Saturday, September 30, 2006

Does Anybody Really Care About Time?

I acknowledge that I like to have a current project. I seem to always have something on the front burner that demands my attention. It may be sewing, smocking, writing, speaking, cleaning (ok, NEVER cleaning,) or something I haven't envisioned yet (but I'm excited just thinking about it.) It seems to be my pace.

Last night, while I was working at Dittos for Kiddos, one of my new friends commented that I tired HER out and made HER feel guilty with all my goings. I was surprised that someone would see me as busy. She doesn't even know about Praise Team, Sunday morning class, Beth Moore study, bunko, Abbie's dance class, Abbie's speech class, Kenny's TaeKwonDo class, etc. I'm thinking she doesn't even read my blog and yall know that makes that me sit down and compose thoughts.

If she knew everything I truly do, maybe she would lie down and take a nap.

Sometimes I feel too busy - sometimes I feel that this is the way it's supposed my life SHOULD function. I think about next year without a job (presumably) to go to 2 times a week and how that will be. I'm writing this on Saturday morning without anything to do until this evening and I'm feeling free. Well, I have a pile of laundry, messy kitchen, pile of hand-me-downs to take care of - maybe I should get busy......

Did anybody recognize the song? Are you going to sing it all day?


Anthony Parker said...

I think it was by Chicago --- "Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?..."

We have to be so time concious in America. Some people know how to build relationships through their busy-ness (I think you are probably one of them), while others let activities crowd out relationships.

I was just reading Greg Taylor's blog where he said that we should stop running our kids to soccer games and put them to work with chores, household cottage industries, etc. What do you think?

Denise W. said...

It called balance. Kids need to be doing both just like we do. They need to see that work and play are things that can go together.

I do consider the way I go and do as an example for them. Also the way I tear though the house getting stuff done as just another example. I remember this as the way my parents lived their lives.

Some people don't build relationships though their busyness? This is an eye-opener for me - I have to think on that.

Anonymous said...

I think I might be one that when I get involved in too many crowds my relationships. I just get spread so thin that I don't feel like I have the time or energy for anything else. I really don't see myself as being involved in tons of things like you are, but when I sat here & thought about it, I really do have more going on than I thought. Seems like now that Cameron has started school...I feel tons more busy, and I really don't know why. Maybe just having to be up & ready early 5 days a week has something to do with it. Who knows. I think it is great you are involved in so many things though, I wish I had that drive! =)

Erica said...

Maybe I should have phrased myself better when I saw you Thursday night. It was meant as a compliment to you. I love the way that you are so on fire for the Lord and everything else that you do. I have never seen you without a big smile on your face which I look forward to each time we see one another. I feel like I am pretty busy with things but you are crazy busy. I am glad that you are so involved in things...I just wish I had your energy.

I am so glad that we are friends because I admire you so much:) Now you know that I do read your blog:)

Erica said...

Oh I forgot...I would definitely take a nap:)

Anonymous said...

I guess that I am weird. A lot of times I function better when I have a lot of commitments.

I came here from Wendy's blog. :-)

Steve Duer said...

singing - "As I was walking down the street one day" dudt dudt dutd doo.

It is Chicago. One of my favorite all time groups.