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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FRITTERING

Yesterday was one of those lost days. Not really lost in a bad way, more like a day of frittering (is that a real word) away the time. 

I started off with an appointment in the morning that took several hours. By the time I got back home it was time for lunch. After lunch was when the frittering started. If you were to ask me what I did for the entire afternoon I would honestly have to tell you I have no idea. 

purple crocus

I know that I didn't write my blog post. I didn't take my walk. I didn't do any work whatsoever. I apparently just frittered. 

garden bunny

Last night I talked to my younger daughter on the phone. Well you might think that talking to one's daughter isn't an event, but neither one of my two daughters likes to talk on the phone. In fact, while I LOVE to talk on the phone, my daughters HATE it. You couldn't get me off the phone when I was a teenager. They were never on it. So talking to them on the phone usually happens about once a month. When we do talk it is a marathon lasting about two hours. (well not with my older daughter. she has three kids) What did we talk about? Not sure. I think we just frittered.

yellow crocus

Looking back on my day of frittering, I realize that frittering is not a bad thing at all. I slept like a baby last night. There is no stress from frittering. There are no real expectations. In fact, I think frittering is pretty darn serene. I may have to fritter a lot more often.

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  1. Good Afternoon Laura, We all need days when we can 'fritter' around without having long lists of jobs to do, or as I call it 'pootling'. I feel this allows us to catch our breath for days which can be a little more trying.
    Enjoy a few more 'pootle' days.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. I love pootling. I definitely want more days for that :)

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  3. I love those days when I can fritter especially once spring starts in the garden...a couple more weeks it appears I will have to wait here.

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    1. I agree Donna the first day out in your garden in the spring just furthering is the best.

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  4. Laura, I had to laugh about your girls not liking to talk on the phone...me either. I don't mind maybe 10 minutes at the most, but no longer. I like to text cause I can do that lay the phone down and continue to do a bit of something else. :) Bless your heart, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. loved the bunny with the broken ears

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    1. I think that Bunny had a hard time this winter Susie . For me texting is nice but I still like to talk to people.

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  5. I long for days of frittering. I am enjoying my days of carpooling and homework, weekends filled with the kids' commitments, but a day of frittering sounds lovely!

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    1. I think everybody needs to take a day out and just Fritter, Kim :)

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  6. Every once in a while, I'm guilty of frittering as well! Then I spend all my time trying to figure out where the time went and why I got nothing accomplished! I'm glad you were able to enjoy your day.

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    1. It is amazing how you can just fritter your day away, Gina and have no idea where the time went.

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  7. I think we all need some time every week to just fritter or putter around the house. As women, we are always so caught up in accomplishing things and crossing chores off our to-do list. Frittering allows us time to decompress and just let everything "be". I'm one of those that hate to talk on the phone, too. When I was a teenager, I loved it, but as an adult, total opposite. I don't even like making calls for appointments! (I'm an introvert, so this has a lot to do with it...are your daughters introverted?)

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    1. My daughters are introverts, Melanie, but they say they like face to face rather than the phone.

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  8. Yes, it happens with everyone. I think it's one of the ways to get out of stress :)

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    1. It is a good thing to do when you're feeling stressed, John Paul .

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  9. I love frittering. Especially in my flower garden. Could fritter there all day long!!

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    1. I could definitely fritter in the flower garden all day, Kathy.

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  10. too funny! I've definitely had days like that and felt sort of guilty about it. I'm a planner. I rarely do things spontaneously. So frittering means.......not planned. LOL! Sometimes those are the best days!

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    1. You should never feel guilty about frittering, Kelly. It's the best time just for yourself.

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  11. A day of frittering (or puttering, as I call it) can be very restful. I rarely speak with my daughters via telephone but we Skype regularly. Even just across town!

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    1. My daughters don't like to Skype, Lorrie. Fortunately my grandchildren like to Facetime. Can't wait to move closer to them so we can be together in person.

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  12. Good Morning Laura,
    I think we all need those "frittering" kind of days every once in awhile. Does the soul good. Love your pretty spring pics.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks, Kris. Frittering is definitely good for the soul.

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  13. Hi Laura...Loved all your photos. Sweet, sweet, sweet! I've been known to fritter and, like you said, it's okay. Occasional frittering, like an occasional hot fudge sundae, is yummy but I could not make a steady diet of it cuz that could lead to not being okay. ha haha Susan

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    1. A steady diet of glittering would lead to a lot of weight loss, but a day now and then feels great :)

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  14. Beautiful crocus pictures that are looking carefree. Toddlers are great teachers of frittering.....

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    1. Toddlers definitely are good at frittering and teach us a lot of interesting things. ;)

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  15. Oh yes, I can sure identify with days of frittering! They just come out of nowhere sometime. Initially I feel so guilty for not being in there, attacking things on my list. Towards day's end, I realize that if God didn't want me to fritter it, he would not have given me the opportunity to do so! Amen to that!

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