I do not live by the clock which is kind of odd because I absolutely love clocks and watches. When I was younger my dad had an in-home watch/clock repair shop. I loved sitting with him while he took apart clocks and watches and repaired them. The nights he would let me wind the antique pocket watches and polish them for him were the best. I always had watches. Sometimes it would be a wrist watch others it was a pocket watch. One birthday he gave me a wolf clock that howled on the hour. I adored it! I was so upset when my ex broke it just to spite me, and never could find one exactly like it. All of my children have watches, my middle child has several pocket watches which he switches out depending on what he is going to wear to school that day. He is probably most like me with his love of the timepiece.
With all of that said, I do not live my life on a schedule. I am a go-with-the-flow sort of person. When there are doctor appointments I make sure that I am early to them but I take along books and read while waiting so I don’t mind if the doctor is running late as long as it is not an overly long wait.
I make sure I pick my kids up from school on time, its easy to do that though. I have to leave my house by three to get there in time. My clock plays Amazing Grace on the hour, the church down the street from me chimes its bells every fifteen minutes so that helps me to not have to glance at the clock all the time.
I like having flexibility. I love that I can drop whatever I am doing and play games with my kids, have a dance party, or bake cookies. I can always work when they go to bed, and often do. The perks of working from home.
During the weekly sprints with one of my Facebook writing groups, I do set an alarm on my phone so I can be sure to join in on that. Otherwise I don’t let the clock dictate what I am to be doing.
Do you have a favorite clock or watch?