Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time

Where does the time go?  It is so elusive.

I don't have that much to do and I can not fit it all into a typical day.  I am pretty sure that I did not even brush my hair today.  I did shower, brush teeth, and floss though.  It was cold so I wore a hat when I had to go out.  So even if I did brush my hair, it would not look it.

It was also so cold that I don't have the outside work to do.  So why can't I get through my "to do" list?

I swear that fewer day light hours means that there really is less time.  Scientist should really look into this.  Twenty-four hours is not a fixed quantity.

Maybe it is because I am continually tricked into thinking it is time for bed, it's so dark, only to realize it's not even 6 p.m. yet.

Maybe it is just that time of year.  Some people love the increasing darkness, the cold, and the gathering in for a time of introspection.

Yeah, I can be introspective enough in the day light.

18 comments:

  1. My daughter and I were having this very same discussion last night. She was saying daylight savings time messed her up and she couldn't get as much done. I told her it doesn't matter what the clock on the wall says...it is still the same number of hours of daylight. (neither of us are fans of daylight savings time) but I agree, the day just zooms by before I get what I expect to do done.

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  2. I loved your last line. Me too!
    And "me too" about seeming to run out of time and not get everything fit in.

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  3. We try to tame time but we cannot. Before the industrialization people slept so much more in the winter, and sometimes they had two sleeps.

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  4. I haven't adjusted to the time change either. Amazing to me how just one hour can feel like such a difference to my inner clock. I am sleepy when I shouldn't be, awake when I should be sleeping, and hungry all of the time. And even with all of that, the days (and weeks) are flying by faster than ever.

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  5. I agree. Water aerobics in the morning and lunch and then only three hours until dark!

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  6. I love chill climate but it is difficult to live in chill climate. Can't do any work, shivering, need to be more careful that summer...

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  7. I'm really glad we don't have the time change here in Hawaii. That is one thing I don't miss about being in the Midwest. Our days are shorter here too though and I find we're not able to get our walks in now because it gets darker sooner.

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  8. I lived in New York City for 5-1/2 years and simply hated the winters. So dark, cold and dreary.

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  9. I'm like you. Dark makes me sleepy. I have to work at it to stay awake till the bedtime of the average 8 year old.
    I use to hate it when I worked. I'd just get home and it was all ready dark. I do enjoy the cold weather, just not the short days.

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  10. OK, now you're going to hear one of Muffy's famous quotes!! "Since I've retired, I have all day to do nothing, and some days I don't even get that done!" Some days that's just the way it goes.

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  11. So true. I am more tired, lethargic, and lack the motivation daylight seems to provide. Cannot wait until spring.

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  12. I don't know why but this year, it seems that it gets dark even earlier than in the past. Cant be, but it seems that way. I have found that since I retired the clocks are no longer tyrants.

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  13. If the day ever comes that I get through my entire "to do" list -- you will probably hear me letting out a big cheer all the way to your house! It just never happens and like most everyone else -- I hate the time change.

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  14. I don't finish my to-do list because I put too much on it! Summer or winter, I'm just overly optimistic! With the earlier sunsets, I've seen some real beauty in the evening sky.

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  15. Yes, the time change has really got to me too :)

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  16. The other thing that royally screws around with my mind is the changes in daylight savings time. I hate that and wish we would stop!

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  17. Thank you for putting words to my exact feelings. The "to do" list remains and my tiredness arrives long before the hands on the clock move to a decent hour for sleep.

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