Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Twitter - Stolen Time

I have a confession to make: I sometimes seem so busy and driven because I am trying to get ahead of time. My father used to say you cannot literally "save time" because it keeps moving on regardless of what you do. But I do save time in my fashion. I work and work and work until I am ahead of schedule and then I have this precious stolen day to waste. A whole day.

Sometimes it does not work and because things go wrong all I have gained is time to put it right but it worked this week. I am a day ahead to hang the exhibit Thursday at Artspace Gallery. Just printing of title cards is all that remains. And realistically I could do that tomorrow morning.

So what to do with my stolen day? One thing is to continue with the Back to Exercise challenge entered into on Facebook. Day one, yesterday, went well with lots joining in. And I completed my set exercises (we each set our own). Basically I learned I could do it but that it was not as easy as I thought it would be. I have not exercised beyond the morning walk with fur kids since recovering from the flu this spring. My inactivity and tightened up tendons had begun to effect my sleep. Last night I slept like a baby but the scale this morning said I gained a pound.

I bought some nice polished agate beads from a friend on Friday. And I want to see if I can put together a necklace and earrings. Probably with other odds and ends of beads I will be able to do more than one but Christmas approaches all too rapidly and it is nice to get ahead on the gifts. This way I get to keep my favorite.

And there is one painting I could finish today and have a frame for so I could add it to the exhibit. And there is a sketch I have been working on for a 16 x 16 canyon/cliff dwelling painting. But basically today I want to rest and isolate myself from people.

I want to do what I want, when I want, and because I want, and only because I want. Mom used to call me selfish because of such moods. I see it as reward for having worked so hard I can steal away some time just for me.

5 comments:

Bee's Blog said...

I see these clocks and am reminded instantly of my father - not because of the clocks themselves but because of the Roman numerals. when I was twelve he was incensed because he realized that I did not know my Roman numerals. I was grounded as a result. I now know my Roman numerals and have used them for years to number letter pages when I'm writing in long hand!

I have to go back and re-read what i ahve to do regarding the exercises. I didn't really take it on yesterday - had something to do with my mood but I think you have given me an incentive and besides, you think that i am going to get left behind with all those babes reporting in on a daily basis??

I see doing what you want, when you want as a reward too. My problem was a guilt complex when it came to doing what I wanted to do. that was a result of having been told for years by nuns and parents that one had to be doing something 'all the time'. In the case if the nuns, it was probably to keep us out of 'sinning'!!!! Idle hands and all that..........

Bee's Blog said...

Gained a pound??? What did you eat last night that was weighing so heavily on you, or in you??

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

The last of the mango ice cream so I would not be tempted today. And BTW you set your own routine as it were. I think it is wise to pick what you know you can do and will do.

I am starting with frequent short bouts of some form of exercise because this worked so well for me after my ski accident. And I will lengthen time and add weight or difficulty as time goes on. And then rather than expend more time every day I will alternate or rotate certain exercises so a certain routine gets done line every third day say.

thebutler said...

I do realize that one way to work myself
OUT of my physical and mental exhaustion
is to exercise; I really do know this.
But at this point, neither my mind nor my
body are willing to actually begin a program.

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

I just got tired of being sick and tired and not sleeping due to pain. Because of three compressed cervical disks it is really essential I keep muscles limber. Exercise is the way.

And if you don't use it you lose it. And at our age getting muscle tone back is critical to not getting injured.