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T is for Time


Welcome back to Alphabe Thursday a weekly assignment held over at Jenny Matlock’s blog and this week our letter is T…Is that the Time? I’d best get a move on!

I've nearly finished the first 'S' now

Time is something I wish I had a lot more of as there is NEVER enough in my day or maybe it’s because I have too many things I want to accomplish in my days? Good point there. As if I didn’t have all of these interests I could sit on my sofa all day long, drink  tea, watch TV and eat shortbread but trust me, I’d be bored stiff after a couple of days and chomping at the bit after a week of doing nothing. On the other hand, I see so many things I want to try my hand at, I have so many ideas and wishes that I struggle to keep up with it all. That’s why it will take me two years to complete my cross stitch cushion but I shall be so pleased with it when it’s done that I’ll go and buy another needlework project to start! I have also recently managed to find time to read a book! I’m passionate about reading and haven’t read a book since the girls arrival. I did take one on holiday to Spain two years ago and I’m still finishing it, I have a 100 pages to go and I’m now reading it whilst they’re in the bath, they’re washed and ready to go but want to play a bit. Out comes my book and I squeeze in a bit of me time.

Gardening has been added to the list. Our new house has a long back garden that has been let loose on itself for the past 5 years, last year saw a massive cut back of trees, bushes and anything that blocked the view whereas this year I’m at a slow planting stage. I am no landscape gardener but I do want it to look pretty and be practical for the odd game of footie (soccer) when the family are over. I would love to start up a veggie patch but don’t think I’ll have the time this year, however, I shall be planting the odd comestible in amongst the flower beds – why not?

T is also for Tulips which I bought this morning whilst in the supermarket, I just love their elegant look and the gorgeous splash of colour they give to a room, I also bought some daffodils as we were dropping into to my grandma’s on the way back home and I wanted the girls to give a small gift to say thank you for the outfits she treated them to last week. This presented the perfect opportunity for a cup of Tea with her and a quick catch up as I haven’t seen her for a fortnight now thanks to this dreadful bug I’ve been harbouring.

I have my blog to keep up, a pastime that I really enjoy and that surprisingly has brought out many negative opinions in people close to me. ‘Why do you do it?’ ‘Why do you write such personal stuff there?’ ‘Don’t you think you could be using your time more practically being the mother of twins and a house to look after?’ The list is endless and sometimes these ignorant remarks really get my back up but I try to be civil at least. I mean if they can’t see the importance in the first place and have to ask the question – they’re not going to understand my answer either, are they?

And when I have played with the girls, tidied the house, squeezed in a bit of gardening, cooked the meals and cleared up blah, blah, blah – add your own Tasks as we all know there are plenty of them. I put the girls to bed and then have this little lot to clean up before I can sit down and call the day my own.

…and this is only a part of the Toys, you haven’t seen the other area! I don’t mind the mess, it means they have played and they have had fun but I do feel the need to clear up at the end of the day so my house looks relatively in order, some days I am too Tired and will pass or chuck everything in one box which means sorting it all out later but that’s toys for little ones for you! Lots of little things for them to create their games with, like poor Mr Potato Head here, he got a bad deal when he came to us but I’m sure one day the girls will get him right – hang on in there Mr P, you’ll have eyes and ears soon I’m sure!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 24/02/2011 4:41 pm

    I love tulips! (And having Time to plant them…)


  2. 24/02/2011 5:13 pm

    You are a busy gal and one with lots of paTience! Time is of the essence when planTing and playing with Those Girls! Sounds like you are making the mosT of your TIME!

  3. 24/02/2011 10:02 pm

    It doesn’t matter where we live, our station in life, or our age. We never have enough TIME to do what needs to be done, much less what must be done.

    I suggest planting herbs in the garden. They are easy to grow and are one of the few things that survive my gardening skills…which are quite lacking. They smell good and I love to cook with them.

  4. 25/02/2011 10:01 pm

    Your tulips are soooo lovely! A great buy!

    I never seem to have enough time to do everything I want to in a day!

  5. 28/02/2011 10:26 pm

    What a totally terrific link to Alphabe-Thursday this week.

    I always mourn the lack of time, but it’s hard to feel sad when I’m laughing so hard at Mr. Potato Head.

    Your posts always make me laugh!

    You are a treasure!


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