Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose--Killing Time

This Week's prompt is: Killing time
Time is a funny concept.  It seems that it either moves too fast or moves too slow, even though we know that the seconds tick by at a steady constant rate.  When I have a list of chores to do the deadline seems to race toward me.  But if I have to wait whether for a doctor's appointment, an important telephone call or a delivery man the hands of the clock barely seem to move.  It's at times like these that I try and keep my hands and mind occupied and distract my brain from the slow progression of the clock's hands.  My favorite device is to read.  I always have a good book around and will loose myself within the pages.  On occasion I have even been known to clean the kitchen really well to make time pass (but don't spread that around).  I find that working on art projects isn't a good idea because I am distracted and lose creativity.  Playing solitaire sometimes will waste a few minutes.  Luckily these time gaps happen just enough for me to be glad that I can relax and take a few deep breaths before the next time crunch arrives.


  1. I don't have many of those gaps - I do have a lot of crunches.

  2. I always have a book with me as well. I used to have the kids carry books for drs appts and now they have a book with them as well. I hope they pass it on to their children.

  3. I also clean when bored or is a habit my wife enjoys.

  4. I also clean when bored.... wonder why that is? Or is it just that I clean better when I have the time to focus on it, not when I have to do it as a chore....
    Thanks for pondering with me!

  5. Reading is one of my favorite things to do when I have time to kill. Such an escape from "real" life!

  6. I always have my ereader in my purse too. But since I also normally have a child attached to me, it hasn't actually been turned on in months.
    I need a time waster. The rest of my family seems to be bewitched by this game Bejeweled. Maybe I should give it a try?