Thursday, June 26, 2008

Watch-less

At the end of last week, I noticed that I had developed a strange scabby spot on my left arm, right underneath my watch face, which I wear every day. Not sure what caused it, but on advisement from my doc sis, she recommended trying some hydrocortisone on it, which seems to have helped. The first two days, I was constantly looking down at my wrist to check the time, and it was literally a hair past a freckle, no watch there. I sort of missed my one piece of everyday jewelry. Well, okay, second to my wedding ring set. And it is a very nice Seiko given to me for college graduation by my now deceased grandmother, which I now have had for about 11 years (has it really been that long??), and it is still ticking away like a champ (free plug for Seiko...). Still watch-less for almost a week now, I find that I am no longer really missing it. I'm wondering if this will help reduce stress in my life? If I really need to know the time, I look at the bottom corner of my computer screen or check my cell phone. Or the silly Microsoft Outlook reminder pops up for a scheduled meeting. Do I really need a watch anymore? What do you folks out there do to keep the time?

2 comments:

Erin said...

I haven't worn a watch since I finished school, I don't think. I know I haven't worn one since I started carrying a cell phone everywhere (didn't start that until I'd been married nearly a year, I think). And being on the computer almost all day, as you said, there is a clock right there. So my primary time keeping device is the computer, and when away from the computer, is my cell phone. I don't miss watches at all, but I also don't have one special to me like you do.

Lena said...

After being a slave to a pager all day long (which serves as my watch during work) it is remarkably refreshing to not wear a watch at all. My seiko, nice as it is, has probably been sitting in my drawer for at least a year...

Lena :)