at whall’s use of the word “lunching.”


    • #4 by Ren on September 28, 2009 - 10:24 am

      Faiqa – Well, that and an HD TV. Seriously, before we bought our HD TV (five years ago, now — wow!), I was making good progress on reducing the amount of TV we watched. But once we’d laid out a good chunk of money for the HD TV, I felt almost guilty if I didn’t watch it. I think that feeling has mostly worn off, so maybe I should start trying to be more selective about what we watch again.


  3. #5 by whall on September 28, 2009 - 10:21 am

    Ren – oh YEAH?!??! Well’s let’s see if you can do it AGAIN! Like maybe TODAY!

    Faiqa – I giggled too. Is that so wrong?
    .-= whall´s last blog ..Iโ€™m so lucky, part 3,714 =-.


    • #6 by Ren on September 28, 2009 - 10:25 am

      whall – OK, Chili’s at Burnet & 183 at 11am or shortly thereafter. I’ll be there. Will you?


  4. #7 by whall on September 28, 2009 - 10:27 am

    Ren – FINE
    .-= whall´s last blog ..Iโ€™m so lucky, part 3,714 =-.


    • #8 by Ren on September 28, 2009 - 12:34 pm

      whall – Thanks for meeting us for lunch.


  5. #9 by marci on September 30, 2009 - 1:18 pm

    I don’t see the wife in here anywhere….hmmm ๐Ÿ™‚


    • #10 by Ren on September 30, 2009 - 2:28 pm

      marci – I was going to make some comment about this being your first comment, but double-checking revealed that it is your second. (The first was in response to are, at the time, upcoming spring break cruise.)

      “wife” is all over the place in there. You’re in the kids’ activities, TV and travel, certainly. But really, you’re so intrinsic to my life that you’re everywhere. More directly though, you aren’t something I have to consider prioritizing.


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