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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Value of Time

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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Download Big Boy Kitty here

(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!!

18 comments:

Ann said...

I took some TIME and read your post, it made me laugh. But you are right about how time rules us. I watch the clock for 40 hours every week trying to get as much worked crammed into each 8 hour day as I can. And then my time away from work is spent trying to slow time down so I can do all those fun things in life. Have a wonderful Easter and looking forward to seeing those Lilly pictures that you'll be taking

Designed by K said...

Oh June..you truly brighten my day er or my night as it is at the moment. I so agree..I'm always saying stuff about time and blah blah blah..I would love to just sit back take a day or a couple and not worry about what that blasted clock tells me its time for LOL! Glad that everyone made it through the smokefest heehe and that you will have more time with Ms Lilly this weekend..she is such a doll! Have a wonderful Easter my friend ... xoxo K

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zorlone said...
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zorlone said...

Hello Cen,
This is a good post. We can reflect on the time we spend and how it passes us by. Sometimes we think that the quantity is better than quality, but I would still prefer the latter.

Even if you spend only a few minutes with your loved ones, as long as they are all meaningful and unforgettable, the time you shared is priceless compared to the long hours of being together without actually sharing anything.

You have a very nice site. Family oriented and friendly. I hope to be back soon. (This contest is taking up a lot of my TIME LOL)

Best regards and Happy Easter,

Z

Keryn said...

Hi June,

Well you really like to get me thinking don't you ... well at least it keeps the old grey matter active.

What about:-
There is a right time for everything:
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to harvest
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to destroy, a time to rebuild
A time to cry, a time to laugh,
A time to grieve, a time to dance
A time for scattering stones, a time for gathering stones,
A time to hug, a time not to hug,
A time to find, a time to lose,
A time for keeping, a time for throwing away
A time to tear, a time to repair,
A time to be quiet, a time to speak up
A time for loving, a time for hating
A time for war, a time for peace
- Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 8

And I had mum thinking this over too - lol.

How about:-
Time waits for no man
It's about time
A matter of time
Father time
Time flies
The sands of time
A stitch in time
Could you spare the time
Having the time of my life

lol

Thanks mate - I just love your posts.

Hugs, Keryn

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning June!!!!!!!
Your so right about the clock watching!!!!!!!!
I dont do it so much any more only when I get to see my little sweet granddaughter!!!!!!!! LOL
TY so very much for todays CUTE mini!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Van said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

eilajean said...

What a lovely post, and quite thought provoking! I only wear my watch when I am going to town, and even then I don't really need it, since there is a clock on my cell phone, and in my car... My husband is retired. We live in the woods in the middle of nowhere. We don't need a lot, since we don't spend a lot... When he retired, his daughter gave him a "Day Clock" It does not tell the time - it tells which day of the week it is. The sad thing is that periodically I have to check it. How crazy is that? But I do not mind, I do get to see sunsets, and listen to the river...

It was not always this way. I was a single mom, and worked very hard for many years. I guess that is why I don't mind not rushing around... Although I do have several pages to get busy on for my son's book - 50 done... 50 to 70 to go... and 10 days to get it done.

On a final note, Time sent with Lilly will be "Time Well Spent"!!!!

Have a wondrous day June!

eila

LazyKay said...

So glad you survived the cremation!

Love your sheets.

Love your blog.

xxxxxx

TragedyScrapinAnne said...

LOL funny post hun....just wanted to let you know I moved blogs....
http://keepsake-creators.blogspot.com/

Come on by soon!!!

Have a wonderful easter!!!!

Happy Scrapin' Kat

FromThe Creek said...

You are so right about time! There really is never enough. I was just telling my hubby that it would be nice to slow things down around here...that is other than the necessary things that need to be done.

I have been a bit absent here lately...so I am going to go have a look about your blog!

Hugs,
Christy

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Chichiboulie said...

I don't have a watch!!! And as much as I used to be very punctual (even early) I find more and more that I'm later and later and sometimes even forget completely. I blame it on the kids though.

mungo said...

Thank you for this true blue cutie

RedShoes said...

June - I love reading your blog. Have a blessed Easter and enjoy being surrounded by your loved ones.

Joan said...

Wonderful thoughts on time! Really made me think. And thanks for the cute little boy kitty.

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