Friday, November 11, 2011

If I Had Time Today……

It is such a beautiful fall day here in Arizona; I’ve got all the blinds open and drapes pulled back, the windows are open and I'm enjoying the cool air and beautiful view. It is a work day for me; I work out of my house most of the time. I have a few grandchildren here napping right now, and I know that if I don’t take this time, while I can, to put my feet up I’ll regret it later. But I can’t help myself because after the summers we endure here, I have a huge list of things to do. I feel like I should be up doing chores; things that need doing, and things that I want to do just because I want to.

To say I’ve been busy lately is not even close to an accurate description of how I spend my time. I’ve been on overload for a few months now; between working and taking care of my grandkids while their moms and dads work, I’ve been logging in about 60-70 hours a week! I don’t know how I’ve been doing it, but my home and yard is beginning to look rather neglected. Oh and yes, so is this blog. You’ve noticed? Oops, sorry about that. Well, what can I say; I’m only one grandmother trying to do her best.
So, since I don’t have time for all the things I’d like to do, I decided to day dream about them while I put my feet up. I think the first thing I would do is enroll at a near by community college and take an art class; get my creative juices flowing again. Then, perhaps I could get out some of those quilting projects I’ve never finished and sit on the back patio with a nice glass of ice tea and listen to an audio book and quilt away the afternoon. Maybe I would just read all the great blogs online and not worry how much time is passing by as I scroll through page after page oohing and ahhing at all the clever projects.
I could call all my old friends who are wondering what has happened to me and catch up on all the news. Maybe I could even visit some museums, or go window shopping at that fancy mall in Scottsdale. I might take a drive up to Sedona and marvel for the hundredth time at the beauty of those red rocks. Or even have a spa day, and luxuriate in all the comfort and attention.
Of course I could actually start that exercise program, and go hiking on my mountain. Maybe I could visit a riding stable and take a horseback ride through the desert. Or, I could just sit here in my recliner, and feel the cool breeze, listen to the quiet, and wait for the little loves of my life to wake and climb into my lap for some hugs and kisses. Now that sounds like a plan I can manage and have time for today.


  1. Your roses certainly don't look neglected! Is that a Peace in the foreground? Gorgeous! And I used to have one just the color of the hot pink one in the background, but I can't remember what it was called.

  2. Well thank you Susan! The rose in the foreground is a Peace rose, and the one in the back, that brilliant pink, is a Queen Elizabeth.

  3. Love the roses Connie. Hopefully they have a wonderful perfume. Thank you for bringing a little bit of summer into my life.

  4. I grow both Peace and Queen Elizabeth roses, although three years of Texas drought has been hard on them. They are hanging in there.

    I think your choice to relax and wait for a lap filled with grandchildren and hugs and kisses is just perfect.

    1. Yes I know Texas has been hard hit too. There's nothing better than a lap full of snuggly grand kids :)

  5. Beautiful roses. Of course, being a non-rose grower (at least fancy ones, not wild ones like I have) I think I'm the only grandma here who wouldn't know a Peace from a Queen Elizabeth or a King George. :D Beautiful. I do love the way you find some peaceful time for yourself by doing this and that through your imagination. And that fancy mall in Scottsdale? I know EXACTLY which one you're talking about. :D

    Thanks, as always, for linking up to the GRAND Social.

  6. I'm another one of the Grandmas like Lisa who doesn't know one rose from another -- but I do love their smell and their delicate petals. I guess I thought it was to hot in AZ to grow them at all!

    Time to just sit and relax... priceless! Hope you enjoyed it. Bet it didn't last nearly long enough!

  7. I could so relate. And my fave - the last paragraph. It makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it :) And oh my, your roses look GRAND! When my dad was in hospice, I had a house with 30+ roses. I loved them all, and that year, ignored them all. And learned, they are just as gorgeous wild - and much easier. :) Have a blessed and fun week!


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