Hi All!! Things are back to normal here after the barbeque..even Charlie has recovered from acting as unofficial dustbin for Chris's burnt offerings. He positioned himself next to the barbeque and despite warnings not to feed him, it just happened that the over done bits "fell" onto the patio. Strange that isn't it? Why do kids, no matter how large, try to kill of our pets with kindness? But despite that they all survived even with the cold weather and bad cooking!
I was thinking today about time...yes, too busy again and trying to catch my tail. We say such funny things about it...like buying time, costs time and time is money. All of these link time with money...does that just signify that we feel time is precious or does it mean that we feel our time is wasted if we're not doing something? Or do we think that time not spent earning money is a lost opportunity?
What about lost time......this one is crazy....how do we loose it? Does it just creep past us hoping we won't catch it...or do we drop it on our way to the shops. I can just imagine someone asking "Excuse me you haven't seen my time have you? I seem to have lost it". It just goes to show how silly some of the things we say are if you stop to think about them.
We talk about free time.....implying that it's time we give away without charge, or that we waste. It's strange but I had never realised that time and money are linked so often in our day to day speech.
I like many others never have enough hours in a day and often worry about wasting time. Why are we so driven by the clock ....how many times do you look at your watch or clock in a day..even on weekends? I feel naked without my watch, the only times I don't wear it is in the shower and in bed.
I think it's a shame that we are so clock driven. I know we need to be punctual for appointments but surely our whole day shouldn't be time orientated? The next chance I get I'm going to leave off my watch for the day and just do things in my own time...what a luxury!! Knowing me I'll forget and go searching for the clock!!
What I should do is take the time to watch the sunset, see nature come alive, feel the rain, hear the birds sing and so many other things that I often miss in my frantic chase to follow the clock hands.
The good news is this weekend is Easter the family are all gathering here and yes, the lovely Lilly is coming too. I am happy to announce that she is staying with me for a couple of days and I have got lots of plans to keep her occupied. I thought a walk in the forest...well the edge of it...her little legs are small and perhaps some finger painting..if I can keep Charlie out of it. I can just imagine him lending a paw!!! The kitchen would be in a fine mess. I think I'll take a few photos to add to my Lilly 0-5 albums. There will be quite a few of them by the time she has reached the ripe old age of 5 years!!
It's almost time for Charlie's last walk and so I need to go (see, time is rearing it's ugly head again!). So check below if you want the link for Big Boy Kitty, for those little gentlemen.
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(If you missed the girl Pretty Kitty then check Monday's post for the download link.)
Be good and see you soon!! Watch and see how often you think about time in your day...it will surprise you!!