Saturday, December 17, 2011

I May Be Slow, but Time Stops for No One

No matter how I try to arrange it, I always seem to be running out of time. I thought for a while it was because I was getting up late, but it's the same even whether I get up at 7.00 or 11.00. In my head I want to blog every day or every other day -- but finding the time and quiet required doesn't seem to mesh. The thing is I don't feel as if I'm doing that much that I should feel so behind the 8-ball!

Daily life is full of mundane little  tasks that make up a large portion of the whole. From the daily ablutions to lights out seems a non-de-script journey of this and that -- and this and that feels as though it's interfering with the greater tasks I think I have or should be setting for myself!

I cannot do anything in a hurry. The Man can rush around town in a flash. Everyone I know walks faster than I do -- I have always always ambled my way from here to there... The Man never ambles -- so I'm always 20 paces behind him! We live in the town center, but that doesn't make my trips to the high street any faster than when we lived in the suburbs and I had to take the train into town! There was a children's story when I was small called "The Pokey Little Puppy" -- well that pup is now a slow old dawg!!!

The problem with blogging is that I cannot catch up with the ones I am following and comment and write a post. I generally have to do one or the other. When I log onto blogger though I cannot resist having a look at the new postings and once I have a look I've got to go there -- and before you know it it's time to start a meal, or go here or there, or something's on television or whatever...

Oh, hell, I'd better go now and take a nap -- before I run out of time ... but maybe first, a nice cup of tea ...


  1. G'day Broad. I know exactly what you mean. Once I start looking at all the blogs I follow and then try to leave a comment on most of them, the time has flown by. Some days I seem to spend more time on the computer than doing anything else. There is really never enough time in the day for me to do everything that I plan.Speaking of which,it's now time to get hubby and I something to eat, so I had better go. I think I will turn the jolly computer off now. That will solve the problem!!!! Take care. Liz...

  2. I know, once I get engrossed in the blogs that I follow, the time just whizzes by.

    I've no complaints though, I love it.


  3. Hello Katherine:
    We should, if we were you, make a virtue out of all of this. In fact we should trade on the amount of time which it takes us to do a single thing as a reason for never getting round to so many of life's activities which are either too tedious for words or are things one inherently dislikes.

    After all, life is rather too short to waste time polishing the kettle. Begin there, and expand this to include everything in a day you do not wish to do.

  4. I'm with the Hattatts...just a pity that people around me seem to need to eat and drink at distressingly frequent intervals.

  5. @liz: it's good to know I'm not alone with this problem! Turn off the computer? ;-)

    @SP: I love it, too. Maybe it's that Puritan guilt thing -- if you like something it must be wrong! I've promised myself to put some cookies together this afternoon. Haven't made cookies for a long time -- too busy blogging!

    @Hattatts: Rest assured you darling people, that polishing the kettle is definitely not my cup of tea! Though I might wipe it off it gets gungy with something sticky -- like jam or something... Thank you for some timely advice, which I will definitely take to heart!

    @Fly: Yes, it the people around one that is the problem -- especially when they don't do the cooking. Or the meal planning. Fortunately, I did establish a golden rule a long time ago that I'd do dinner, but as for breakfast and lunch, "You're on your own. There's the tea, there's the this and there's the that!"

  6. It is the season for indulgences, and a nap is right up there. Happy Holidays.

  7. You try to post every day or every other day? Good on yer Broad...I live alone and I'm lucky if I post once a week. I think it's called procrastination...hehehehehe. But keep it up dearie...I love reading about your to tea...hmmmm, I wonder how hard it would be to teach my Bichon mix, Sophie, to put the kettle on?

  8. Gosh, you set your sights high, Broad. I decided when I started blogging that I'd aim for 3 times a week max and usually it's less than that. Like you I love reading other blogs and commenting and reckon to spend at least as much time on that, as on writing my own blog. The problem is that it's too easy to add great new blogs to the ones I follow. Sigh....

    Mind you, the more time I spend away without TV the easier I find it to prefer blogs and blogging to TV, when at home with one available.

  9. You just described my life and that is scary. I amble too and never get where I am going. Even though I'm not sure where I'm going.
    Retirement is that way. We have the freedom to have tea, a nap, a slow amble to town, a nap, tea, etc etc. Like you if I blog then I don't have time to read everyone's blog. So I pick and choose and do whatever I'm lead to do at that moment. Right now I'm lead to go write a blog. So see ya later. Barb

  10. You and me and a whole host of other bloggers too, sister.
    It's too bad, but it can't be helped.
    Feeling better yet? Listen to your wise old auntie Friko, she who can dawdle away a day without any prompting and whose usual speed, if left to her own devices, is slow, slower, slowest. I haven't yet come to a dead stop, but I'm working on it.

    Re your question: well-spotted; that angel is indeed the conductor of a whole little angel orchestra.

  11. Give yourself a break, Broad, and enjoy that nap and cup of tea! I really know what you mean about time flying when blogging or reading and commenting! Today is my reading and comment day. Maybe tomorrow, I'll write a new post. Or maybe the day after.....

  12. Beautiful lyrics, Christmas is endearing,
    These days I wish peace and happiness come to your house.
    Happy Holidays!.
    a hug.

  13. @ Rosaria: I must remember that: "The season for indulgences"!
    @Perpetua: As you may have noticed, as far as posting every day or every other day -- I am a complete failure! 2 or 3 times a week is a more likely possibility. I agree, blogging is much more entertaining than most television -- I just can't wean myself away from sitting in front of the fire!
    @ Barb: I usually know where I'm going as I amble along -- I just keep getting waylaid!
    @Friko: I like your speed! What an interesting race we could have ;-)It's reassuring to know so many other bloggers are in the same boat... Love that little orchestra!
    @ Kathy: Good advice Kathy -- It's 3:30 a.m. and soon time for another nap ...

  14. I totally understand. Once I start cruising the blogs of my friends, I get nothing else done. Add in cruising the blogs of my enemies and, well, that just takes FOREVER!

  15. Hello there,
    I came upon you through the Hattatts.. I related to what you wrote on this blog. I think i have become addicted. I found myself at 2am looking at my followers the other morning.. decided to have a cup of tea , and then went back to bed.

    look forward to passing by again in the new year.
    Wishing you a Happy Christmas.. hope you will pay me a visit

  16. Sully: You do make me laugh!

    Val: Welcome to my blog. Thank you for your visit and I look forward to visiting your blog shortly!

  17. Hey Broad, why can't I access your latest post? It appears on my list of blogs as posted yesterday but try as I might, the only thing I get is 'page not found.' Please tell your computer that I think it's fibbing...or maybe it's my computer hiding your stuff because its jealous? In any event I want to read it and I can't...can you advise?

  18. @Astrid: I'm on a learning curve as far as 'scheduling' future posts! One escaped, but I captured it again!


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