Ever had one of those days when you just couldn’t think what day it was?? That was me today! I swear it has felt like Thursday all day long! I do not know why either. I just remember when I got up this morning thinking “I am so glad tomorrow is Friday!” Wait….it’s not Thursday, it’s only Tuesday! What am I supposed to do with that? Ugh….
Time is one of those things that has eluded me for years. I don’t understand it, how it moves, where it goes and what exactly would I do with another 3 hours a day? Nothing different I am certain. Except I would find something else to fill that time and wonder how I could get 3 more hours to my day. When we were young, our elders told us “The older you get, the faster it goes!” Fffttt…..what did they know? Well, it turns out maybe they did know what they were talking about. The older I get, the faster it does seem to go. Minutes, days and weeks tick off the same as always, but for some reason, I have the illusion of having MORE time than I actually do. Wait…what?
I have never been a good judge of the amount of time something may take. If I think it would/should only take 15 minutes, chances are good it will take 30 or more. I should always allow myself more than I do to get the things done I need to do. But alas, I don’t So my poor hubby is usually waiting on me to finish doing whatever it is I need to do before we leave to go somewhere, cook dinner, do the taxes……whatever. I really do try not to be late anywhere. It is a huge pet peeve of mine. Ironically I am usually late and it is no one else’s fault but mine! LOL! This something I am working on. Even though I am notoriously an 11th hour person, somehow, I always find a way to get it done.
Our daughter has, unfortunately, inherited my poor sense of time. She and I can blame part of it on our ADD. Yes, we have both been formally tested and diagnosed with it, but neither of us take any medication. There are other coping skills but there are downfalls just the same and those around us have to suffer the consequences. I am sorry about that and I always wonder what my life in school would have been like had I know what ADD was and had medication to help me get my schoolwork done. Staying on task is still a huge issue. I can literally be in the middle of a sentence when a random thought will come to me and I will start talking about a whole new subject. This STILL drives my husband nuts, but he has learned to live with it to some degree. My friends just laugh, change with me, or bring me back to the subject.
Wasn’t it just yesterday I was sitting in Mr. Owen’s 8th grade class and thinking, “I will be a senior in high school before I know it!” And here I am ?? years out and Don’t Even get me started on my daughter graduating from college! *Was that a squirrel”*