Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Habit

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters Nathaniel Emmons

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.  ~Frank A. Clark

"A large part of virtue consists in good habits." Barbara Paley

“Some rules are nothing but old habits that people are afraid to change.”
Therese Anne Fowler, Souvenir
An ode to "habit":
  • last night I set my alarm
  • turned it off & turned over
  • jumped up 1/2 hour later, totally frantic
  • i took my dogs outside
  • fixed son's breakfast
  • fretted over what to wear
  • slowly got attitude over having to even bother with 1/2 day of work
  • then had a thought. i was completely dis-combobulated
  • something was amiss 
  • i turned on the computer to compare the date
  • and realized, it's SUNDAY!!!
  • and it's 6:45 a.m.
  • I made a cup of tea, checked my email & sat in the quiet
  • and sat in awe at how 'off' my clock was
  • robotic


  1. An unusual ode that told a story and gave us a glimpse into your life.

    1. Thanks, Rinkly. I truly don't know where my head was :-)

  2. I like that Emily Dickinson quote. I visited her home in Amherst; that was amazing.

    1. I bet that was an amazing visit, Fireblossom. You must tell me how it was! Thank you for your kindness :-)

  3. I hate it when you wake up and don't know what day it is if only briefly. Glad to know it was Sunday and not a work day. Our weekends fly by so fast. Love the pictures of your shells. Shells litter my windowsills and tables. They constantly remind me of my most favorite place to be. Wishing you, your son and your family a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!

    1. Howdy ma'am! :-). I don't like waking up like that, but then I was glad I got an early start to the day to catch up on some reading. I am a seashell FREAK! I have more than the law should allow. I have always been fascinated by them. In the summer, I sit unusual glass bowls of them around the house. One summer in an old house that used to be our office, I found a 50 POUND CLAM SHELL in the attic. In the summer (again) I fill it w/water & colorful, shiny rocks. The butterflies love it. You, too, my dear friend, have a truly Safe, Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year :-)

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