Gosh, What Would I Do With an Extra 60 Minutes?
By Jeff Salter
As has occasionally happened here at 4F1H, I find myself with a different interpretation of the scheduled topic. Where some of the resident Foxes viewed this assignment as having an extra hour EACH day, I understood it to mean an extra hour on one particular day.
Even so, I’ll answer it both ways. What a team player! Ha!
Extra Hour EACH Day
I have many interests and/or hobbies that languish because I no longer seem to have time for them. Among these are things I’ve collected (e.g., books, comics, coins, and militaria) that I need space and concentration and time… to organize and catalog and appraise.
There are numerous household chores and/or projects which have fallen to one side because I can’t seem to find time to deal with them properly. Among these are:
* sorting through the storage room, organizing what I really want to keep, and getting rid of stuff I no longer use or no longer have time for
* cleaning out the upstairs garage (again!) and reorganizing my work/project space
* straightening and organizing my study (where I write)
There are belongings (including old clothing) that I hardly ever use (or wear) which are just taking up space and (presumably) could be useful to someone else… if only I could carve out the considerable time and space (and energy) to go through them and actually get them out of the house (and to a donation center).
I have boxes full of VHS tapes – about half I purchased, but half I recorded from TV – of movies and television shows… which I really would like to watch some day. It’s a shame to let that entire format of technology just pass me by without me having ever even viewed most of the programming thereon.
I have a Kindle full of E-books – not to mention (literal) stacks of “real” books – which I’d like just to sit down and read — with no guilt that I really ought to be doing something else more visibly “productive.”
Extra Hour on ONE Particular Day
It would be awesome if the Good Lord walked up to me one day and said, “Jeff, you’ve been such a stalwart citizen that today you’ll have twenty-FIVE hours to deal with. Hope you enjoy that extra sixty minutes. Now, what you intend to do with it?”
Oh, I’d be tempted to start one of those exhausting, labor-intensive, and time-consuming projects I’ve mentioned above. But, to be perfectly honest, if I did get one extra hour, I’d probably just read part of a book, watch part of a movie (on TV), or – better yet – lie down and take part of a long nap.
What would YOU do if you had an extra hour EVERY day? What would you do with one special extra hour on ONE particular day?
[JLS # 331]