I don't have time

I say this so often and I'm sure you do too. But it's true, isn't it?

I don't have time to sleep, but I'm so tired that I have to go to bed early, sometimes before some of my kids.

I don't have time to play with my children all day, but I make time to stop what I'm doing and listen when they talk to me. Almost always.

I don't have time to look for a new partner - and I'm pretty sure that on-line dating is not for me. But I make time to stay connected on-line and in real life. Who knows who I might bump into?

I don't have time to work because of varying family commitments *Looks at clock. Clock says 9.30am. Looks at teenagers, who are still here. But I hope to find time to get a paid job again one day.

I don't have time to get sick or injured. But of course it happens.

Not one of my worst sprains, luckily.

So I make time through gritted teeth to go to the GP and try not to stress that all my worries will turn out to be age related ailments, or worse, something serious.

I don't have time to watch TV. But I can watch Netflix, because it's available anytime, anywhere.

I don't have time to write all those long interesting blog posts that I have in my head. But I make time to write whatever I can.

I don't have time to check every post for repetition. How do you do that anyway?

I don't have time to use celebrity cookbooks, but I do make sure that we eat fairly well, with my eldest and youngest making most of their own meals (we all eat different things).

I don't have much time to spend with my friends, but at least I have Facebook.

I don't have time to care for my garden, but I do keep the front looking respectable.. you have to around here!

I don't have time to keep my house sparkling clean. Well actually I probably do, but I'm rubbish at it, and it makes my low feelings worse.

I don't have time to finish writing this post either. But I'd love to know what you don't have time to do?



11 comments:

  1. Oh bless you I hope that get's better soon. Obviously you know I have long term illness so although there are loads I want to get done I generally only have a small window of energy to do it before the exhaustion or muscular pain takes over. But I do feel for you where it's a whole other reason you haven't got time but I am dead sure you do what you can when you can........just remember to try and look after you xx

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    1. I don't how you manage to do what you do, or keep smiling in the face of long term illness xx

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  2. Years ago I studied a particular book at A-level, and it was said of one of the people in the story that she was "always busy, but always has time, and that's one definition of a lady".

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    1. I'm not sure how I feel about that quote. I wonder if there is an equivalent quote for a gentleman?

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  3. Realistuically I do have time to do all the things I need to but sometimes I just bury my head in the same and get busy with other stuff. I hope you feel on top of it all soon x

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    1. It's hard to be disciplined all the time, isn't it?

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  4. I'd love a sparkling clean house too and I never have time for it either. Somehow I always find time to do something....anything....else!
    Seriously though, I don't know how you find time to do all the things that you do. I hope that sprain gets better soon. And that a new partner finds you ;) xx

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  5. I say I don;t have time but then I beat myself up because I suspect that my lack of self discipline is just wasting the time I really do have. When I read about what you have to do every day I am ashamed of myself.

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    1. Don't ever thing that! I think anyone who has a busy life always manages to fill whatever time is available. Today is an easier day for me, so here I am on the blog :)

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  6. I seem to have a lot more time since the first born left for Uni. Mind you, he is back again soon, so I may well not have enough time anymore! :) xx

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