Remember when it used to drag by? Seemed like the ice cream man would never come, the bell to dismiss class would never ring, wedding day seemed like an eternity away, excitedly waiting for the birth of your first child, these were times when it didn't matter how many times you looked at the clock, it never moved!
I'm not sure when time started speeding up. Was it during the years the kids were growing up? Was it when they got married? Probably was sometime in between. I'm just not sure. One day you wake up and realize that suddenly the clock is spinning like a top. The problem with this is that there's still the same amount of hours in a day and some days those hours just don't seem like enough.
I guess what started all this was the last month, I feel like the clock is completely out of control! I made two (2), yes two trips to San Clemente this month. One was unexpected to babysit, (when I got sick), then a special one for Lauren's Grandparent's Day at school. On top of all this, our little association here is FINALLY going somewhere.
I was home a few days when Terry left for his regular trip. I'd been very busy when I was there, actually getting some furniture for the MH (mobile home) so that we didn't have to share a chair anymore. More about that whole thing later!
My neighbor, Karen, and I have spent precious hours going over the rules, violations, fines, etc. I actually feel like I'm on a little bit of overload with it all. The association has hired a management company, so that will take care of all this starting next week. So the last two weeks have been spent in meetings, at the computer re-writing, phone calls, attending North Shore Neighborhood Board meeting, more phone calls, more re-writing......aaarrrgggghhhh! All the while the clock is ticking away. Just gotta hang in there for a few more days.
A friend from church, his father passed away, so we made sandwiches for that. I'm speaking to the youth on Sunday, so I've been working on that talk. We're having an Open House for the new gym, so more sandwiches. A friend won a my "custom made scrapbook" at the auction, so I've been putting together some ideas for that.
On top of all that comes St. Patrick's Day. Good friend Rickey, called that morning, he made me feel bad that we weren't doing anything, so threw that party. Good fun. Easter Sunday dinner with neighbors, also good fun. Geoff called and asked me how their taxes were coming along. I really hadn't started on them, so I promised I'd do it that day. So looking at the clock again, I got started and it really didn't take too long.
My sister Penny and her husband will be here in a little over a week, so I'm planning a little "tour" for them. Gotta get the house together for that. Really need to do something with all this crazy paper that seems to be all over the office, lawyer stuff, association stuff, church stuff, Geoff's taxes, and, and, and! Maybe I just shouldn't look at the clock?
Whew! I'm tired just writing about it all! Well, promise to get caught up here in the next week. I just glanced at the clock. Yikes. The sun comes up early along with waking the roosters, so...
Aloha and a hui hou,