That's the explanation.
Because I treasure each and every one of my internet friendships, I shall elaborate.
I spend an inordinate amount of time at bus stops now.
Getting to work takes two buses, both of which I have to wait for, because they don't pull up automatically at the snap of my fingers.
Getting home again takes two buses, both of which....well, read the above sentence.
And with winter, the bus schedules frequently run late with more people using the bus and rain slowing down traffic etc.
It's quite tiring, so by the time I get home, (after hours of scanning, lifting and bagging giant economy sized everything), I crash on the couch and wake up at dinner time some nights.
Another reason is the iffy connections I have now.
There are two time windows during which connecting to the internet is reasonably quick and trouble free.
Evenings between 7pm and 10pm, which doesn't work so well as I have to be in bed by 10pm when working the next day.
Mornings from 2am, (when I'm asleep) to 7am when I'm following my morning get to work routine.
To get around this I've been getting up much earlier than I need to, just to get a post done and published, and a couple of other blogs read and commented on.
(If I lose track of time, I really have to rush to get my bus, which throws off my whole day).
Other times I'll stay up later than I should, reading and answering emails and catching up on blogs, sometimes preparing a post for publishing the next morning. Which means I'm tired in the morning....
For a while I was preparing a week of posts or at least a couple of days and scheduling them to post on days and dates at times chosen by me.
This no longer works.
I don't know what's going on with Blogger, but scheduled posts do not appear on the day or at the time I've chosen, so I've given up on doing it. For now.
(Let's not mention the new (improved??) dashboard page which is much, much, slower to operate especially if I'm loading photographs.)
With these two time consuming reasons, plus time actually working, I find myself with little time to do other things properly. Housework for me is just maintaining the standard, so that's pretty much under control, except I haven't washed my floors in months.....
I have books I want to read, movies I want to see, on my Fridays off I have appointments that need to be kept, which again involves waiting around at bus stops!
Cooking and shopping also need to be done, and then there's the blogs I haven't managed to catch up on during the week..........there's sleep too, I find myself nodding off over the keyboard, on the bus, after reading less than a chapter of a real book.
All of this when I am increasingly more tired and in more pain, ( the later shift I now do is much harder work than the early mornings I used to do), and all I want to do is stay in bed and sleep.
And sleep and sleep....
I need to continue working, so something has to change.
Mondays to Thursdays I go to work, Fridays I often have appointments, mostly dental, sometimes medical, and if the weather is fine, I'll do the washing so that things have 3 days to dry.
Saturdays after the shopping is done, has been and will continue to be my main internet time.
This is when I used to prepare posts, load photos and schedule everything.
(I'll log on during the week, if I'm not too tired, but mostly it will be to read blogs and leave comments).
There'll be no more "click on a page, rush and wash some dishes, read the page, rush and dry those dishes" and so on. I'm stretching myself too thin that way.
I'm going back to "pick a job, get it done, log on if there's time".
I've realised the internet has taken over and I need my time back.
Ha Ha, the "short explanation" has become an essay!
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