You have got to be the most industrious person I know. Which I have to admit makes me feel like a slouch, so slow it down, will you?HappyDaze wrote: ↑Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:35 pmOkay friends, I'm rethinking this a little bit. Is making $100 a month online doable? YES, it is very doable - and it's not difficult in and of itself. Is it "doable" if I am to have adequate time for my reading, dog walking, crafting, "frugaling", etc.? Not as much...
I spend more than an hour and a half each evening walking my dogs (first one, then the other - can't take them together). I spend another hour making my supper and cleaning up from that. Add another hour for whatever household chores I'm going to do and preparing for the next day (pick out outfit, pack lunch, etc.).
More often than not I want a shower before bed - it really helps me to cool down so I can sleep - there's another 15 minutes for showering, brushing my teeth, combing out my hair.
So - I'm thinking I'm going to stick with $50 - at least that will pay for the cost of my internet - which is also my entertainment - crafting videos, free movies, etc. That will be good and still allow me to have time for other things - you know - have a life, lol.
I got to the part about an hour making and then cleaning up after dinner and thought... whaaaat?
When I was single, I cooked for the week on Sunday afternoon. Chili. A soup or two, a lasagna for the fridge to put in the oven mid-week, froze a 'prep' for the crock pot... whatever it was, there was either going to be enough of it and salad for the side to carry me through the week, or I prepped something for a mid-week carry-over (froze soup in individual serving size pyrex and rotated the stock, for variety). Once I cleaned the kitchen Sunday night, it was DONE for the week aside for a dish or two that took 1-2 minutes to clean. The only deviation was if I invited someone over for dinner. I even baked muffins or prepped oatmeal to take to work for 5 days. My mindset was that if I was going to work all day, when I got home I was NOT going to work anymore!
Now I have teenagers and DH in the house and while from time to time we get on a once-a-week or once-a-month craze (when DD was a baby, we did once-a-month for a while but the monotony got old so we do that rarely now) or a kid cooks and the other one cleans up or DH decides to play Chopped, I work evenings after I work part time days. There's cleaning up every day, whether it's me or someone else.
Hmm...DH and I probably need to have a talk, LOL, because he may not have figured out yet that when the kids are up and out, we're going back to once-a-week kitchen work unless there's a holiday or visitors or we just feel like having people over for dinner. Because I WILL re-retire