Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014.....The Year Without a Plan!

I was never a overly organized person and I am still not as organized as I would like to be, but when  I started purging my house a couple of years ago and could actually see floors, closets and the top of my refrigerator....I knew I could never turn back. Now, clutter tends to weigh on me to the point of making me quite unpleasant to be around when I start to feel it becoming overwhelming and taking over my life. With organization comes a certain amount of planning and because of this I will never truly be organized because in my life, I can never plan beyond the next second, let alone the next 24 hours or beyond.

I am pretty much convinced that 2014 will be the year that I don't accomplish a thing that is at first planned. So far I have had a weeks worth of groceries go bad not once but twice as I planned menus, bought groceries for the week and then ended up spending days in the hospital with David only to go home and find more than half of what I bought had gone bad. The same goes with laundry. I think I am still trying to get some of the same laundry piles washed that I have been working on for a month now. And we can forget any extras like deep cleaning projects or closet cleanings. By the time I have recovered from one unplanned event, another one pops up and everything else becomes moot.

If you follow Life With the Incredible Mr. David, then you know we just had another hospital stay starting with EMS, progressing to the ER, making our way to the pediatric floor, transferring to PICU and then finishing out our stay back on peds. Why this time you ask? Because David broke his leg while recovering from hip surgery. And it wasn't just a simple break and casting. No no no! There was surgery followed by high fevers and seizures...oh my! You gotta know, I just can't make this stuff up. We are back home again as of yesterday afternoon....and now the cycle begins again. I am too exhausted to care about doing a thing today. Tomorrow I may manage to get the last of the waiting laundry done and get my hospital stuff put away and repacked for the next time, but that will then  bring us to the weekend and weekends never work out for us around here. That is usually when the bottom falls out and we rack up our ER/hospital frequent flyer miles. So this time, my plan is to not plan. I refuse to plan a menu, go to the store or do anything that would require me to have to leave things undone, unused and left to go bad yet again. Instead I am going to make a list of all the things I need to do, want to do and maybe even would like to do and then if I have a few minutes here and there.....WAIT....that sounds like too much of a plan!!!!!!!

So there you have it folks. It is 2014.....the year without a plan!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Plans are way over rated. I say take a nap!