Procrastination (But I Digress)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas (Again?)

I love Christmas.  I love Christmas caroles.  I love Christmas decorations.  Everything.  Every year I look forward to Christmas with giddy anticipation.  I distinctly recall last year on Christmas night going to bed and feeling disappointed that I would have to wait a whole year until it was Christmas again.  That feels like yesterday.  Last year went by in a fastforward flash.  For all of December, I have been surprised by the date.  How can it be December already.  I felt the same way for November and October--it just didn't feel like they could already be here.  I went on vacation in August and I felt like I missed the whole month.  It felt like it should be June when I was in Michigan and I was surprised that it was August.  May crept up on me--I remember wondering at the speed the year was passing by.

So the whole year I have been trying to figure out why time is going by sooo fast.  I don't belong to very many organizations anymore and maybe I am missing the mile stones that defined my life before.  I watch the twins just about every friday night into saturday these days.  When I have the kids over, my time is very full--no time to rest--if we are not running and going, we are watching a movie to go to sleep.  I really like the rugrat movies--the scary parts are not very scary and the dynamics between the characters keeps my interest while the poopie stuff delights the kids, but I digress.

I'm very busy at work.  That has to contribute to the speed of time.  The other day, I sat down to work on a brief right after lunch.  I was so engroused in the project that when someone poked their head in to ask me a question, I was shocked to see that it was 7 p.m.  And I have a very long commute whether I'm driving or taking the train.  On the train, I try to read my book (I've been reading series this year--first a romance series that had about 16 books to it--so wonderful to have a poliferation to read and now the Grafton alphabet books.  That is interesting--some of these were written in the 80's and 90's before cell phones.  It is really funny to hear the gyrations that Kinsey goes through to find a pay phone.  But I digress or maybe not.) 

Reading has been so much easier to do with my ipad and just ordering books online.  I always have a really good book to read and it is with me always. When Adam came for a visit last spring, he stayed in my room with my tv at the Glendale house.  I barely missed the tv, because I had my book.  I was almost happier to read than watch tv.  Tv is still the stronger habit and it gets turned on whenever I enter a room the tv is in.  There really is so little to watch however.  Except this year channel 13 played old episodes of "The Closer"  two episodes every Saturday night.  That has been an awesome way to unwind after taking the kids home on Saturday night.  And then there is Amazing Race on Sunday.  I never miss it.  I heard a quote about missing your fake friends on tv.  "Fake friends on tv."  I love my fake friends on tv.  I have to fast forward through "Burn Notice" though.  As much as I enjoy it, it got rather intense this year.  They have started reruns on channel 13.  I'm enjoying that. 

So kids, work, reading, tv, commute.  Time is going so very fast.  And then there is the 50 million years thing.  Dad told me that there was a cave in the south of France in which they found evidence of a population of people who lived in a cave for 50 million years.  50 million years divided by the average lifespan if we assume that puberty hit around 12 to 15 years old and the oldest people lived to be about 30.  That's almost 2 million generations of people who never thought to go outside.  Their cave was just fine.  All their needs were met in the cave.  For fifty million years.  I think have a boggled mind speeds up time.  It's just a theory.


  • At December 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That was 50,000 years, but who's counting. 50 million years ago the bodies of the dinosaurs were hardly cold. If you really push it you can trace a people like thing back about 2.5 million.
    So ends today's lesson.


  • At December 22, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Blogger KathrynVH said…

    I'm so glad that it was only 50,000 years. It's 2012 now. 2,000 years since the time of Christ. Greek history goes back some 3,000 years or so before that. 10 times longer than recorded history! Yes, mind is still boggled.

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  • At December 29, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Blogger Marcel said…

    If time is going by fast it means that you are satisfied (happy) with your life.


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