Sometimes you just gotta' fill all your furnaces up with sand and let 'em bake.
Sometimes you just gotta' wait for the sun to come up.
You can't just go AFK anymore... the server will almost definitely kick you. This isn't so bad if you're just waiting for the sun, but it's not going to help you get that smoooothstone.
Thus I give you "Things To Do While You Minecraft".
In episode #1 we'll discuss "Moshing".