Making time…

It has been a crazy few weeks, and time has just been so very, very squished. Add a general run-downess and a tummy bug to the mix, and you have a Claire who was in bed for much of the weekend! Feeling better now, but also mighty grateful the end of term and a good old break is on the horizon.

I’m also now fighting to make time for the things that get sidelined when I’m too busy…time to read stories and catch up on the news and listen to the radio and watch documentaries and TV shows that inspire (these are few and far between, I grant you, but they do exist – I’m talking ‘The West Wing’ and ‘QI’ more than ‘American Idol’ or ‘I’m a Celebrity…’!). Time to actually talk to people, time to listen to people – whether it’s in person, or online or on the phone. Time to look after myself – I haven’t been to the doctors in over a year (am fixing that later this month), a dentist for almost five (am fixing this next month), an opticians for even longer (ditto)… Time to sleep and rest (I am fighting this one straight away – I am back to 7 or 8 hours sleep a night. It’s a wise economy on my part, I must say. If I’m well rested, I’m far more able to deal with life in general). Time to work out and stretch and dance. Time to sing and move and laugh and write. And blog!

Here’s to making time. I’m off to watch another ep of The West Wing before bed!



  1. Cheryl
    3rd December 2008 / 1:50 am

    Feel better, and enjoy the West Wing..I know I always do!

  2. Christielli
    3rd December 2008 / 4:26 am

    Sleep is important. Eeep. I should probably be doing that now. Hmmm.

  3. Scarlet
    3rd December 2008 / 1:37 pm

    Sleep does wonders for you…and being good to yourself by making time for yourself…is priceless.Take care of yourself. 😉

  4. Jon
    3rd December 2008 / 2:13 pm

    There was a lot of people I know that were sick over the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. Hope you feel better!

  5. Miss Ash
    4th December 2008 / 4:03 pm

    I FINALLy sent the postcards! Do let me know if they make it there 🙂

  6. Riot Kitty
    5th December 2008 / 5:53 am

    Just add another hour to the day – then you’ll be fine ;)Seriously, I have the urge to turn off the phone, computer, etc. for a weekend and hibernate…life would be easier as a bear!

  7. JLee
    5th December 2008 / 1:49 pm

    Sorry you have not been feeling well Claire! I agree that sometimes we have to turn everything off and just connect with others. Hope this weekend is much better!

  8. Wiwille
    5th December 2008 / 3:46 pm

    You really should watch ‘The Shield’.

  9. Big Ben
    5th December 2008 / 8:49 pm

    Go to the dentist, I made that mistake and it cost me pain and money!

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