Okay. You saw there was some blasting going on at poor Tina for her idea of a "busy day." I was going to write a very long comment in response, but instead, I thought I'd share it with you here. (And honestly, I got so damn mad, I couldn't stop typing.)
Y'all are right, not all our Mondays look like this. Yes, some people do have an office they are required to sit in for a requisite number of hours. Yes, some people don't get to run errands or take a break for fitness in their work day. Does that mean they are any less busy/hectic during the day? No.
Before you blast me, why don't you take a look at a stay-at-home mom's Monday schedule. They don't have an office to go to, but they do have kids to get up, clothe, pack lunches for and get them to their school(s). Oh, after getting up extra early to get themselves ready, I might add. Does their day end there? No. They're back to the house to clean, prep dinner, grocery shop, run errands. Then it's time to pick up the kids and the real fun starts. After school snacks are made, dinner is cooked, homework is checked, laundry is done, dishes are cleaned, baths are drawn. Then PJs, bedtime stories and goodnight kisses. The day's not over yet, boys and girls! Then there's more cleaning, prepping bags for the kids for the next day and then maybe, finally, a moment to rest and read or watch tv.
That mom didn't park herself in an office all day. Does she have any less of a busy day? No. She ran errands, she shopped and probably did things like take the dog out for a walk or maybe even a fitness DVD if she had time.
Everyone has different kinds of days. I used to be jealous of people that got to stay home all day and work. Until I realized it was TWICE the work than if I'd been sitting in the office. I used to be jealous of the people that left a full time jobs to run their own business. Until i realized that it took a huge amount of work. More than sitting in an office all day, more hours than the normal workday just trying to take care of every little detail. It's easy to judge from the office chair and say that's an awesome day, or that's what my weekend looks like. I think a pretty good example of how real life sometimes works when you're running your own business. Some days, you sit in front of the screen for 18 hours. Some days, you get to see a duckling family and shop. So, chill out and enjoy the the view outside your office chair, huh?
What do you think? Were the anonymous commenters right on Carrots N Cake? Does her day not count as busy? What does your busy day include?