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March 10, 2022
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Keeping Time
by Joey Bokor

Over the years, there is a lesson about punctuality that has been thrown at me from all sides. I've heard from multiple grandparents that 'To be on time is to be late and to be early is to be on time.' And to this day I follow that. I'm always leaving early for things, and you can count on me to be sitting in my car waiting for an event to begin because I got there earlier than it actually started. I do realize that not everyone operates that way, but I'm OK with being early, because it alleviates at least one channel of stress in my life.

Of course, in a busy world, it is impossible to be perfect. But both Kim and I have found a solution that helps keep us on track. We control time. As more and more devices become digital and connected, our control over the clock has diminished, but there is still one clock we can easily control. The one in our car. As I write that, I realize that may not be the case in new cars that are connected to the internet. But in our cars (that are old enough to vote) we can easily control how we set the clocks.

The funny thing is that Kim and I live in completely different times. She sets her clock forward twelve minutes and I set mine forward six minutes. I don't know why it makes us both feel like we are 'more on time', but somehow it does. I think it gives us a little breathing room when we are hustling to get somewhere and then realize that we actually have a few more minutes to spare once we arrive.

Are we crazy? Does anyone else do this? I'm pretty sure I used to do the same thing with my bedside alarm clock. If you do, what time do you live in? How many minutes is the sweet spot for keeping you on time?

And speaking of time, with the time change this weekend, you'll have an extra hour of daylight each evening to tend to your plant babies. If you are looking for something new for your plant collection, check out this week's restock. It is filled with lots of fun new arrivals. Remeber that all plants go live at noon EST. Happy Planting.


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