Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Friday, May 8, 2009

If I Could Put Time In A Bottle, Or Get Off Your Butt And Do Something

      Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
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Remember the old Beatles song I'm a Loser? It's been playing through my head all morning. And it's already been a long morning (thank you Secret for doing a big horse scream before the birds were up).

Since Tuesday morning I have had the place to myself, as far as no other two-legger being around. I had such grand plans schemed in my mind. And that's where they stayed. The clean house I was to have, no. The day lily transplant project which would be completed, no. Horses brushed to gleaming glory, hardly. How can one person waste so much time? Obviously very effectively.

Alright, I'm a loser. A loser of time, which I can't reclaim. Crap. I also have a zero learning curve because I will do this again, the next chance I have for uninterrupted projects will result in my looking around at the end of the week with a glazed expression wondering what I did with my time. Trying desperately to reel it back in so I can have a do over. Fat chance.


11 comments:

  1. I know just what you mean...I am always doing 10 things at once and not completing one fully. I like to call it puttering.

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  2. Glad to hear I am not alone in this!

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  3. Well, after I fed the gaping mouths in the barn this AM I did start the dishwasher. I'm on a roll, baby!

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  4. Ha...how true is this? I look at the clock at night and think what the heck did I do today? Somehow, somewhere, time marched on and I just stood still...nothing accomplished. The dishwasher is a good start...keep on rolling!!

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  5. This plant is the only green thing in my yard. My mom keeps telling me to pull it because it is a weed, but I like it. Do you know what it is called?

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  6. I think they are wild violets. I love them and have them all over the wooded areas of my place. This is right out my door in the red twig dogwoods.

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  7. Oh I would love to have time in a bottle, what a fabulous thought!

    I'm actually doing pretty good today, but I have deadlines that are fast approaching so that is always a good motivater.

    Enjoy your puttering, it's a beautiful day!

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  8. hehee. Um, yes, so with you on this one. I can't even clean without reading the old newspapers. I'm hopeless.

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  9. I'm glad I'm not the only loser of time. Deadlines help, but I find as I get older, I don't care about them s much. Oh dear. Reading the newspaper instead of tossing it is not a good sign.

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  10. Very relatable. I have had a week off work and have nothing to show for my free time. Oh, except burnt cookies.

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  11. It's a darn good thing that I can't think of how that song goes, because surely it would HAVE to become my mantra.
    I putter throughout my days, I putter.

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I really appreciate the concept and sentiment behind awards, but I cannot participate in them anymore. I have too may and I have not got the time to devote to participating properly. To all who have honored me, I am grateful but I don't have seven more things to tell anyone about myself! And I'm a terrible passer-oner.