Does anything ever go as planned–ever? No, they don’t, which is why I’ve spent the majority of my adult life not making any plans at all. At least not past the point of, ‘I’m going to go shopping tomorrow because I’m on my last cracker and the cheese is gone’, type of thing. Any more effort applied to “firming up” up of said plans (like actually planning a schedule of events for the day) is a complete waste of time.
There’s a number of things that have to be done before the summer is out. There’s 165 feet of hedge to finish trimming, a few cords of firewood to move into the woodshed yet, the ever present mowing, and writing something on this blog that I, in my infinite lack of wisdom, decided to revive from hibernation recently. Okay, no problem.
First, I woke up one morning about a week ago sick as a dog and it wasn’t some 24 hour thing either. More of a week long thing you might say of which I’m still recovering from. I hate long-in tooth diseases don’t you?
Second? Well, it has something to do with a “neighbor-turned-rabid” that has been giving my wife and I no end of trouble for the past year or so. And I really can’t say any more about the situation since it isn’t resolved–yet. Suffice it to say that being sick and dealing with the damn situation hasn’t left me in the best of moods and, as much I would like to, I can’t be bashing this neighbor here on the blog for all the public to see. Something to do with slander or is it libel? I forget.
Third. Well it seems I’ve forgotten what the third thing was but I’m sure it was time consuming and really annoying as well.
So everything I planned to do have been pushed back a week or so and that too is annoying me. What I really don’t understand is why a man like myself, who was fortunate enough early on to understand that making anything but the the loosest of plans was absolutely futile, becomes so annoyed when the plans he didn’t actually make don’t happen.
I think I’ll have to make a plan to learn how not to get so annoyed when my plans fall through. The plans I don’t make that is.