Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22612 – 926
Here’s the haps:
I’ve written before about the need to change my schedule but it’s really true. To do all the things I want to do and all the things I have to do and get some sleep requires, I estimate (off the top of my head, remember please, that I am not a math person), a 28 hour day. I think this means that I have to prioritize what I want to do.
And I do have a few set-in-stone priorities. Bible reading and prayer are tops. Every year I try to read the Bible completely through at least once. Since I started counting in 2015 I have read it through a total of ten times. This sounds like a lot to some but really, there is so much in there to see that I learn something new every time I do it.
Another priority is going to work. I have a couple more years to go before this can change. Ya gotta get up and make the donuts.
Other priorities include the honey-dos. To be fair, I don’t get a lot of these but it takes time to hang curtain rods and for some strange reason I can never seem to find the self-hanging ones. They all require manual hanging. Also, to be fair, some jobs frequently require that I go and buy some new power tool or other. The flip side of that being that with great tools comes greater expectations of jobs getting done. Oh, well…
Time is, in truth, money or at least a valuable currency. “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.” But the truth is that the currency of time is far more valuable than dollars. Your boss pays you for your time with an eye to the value you return. I do the best I can to provide value to their investment but when it’s my time, then it is mine. If my teenage grandson comes to visit and I have the choice between looking at some comics and having a laugh together with him or reading, or even writing, a blog, the greater value, which really can’t be measured, is time with my grandson. I use him as an example but there are a veritable plethora of other examples I could use. Not only children and grandchildren but other people as well.
I love to read other people’s blogs but I also love to write my own. Sometimes people ask me to read their stuff, either for school or their own personal things, and I enjoy it. I enjoy being asked. It pays me for my time with the feeling of importance that someone in a college-level class thinks I am smart enough to critique their work. Or someone may share something personal with me and the price they paid was agonizing over whether to show it to anyone and the payment I get is their trust. These are big deals. But it all takes time.
Sometimes I start these rambling posts with a clear function and purpose in mind but then I wind up off on a rabbit trail and forget the point I was attempting to make in the first place.
In a bit of personal fun news for me, I had the opportunity to join Andertoons again. I wrote about them in a post called Cartoons On This Site back in August of 2019 and told how their licensing agreement was relatively inexpensive and very easy to understand. Any legalese that includes the sentence, “Basically, just be cool.” is really, um, cool. The upshot for you, dear readers, is that when I am running low on time and doing a meme dump or a joke dump I will also be able to include some classy toons, as well.