Cruisin’ home in the car I found myself singing along with the Rolling Stones . . . Time is on my side – only the chorus I was singing was “NO IT’S NOT!”5771025070_bddb7e2ec6

 

For those not familiar, a popular song from the 60’s, Mick Jagger sings “time is on my side, yes it is." That sent me on a whole tangent of time phrases/idioms. 

Back in time, time management, somewhere in time, time savers, time flies, time is precious, ahead of her time, behind the times, same bat time, same bat channel; moment in time, on time, spare time, out of time, time is money, time heals all wounds, killing time, time after time, a waste of time, time in a bottle. I think you get the idea. 

 

Back in time . . .  hhmmm, an interesting concept, what you change or do differently?

 

                                       

Behind the times  . . .  what 60 something senior citizen doesn’t feel like that? I’m not Einstein and it's difficult to keep up with today’s technology,4600461689_6bbbdf993e (who remembers pong and Nintendo’s Space Invaders?) but then again I found my 90 year old aunt on Facebook.

 

On time . . . I consider myself punctual, and I do like meetings that start on time. However I do know a few people that are habitually late . . . oh  it’s so maddening.

 

 

Somewhere in Time . . . Aaahhh one of my favorite movies, I should watch it again soon.

 

Time flies . . . now that's the kicker, seems the older I get the truer it is. I think that's why I was singing "No it's not!" it doesn't feel like time is on my side.  Now that I'm officially a senior citizen,  (Ouch, did I say that?") Time seems to be flying by. 

 

Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day but it's up to us to make the most of it. So, I'm going to make my time count. The bucket lists people talk about aren't just for the old and dying. They’re for all who want to live and do it well, Before I know it may grandson will graduate high school and college, and to his dismay I plan on dancing at his wedding. (Picture that with a Kodiak.)

 

So maybe it's time to plan the next vacation, or even just a road trip. It doesn't matter where, it's all about the experience and the memories. 

 

Where to hubby? 

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Christmas and the holidays are over and life was supposed to get back to a normal routine.

However Mother Nature reared her ugly head and played havoc with that. When most parents were looking to send their kids back to school she blew in a winter lake effect storm that kept the kiddies home.snow

Then she repeated her act the next day so that schools were delayed two hours and then canceling after school activities. 

Oh it doesn't stop there, it wasn't the snow that kept them home again midweek, it was the temps. Temperatures dropping below freezing along with wind chill factor making it below zero, and it’s still only the first week in January. 

You might not have kids at home myself included, but the struggle to and from work on those days was very stressful, just ask me! 

So I’m ready to kick that stress to the curb, kick back and relax. Join Me?

Here's a couple of suggestions —  

A relaxing bath. Find your favorite essential oil and some Epsom salts, grab a couple of candles and lock the door . . . aaahhhhh

Hit the gym. Just kidding, I know it’s snowing, so dust off one of those exercise videos that is hanging around or find something on your TV or Roku. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed and just think of the extra calories you just burned!

A tip from John Tesh's Facebook page. If you’re a total stress ball, relax by baking some chocolate chip cookies.  British researchers say it works because the smell alters our brain wave patterns – triggering alpha brainwaves, which relax us and lift our mood.

Plus, a natural compound in chocolate boosts our brain’s production of stress-busting neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. And that’s a combo that can ease tension, and increase relaxation in as little as 10 minutes. Or the length of time it takes to bake your first batch of cookies.  

Oh and one more . . .  a good book, that's a mini vacation in itself!

Feel free to make a suggestion or two below.

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