I often talk about how little energy I have these days.
I figure I wake up every day with about 100 energy units. And I figure my daily life of puttering around the house takes up about 50 units. This includes dealing with McCaffrey, walking up and down the basement stairs a few times, and eating two meals at home.
That leaves about 50 discretionary units every day. I’ll probably have to reassess and reissue these numbers but they should give you a sense of what I’m talking about.
5 energy units to walk up one flight of stairs.
15 units to compose an average blog entry.
15 units to take a shower.
15 units to rinse pile of dishes in the sink.
15 units to walk 100 feet.
20 units to come up with excuse #1453.*
20 units to do a load of laundry, including carrying the basket upstairs.
20 units to talk to someone in person for an hour.
25 units to go out to lunch.
30 units to talk to someone on the phone for an hour.
30 units to compose an above-average blog entry.
35 units to go out to lunch with someone (chatting while eating).
50 units to write half a page of my novel.
*In response to a Becca special request.