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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

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Week #72 my 25th TT

Adages I can Relate To

  1. Time flies when you're having fun ~ Time also flies when you're busy and not having so much fun doing cleaning and shopping and wrapping.
  2. It ain't over until the fat lady sings ~ Christmas will be over on Dec 25th whether I'm ready or not. This is a comforting thought. After the 25th I don't need to do any more preparation ~ no more shopping, wrapping, baking (although I did none this year). Just get to lay around and eat after that.
  3. Money doesn't grow on trees ~ nor does it grow in my bank account at this time of year. It shrinks ... rapidly. Actually it kinda disappears. I hope it shows up again.
  4. I breathe, therefore I am ~ breathe deep, you'll get there.
  5. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy and wealthy and wise. ~ What about a woman? 'Cause I've been staying up really late, at least later than usual for me, this week because I am off work and because my son is home from school so it's stay up and blab time. Kinda fun but I'm in a little bit of a fog the next day.
  6. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well ~ yes, I cleaned my kitchen from top to bottom, totally decluttered the countertops and it looks and feels so much better. I'm motivated to try and keep it up now. I relegated my canisters to the pantry. Maybe not as convenient but worth my piece of mind to have a kitchen that makes me feel better about it.
  7. Laughter is the best medicine ~ I've had some good laughs with my family this week and have been able to spend some good quality time blogging which has brought me lots of smiles, laughs and giggles.
  8. It's nicer to give than to receive ~ I was kind of dreading doing my shopping this week because I had left it all until now when I had some time off. I was worried about scarce stock, no ideas, no money. I've actually made out pretty well and have enjoyed it.
  9. Better safe than sorry ~ when you see something you really like for a Christmas gift for someone, buy it. Don't wait to look around some more and then go back the next day 'cause it may be gone :(
  10. Whistle while you work ~ or play nice Christmas music. It makes it more enjoyable, lifts your spirit and has you signing in no time.
  11. Penny for your thoughts ~ I heard that found penny's are thoughts from well wishers who have passed on. As I've been going about my business, I feel like my Mum is with me. Little things I see and find remind me of her, almost as if she is pushing them out front to my attention. This makes me feel good.
  12. Things aren't always as they appear or Looks can be deceiving ~ sometimes you see people who on the exterior look like they have everything going for them and have it so much better than you do. Look again.
  13. Make hay while the sun shines ~ when you are able to do things because you are healthy, rested, resourceful or reflective, take advantage of that and get things done so that when things are maybe not quite going your way, it won't matter that much if you miss a few beats.

Thanks for reading my Thirteen Adages I've recently lived through again or had reinforced.

Next week: Thirteen Things about Pool Boy



Wacky Mommy said...

I liked those. Happy holidays to you!

KarenW said...

Time does fly! I cannot believe it is almost Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Chickadee said...

Number 4 is AWESOME. SOmetimes you do just need to breathe through the moment and it will pass. I need to remember that. Thank you.

My 13 are up.

Tug said...

I'm not playing this week, but had to stop by, & I'm so glad I did. AWESOME list...Just Breathe. And, as much as I HATE shopping, mine went pretty well this year also. Merry Christmas - enjoy your son!!

mist1 said...

#7. Amen

Anonymous said...

Those are all good...and looks can be deceiving

Anonymous said...

interesting list.
my tt is up.

Anonymous said...

#12 is the story of the world.

I linked to you from TT 13 things - what is it?

Beth said...

I agree with #12. Firm believer in things aren't always as they appear. Happy Holidays! TT is up.

Maribeth said...

I was listening to Christmas music on satellite radio and after I had heard Christmas Rock 3 times by various artists, I put on an old movie and listened to that.
I'm ready for Christmas to be over.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas.

Sanni said...

That´s a great TT! Very entertaining - I enjoyed it a lot!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
P.S.: Please visit my TT #6 - Thanks a lot!

Carmen said...

all good things to live by, because you're right, they're true!

Happy holidays!

Melissa said...

Great job on a unique list! Things we should all keep in mind this holiday season.

Terri said...

These were great! I can really relate to the "penny for your thoughts" one, since my aunt recently passed away but her spirit is here lingering with me.
Interesting survey results!

Anonymous said...

That's a really cool list! Love it.

Happy TT and Merry Christmas!

I’m up!

Ali said...

oh...#3...so true...

Anonymous said...

Great and interesting list!
Thank you for sharing!
Mine's up too! Please visit!
Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
Have a wonderful Christmas Time!!!!

Sweet like Kitty
Sonny's Xmas

Anonymous said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing your experiences with each. 1, 7 and 10 are definitely true!

Happy Holidays. :)

Anonymous said...

super list! :)

Pam said...

Hey Woman, I just said #13 on my blog the other day. How interesting ... or was I the inspiration? I haven't used that phrase in I don't know how long.
I whistle or sing while I work if I can. It's a habit. But I guess it can be annoying to those with ears. After all, I can barely carry a bucket, much less a tune.

Amanda said...

Great list! I love how you connected the adages to your life! Great list! Thanks for visiting and Happy TT!

Lisa said...

Your Mum is with you, ICL. You carry her with you each and every day, whether you know it or not. :-)

Glad you are laughing and sharing that with others- it's the best gift you can get or give.