Monday, February 26, 2018

You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.

 Fred Rogers

Monday, we meet again.

I glance at my calendar for this week and see appointments; I’m tired of appointments. I’m in the mood for a long stretch of nothing—which is, in and of itself, something.


Garden planning has commenced. Yesterday, I took inventory and bought and ordered more seeds. I’m often in the garden at night in my dreams—a sweet respite from the white stuff that keeps falling.

Rumour has it that we’re in for warmer weather. Thank goodness. It’s going to be a slushy and dirty mess while all this snow melts; talk of potential flooding has already started.

But spring. Soon.

So no, Mr. Rogers, I haven’t had time for everything in recent weeks, and the choices I’ve needed to make have been the antithesis of who I am. Starting to set that right this morning.

Beginning again.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I’ve made a lot of choices lately about what I have time for….I have time to volunteer with my university’s A-Step program – helping disabled adults through college. I have time to arrange marches for things I feel passionate about. I have time to read bestie’s blog (I read always, though I don’t always comment). I have time to go to my grandsons’ soccer games. I have time to take Sunday off as a day of healing, reading, reflection. I have time to reach out to friends. We have the time, how we choose to use it…..

    1. Your intentionality about how you choose to spend your time allows you to be effective in the things that are important to you. Excellent! And, with all that, you set aside one day a week to recharge. You’re a wise woman, my friend.

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