Azalea and honey bee

Being “busy” seems to be the curse of our age.  “I’m soooooooo busy” we all cry, too busy for this, too busy for that, checking schedules, consulting diaries, sighing.  My inkling is that what this really means is “I am sooooooo important because I have so many hobbies/responsibilities/such an interesting life/endlessly trying to impress my peers that I would completely freak out if there was a gap in my diary in which I could do whatever I felt like at that precise moment”.

I haven’t blogged for a few days.  Quite frankly I couldn’t be bothered.

This honey bee was busy supping at azaleas in yesterday’s outrageous sunshine.  Hopefully not at the expense of friends and family.

24 thoughts on “Busy

  1. Being “too busy” is something that no-one experiences until they retire from gainful employment. Believe me, the day after retirement is the first day of never having enough time to do what you want to do.

    Whilst you couldn’t be bothered, we’ve enjoyed the peace and quiet,

    That, of course, is challenging you to deliver a witty riposte.

    😉 😉 😉

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  2. I’m very lucky I know to not have too many things I have to do. A job and hobbies and stuff that needs to be done but I have a lot of choice over what I do with my time and what I really enjoy is sitting in the garden with a cup of tea and a gardening magazine. I really do enjoy every moment of it.

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  3. ah, couldn’tbebotheredness. I suffer from that quite often, when it comes to blogging. I consider blogging fun. And if it doesn’t feel like fun, I just don’t do it. Glad to have found someone likeminded….


  4. Well, I guess blogging shouldn’t take over one’s life, although it’s a temptation to spend a lot of time on it, just to see what everyone else is doing. But I’m a fairly new blogger and I suspect the feeling of can’t be bothered ( which I think is perfectly natural and acceptable) is still ahead of me.


  5. I have finally decided to take a nap if I suddenly feel like it. Maybe busy is only in our own minds. Does anyone really care? And would the world stop if we sluffed off? I don’t think so. Remember Scarlet O’Hara said she would “think about it tomorrow”? Good advice.


  6. I went through a phase of packing my diary to the hilt, including scheduling times to work in the garden. However, I’ve learned that I don’t need to do this – having the space to be spontaneous is great!

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  7. I like it that you haven’t blogged because you couldn’t be bothered. I have got to the point now that I only do it when I feel like it. After all it’s not a job or a duty. It should be a pleasure. And it is- when we can be bothered.

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