Friday, April 29, 2011

Pockets of Time, more about almonds

Last post I talked about pockets of time, comparing them to sliced almonds on a spinach salad. It was just a random thought I threw out a couple of days ago but I've grown to really like the analogy.

Take a sec and read it here when you get a chance.

In the short time since writing it I've tried to be a little more conscious of my time and have managed to be a little more productive and plan out chunks of time to do things rather than just letting it naturally break down into short spurts.

Here are some things I did...

I took a couple of hours to tackle some household chores like dishwashing and grocery shopping. I even took a little extra time making a list and coupon clipping ahead of time.

I took some time to catch up with people. I talked to my mom on the phone for a few hours and even spent time visiting with a friend and catching up.

I even took time for an afternoon nap which is something I haven't done in a very long time.

I woke up unexpectedly at exactly 3:58 this morning so I decided to stay up and watch the royal wedding. Estimates say that 2 BILLION people tuned into their televisions to watch the ceremony live. That's one reason I decided to watch it. How often can you say that 2 out of 6.7 billion people in the world are all simultaneously watching a wedding? Especially one with historic connotations? It was, of course, a beautiful procession. I'm glad I was up early to watch it. Fortunately, I'm not feeling too fatigued but I'm going to refill on a second cup of coffee for later just in case.

On Wednesday night I had friends over just to hang out at the house. Before people showed up I made a quick trip to Walgreen's to pick up a few snacks (which nobody ate) but it was at the store that I found, of all things, a whole bottle of Emerald Nuts Dry Roasted Almonds.

It didn't matter to me that nobody else wanted them because I wanted to enjoy them - much better than slivers in a salad.