This Week...Free Time

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 This Week...Free Time

 

Better embrace this day because you won’t see it again for another 4 years!

 

cypress

 

The way we live is changing. Each year, our free time shrinks a little more as computers clamor for an increasing percentage of our attention. Ruth Reichl



This week we have been waking up to freezing temps and then warm sunny days. One day I was in shorts then had to switch to winter gear. 

 

cypress

 

Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life. Douglas Coupland

 

This coupled with our allergy season kicking in is why so many people are walking around with stuffy noses, scratchy throats and lots of Kleenex. 

 

cypress

 

Free time was the most precious time when you should be doing what you loved, or at least slowing down enough to remember what made your life worthwhile and happy.  Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter



Thankfully the weather has been warm enough for us to check on the bluebird boxes in the afternoons to see if there were eggs yet. (More to come!!!)

 

cypress

 

One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry. Mikhail Bulgakov, Heart of a Dog

 

Take advantage of this one extra day today. Embrace every second of life that is given to you!!!

 

cypress



Have a weekend full of life!










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Sharon Tara
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Just another day for me. I've never really thought of it as an extra day. Not sure why. I don't know anyone with a birthday on Feb 29. To me, they are the ones that actually see the difference each year.

Feb 29, 2020 07:43 AM #15
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Hi Kathy, thanks for the reflections on this Leap Day 2020.  Hope you and Larry have a fabulous day, and I won't give away the results of peeking in the bluebird boxes. ;) 

Feb 29, 2020 07:53 AM #16
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Every year about this time; my wife and I fly to someplace sunny and warm. We need to get away from the rain and enjoy each other's company. Free time is such a valuable commodity when you work in a 7-Day real estate environment. 

Happy Saturday  Kathy Streib 

Feb 29, 2020 08:24 AM #17
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Kathy so far this has been an unusually warm February for us, so the extra day is actually welcomed.

Feb 29, 2020 10:51 AM #18
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Will Hamm
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Started out with my desktop not working so after 2 hours I am on my laptop so I hope this does not happen again for 4 years.

 

Feb 29, 2020 11:06 AM #19
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Kathy,

I love this quote, and no doubt you knew I would,

One can find time for everything if one is never in a hurry.

Feb 29, 2020 11:09 AM #20
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I heard today that there are thoughts about doing away with the leap day.  I have a friend born on February 29th.  I hope they keep it around for her sake!

Feb 29, 2020 05:25 PM #21
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 29, 2020 05:27 PM #22
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Nina Hollander When I left the 9to 5 world, I still kept structure in my day, like not sleeping in etc. 

I agree Barbara Todaro I like a certain amount of structure. 

Total agreement with you on that Wayne Martin 

Feb 29, 2020 06:16 PM #23
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Wishing you and Chef Dolores the same Roy Kelley 

Kat Palmiotti absolutely. And the older we all get, I think the more we get it!

Feb 29, 2020 06:17 PM #24
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Michael Jacobs how interesting!!!!! The quote, sadly, rings true. 

Scott Godzyk I'll bet you'd love some free time at the beach. 

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI we found eggs yesterday but didn't look today. We don't want to disturb the boxes too often. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:33 PM #25
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Donald Urschalitz fishing would be what I'd be doing in Florida!!!

Sharon Lee We had a beautiful day today and I'm hoping our really cold weather is in the past. 

Brian England hope you had fun hiking!!!! What a great way to enjoy the outdoors. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:36 PM #26
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Hi Sheila Anderson hope that you enjoyed your extra day!!! 

Grant Schneider that coupled with from what I hear a high pollen count...it's been hard on the lungs!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I like the way you think. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:39 PM #27
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Sharon Lee I don't know anyone with a birthday today either. Today was college basketball all day. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Our friends put up a bluebird box and almost immediately a bluebird started building a nest. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:41 PM #28
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS it's so important to make the time to spend with family or even yourself. Glad that you do. 

George Souto We haven't had the kind of cold weather that those up north have. What is harsh is the wind. 

Feb 29, 2020 06:47 PM #29
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That's too funny Will Hamm and I hope it doesn't either. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I actually thought of you when I first read the quote. 

Myrl Jeffcoat why do they keep wanting to change things that really don't need changing/?

Feb 29, 2020 06:51 PM #30
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Morning Kathy.

Rarely am I in a hurry.  My days of rushing from one area to another is over.

Mar 01, 2020 12:49 AM #31
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Kathy loved your post and thanks to the extra 24 hrs I was able to participate in Richie Alan Naggar  AR challenge, Endre

Mar 01, 2020 08:04 PM #32
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Free time? Is time free? We have a quality pause & ponder here....thank you

Mar 01, 2020 08:12 PM #33
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I always love your photos...allergies here too!  Keep the photos/thoughts coming!

Mar 02, 2020 06:55 AM #34
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