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Wall calendarI am among the ranks of the world’s most paranoid planners who keep calendars and more calendars.

There is a calendar in my purse (super private),

a calendar on the kitchen wall (semi-private),

another for “quick viewing” on the refrigerator (reference only),

a calendar on my cell phone (for an emergency),

and a desk calendar bedside (seriously private).

There are actual “plans” and appointments written on the desk calendar, the purse calendar, and the one on the kitchen wall.

And if there are changes, I have to erase/mark out/change all three of the above.

Lately I have changed ALL THREE of the write-in “planning” calendars over and over.Desk Calendar

  1. A friend planned to visit us  for 10 days in August but cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
  2. Postponed a lunch date with a group of ladies since the main attraction cancelled due to stomach flu.
  3. Eye doctor’s office called to cancel an appointment.
  4. My niece is coming for a weekend with her dog, Noche. Hurrah! So far, so good.
  5. Cousins booked to visit on another weekend. No threats so far.
  6. Son coming some time soon and then again some time later, yet to be defined.  Sooner or later means possible restructuring the calendars!
  7. The bathroom floor was to be replaced last weekend, but date now re-arranged.  Will my niece be here then? There are no guarantees anymore. Purse Calendar
  8. What about the dental check up scheduled for tomorrow and a haircut the next day?  “Up for grabs.”
  9. Erasers are being worn down changing appointments!

Planning is supposed to save time right? Reworking three calendars is beginning to be time consuming, must be done in pencil due to all the radical changes, and aggravation prompting a nervous tic.

Therefore, I have devised an entirely new and competely radical change in plans.

I now plan to cease planning things and only keep one calendar – for planning purposes!

The question is, “Which one?”

How many calendars do YOU have?

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Every now and then I forget that I am now elderly passing my teen years, and no longer Super Woman.

 I wake up with plans.    Superwoman 1

This was one of those days.

I had big plans.

But first,

I needed to get a fasting blood test.

No, I am not sick.  At least I don’t think so.  I don’t remember Super Woman ever having a sick day do you?

The test is in preparation for an upcoming yearly physical.  An aging body (even a super body) needs a check up now and then.

So a visit to Dracula down at the lab was first priority.

My Super Woman To Do List looked like this:

    1. Pre-Dawn – Laundry and misc. household chores.
    2. 8:30 AM – Get fasting blood test.  Argh!

3.       Pick up cleaning.

4.       Drop off donation bag to Habitat.

5.       Get gas before car stops without braking.

6.       Farmers’ Market – Healthy Veggies to maintain “super” status.

7.       Pet store – Food for Super-Dog-Rozie!

8.       Vet – Pick up Dog’s anti-anxiety pills and cancel teeth.

9.       Get home by 10 AM for house and window cleaning.

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Zip!  I was up at 6 AM.

Did two loads of laundry, dried, folded and put away.  How super can a woman get?

Fixed Rozie-the-Dog’s breakfast.

  • Unloaded dishwasher.  Yes, I know how lucky I am and they didn’t have dishwashers 100 years ago.
    • Laid out supplies for window washing and house cleaning. This is harder than it sounds.
    • Dressed.   (At my age, dressing can be counted as a chore).
    • Got list, keys, purse, and body into the car!  Off and running at 8:30 AM!
    • Gassed up en route and dropped off the donations. Kudos please!
    • Dracula took the blood and Super Woman was still on a roll!
    • Next the vet – got Rozie’s pills and “cancelled teeth.”  Oh, I neglected to explain Rozie was due for a teeth cleaning but Super Woman and Super Man backed out.  The dog is old.  She’s 14.  They said she could not have breakfast.  There would be anesthesia.  How could we do that to her?   Hence – “cancelled teeth.”
    • Pet store and cleaners were still closed at 9:00AM.  Tomorrow is another day.
    • People prescription – Check.
    • Farmer’s Market – Forgot and drove on by.
    • Super Woman flagging – not trying to stop cars or entice strangers – flagging as in failing.
    • Home.
    • Breakfast.
    • Nap.

10 AM – Super Woman is exhausted.

Remainder of the Day:  Unproductive

End of Super Woman’s Old Age Adventure Story

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