Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday | Time Travels.

...Carole's topic for this week threw me for a loop - "Time Periods You Would Visit If You Had a Hot Tub Time Machine".

1. I hadn't heard about the Hot Tub Time Machine; but I knew
2. there wasn't any other time period I'd want to visit - clothes, food, hygiene, technology, feminism...God knew what he was doing to bring me here in the 1960's. I'm pretty sure I was very unhappy in any previous life.

So I was planning a post about today. It snowed.
the view from my front porch this morning
I babysat Charlie (at Katie's - like last week). Got in a bit of knitting while he napped.
my 6th(?) Traveling Woman; a prayer shawl for a friend's daughter who's having surgery next month
And when he had the second blowout of the day (you know what pears and winter squash can do to your digestive system) we gave him a bath.

love that he's covering up the boy-parts so I can share the whole photo!
Then I walked Holly and drove home...grateful I wasn't living in some other time period where today would've been ... uncomfortable at best, and cold starving at worst.

But now I've had a glass of wine. and I thought I'd see what that Hot Tub Time Machine really was (please - I never want to live without google...ever!) and oh. It's not about visiting a time before I was born, it's about visiting a time I lived...and doing things just enough different that today turns out better/different.

Yep, nothing. still. I might be ok with revisiting a few time periods just to watch (and take a photo or two - I missed many photo opportunities when my girls were young). But I wouldn't want to change a thing - in case today wouldn't turn out exactly this same way.

I'm sure the other Ten on Tuesday contributors have much more imagination than I do! Click here to join the Ten on Tuesday fun and here to see what Carole (and everyone else) has shared.

9 comments:

  1. I like the way you think Mary! And hey there Charlie! A-dor-able!

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  2. Oh, that little Charlie! He just gets cuter by the minute!!!! (And snow!!! Wow!!!!)

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  3. I now know I wouldn't want to live in any other time period - I'm having trouble streaming Netflix tonight and it feels like the end of the world! (Not really, but still...I need to resolve this by Friday.) Thankfully, you've provided more cute Charlie photos for my viewing pleasure!

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  4. I would say the topic was a bit of a flop but that's okay, it happens sometimes! Charlie is a cutie pie and you are so right about being happy with the time we live in - particularly for a woman!

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  5. I didn't know what the Hot Tub time travel was about either! Thanks for educating me. I didn't consult google before hand as you did. Charlie is just growing more handsome, looking more like a boy baby and look at those eyes!

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  6. #Charlieisadoll! I've thought a lot lately about traveling back in time to when my sons were babies/toddlers/little boys…just for a couple of hours every now and then…just to cuddle/hold/kiss/read to. Guess that why, in part, parents of grown-up children look forward to becoming grandparents!

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  7. Like you, I was totally in the dark for this week's 10T topic; unlike you, I did zilch to exit my ignorance...so I owe you a ton of thanks for helping me out - pun intended! And as always, thanks for sharing Charlie with us. Love Tues!

    Cheers~

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  8. I think Hollywood has helped in glamorizing what living in other time periods was like-especially with the costumes! I wouldn't trade today's technology or medical advances for anything! Always love the Charlie photos.

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  9. Here's another who is happy to be right here, right now. Increasingly good medical care, the Internet, keeping in touch with loved ones far away, getting to know lovely people on the far side of the world, and taking unlimited photos without having to have them processed in order to see them? I'm content!

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