Time with Ann

I must slow time. Or I will lose it. This a woman with twice my children tells me. And a three letter name to my five.             “What?” I say. “I don’t just pray, ‘Teach me to number my days aright, that I may gain a heart of wisdom?’”             “Well,” she says, “that and  “  She pats the grass beside her. Leans back against the tree’s trunk. I lower myself. Pluck a violet....more

Mirth Monday - Daylight Savings

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home   ...more

You and Me

     Time is something that I still can't quite figure out.  Today someone asked me if I had kids.  I told her I had two and she asked me how old they were.  When I told her I had a sixteen-year-old, she was kind and said I didn't look old enough to have a sixteen-year-old.  Then we figured out we were the same age. ...more

Who Has Time For This???

Goodness, Today is Day 4 of my NaBloPoMo and I am just doing a quickie tonight!  I am in the middle of clipping at least 2 1/2 months worth of coupons (slacking!!!)  so I can make a grocery list and go shopping tomorrow.  Ugh, I have not been keeping up on my coupon binder. It is so sad to see all of these great expired coupons go to waste.  Though I do save for the troops since I believe that they are allowed to use expired ones up to six months past the date.  But they are wasted on me!   ...more

Is Time Running Out?

Actually Mummy...Tara's theme at the Photo Gallery this week is the letter T. T for Tara, T for Toys, T for Trees.... In a rare guest post here today Mummy ponders the passing of time - and realises that she has no idea where it has gone! Is time running out?...more

Be Done

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense" -Ralph Waldo EmersonHow hard is that for you to do?  I know for myself it's almost impossible.  I frequently beat myself up ad nauseam for things I've done, said, or missed.  Letting go has never been high on my list of personal skills....more
The last paragraph says so much! We really do need to live our own lives by our own rules :)more

Mom Nostalgia: What Passes In A Blink

Riding the subway with my sons, I look across to see a baby strapped to his mother’s chest, lovingly patting her face. (And then, not quite so lovingly, trying to stick his fingers up her nose.) I smile. Remember. My two are slumped against me, one at each shoulder; snuggled, tired, happy. On our way home from a boisterous day at the Cloister’s medieval festival, swords and shields safely stowed in our pack. I think the thought of all parents of older kids: “How did THAT turn into THIS?” Blink. Whoosh. ...more
@RuthNY Thank you. Yes at 9 there are whole new realms opening up, yet still they deign to hold ...more

My Most Hated Word

I am 49 years old.  And without being excessively morbid, the reality is that I am running out of time.  Time to do the things that make me happy, time to spend with the people I love, time to surround myself with the people who love me. ...more

Common Courtesy

I have a thing about timeliness.  Like a big, huge thing.  Like a deal-breaker kind of thing.If I have an appointment, I am there 20-30 minutes early.  If I am expected at a new location, I map out my route ahead of time to make sure I am there on time.  If you're picking me up, I'm ready and waiting to walk out the door when you arrive.  I consider these actions the basis of common courtesy....more

Cheat Sheet: Quickly Calculate How Long it Takes to Double Your Money

The process of getting a firm grasp on one's finances can be overwhelming, for sure, but there are numerous convenient tools that can be used to make quick calculations and one such tool is the Rule of 72.The Rule of 72 is a mathematical shortcut which you can use to quickly calculate roughly how long it will take for your money to double (not taking into account inflation or taxes) assuming you start with a fixed amount of principal at a fixed annual interest rate and don't add a penny to it.Here's how it works:...more
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