Monday and Tuesday seemed to drag but today went by quickly for some reason. The weather has been beautiful, not that I get to see it very much. No rain in sight but my water tanks are still pretty full even after 7 loads of laundry last weekend.
The Fair is here and I can see the lights sparkle in the distance when the sun sets. Although I am not going this year, I am enjoying the pictures that friends are posting on Facebook. Their children are in 4H and are showing chickens and sheep. I showed chickens one year when I was 12. The big kids all had little bantam chickens and I had a huge Rhode Island Red that I could barely lift. I missed the First place ribbon because I didn't know where the hackles were. I'll never forget that. I also missed out on my 4H pin because I didn't know we were supposed to turn in a report. It doesn't matter now but it just brought back the memories.
Thinking of those missed opportunities when I was young makes me think of what I am missing now. I still go to work everyday and wish I wasn't there. I want to be doing something that makes me excited to get out of bed instead of dreaming of sleeping in. I want to do something that makes me forget what day it is instead of longing for the too short weekend every week. Life is slipping by. I look back on the last few years and I see progress on paying off my mortgage and I see 52 foster dogs so far. The dogs were much more memorable than the money. Of course my job gives me the money so that I can foster dogs but very soon I need to figure out how to make money doing something I enjoy. Life is too short for clock watching.