I’ve been thinkin’ about how I don’t like to waste anything.
When I drink a soft drink I turn it up and drain the last drop out of the bottle or can. If I don’t drink it all I will either put it in the refrigerator or sit and sip on it hot all day. It really bothers me after my kids have been to visit to find nearly full bottles or cans sitting around….wasted.
When I eat a bowl of ice cream, pudding, soup, etc., my wife gets mad because I scrape the last drop out of the bowl. She tells me…you can get more if you want it. It is not that I want more…it is that I don’t want to waste anything. We try to teach our children to eat everything on their plates. We tell them to make a happy plate. I can tell you, when I finish eating if being empty makes a happy plate, mine are downright delerioius.
I guess I am about the same way about my time. I don’t like to sit and do nothing. Sometimes the things I am doing might not mean much to anyone else but I consider it scraping all the ice cream out of my time. This last few days I haven’t produced much in the way of writing or drawing but I have spent a lot of time reading blogs and checking out other sites on the internet.
I have some projects I want to complete this weekend. If I finish them that will be great, If I don’t that will be okay too. I just want to get all I can out of the next few days and not waste them. When I look back over the year I want to be able to say “I sure made a happy plate out of 2012.
I know…there is a whole brand new year right around the corner just waiting to be opened and I do plan to open it up and get all the good I can out of it too. Right now though I think there is a little bit stuck to the sides of this one and I’m not gonna waste it.