the tide of time

washes away the old

and clears the way for the new.
(thank you, google images)

I don't do New Year resolutions, but I have said to myself that I should try to take back control of my time.
Perhaps I should say try to make better use of my time.
Do more of the doing and less of the sitting on my bum thinking I should be doing (going, finishing, starting).
Even less of the lying in bed thinking I really should be getting up now, there's things to do.....

Of course, I know those statements will both fall flat on their face with the first hot day.

If I don't have to get up and go to work, I'm likely to just stay where I am, whether it be bed, couch, or chair on the porch. 
And take my time about getting things done.
After all, there's no real rush.
Not anymore.
The washing can wait, there aren't kids uniforms that need to be cleaned and ready for school.
Cooking can wait, there's no one here constantly asking when's dinner, I'm hungry, can I have something to eat?
Even shopping can wait. If I have stuff for a sandwich and milk for my coffee, I'm fine.
Maybe I'll wander up to the nearest supermarket later.....or tomorrow.

Bills get paid online, I don't even have to go out to do that.
I'm liking this much slower lifestyle where I can choose not to rush around.

On the other hand, if there's something that I'm really keen to do, something I planned and haven't changed my mind on, then I'm up at the crack of dawn getting ready, heading to the bus stop.
Unless the day is going to be too hot and that particular activity can wait for a cooler day.....perhaps in May or June.....

Let's face it, I've gotten lazy.
 Okay, lazier.


  1. That's not being lazy, that's prioritizing.

  2. Whatever you have to do expands to fit the time. When my partner was not working for a few months, he discovered and became a bit concerned at how good and comfortable he was at doing nothing.

  3. If I didn't have one I would go find me a job just so I would know the day.

  4. Delores; you're right.

    Andrew; I'm an expert at doing nothing and not at all concerned about it. I like being able to say, "I'll get to it" and if I don't it doesn't really matter.

  5. Joanne Noragon; I keep track of the days by Sundays. That's when I have a newspaper delivered because out here in the back of beyond, our shops don't open until 11am on Sundays.

  6. My washing is still on the line but I figure it's getting a nice build up of fresh ozone smell. And it's 10 a.m. and it off to the Home to see mother in about an hour or 3 after the blog run. Slowing down at our age conserves brain cells for important things and I'll let you know if I think of any.

  7. Woman like a man who takes his time
    Saith Mae West
    I'll go slow when I've made thou mine
    (Do my best).


  8. Zounds Your Lordship, I think you mean women, not woman. You'll have to do better than that.

    Hello my little darlings and happy new year to all of you, poor RH had a dirty one, women just get prettier and more remote. Well if I could get just a few I'd be dead in a week. I'm actually eating myself to death but that takes longer. How's that, meanwhile I'd give up eating altogether for that foreign-looking redhead at Coles Williamstown. OH my goodness!!!
    Well that's life, or death, take your pick. Beauty is something to live for, even it's only a look.


  9. Gee River it could almost have been me writing this post. I know I must do this, that and the other but I'd often much rather be doing something else. I know I procrastinate so badly these days. Thank you for putting into words what is often in my head. I WILL try harder this year to get on with all those things that need getting on with. That is not a NY resolution but a thought that needs to continue into 2013. xx

  10. Another blogger reminded me that we are human beings not human doings. I do spend way to much of my time beating myself up for the things not done and, while I also don't do resolutions, I would like to beat up on myself less.
    Happy New Year - and no, you don't strike me as lazy. At all.

  11. JahTeh; I'm not so sure about conserving brain cells, I think a few of mine have packed up and left me. Happy New Year.

    Lord Rochester; didn't Mae West also say diamonds are a girl's best friend? She was wrong of course. Sunscreen is a girl's best friend. Happy New Year.

    R.H. Happy New Year to you too.

    Mimsie; I'm getting quite good at procrastinating. I used to live by routine and it served me very well. But I find I just don't need that anymore, except for getting ready and going to work.
    Happy New Year.

    Elephant's Child; when I lived by my routines, I never had things left undone, but now if things don't get done, I just tell myself there's always tomorrow or next week. Some things almost never get done. I certainly don't wash the kitchen floor every day anymore, not even every week. It helps that I don't spill stuff.
    Please, don't beat up on yourself about things that aren't done, they'll still be there later and no one will suffer for the not doing. Happy New Year.

  12. Happy New Years River, hope 2013 bring you all good things.

    I don't do resolutions either and this post certainly resonates with me - maybe too much - lol.

  13. Kakka; welcome back. And Happy New Year. May it be a year of put your feet up and leave it until later.

  14. Slowing our hectic pace to an enjoyable stroll is one of the rewards for getting older. Heck, I was over sixty before I realized nothing dire would happen if I didn't make our bed! Life's too short to rush through it. It doesn't have anything to do with being lazy... like Delores said, it's just prioritizing.

  15. Susan; I spent many years making my bed every morning, just this last year I would sometimes leave it until bedtime, then just smoothing it over. The exception is if I am going out anywhere, then the bed must be made and the dishes done. I can't stand coming home to work that needs doing.

  16. I just thought I'd come back and tell you the washing is still on the line.
    See how chilled out I am.

  17. JahTeh; that is chilled indeed. Mine was on the line for over 24 hours, but it is in now, folded and put away too. I remember days when I washed in the morning, ironed in the afternoon and everything was ship shape before dinner. Things are different now and I don't mind a bit.


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