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“Twelve o’clock! It is the natural centre, key-stone, and very heart of the day.” –Herman Melville

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I’m (Alexandra) a morning person. By the time noon comes ’round, I’m pretty much done for the day.
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Noon…. hmmmm. Some days, I (Sincerely, Emily) feel like I am just getting into the groove of the day. Noon…. Probably (finally) just say down to eat something. Noon…. with my erratic sleeping and resting schedule over the past 9 months, it might be time for a nap.

Tiger Tail - March 2008 - Palm Springs, CA

Tiger Tail – March 2008 – Palm Springs, CA

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What are you up to at Noon?

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Noon

As I mentioned in my post last Thursday, I can be all over the board in terms of time. Usually around 11 or 12 I am getting a message from my stomach that it is time to eat something. (other days it is 8am, it really just varies)

This past Sunday we focused on “noon.” (No, your aren’t losing it. We haven’t posted the Sunday Photos: Noon post yet. But if you check back this coming Sunday….. we will)  Whatever you call it – Noon, midday, break-time, lunchtime, 12 o’clock, it is just a number to me.

My body has been healing well and I was starting to get up around 7am. Suddenly I am exhausted again and sleeping until who knows what time. I understand that my body needs the rest and so I am not strict about the time or pushing myself to get up early. With that said, I am still exhausted by mid-day and therefore there is a nap in there somewhere. I usually try to push through noon and try to make it until 1-2pm. Anytime after that and it really messes up my nighttime sleeping.

Kivuli has the right idea about nap time.

Kivuli has the right idea about nap time.

Depending on the season, noon can be great. In the winter, the temps outside are perfect and I can be out there at anytime of day. In the summer, when I am feeling normal and healthy, I am up at day break to get some work down outside before it is sweltering hot and unbearable. Noon in the summer is an indoor, air conditioning on and fans a blowing time of day.

When I was out in the working world, I worked a few different shifts. if I was on the 5:45am – 2:15pm shift – noon meant my work day was almost over. If I was on the 2pm-10pm shift – noon meant that I better be thinking about getting ready for work.

Note: so much for trying to be organized. I jumped the gun and posted about “noon” before the post this coming Sunday. Maybe I should go out and get a watch watch with one of those calendar clipped on the band like my dad had!

Noon – what does it mean to you?

Sincerely, Emily

You can see what else I am up to over at Sincerely, Emily. The topics are varied, as I jump around from gardening to sewing to making bread or lotion and many things in between.

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The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.  ~Jean Kerr, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, 1957

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I (Alexandra) actually love the morning. If I’m not up by 7 I feel like I’ve lost the best part of the day.

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I (Sincerely, Emily) enjoy being outside in the morning. Things just seem a bit more quiet and tranquil at that time of day (and also a lot cooler which makes it more enjoyable if I am working out there!)

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What do you love about morning?

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I really liked the theme of our Sunday Photo post this past Sunday – Time!  I am all over the board when it comes to all things “time.”  If I have a meeting or appointment, I am an on-time kind of gal. Arriving somewhere 5 minutes early is quite late for me. While I still am on time for those things, I am here and there and everywhere on so many other time-related things.

Starting more aloe plants for swapping

Starting more aloe plants for swapping

I am a potterer (is that a word?) I potter around, in that aimless way (sort of). There is a method to my madness most of the time, but I do get distracted easily and find myself working on something completely different than the task I started on initially. I get things done (for the most part.) So many things are on the big “list of things to do”  and I will chip away at it. Some of the projects I can do quickly, others are ongoing and just take time. Heck, everything since January takes a lot more time than it used to. That alone is a new concept in and of itself.

I am a list maker. Always have been, although the older I get the more important it is. I was one of those people that used to remember all the details like phone numbers and little tidbits. I had several jobs working phones. One was a switchboard with 10 incoming lines for a international music company where I knew most of the extensions to everyone in the building. I can’t remember how many employees there were, but I’ll take a guess it was more than 300. I also worked on a switchboard after-hours at a medical clinic where patients would call in to get a hold of the on-call doctor.147

Getting back to how this all relates to the concept of time…. Somewhere in my 30’s I decided that if I had this stuff written down somewhere I wouldn’t have to remember it, clearing up all that brain power for other things! I find that with all the changes and advancements in technology I barely know anyone’s phone number at all anymore. they are all in that little Rolodex called a cell phone!

Some days time just flies by, other days it really seems like the day is longer. Not dragging on, just longer and it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with how much I get done or even how much energy that I have. Before I know it, it is the end of September. Some days are still go go go, and others I can just get lost in what I am doing. Taking plant cuttings and potting them up, starting seeds, planting things, or working on a sewing project or making cards.

Where does the time go? It is filed into the memory banks of our mind I guess.

How do you manage your time?

Sincerely, Emily

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”  -Mother Theresa

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Time is the wait: for the baby to be born, for the bean to sprout, for the bread to rise, for the day to end. (Alexandra)

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Time is a funny thing, although it isn’t really a “thing” is it? This year, I (Sincerely, Emily) have spent a lot of time waiting, a little time doing, yet still creating more memories. Time can pass quickly and it can come to a screeching halt. Time to relax!

Time to relax

Time to relax

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