“To every time, there is a season…and a time…” (Ecclesiastes 3)
While I wait for my hard boiled eggs, I contemplate the timer. Honestly, I have it set to go off every 2 minutes until it starts boiling. Why, you ask? Why don’t you just wait for the boil? Have you ever sat and waited for a pot to boil? Not the easy thing to do, in this day of instant answers.
So, why do I do it? Because I have forgotten. I have boiled things dry. I have ruined my Welsh pot by letting it boil dry (so sad). I have walked out the door and left the electric coffee pot on, because the green light (that states “ready”) has burned out. It still perks great coffee, but I came home yesterday to find that it hadn’t been unplugged. Hey, no little green light, everyone thinks it’s off.
I use cast iron cookware. The first “teflon” created, I love using this stuff! But it needs care. I set it on the stove, freshly washed, and turn on the burner to dry it (or it will rust). Hoo boy! Here we go again. I walked away for about an hour and did not remember it was on because I did not set the timer as a reminder.
Yes, timing can be everything. I could go on and on. Waking up in the middle of the night and never getting back to sleep because my timing is “off.” A discussion with my daughter revealed that “time passes quickly.” Wow! You’re not kidding! Here I am at 61 and it’s going faster and faster!
Take advantage of the hyphen — your life. Even if you have to set the timer. It does keep you moving, it does keep you safe.