no time at all…
June 2, 2008 § 2 Comments
Things that shouldn’t take up time on the clock.
Taking a shower. Twenty minutes of hot water? Yup. And I can’t remember whether or not I rinsed the conditioner out of my hair,, dammit.
Working at the PC. One emails, two emails, one ms page, two ms pages, five ms pages…oops. Shouldn’t I be at work right now? Should I call in, say “I’m running late?” or just let it go? Don’t call. Just go.
Walking the dog. While the dog reads the neighborhood like his morning paper, I get lost in birdsong, in ruminating (on anything), the rhythm of walking, the freedom of non-connectedness. How much time can a dog take? Not long. The dogwalker? Now that’s another story, especially if Denwoods Hill is part of the walk.
Deciding what to wear? No time at all. If you’re a fireman. Or my co-worker, who lays her clothes out the night before. I did that in junior high school. Not now. The black and white blouse looks lifeless with the black pants. The linen skirt is pathetic paired with the buttoned cardigan. And the shoes, the shoes! Why aren’t there more shoe choices in the closet? This can be a 25 minute exercise, including bling pairings. Then another five minutes to run back upstairs to unplug the hairdryer and change earrings having already gotten into the car with purse and lidded coffee. And, while back upstairs in the master suite, also searching for a watch (ironically, I love a snazzy watch), what’s that on the TODAY show? I’ll just take a minute and see where in the world Matt Lauer is.
What about you? Any activities wherein time seems to (or should) stop?