Never enough of it. Sure, efurryone gets 24 hours in their day. And I cannot tell you how many times I've reminded "her" of just that. 24 hours. Not one minute more and not one minute less. Yet, I always hear about there is "no time", or "not enough time" or "not now, I don't have time". Well, purrsonally, I never seem to have a problem with time. Got plenty, thank you very much.
Six weeks ago or was it seven now....I decided to help "her" out. I mean after all, I have a purrsonal interest in "her" time. Especially when it involves one-on-one Romeo time. You know snacks, petting, ear scritching, snacks (worth mentioning again) and going on adventures with me, followed by....yep, more snacks.....
So I set out to determine just exactly what to do about the above mentioned shortage of time. I am proficient at multi-tasking so helped "her" with the list of 'things that need to be done'. First on the agenda was ripping up carpet and laying hardwood in the living room.
I decided that extra help would get the job done faster.
It did. "She" moved faster for fear that the sofa would end up crashing through the bannister. Carpet ripped up, floor painted with Kilz and hardwood flooring laid in record time. There was extra time in "her" weeks as a result. So we repainted the living room.
Then there was a 50 year Anniversary party for Grammie and Grandad. Weeks were spent planning and getting ready for this big event. Now every hour of every day was spent on this one, so there was time to do other things. Like sleeping. Which by the way seems to take up entirely too much time in "her" day. So I have suggested sleeping only every other day. My theory was that in doing it this way, the day would actually contain 48 hours rather than the standard 24. I mean we all consider sleeping part of "a day", right??? So if you only sleep once in 48 hours, I say you had a 48 hour day!!! Another time challenge solved and Grandad got to smoosh cake into Grammie's mouth. Don't try this at home though - you can only get away with this, if you were married 50 years.
Also during this same time, I submitted an application to the Country Living Fair being held in Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta. I didn't think "she" would mind, and being the business manager for the tattered cat, I felt it was my duty. And well, "she" told me "she" didn't think there was time to do that on top of everything else. So I made the decision for "her". Yes, yes, I know, I should be an advisor for Fortune 500 companies.
But there were the pictures to be submitted with the application. So I had to convince "her" to take some pictures. If "she" had time, I would sign her up for a picture taking class. Why? Because it took her just over 100 pictures to get THREE to send in with the application. Gee, wonder why there wasn't enough time that week to do the other things that should have been done. Like washing Dad's underwear. No matter, he turned them inside out.
And now? Well, "she" has been sewing and working on getting ready for the show in October. I help when I can by laying on things to iron out wrinkles on fabric and for the furniture and such to ensure quality. It saves "her" time I'm certain.
And if it's furniture or some small old thing, I lay on it. If it doesn't withstand my weight, it was inferior quality and it doesn't go further than the old trash can. Once again, Romeo comes through and provides more time in "her" day.
Before October 1st, there are two more rooms that will have to have carpet ripped up and hardwood laid. "Her" trailer will need to go in for repairs (remember the hail damage). "She" did manage to get the cars brought in for their repair time estimate. One is scheduled for August, another in October and the third at the end of November. Nothing I could do to help with "her" time on that one, my leg doesn't reach the gas pedal. But while "she" was doing that I did come up with a possible help for future time challenges.
I created this little guy. He's a special rabbit called, "when time multiplies". Maybe I can find him a mate and then well you know....time will be everywhere!!!!! Over run with time! "She" says it will be more like 'run OVER by time'....ah, so cynical. I'll let you know how it goes.....