I don’t get out much, but this week I’ve been out a couple of times. The first was for a blood test, yuk. The second was to buy a new car, yay. This photo is taken from the second outing. We were five minutes from home and this is right on our doorstep. I’m showing the photos from the car window, it’s a country lane so you don’t have to go slow and in the first photo we are speeding by.
Sometimes it feels like like is speeding by. Why does it go so fast when you are older? I still remember when I was a kid and days were so long, waiting for a special event even longer. But now it seems like days and weeks just speed by. My kids grew up so I had some more. Now those kids are growing up way to fast, by the end of this year I’ll have three teenagers.
And breathe! Every day I take some time to breathe and focus and do something just for me. Even if it’s listening to a book, watching a television program or crocheting. I need a little me time.
We came to a tighter part of the country lane on our journey, Graham had to slow down, and phone in hand I took the next photo.
What I wouldn’t give to have a nice gentle walk in those trees, it wouldn’t even bother me if it was raining!
We have about twelve weeks to wait for our new car and when it comes it will be adapted, so I may be able to drive again. I drive much slower than Graham. He hates it when I tell him he’s speeding, he’ll say he’s only doing 30mph, but having been a driver for 20 years before and I know exactly how fast he’s going. Life goes speeding by too quickly already, there is no need to help it by going faster.
I’m a bit scared though, I haven’t driven for four years now and with adaptations it’s not going to be easy to get used to it again. I’ll probably be driving really slow for a while at least.
But then that’s me all over, I like to take things easy. People rush around too much and are constantly looking for the next little bit of excitement. I used to be like that, I hated a bank holiday passing me by without having something planned, a picnic, a bbq, a day trip, I felt like I was missing out if I didn’t do ‘something.’ Now, I really don’t mind. I’d like the kids to do more but now they are older they are not interested in doing stuff with Mum and Dad anyway, they would rather have a day with their friends. I am going to enjoy this summer with my Little Man though. He’s not too old just yet 🙂
Linking up with the lovely Rachel and her Sunday Snapshot link up party.
It’s so nice to live in a town but so close to the countryside.
Time does seem to go faster the older you get. I have realised that, especially over the last few years.
How exciting to be getting a new car and having it adapted. Good luck with the driving. x
Congratulations on getting a new car. That is usually a fun time. I love going for rides. #MMBC
How exciting to get a new car! Hopefully you will find it easy to get back to driving. We’ve just got a new electric car. It took me a while to get used to it, during the first week I talked to myself as I drove to make it easier!!
What lovely photos and lovely thoughts! It will be amazing to get the chance to drive again.
I definitely feel that life is going by too fast. I can’t believe that my youngest child will be going into year 13 in September and that my middle one has just about finished his first year of university.
I love speedy shots – there’s some amazing scenery to be snapped whilst travelling. Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.