Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

TGIF

“Come on, Lucy it’s Friday. let’s jump up and down on the couch”
“You go ahead. I’ll keep an eye out.”

 

Another week has gone by the wayside. Is it me or does time fly? I guess it could be a combination of both. I have had one of those weeks where I had to sit back and try to figure out what I accomplished. It was kind of strange to receive a notice from Grammarly on Tuesday that since 2015 they have checked 4,570,914 words with 17,000 last week alone. I guess this would indicate I’m doing something. Wouldn’t it? *crickets*

Not to belabor the fact that time is flying by I decided to let this week’s JohnKu speak for how I feel. I hope you have a great weekend.

Time by John W. Howell © 2019

You look up one day,

And you notice time has passed . . .

Invested wisely?

 

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  1. That is pretty wonderful, John. We all try to use our time wisely, some succeed better than other.

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    1. I wonder at the last minute if we really care on weather or not the time was well used or if it is a recognition of the generalization “It was a good life.” Sorry for the deep question this morning. Need more coffee. Thanks, Robbie. 😄

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  2. Ah yes
    I’ve invested time and money and food and thoughts and still i don’t understand how my car works or what makes coffee essential.

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    1. Ha haha, Geoff. There are mysteries of life that we are not supposed to understand but to accept. For instance a thermos bottle keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. The question is , “How does it know?”

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      1. that’s a great point; animated insulation I suppose…

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  3. Fantastic JohnKu! Time does pass…much too quickly for me. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You as well, Jill.

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  4. Now THAT is whole lotta getting stuff done, Boss!

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    1. Thank you, Marc. 🏃‍♂️

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  5. I try to, but then again, I’m not a rich, successful person,so what can I say?

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    1. You are rich and successful in so many ways, GP. Your patroitism is a blessing and inspiration to countless of your followers who appreciate you. Not many have your wealth.

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      1. I thank you very much for saying so, John!!

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      2. It is the truth. 😄

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  6. I’d take Grammarly’s word for it, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😀

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  7. Gwen Plano · ·

    Great JohnKu! It always amazes me how quickly time passes. Enjoy the moment, fleeting though it may seem! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Fleeting indeed.

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  8. Have a fun weekend.

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    1. Thank you. You too.

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  9. You must be a time management guru.

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    1. Far from it. 🤓

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  10. I had a great-aunt named Rilla who was given to malapropisms. My mother picked them up, and to the day she died, Mom was fond of reminding me that Tempus fidgets. Indeed, it does, and so do we from time to time!

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    1. Proficiscitur in tempore. Thank you, Linda

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  11. Sometimes, just being able to see that time has passed is enough. Some weeks are meant to be over. I like Twiggy’s grit.

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    1. I agree on the idea that some weeks/days need to be terminated. Thanks, Dan

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  12. I love the JohnKu.It’s a reminder of just how valuable each minute, hour and day are.
    Congrats on time well spent!

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    1. Thank you for the comment, Mae. I guess I’m wondering if in fact my time was/is well spent. Hard to say.

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      1. I guess it all comes down to how you feel about it!

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  13. I don’t know that I’ve ever invested my time wisely. I’ve enjoyed my time, so maybe that counts.

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    1. Yes. That was the intent of the question. If you can say you’ve enjoyed it then the investment was a good one. I could have used the word “spend,” but that had a consumption element that I wanted to avoid. Thanks, Craig.

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  14. I read somewhere that it takes writing a million words to become expert. Apparently, you are an expert four times over. 🙂

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    1. I wish that were true, Greg. Thanks.

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  15. A very apt Johnku. I agree that time flies, John. I think it has supersonic-sound-barrier-breaking wings. o_O
    I like that Twiggy has stairs — and learned to use them. I got some for a cat once, and he’d have nothing to do with them. But I think they were mostly too light weight. TGIF hugs!

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    1. Lucy has a bad hip so she uses them as well. Thanks, Teagan

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      1. I remember you mentioning her arthritis, and wondered if they were big enough for her to feel confident. It’s great that she learned to use them. By the way, that is a truly beautiful portrait of Twiggy.

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      2. Lucy loved thre stairs. Thank you on the Twiggy shot

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  16. I’d say you’ve been accomplishing some things. Happy Friday, John!

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    1. I think some. Thanks, Teri.

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  17. Time is a precious commodity for sure, John. I am guilty of wasting it. Thank you for the reminder! Happy Friday! Yes! Let’s jump and down on the couch (metaphorically speaking, of course.) 🙂

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    1. Ha haha. Jump away. (Watch that wine.) 🍷

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  18. Time speeds up exponentially as you get older! I try to find one thing each day to celebrate!

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    1. Excellent idea, Noelle. Thanks.

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  19. I never know where my time goes, either. If it’s going to pass so quickly, I hope we all get the most quality and enjoyment out of it that we can.

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    1. That should be the goal. Thanks, Staci.

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  20. Grammarly is my friend 🙂 that’s an impressive amount of writing.
    Time speeds up when you haven’t got much of it spare to achieve a deadline by too.

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    1. So right, Charlotte. Happy Weekend.

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  21. Time sure does fly by, John. It doesn’t seem to when you are travelling and doing different stuff, but once in a routine there’s no stopping it. Have a good weekend.

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  22. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    That’s a profound question John and one we should be asking ourselves. I didn’t know grammarly kept track of our word count…that’s an impressive total:)

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    1. Thank you, denise. Happy Weekend to you.

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  23. I don’t know if time flies or crawls, but every day is a gift! TGIF to you, John! Enjoy this beautiful Friday. Love you Friday photo and johnku!

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    1. I think of each day as a gift as well. Thanks, Jo

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  24. A woman and I who both in line at the grocery store this morning were commenting on how did it get to be mid-February already! Time seems to have sped up and I’m not the only one feeling that way.

    I hope you have a lovely week-end!

    The pups are adorable! Hope they didn’t get in trouble for the romp of the couch. 😉😃

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    1. No trouble at all. They imagine that we care. We don’t 😁

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  25. My Grammarly knocks itself off now and again so I will never see numbers like yours! Woot!
    As for your Haiku.. Must each moment be spent wisely? I think there must be some unwise choices mixed in, now and again, just to keep things balanced…
    Have a fabuloso weekend!

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    1. Invested wisely is the key. Goofing off is a wise investment for sanity. Have a great weekend as well.

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      1. I see we are on the same page, then! 😁

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      2. Absolutely. 👍

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  26. How is it you do more with three lines than I do with 500 words?

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    1. Not true, Hook but thank you. 😀

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      1. I don’t know, you really set me off on a philosophical tangent.
        That’s the ultimate benchmark of a writer’s excellence, in my books.

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      2. Well I hope you came back from your tangent. I usually get sunburned on my tangents. 😃 And yes, thank you.

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  27. Wise words, John.

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    1. Nice to hear, Jennie.

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      1. All true, John. 🙂

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  28. I love your Johnku. I know exactly what you mean. Time seems to be zooming by. Perhaps because we’re so busy and we don’t have enough of it? 😘 Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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    1. Could be. Thanks, Vashti.

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  29. Wonderful post. It’s fulfilling to look back to see those accomplishments as a result of wise use of time.

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Florence.

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  30. As I’m reading this on Tuesday, yes, indeed time flies 😉 Hope you had a great weekend, John, and are having a productive week 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marie. You as well.

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  31. I have not invested it wisely. I will do better as I approach my 40s, I promise.

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    1. Well it is never too late. Thanks.

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