If I Had More Time
could chase dust bunnies under the bed and polish furniture until it
shines. I would not have to hope no one comes by to visit because the
floors are dirty, and I can't remember the last time the windows were
I could dump out dresser drawers and rearrange them. I
could clean the closet and find all the things I've not worn because I
forgot I had them. Life must be too busy when you daydream of cleaning
I could study seed catalogs, plant bulbs in the fall
and flowers in the spring. I would have time to grow roses, which need
a lot of attention -- attention I don't have time for now.
I could prowl through sale racks to look for good
clothes at low prices. I would have time to shop around. I could go to
Goodwill for bargains on the first day of the month when everything is
half price if I had time.
I could paint that spot on the ceiling where water
leaked in years ago. I could hire a handyman to fix the closet doors
that stick -- if only I had time.
I could tackle the attic that is such a disaster now
that I can't even think about it. I could have a monstrous garage sale
and get rid of all the things I don't want that are too good to throw
away but not good enough to keep.
I could get rid of all the junk in the garage and park
the car without having to hold my breath hoping it will fit in one
I could do crafts, paint pictures, make jewelry, do
cross stitch, read that stack of books that I never have time to read.
I could spend as much time as I want writing without having to hurry.
I could spend all the time I want on the computer. I
could hang out on Facebook and Twitter, waste time online without
feeling guilty. I could build websites, surf or blog all day long if I
felt like it and if I had time.
I could stay up late and watch TV. If I am tired the
next day, I could take a nap instead of drinking more coffee and
pushing myself to go on because I have no time.
I could go to events, take short trips to nearby
places, eat at interesting restaurants, plan and take vacations to
exotic locations. There are so many places to see and I never see them
because I don't have any frequent flyer miles, and I don't have time.
I could cook healthy meals instead of eating fast
food. I could eat fewer hamburgers and hot dogs, and less hamburger
helper. I could dine on roast beef, grilled steak, baked chicken and
fresh vegetables. I could dust off my recipe books and try something
new. I could make casseroles.
I could have quality time instead of being stressed
and complaining because no one helps me with the chores. I could go
out to the movies, go on vacations and enjoy good company, instead of
fighting rush hour traffic on the Interstate every day.
I could spend time with my daughter, laugh, and watch
TV. I could spend time with my grandchildren and give more hugs. I
could have a home life instead of having constantly changing roles.
I could have time to do nothing, to ponder, to
daydream, to enjoy memories, to watch the sunset, to relax and unwind.
I could live life instead of watching it rush by -- if
I had only had more time.