Time is on My Side, Yes it Is by Cher’ley

This Blog  by Cher’ley Grogg

Q: What did the second hand say to the hour hand as it passed by?
A:  See you again in a minute.

Q: What do you call a story that one clock tells to another?
A: Second-hand information.

Time is on My Side, Yes it Is:

Time is on my side, yes it is.
Time is on my side, yes it is.
Now you all were saying that you want to be free
But you’ll come runnin’ back (I said you would baby),…

Time is on my side. Or is it? Is time on my side or your side, while on the truck, it seems that I am constantly fighting against time. It’s time to drive (11 hours), then it’s time to sleep (5-8 hours), then it’s time to eat (2 hours).  That’s 21 hours, so I have 3 hours to shower, clean the truck, relax, exercise, dance, or create.  Time is not on my side.

Related imageWhen I’m at home I have a little more time to do what I want, but that is usually going to my various classes or clubs, and swimming. I am still sorting out my collections or hoardings that we talked about in a previous blog. Also, I have family and friends there that I really must visit with before heading back to work.


My shortest book, Four Moons and Fair Maidens still took a lot of timeFour Moons and Fair Maidens to get the rhythm just right. Westerns more than other books have a rhythm of their own, and it is historical so that means a lot of research.  All the facts have to be exact because if they are not someone will notice.

Research, the fun and time-consuming part of the book. Time is on my Side, yes it is—right!                      Four Moons and Fair Ladies

***How is your time?*** And speaking of time, 2 anthologies that are listed below are getting ready to go out of print so if you’d like to have a copy now is the time to get them. Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico–Pawprints on my Heart.  

Cher’ley’s Books are listed below and on sale at Amazon and local bookstores. Her newest book is an Advanced Coloring Book and she has one that is freshly published with 11 other authors.

Stamp Out Murder”.
 The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk” This is an especially good book for your Tween Children and Grandchildren
The JourneyBack 3The Journey Back-One Joy at a Time and the B&W Edition of The Journey Back
Boys Will Be Boys   The Joys and Terrors of Raising Boys-An Anthology
 Cowboys, Creatures, and Calico 

All About the Girls 5(3)

Four Moons and Fair Ladies Four Moons and Fair Maidens

Memories from Maple Street U.S.A: Pawprints on My Heartlink coming soon

Wonders of Water      Advanced Coloring Book

And please join me on my Facebook Fanpage, that’s managed by one of my most faithful fans: Cindy Ferrell
Here’s a link to Cher’ley’s WEBSITE

17 thoughts on “Time is on My Side, Yes it Is by Cher’ley

    1. I took a European history class back in my college days, and remember the professor telling us that some European leader whose names escapes me — it was more than 40 years ago — referred to death as the great leveler. The plague took peasants, monks, burghers, noblemen and even kings.


      1. Doris, That’s do true. I keep hoping for the day Oil have more time, but Del says I’ll just fill it back up with something else. 😁😣 Cher’ley


  1. Now that I’m not working forty-hour weeks at the nursing home or caring for my late husband, I have a lot more time, but then there are my volunteer obligations, which I love, but they sometimes make me feel like I’m pressed for time.


    1. Annie, I understand that. I don’t have much volunteering going on right now, but I used to have and it got more demanding than a regular job so I phased it down some and then we moved. Cher’ley


  2. time seems always an issue for me. I still haven’t gotten over wanting to just sit around like I longed for when working and raising my family, and getting all the things done I want to do now that I’m retired! Trying to think of time as my friend instead of my nemesis.


  3. Another song that pops into my head… Time in a Bottle. And how about the old timey song about the grandfather clock. Remember the words? “It was bought on the morn on the day that he was born. It was always his treasure and pride. But it stopped, short, never to go again when the old man died.”

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  4. Time — oh, how I can relate! When I’m working from home the 2 days a week, time flies and I often don’t get time to write as I’d like. That’s one reason I enjoy my cabin time — I can write, read, meditate, reflect, pray — unless I’m filling my time doing cabin chores, like cooking and dishes. Time can certainly slip away quickly! Great post, Cher’ley — we all need to manage our time, especially in order to write.


  5. Time definitely has not been on my side recently. I think I have been on the road as much as you in August. First Maryland, then NJ, then Philadelphia, then back to NJ. But in September time is on my side. Just a few day trips so I will have time to catch up on everything.


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