The only downside is the number of emails that can end up filling your inbox in a very short period of time. The header is always something like: "To Give: cute puppy to a good home" or "ISO (in search of): a working microwave."
Lately, I have been wishing I could post a request for a couple of things. Wouldn't it be great if someone in my area had some extra energy in the mornings to send my way? Or some patience? Motivation would be nice, too. I don't know what it is, but I just don't feel like doing any work lately. It's not like I'm sitting around eating bonbons, while watching Oprah. It's just that that is exactly what I feel like doing (well, maybe not watching Oprah; I'd really rather be watching Cake Boss or The Office or The United States of Tara but you know what I mean).
I just don't feel like doing yet another load of laundry or mopping the floors or worst of all, cleaning the bathrooms. Not to mention how little I feel like working out. I think the problem here is that I am not seeing results; I am losing weight so slowly I will hit my goal weight in about 20 years. And the housework? As soon as the floor is mopped, someone (usually Charlotte) spills OJ all over it. The laundy piles keep growing no matter how fast I work and the bathrooms are sprinkled with pee by the kids on an hourly basis.
Maybe I should look at it as job security. I don't know, but since the work will always be there, I guess I shouldn't feel guilty about putting it aside today for an afternoon picnic at the park with friends, right?