Ok, I'm a bit late but I'm joining in on Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday anyway. Even if it's really Saturday. The rule on Five Minute Friday's is to write for five minutes. No correcting. No going back. Today's, or should I say YESTERDAY'S, prompt is GIFT.
I long for the gift of time. Time to finish all my tasks and then still some more time to have with family and friends.
More time to complete all the projects that I've began. The scarf I started to knit in December. The chicken coop I've been meaning to build. The stack of books that I want to read. The playroom that stills needs to finished (this project started a year ago....walls are finally painted yet there are still many finishing details that are unfinished).
More time with old friends. More time with new friends. How often do I say, "Oh, I need to call so and so." or "I would really love to have such and such family over for dinner". Relationships that I'd love to grow and nurture get put on the back burner for another day. A day with more TIME.
More time with my children. How often do I say, "Not now. I don't have time"? Too often. Occasionally I let the housework slip....ok, maybe more than occasionally...but only occasionally to play a game with my son.
I'm always out of time. Even now as I see my five minutes have expired.