Well, I’ve been cruising through this month, doing my best to stay away from wasting time via online gaming or mindless browsing. When I started, I just took a mental note as to what qualifies for these activities and have proceeded accordingly. There were a few major time wasters that I really wanted to avoid. In my mind, Sudoku didn’t count as one of those. In the past, I haven’t spent much time playing Sudoku, plus I figured it is something that “exercises” the mind. So I made it fair game for this month. That was working pretty well until this past weekend when we went for a visit to my wife’s parent’s house. While there, I played several games of Sudoku. I didn’t really have much to do (since the kids were occupied with their grandparents) and I didn’t have my computer to work on some of my current projects. I figured I might as well play a game or two.
After 5-6 games, my beautiful wife gently called me over. She looked at me and said: Sudoku totally counts! Busted. I had just wasted an hour or more that I could have spent hanging out with my family. Note to self: be ready to change the rules for each month as is needed.