What day is today?
Well, its gotta be Sunday; we just watched the Super Bowl.
Is today Monday? Oh, its Tuesday the neighbors trashcans are all out. Better get ours out!
And so the conversations go as of late.
No, its not early on-set Alzheimers. Perhaps some Benign Forgetfulness. But, what is bringing it on? No school calendar. Whod a thunk it? Love of My Life and I dont work regular jobs either. That compounds things.
As we were sitting around the fire pit at our friends house last night after the big game, we started reminiscing about how it was having kids, watching them running around that yard, how theyve grown up. Luckily (?) for them, their daughter is in college sports and so they still have some sense of time. That and normal jobs. But, nonetheless, time does take on a different perspective.
My honey and I have embarked on the path to becoming hypnotherapists. One of the aspects of hypnosis we discussed was time distortion. This is certainly what having children, or rather, no children around feels like. Have we been hypnotized all these years? Yeah, likely.
One of our other friends there last night is recently retired. We were jivin him about sleeping in (fat chance) and all his free time now. Geez, I dont know how I could have done all I do now and worked full time. Its mind-boggling! Indeed, Ive wondered that same thing about most of the retired Cambrians I know.
Therefore, be it known that, while you think you may have more time to do what you want when the kids are grown or the regular workdays cease, that is not the case. And, Ill tell you why thats true for me.
Now, I will confess Im far from one of those A-type personalities. Im more like a C-type, you know, casual. Ive mentioned before how I can stare out a window longer than anyone I know. Thats one of the things Love of My Life loves about me. Anyway, sometimes I get lost out that window now. That, and I can now allow time for the most mundane tasks (by my standards) like scrubbing grout or dusting baseboards. Sometimes.
Time is a funny thing. Always was, but more so now. When I know Ive got massage appointments, I get really nervous about remembering them. When I had to balance my regular days at the pharmacy with Zacharys football practices or his project due dates, it was much easier. I wrote everything down to keep it straight. Now I have to write it down just to remember it at all.
Now, this is not to say that all of you our there need to offer me up things to do in my spare time. I dont need to go there, thank you. Im just sayin
Im sure Ill be able to hypnotize myself into keeping better track of days and times, but Im not so sure I want to. Oblivion is not so bad some times