Time after Time

 I have a love/hate relationship with time. On one hand, I want a long life and I want the healthy, fun, exciting, peaceful, pleasurable moments to last as long as possible. On the other hand, I wish away large amounts of time to reach that moment that I want to arrive at. Especially when I’m at work or struggling with health issues. 

I have been working very hard, lately, on living in the moment, focusing on what is and not worrying about or longing for what will be. A large part of my absence from blogging and Facebook is my attempt to remove my focus from what has happened in the past, what is happening elsewhere and in other people’s lives, and be more aware of myself, my home, my loved ones and my own moments.  But it’s hard not to tally away the minutes and days and weeks. I have lived my whole life working and striving for something. 44 years later, it’s hard to take off the “looking ahead” goggles and just focus on the here and now.

I envy the animals and their lack of time awareness.


Burger Night at Breen Acres

Tonight was Burger and Movie Night at Breen Acres. We were going to grill outside, but it’s been raining all day, so we had to callĀ on the help of our buddy, George Forman. Jeffrey has been working on cleaning up my Mom’s hard drive, so I took the lead in getting dinner started.

Here I am, prepping the BurgerĀ essentials: lettuce, tomato and onion



Here is the Burger Bar, all prepped and ready for Chef Jeffrey to grill:




Here are the kids, waiting for their Burgers (which they didn’t actually get):




The dinner was great, and now we’re enjoying the rest of our wine (a bottle of Malbec) and watching “This is Where I leave you” starring a very woofy, bearded, Jason Bateman:



And that, my friends, is a typical Sunday night at Breen Acres.