Random thought: Is it bad I have so much collective dirt in my gutter, an acorn fell in and sprouted an oak tree? OK, I'll put it on the list - clean out gutters.
My son got a Rock Tumbler for his birthday. So Sunday, we unpacked it, got it all set up for Step 1, and turned it on. Tumble for at least 48 hours it said. I thought 2 days would never end; the thing is so loud and obnoxious. But for good measure we gave it three days and went on to Step 2. I cleaned it out, and read the instructions. Tumble for 14-21 days. DAYS! Thankfully it's on the deck, and I only really hear it (loudly) when I go out there.
To deal with it, we stuck a bucket over it to protect it from the rain, and I told my son we'd check back at the end of May.
So what's the best way to deal with things when you need to be patient? I've noticed I'm WAY better at this as I get older. Writing in general requires much patience. Novels can't be written in a night (at least not by me). You have to have faith the pages will grow each day you work on them. But does being more patient make us more sedate? Would adding more of a sense of urgency help? Should we try to finish a novel in a night?
Wow, this is rambling, but I was thinking of a friend talking about his teenagers and how critical things are to them.
So what do you think? Are you more patient or less patient than you used to be, and what do you do while waiting for your rocks to tumble?