Sands of Time

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days of Our Lives”  remember that opening from Days of Our Lives Soap Opera?

Sands of time is an expression relating the passage of time to the sand in an hourglass.  Lately, it feels like time is going by faster as I get older.  I just don’t know where my days go!

I don’t remember it being this way when I was younger.  Back then I was very busy…..single mom of three, working full time and going to school full time plus a side job to keep myself busy when my children were with their dad.

Maybe it is partly to do with being more aware of my own mortality as I get older.  Maybe it has to do with the shape of this once great nation and the very steep cliff it is speeding towards.

I think it has a lot to do with what scripture tells us about the signs of the times and the last days…..which we are definitely in.

I don’t have an overly busy life, it is the same ole thing everyday.  During my typical day I go to work, come home, make dinner-clean up, spend time with Nadia and the dogs, watch a show, work on my blog, do some reading then bed.  Do it all again tomorrow.

Then the next thing I know the work week is over and the weekend is here.  This still means work since Saturday is the day I do the cleaning around the house.  Plus I quite often work for some client or another.  The only real down time is Sunday but we still have to leave the house for church.  So, I guess there isn’t a day where I can stay home and be lazy :)

Then there are all the other things we have to take care of.  You know, pay bills, laundry, grocery shop, errands in general.

I have been stressed & preoccupied about my daughter not feeling well and not having any kind of clue as to what is wrong.  And I am definitely stressed that her doctor didn’t have a clue and we have to wait another six weeks to get into a neurologist….that is all quite irritating.  However, I am leaving her in the Lord’s hands and I know he will take care of her.

I’m finding that having a blog and all that entails is a lot of work.  Promoting, writing, coming up with new topics, getting to know fellow bloggers, research etc.  I want a successful blog so that means even more work.  This all takes time but so far I am enjoying it.  My blog is less than two months old but I hope it will eventually be a success.

Now that I think about it, I guess I am a little busier than I first thought.  Perhaps that is why it seems time is flying by :)


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  1. sands of time

    Like you, I am always truly busy, so I most definitely get that last line. Oh and by the way, your weekend sounds so similar to mine as well lately. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us today.

  2. sands of time

    My week doesn’t sound much different than yours. I work full time, blog when I’m not at work, cook, shop, clean, etc. Whether it’s a good week or not, time flies. Blogging is a lot of work - like your mentioned - but I find it to be very satisfying work. I do for me and I greatly enjoy it. Blogitudes is nearly 2 years old. :) I hope you’ll keep going with yours and that it will provide you lots of joy as well. You’re off to a great start from what I’ve seen here today! My Life In Progress is beautiful … and I thank you very much for linking up with #1Word today. :)

    • sands of time

      Thank you so much, Lisa! I have done some reading on your blog and thought yours is a great title also….almost wished I had thought of it :) Made me think, ‘what does it mean to BE Mary Alice Gilbert’.

  3. sands of time

    Hang in there Mary, your blog is progressing very well. Keep up the good work. I hope you get some good help for your daughter soon.
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  4. sands of time

    Time really does fly. It’s amazing how much more time I spend blogging or connecting with others now than I did when I first started. Good luck, and thanks for sharing at Idea Box.

  5. sands of time

    We all live busy lives but you do need to take some ‘me time’ so that you can recharge yourself. Thank you for sharing with us at #anythinggoes link up

  6. sands of time Amy

    things definitely seem to move a little faster and get a little busier when kids are involved. It really makes you value those rare relaxing moments that you have in your life. Now that the weather is nicer, we try to hang out outside more. I find I destress a lot more when I’m away from all the work that needs to be done. Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp

  7. sands of time

    I was just talking with my mom about how fast time flies now that I’m in my late 40s. I remember summers lasting forever and now weeks and months go by like there’s no tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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