7:11 pm on 12/3/13

officeSometimes, moments are messy. This particular moment didn’t look messy to the casual observer. My husband and I were having our amazing dinner. He had prepared dinner (as is the case most of the time), and it tasted great. I was aware of the time. In fact, he noticed me checking the time. It was 7:08. And at 7:11, he had just initiated a conversation about the desks in my office. That all of the desks are now in their appropriate cubicles. Oh happy day!

Our offices were relocated from one building on campus to another, and the past weekend was “moving day.” I did meet with someone about the textbook project on Monday, but it was loads of fun without a desk, so today, I came home after class to work. Now that the desks are back, life can resume.

But I also realized that there was a project that I wanted to be further along on. And because, some projects are taking more energy and attention than is warranted, other things have slipped away. I haven’t let myself dwell on them, but tonight they were somehow coming back to haunt me, just subtly–around the edges of my consciousness. Time to make a new list. Organize the things that are floating around in my head. Because the high spirits I had earlier thinking things were moving along ok are more illusionary than real.

So I will regroup tonight. Make that list. Spend a few moments catching my breath and planning for tomorrow. Enjoy my husband’s company. And start again tomorrow. This is just one moment. Others will be better. Others will be more significant and relevant. I won’t dwell on this one.


A Moment in Time is a shared blogging experience, where writers document and share their stories from the same moment on the same day. The day and time for the next A Moment in Time is posted by Randee every few days in such a way that you’ll have a heads up on the exact moment to which you need to attend and focus on and, if it’s significant in some way, write about and add to the list.

A Moment in Time – 7:11 p.m. on 12/3/13

This is the second moment of this “challenge.” I like it because it really gets me to focus on particular moments, by targeting them in advance. Maybe you’d like to check it out.

A String of Pearls

The next A Moment in Time is on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:11 p.m.

Here is how A MoA Moment in Timement in Time works.

1. I will provide a time–an exact moment on a specific day–for bloggers to be aware of, to think about what they are/were doing right then and whether it’s significant enough, in some way, to be written about and added to the list. Each new day and moment will be provided via a regular blog post as well as at the bottom of the A Moment in Timepage.

2. Sometime after that moment passes, write your post. Title it with this format:  7:11 p.m. on 12/3/13

3. Let your readers know how to find the A Moment in Time prompt by providing a link to this post so that they can learn more about it and participate themselves. If it’s easier, just copy and paste the blurb…

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