Talk about time going fast! This year has sped by so quickly I almost can’t remember it. I remember fall because it was short and beautiful. I remember the drought because nothing grew except strangling weeds. But the rest of the year isn’t even a blur. It’s just GONE. Whoosh!
I know this feeling that time is speeding up is not unusual and I suspect that the older you get, the more you feel it whizzing past leaving you in its dust, so to speak. I can actually remember the books I read more than anything I did. Maybe that’s because we didn’t do very much? I’m sure we did something. I just don’t remember what!
Here are this week’s questions:
How organised are you in either your working or private life?
Our money stuff is very well organized. The rest of life is as organized as life allows. But honestly, other than making sure bills get paid, there isn’t all that much to organize. Maybe I’m missing something, but I think life is a lot simpler than it used to be. Organization isn’t a big deal.
Do you remember family birthdays or anniversaries and send cards?
Yes. Usually, I send electronic cards. Garry still sends snail mail cards and takes a great deal of time and thoughtfulness in selecting them.
If you see something in a shop that is an extravagance but you can afford it, do you buy it?
I don’t go shopping. Otherwise, this year I ordered some clothing, making the same mistake I always make: buying it when I was at my lowest weight so now, while it isn’t too tight to wear, it’s too tight to be really comfortable. I thought I’d settled on that weight, but now I’m up by a few (2-1/2) pounds, give or take half a pound. It’s enough to make them more snug than I like. I admit I’m much happier in clothing that’s looser than “fitted.” I guess I’ll never learn.
Are you looking forward to the New Year? 🎈🎇🎆
No, not really. As a holiday, it has never been a favorite and as a “new” year, I’m not thrilled about being a year older. Now if the clock would turn back and go the other way? I’d LOVE that!
Gratitude: What simple thing warms your heart?
All my orchids are sending up shoots and a few of them already have buds. I get a lot of pleasure from my little indoor garden.
I also really enjoy putting up our little tree. I know it’s not one of the giant sequoias many people seem to feel are necessary to prove it’s really Christmas, but I really love NOT having a giant tree taking over the living room and not having to rearrange everything. Or having to clean up those pine needles that seem to lodge themselves into every nook and cranny. Oddly, having the same tree year-to-year is satisfying in its own way.
So from us to you, enjoy the season as we roll into 2023.