Tuesday, March 27, 2012

If I could save time in a bottle...

"If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do...."

This line from the classic Jim Croce song drifted into my head today when I was working and thinking about all the stuff I have to do over the next month or so - none of which is hobby related. Of sure, I have stuff I want to do, but when I really think about it, none of the items that are top of mind right now have ANYTHING to do with the hobby.

I'm sure a lot of people have this feeling. (I'm sure there are people that also WISH they had that kind of problem, too. "Man, I'm so busy with work and family things, I don't have time to play.")

At any rate, this goes out to those folks out there who are spending more time thinking about the model rail hobby than actually DOING the model rail hobby! :)


  1. Thanks for getting me into a Jim Croce mood, Malcolm.

    Yes, it can be hard to FIND time for the hobby - better to MAKE time for the hobby. You schedule all of your other appointments, why not book a hobby appointment with yourself?

  2. Oh, totally agreed. A while back, I took "Landmark Forum". A bit...over the top? However, a few things came out of it that were really helpful.
    One of those things was how you talk about time.
    Not saying "I don't have time", but saying "I don't make time". The time is there, I just need to use it for hobby stuff instead of...whatever I use it on.
    The real thing is, many times I'm just tired. :) I think a lot of this will change was my daughter is older.
    Excellent suggestion, however. I've started doing that when it comes to the Model Rail Radio recordings. I get those onto the family weekend calendar so I can attend. :)