Tuesday Tidbit


“I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don’t have the distractions that I had when I was younger.” ~Marc Almond

Hard to believe this was Kat two years ago, easily distracted with flying, crumpled library receipts, fallen pens and pencils (her doing – in failed attempts to get to one of the desk tops), and whatever her brother, Kit was up to.

She has taken a different approach lately and Kit has taken to jumping on my lap or between me and the screen, or worse, getting between my hands and the keyboard. It makes for some interesting typing.

My distractions are probably the same in number, different in depth. There’s still work and school (creative, not academic-yet) and time with family – NEVER a bad thing.

I read on a site about the debate on who is easier to teach – kids or adults. It’s almost a non-question, many said and I agree: it depends on the topic, the motive and the purpose for parties involved.

S.K. Nicholls had a great post about beloved books. The timing was perfect, given that the newly formed writing group, Eastside Writes, partnering with the artists in the area, hosted an event about writing about your favorite children’s book.

I had planned to attend, mind spinning about with ideas and remembrances. Instead, I let work claim my attention (catching up on month end reports, etc.), followed by sleep. Did this mean I didn’t go and learn what the course had in mind?Yes. Do I feel a bit guilty. Yes. Followed by no, knowing the priority of needs. But I digress.

I have discovered that I have allowed myself to play more, to discover more, to write more and to be more creative. More explanation to follow later….

As you wake up to each new day, with the quickly passing months and new years to the birthday celebrations, what have you discovered?

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5 Responses to Tuesday Tidbit

  1. Mari Collier says:

    What I have discovered is the sad fact I no longer move as rapidly as I once did and the body now demands seven to eight hours of sleep. That has really put a crimp in my reading time. Still I’m grateful for all the blessings and love that have been mine over the years. It’s a little overwhelming to realize I’m heading into what “they” call extreme old age. It’s nearly 8:00 a.m. and all I’ve done is laundry, some touting of Return of the Maca and Earthbound (Vol I), two cups of coffee, bible study, read the comics, editorials and one-half of the first section of the LA Times. I don’t even want to think about what I did twenty years ago in that amount of time.

    • tommiaw says:

      I’m glad for the evenings I get seven to eight hours. I’ve learned the hard way that I no longer do well with less than that.
      What you accomplished in the first part of the morning is more than what I managed half day at work!! (smile)
      PS – purchased your new book and it’s in the stacks for reading this weekend.

      • Mari Collier says:

        Hugs and thank you! Enjoy your needed sleep. You are still doing far more than I am. I am so thankful I do not have to work as many retirees do. Most of all I enjoy not having to fight that traffic from Bellevue to North Bend. Let me know if you like Return of the Maca.

  2. sknicholls says:

    I had six things on my list of things to do today and so far I have accomplished two and the day is half over…never mind the other mundane tasks of every day living.Lunch first It’s almost nap time.

    • tommiaw says:

      I think my day started with ‘Where’s the ‘To-Do’ List’ and built on from there. It’s amazing how fast time goes the older one gets. (smile)

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