Title get your attention? Ha!
Get your filthy mind out of the gutter!
All our lives we are chained to TIME….. the TIME of our birth is on our very birth certificates TO THE MINUTE! And that is only the beginning…
…The beginning of TIME is addressed and covered so beautifully in the book of Genesis, which we all learn very early. After, of course, we are able to comprehend the written word, after a few infant years of BATH TIME, BED TIME, NAP TIME, TIME for a diaper change, PLAY TIME, STORY TIME, TIME for Daddy to get home from work, TIME to go to the babysitter’s and TIME to go to school…
As life goes on, TIME is both our friend and our enemy. TIME sends us into realms of happiness and expectations for exciting events, like learning to drive and getting our license! Like being asked out on (or asking someone on) our first date! Like being asked to Prom and looking forward to High School Graduation.
TIME follows us as we pursue further education and careers, we learn to use TIME as well as possible to prepare for interviews, tests, reports, presentations. TIME rules our lives for setting alarm clocks to work on TIME, church on TIME, social events on TIME.
We mark our calendars for future necessities – TIME for an oil change, TIME to prepare our taxes, TIME to decorate for the holidays, TIME to take out the garbage for collection.
TIME, TIME, TIME.
How many songs have been written that deal with TIME in some way.
Women spend YEARS expecting and enduring that TIME OF THE MONTH.
The TIME of our death is always upon our final “certificate of completion”…
Helping mankind tame TIME, we have created a variety of devices……the SUNDIAL in the garden. Cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, bedside clocks, wall clocks, clocks on a chain in a gentleman’s pocket, clocks for on your wrist, on a ring,on a decorative chain around your neck, clocks on a lapel pin. The large clock downtown on the courthouse building, the church steeple chimes set to ring out the hours.
Cars have clocks in the dashboards since way back when, and now computers and cellphones and laptops and etc have a clock.
Microwave ovens and coffee makers and other kitchen appliances have clocks, time, but some allow you to SET THEM TO a TIME to come on IN ADVANCE!
There is a clock in our garage and EVERY room in our home except the bathrooms!
TIME AFTER TIME…..
Twice a year we have to go about and CHANGE all the clocks…..that Daylight Savings TIME thing, which translates to “Spring Ahead” and “Fall Back” where we live.
(And watches, too!)
OH Yeah, the title of this post about my favorite TIME being in the kitchen drawer…..
…Well I have a pretty little box in one of my dresser drawers in which I keep my wristwatches. Some are very old and some are new, some are very inexpensive and a couple are downright CHEAP….
…Some I purchased myself and others were given to me as gifts over the years…
…MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE WRISTWATCH EVER was a gift from my daughter and her husband, back when they were pretty much just engaged…
…This has been my favorite watch of ALL TIME…
…Although through the years I have had the battery replaced maybe twice, it keeps PERFECT TIME, is a design that is SO “me” and I have received many compliments on it. It doesn’t snag my clothing and “goes” with every color or style of clothing, looks just as well with a fancy dress as with tee shirt and jeans.
I am ALWAYS careful to be certain the clasp is fastened every TIME I wear it and every TIME I remove it, I am ALWAYS CAREFUL TO PUT IT AWAY WHERE IT GOES.
…BUT ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I went into my little box in my drawer for it and it was not there….
…Being so careful about it and liking it so much, I was almost panicked to find it and I looked EVERYWHERE….. Purses, Pockets, everywhere in the house and my car. When my boyfriend came home from work I went out and searched his SUV. No luck.
…I was just “sick” about it, concluding that somehow the clasp must have come undone and it dropped off my wrist somewhere…grocery store, gas station, post office, church, or arecent morning walk down our street….somewhere out to dinner or etc.
…I inquired at our grocery stores, but they didn’t even HAVE a “Lost and Found”. I scrutinized our front and back yards, front porch and patio out back, even looked in the garage in and around the laundry area. No luck.
…That first Sunday after my watch went missing, I asked at church…No luck.
…As is my typical pattern of behavior, after the initial panic, the determined searching and related disappointment, I concluded that I had enjoyed that watch and the sentimental value for many years, and accepted that it was gone.
There are other more significant and important things going on around us in the world, and over TIME, I was less acutely aware of the loss of my favorite watch.
THEN THE OTHER DAY I opened a kitchen drawer that has things in it you don’t use all the TIME, like the old-fashioned potato-masher, the really good potato peeler my mom gave me, a clever kitchen “do-it-all” device I got as a gift for signing up for AARP, (it has a mandolin slicer, shredder, zester, and little juicer thing all in one).
AND THERE WAS MY FAVORITE WATCH!
I can’t remember a TIME when I was so happy to find something I had misplaced, don’t know how it ended up there, but the clasp is working fine and the TIME was correct!
I called my adult daughter (mother of two) just to tell her how happy I was to have found my watch and she didn’t even really remember the one I was talking about! But that’s ok.