time confetti

(名詞) 一個人一天中零零碎碎的短暫休閒時間。

What are the most frequent contributors to your time confetti? If you could convert all of your confetti into leisure time, would you feel guilty?
—"Reading Group Guide: Overwhelmed," Book Keeping, January 31, 2014

I wrote a few paragraphs of this column between school drop-off and an appointment. I sent a bunch of emails between making dinner and taekwondo. Bedtime reading with the kids, then more writing at 1 a.m., after a few hours of sleep. Then back up at 4 a.m. to write and sign up for summer camp.

There's a name for this. It's called "time confetti."
—Petula Dvorak, "Welcome to the land of Overwhelmia," The Sydney Morning Herald, March 17, 2014