Time Clock

egg timer“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” ― Haruki Murakami.

This weekend the photo challenge from my partner GC and my site Weekly Prompts is CLOCK the Time.

Retirement – it was nearly time, but oh, how I disliked that word. My time was nearly up, but as the quote implied, would there be anything out there for me?

In the end, no one said it’s time to leave, instead, they said please stay, but I’d lost interest, I was tired, and now it was time to go.

In school, clock watching, keeping an eye on the time was my habit – Assembly-time, playtime, lunchtime, home-time

Now, even in retirement, I clock watch all the time

Microwave clock Oven clocks – I watch a lot and frequently use the timers.

Firplace clock 2Upstairs – I look at the clock, is it time to watch TV?

At the computer, I watch the tiny clock in the corner of the screen; I need to keep a track of time. I’m thirsty – when was the last time I had a drink? It’s raining, soon I’ll pop out and meet the kids from the bus.

Out and about in my car I watch the clock, I have to be home by half-past three just in case a teenaged grandchild forgets a key.

2nd Taxi driver, that’s me, bringing home from – netball, rugby, piano, dancing, visiting friends and parties! Once again I watch the time. 

Time – I’ve got plenty to share and ostill have time for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Clock the Time from Weekly Prompts

Clipart  Credit: Pixabay.

27 thoughts on “Time Clock

    1. Time is passing too quickly – I’m always amazed when it’s Thursday again! I’ve no idea why Thursday, but every Thursday morning I think – it can’t be Thursday again!


      1. Oh Sue,… and I’m not one to lay around and do nothing, so I’ll do what I can, hardly any blogging at the moment… that far too intense and “Time” consuming for me…. I’m needing lot’s of big breaks in between my little stints here….

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  1. I don’t think Edith Piaf would agree with that regretful quotation, any more than you do.

    I must have been about 17 when I penned this, ‘The Examination Room’:

    The dizzy ticking of the mocking clock
    Punctuates the pen’s monotonous drag;
    A ragged cough or intermittent sneeze;
    Occasional screeching of a chair
    Or anguished shoe upon the floor –
    All now combine to murder fleeting time.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    As the old saying goes, “Time marches on.” When I was young, time seemed to move so slowly. I wanted to be a “grown up”, but time just stood still. Somewhere along the way time started whizzing by me! Now at 80, when I’d like time to slow down, it’s ‘full steam ahead’! My granddaughter is 23. How did that happen? Seems like she was just born a few months ago!! Lol.

    Clock watching is a habit I can’t break either. I think we all do it…..except maybe those folks who would be late to their own funeral.🤗
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Time does go whizzing by. Like you I’m often busy so I love it when I have time to do absolutely nothing! Thank you Ginger 🙂


  3. Wonderful write, Sue! We can all relate!
    I love clocks, especially well-seasoned ones! 🙂
    I’m SO glad you share your time with others in your life and with us on WP! Thank you! And I’m even gladder you have time for you…’cause that is very important!
    Time flies by so quickly…especially when we’re having fun! 🙂
    Now, time for some HUGS!!! 😉 😀
    PS…Kermit the Frog says, “Times fun when your having flies!” 🦗 (Not a fly, but it is a bug!) 😛

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      1. You’re welcome, Sue.

        Now it’s time for a well-seasoned clock joke:
        Have you ever tried to eat a clock?
        It’s very time consuming.

        PS…Like you said, maybe we watch clocks because we were teachers for so many years. And…you know, WE had to make sure WE didn’t miss lunch and recess! 😉 😛 😀

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  4. I got to Derrick’s blog and the poem before I got to you, Sue, but I agree that time flies. I’m not particularly a clock watcher–mostly because, like you, I have places I must be at different times. And I agree with you on the retirement. While my boss wants me to stay, I am really at a point that I think it would be lovely not to be dealing with all the issues work entails–and I can’t believe how much work history I have. Shwew! And it would be nice to have coffee as a priority for the day!

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    1. The best part for me has been not having to get up! I still wake up far too early, but a retirement gift of a small coffee machine has meant I can pour my coffee and get back into bed. Absolute luxury!
      I have to admit that I felt lost at first, but once I got into blogging and realised I could be creative again, everything changed. Thank you Lisa 🙂

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  5. I constantly watch the time – I try to beat it cleaning (rarely occurs), I try to make time last when I hit the snooze button (it speeds up) and I never have enough of it left to waste.

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    1. Louisa. as you well remember, I used to be just like you with little time to spare, but now I’m just me, and right now I’m using my time in a most relaxing way, all is tidied up after the party, PJs are on, my feet are up and I’m sat in the glow of the kitchen lamp light in front of the log burner, browsing with my iPad! xx 🙂


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