Having spent all of last year (and then some) writing Planet Home and The Butcher’s Guide To Well-Raised Meat, I’m trying to come back to the world of working more regular-ish hours. This includes a no-computer policy after 10 p.m. weeknights and, um, all weekend long. This is for my sanity and for the overall health and enjoyment of the whole family.

So far so bad.

I’m sort of managing the after 10 p.m. weekday part. Basically. And weekends I’m middling through at only being on email/texting etc. when it pertains to weekend-specific plans. But wow there are a lot of people emailing me work questions I’m itching to answer after 10 p.m. and all weekend long. Perhaps I should suggest they also adopt similar computer and social media pauses?

The whole attempt means I wind up creating a long list of things I know I have to do Monday morning on Sunday nights. Not the most relaxing scenario. Especially as I did actual work today, giving a Planet Home-linked talk at the Child Grows In Brooklyn Baby Expo (wearing, I might add, a very cute organic sweater–a fantastic gift from Eileen Fisher).

On my To Do list this week:

  • reading through intern resumes (how telling that I need an intern in order to have enough time to hire an intern)
  • all of my regular work (enjoying my PracticallyGreen.com editing!)
  • being a mom to a 5-year-old
  • taxes!
  • writing blog, articles, and more
  • all of that Tweeting and Facebooking my publisher really seems to want me to do
  • going to Edible Manhattan’s Good Meat issue party with my Butcher’s Guide co-author (Fleisher’s was lovingly featured in the magazine)
  • organizing a meeting for my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
  • preparing for the make your own cleaning products seminar I’m giving at Stone Barns Center For Food & Agriculture next weekend

And that’s just the tip o’ the iceberg. But I’m still going to turn off my computer at 10 p.m. Or else.

How is your week looking?