The time has come to smell the flowers. Our nation is always on the go. I was always on the go. Get up early in the morning, work, shop, cook, transport kids, – when do we stop. I am guilty of this type of life also. There is never enough time in the day to accomplish all we have to do.
So what if we stopped – turn off the electronics, sit on the patio with a cup of coffee and a good book for what? an hour or two? Will the world come to an end? Cant the shopping wait until tomorrow or later? This world is always on fast forward and life is short. When was the last time you took a bath. Not enough time? Sure, a shower is quicker but not as relaxing.
Take time – read more, drink that cup of coffee on your patio not in the train station. More and more young people are having heart attacks because of the fast pace and continuous working in our lives.
Take time to smell the
It seems this generation does not follow tradition much. When cleaning out my house a few years back to move, I found items from when my children were young. Asking them if they would like their cherished memories to keep for themselves, they all were not interested. Guess we live in a “throwaway society” and I think that is sad. When my in-laws passed I kept some of her items she had – special mugs, some pictures, wall hangings and plates.
I also have some items for myself like pictures, even precious moments dolls, along with bracelets and even my dog’s collar who passed away. I cant seem to part with some things. But what will happen to them when I pass on.
I recently came across an item Avon is selling that made me think of these memories. Bracelets and earrings called Cherished Memories……
Find them here … and get your cherished bracelet for only $7.99 and the earrings (all 7 pairs) for $9.99…..and just maybe you will be able to pass them on.
Yesterday I spent two hours going over papers. Reading, signing and having them notarized. Picking options, making copies … Today I sorted through them re-checking everything to make sure I had all the forms properly filled out.
Tomorrow I will take all these papers and go directly to the office where I will put in my Retirement papers to make it official. How do I feel you ask me (or maybe you dont) but I really cant explain it. Happy, Sad, Afraid, Sorry, Excited…
All of the above. I want to because it is time. I look forward to doing whatever I want, waking when I want – even if it is early in the morning. Shopping in stores that are not crowded – doing errands during the week instead of everything on Saturday or even better, on my way home from work.
Yes, I am looking forward to it…..will let you know how it went – they say it will take about two hours….well, once it is done all I have to do is finish out the rest of the school year (12 days but who’s counting) and – that’s it!
And sometimes yellow…..the only good thing about all the rain we are getting is my roses are blooming…..
Are you a bowler? Have you ever been. That was one sport (if you can call it a sport) that I loved and excelled in. I even belonged to a league. Now at the age of 70 I am more inclined to stay away (the knees arent what they used to be) but I still love to watch it….
So this weekend when I was invited to my grandson’s birthday at a bowling alley, I was excited to go. And I wasnt disappointed. The kids had a ball, and I loved watching them. Taking pictures of them, and the way they got into bowling was great. They also had arcade games there so the little ones who didnt want to bowl could be entertained.
And what better food than pizza, chicken fingers, and french fries……
It has been a hectic week even though we had Monday off. It seems miss one day of work, double up on the next few days. Especially when my co-worker was off today and will be off tomorrow.
I get to come in on her hours – 7 am to 2:30 pm – getting up earlier than usual, and facing the work day earlier. Of course I love leaving at 2:30 because I still have most of the afternoon for myself….Well, not all to myself. Grandkids were over so it was a matter of entertaining them, cooking for them and answering all their questions.
Now they have left and it is quiet here……deciding on dinner for myself, maybe some reading – enter some orders into my Avon account….and then will have to get up early again for another coverage tomorrow.
But in the meantime I am enjoying the change in weather – the doors are open for 74 degree weather, and the sun is shining. A big change from the rainy, cloudy weather we have been having.
Enjoy each day……….
While the years flew by I tried so hard to make it work. I tried being obedient and tried fighting back. But there was no happy medium. It was either your way or the highway. So I took the highway. Leaving was hard but for my own sanity I moved in with a friend until that arrangement didn’t work.
So I looked for my own place, found it and continued to have some peace of mind. You once tried to patch it up but on your terms…which weren’t mine. I tried to meet somewhere in the middle but you slammed the door…it didn’t work.
So I continued to stay away – you never got along with my husband either – that hurt the most…and you never really knew your grandchildren – 5 of them….we all missed out. And now there are great-grandchildren – you would have had 9 of them. You missed out on cuddling them and holding them – but then again I don’t believe you were capable of doing that – or at least it never happened with me.
And so now that you are physically gone, I have decided to look beyond the loss and feel blessed with what I accomplished – and love my children, their spouses and all my grandchildren….more hugs, kisses and “I love yous” … because “we never got along”.