Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What's an hour worth?

Good morning all. Hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. Or if not, may your week be that way. I am committed to blogging, but finding myself so time challenged. Don't forget me if a few days have passed and there is nothing new. I promised to get to it at least once a week.

 This weekend an extra hour was taken from us with the start of daylight savings time. So now I wake up in the dark. I'd rather wake up in the light! I wish as a nation, they would pass a rule and leave the clocks alone. When you travel to the Caribbean,  the sun always sets early, and I don't mind it a bit. They don't change their clocks. The sun rises and sets at it's natural time. The days growing shorter in the winter and longer in the summer months. Ok, so that's my two cents about the time change. No more complaining about losing that extra hour.

Things around here have been busy. Do I sound like a broken record? I'm still at my brothers twice a week. It helps that the weather has been glorious. Warm and sunny this week, with temperatures 60-70 degrees! Everything is better when the weather is nice. Things are starting to go into full swing for the upcoming wedding. We are looking into rehearsal dinner places right now, shower plans are being made, and then there is that all important dress to shop for. I think it will be a last minute thing. I am doing okay with the eating, but it really does get challenging when your routine is changed.. I wish I had an extra hour in the day. Oh wait,...I did,...until last Sunday!

That's no excuse really. I realize how often I waste time and just can't account for where the day went. Does that ever happen to you? Of course it's all well and good to be a slug and waste some time when you planned for it, and there is nothing urgent or pressing that has to be taken care of. But when things get put off that need to be done, it's bad news. It makes me feel like I blew a good opportunity. More importantly I wasted the finite minutes of my life doing absolutely nothing.

 Did you ever think about how 1/2 hour on the treadmill can seem like eternity? The minutes ticking by, so slowly. Yet when you only have 30 minutes to blog, chat with a friend, catch up on facebook or pinterest, the time flys by. I have come to think its all a matter of perception. It's the same thirty minutes. How can it seem to go on forever and then at other times, fly by so quickly?

 So now when I hop on the elliptical, or the treadmill, I say to myself  the following. "It's only 30 minutes. That's not long at all. In fact it's hardly any time at all. This will go by quickly." And in fact it really does, when I change my mindset.

Thought for the day:  "Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."   Harvey MacKay


  1. Good advice! And so true. Hope you find your hour somewhere this week. :)

  2. Hee hee, I love the time change. I love it when it stays lighter longer in the evening; more time for hubby and I to sit in the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature that surround us.

  3. I hate losing that hour too Pattie but I do love the extra hour of daylight. I LOVE the month of July the most because the sun is still out & shining at 9pm! I havent been blogging much lately. Just not feelin it for some reason. I hope all is well. Miss you!

  4. I often wonder how quickly time flies when I am having fun, and how slowly it crawls when I am not!
    Another good post today:)
    I don't know what it is about the Spring forward, but I took naps on Sunday and Monday....I hadn't done that in months! We are having horrible, ugly, dreary weather, so that doesn't help. It is actually sunny right this second! Wow!
    Hugs back to you:)

  5. I don't like the hour taken either - its messing up my already not sleep. But I do like the evenings longer.
    I did not want to walk today and had to force myself. The weather was great though.
    I hope you get everything done and have a great day :-)

  6. I am a big believer in the universe matching your thoughts, words, and intentions, so I definitely try to keep mine in a positive place.

  7. Great blog and boy does it seem like 30min on a treadmill can be forever. I always talk about when we were kids time seemed to go so slow and now that I am older time goes so fast. So I need to enjoy each and every minute that I have. Hope you are having a awesome week.

  8. I personally do not like changing the time twice a year AT ALL. It always thew my kids sleep schedules way off when they were young and also for at least a week after the switch we are all still thinking, "it's really ____o'clock". Good for you for getting on the treadmill. It's hard for me to get my mindset to the fact that it could go as fast as a half hour blogging or reading! I always thought walking and talking with someone went really fast..but I can never find anyone to walk with. Everyone is so busy these days.