How on earth is it possible that 2017 is halfway over? I keep thinking I should double check because this really can’t be true! On one hand, I’m so ready for 2017 to end and 2018 to end and Vince will retire and we can figure out what we’re going to do with the rest of our lives . . fight scorpions and rattlesnakes; find a secluded beach and sit every evening on the deck and watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico; move to Missouri and say bad words because it’s still snowing in May . . so many options! 🙂
On the other hand, there’s so much I want to do and time just flies and I never seem to get enough done. Usually there are several things I’ve told myself I’m going to get done before the end of the year. I can’t think of anything I really care about accomplishing in the next six months – just the usual . . knit, sew a bit, garden some.
My knitting group is trying to put together a retreat for September and I keep thinking . . I wish it was happening in July but I know September will be here before I know it.
Really, I can’t believe 2017 is halfway over. It seems like just yesterday it was New Year’s Day and yet it seems like it’s been summer for six months already. It will seem like just a few days and I’ll be saying “Hard to believe it’s 2018 already!” Time really does fly. Does it seem like it passes more quickly every day? Is it because we’re getting older or is it just because we’re wiser and realize the value of every minute? I don’t know but it seems like I wake up, do a few things and it’s time to go to bed again. It seems like it’s the first of the month and then it’s the end of the month.
I’m going to spend a few minutes this evening with my little handwritten journal and try to map out a few things I’d like to accomplish each month for the rest of this year. Who knows if I’ll actually get anything done but it’s fun for me to plan.
I agree! I do not know where the time goes anymore. I still can’t believe you and Vince will move after all that work you’ve put into your place…but I can see not wanting to fight snake/scorpions and wanting to be near Addie.
Every year, when school gets out, I say Christmas will be here soon! And I’m already thinking about and dreading then end of the warm weather and the coming cold, short days and long, cold, freezing nights. YUCK! Time does fly and it flies faster every year!
I think partly it’s about getting older. Also, for those of us with lots of plans, projects and interests, it’s about not having enough time to fit it all in. 🙂
Rebecca in SoCal says
I think it’s a sign of time well spent. A bored person who doesn’t do much finds that the time drags (I think).
As far as where to go flip a coin..2 out of 3 wins … Time flies unless you are a kid and then it drags on .. Its hard what to decide especially with 2 daughters and one lives out of state. So we are 4 hours in between (meaning 4 hours either way to either daughter), its nice and convenient for us. Plus we had decided 20 years ago this is where we were going to retire. We decided we wanted a place where we could have a garden, a place for the trailer, a side by side (well at the time it was an ATV.which I was NOT thrilled about riding in the back of the hubs single file, especially in some of the places we go). Our vehicles paid off and just have the house payment and regular utilities. Its tough when one cannot make a decision (rock paper scissors or the coin toss) as to where to go and live the rest of one’s life out.
Paula (Texas) says
Twenty-eight years ago, my husband’s parents offered us 4 acres of their farm on which to build a house. A year later we moved in. We’ve been here ever since. My precious in-laws passed away many years ago, but this is still home. We love it here with the rabbits, imported squirrels (we have three now), black bellied whistling ducks, and assorted other wildlife. And here we stay until we are no longer able to keep the place up. Then I’m wondering if there is a retirement home in Galveston that takes their residents fishing!
When I ponder on how fast the time goes, I am reminded of when I go on a trip; It seems the drive to our destination takes so long but the drive home seems rather short. So maybe, we are on the journey – home!