Quotes about time…

The souk in Marrakesh was often packed with tourists and locals who were shopping for wares. The photo is blurry since Muslims don’t care to be photographed.

This morning, upon awakening, the most prevalent thought in my mind was to check my email to see if I had a message that would impact the next several months of our lives. After sending a few messages in the past week, it inspired me to look up quotes on “time.”

What struck me the most when reading these quotes on time was the last one on this list, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Right now, those words ring true in my mind every day as I wait to hear my heart surgery appointment. Nothing yet.

Here are some quotes about time:

  • “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time” — Jim Rohn
  • “You may delay, but time will not” — Benjamin Franklin
  • “Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”
  • “Time is the wisest counselor of all” — Pericles
  • “Punctuality is the thief of time” — Oscar Wilde
  • “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me” — William Shakespeare
  • “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
  • “Lost time is never found again.”
  • “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

I am trying to be patient. This waiting game may be easier if we had a home and could go about our everyday lives. But, knowing that in eight days, we’ll be on the move again, eventually ending in Minnesota, it would give us much peace of mind knowing the time frame going forward.

I mostly think about this situation in the mornings. Cleveland is three hours later than Arizona. By 2:00 pm here each day, I acknowledge I will not hear anything for the remainder of the day. Surely, the scheduling staff ends their workday around 5:00 pm.

We continue to enjoy our time in Arizona with Tom’s siblings. Tom’s nephew John arrived yesterday from Las Vegas with his daughter and granddaughter. We spent time with John, but Lexie and her toddler were swimming in the pool at the hotel where they are all staying until tomorrow when they leave with Tom’s sister Rita’s husband, Tom.

John is going to drive his dad, Tom, back to South Dakota in a few days after a stop in Las Vegas. Rita will be leaving on Saturday, and we’re leaving on Wednesday next week. Colleen and Margie are leaving on May 6. It will be extremely quiet in Robert’s Resort in the next few weeks, with 90% of the snowbirds having left to return to their homes in other parts of the US and Canada.

There are no big plans on the horizon for today. Tom and I will have dinner here tonight after skipping dinner last night after snacking at Colleen’s place after we returned from “Taco Tuesday on Monday” at the local VFW. We ended up having a good time at the VFW, staying from shortly after noon until 3:00 pm.

Yesterday, the high temperature was 96F and today will be a high of 90F. Summer is fast approaching when the weather is unbearable, reaching temps as high as 120F. Fortunately, like Las Vegas, the humidity is extremely low in the desert, making these high temperatures less intolerable than in Africa in the summer.

Today, water in the park is being turned off for maintenance. We don’t drink the tap water, but I made sure to get up early enough to take a shower and get ready for the day. We filled a bucket of water and placed it on the shower floor to flush the toilet. We have no idea when the water will be turned back on.

That’s it for today, dear readers. We’ll be back tomorrow with more.

Be well.

Photo from ten years ago today, April 23, 2014:

As we exited a restaurant in Marrakesh, these beautiful fresh roses were on a side table. For more photos, please click here.