Do You Always Have A Plan?

I feel strange writing this post about making plans. HA!!!   With COVID-19 many many plans have been changed. I am sad thinking about the plans that have been in the making for months, years or even a lifetime. Yes these plans have been changed.

Graduations have been cancelled, weddings and vacations have been postponed. Life itself, it feels like, has been put on hold.

Case in point my nephew Tyler was supposed to graduate from High School this year.  It has been canceled.  There may be some type of service later but the initial graduation service will not be held. I ask him if this bothered him and he said ” not at all”. I said “well it bothers me and your mom and your grandmother”.  Ahhh youth they seem to handle things so much better than us oldsters.

Then I think about the people who are fighting for their lives or who have lost loved ones because of this virus. I am sure they would love to have only a disruption or cancellation in their lives.

Anyway, think back to a time before COVID-19 and think about things getting back to normal, whatever that may be, and ask: Do you like to plan things?  Do you always have a plan or do you just let things happen as they may?

I think I am as spontaneous as the next person.  My husband not so much.  He doesn’t like to have things sprung on him at the last minute.  I don’t mind having that happen, well most of the time anyway.  I have noticed though, if I don’t do some type of planning I tend to let things slide and not get them done.

For instance, if I have a day off with nothing to do except clean house and buy groceries, that will be all I get done.  If I make a “plan” to do a little more, even if the plan is in my own mind, then I tend to do that.  I discovered if I leave things to chance then there is a good chance it won’t get done. Do you ever do that?  Do you find you have a limited amount of time to do something and there is just a small window of opportunity to do it? And you think ohhh just one more episode of this show I am watching, just one more chapter of my book, just another row of knitting, well you get the picture.  And then before you know it the time to do what you needed to do has come and gone. Whether this is by chance or unintentionally by choice.

If someone wants to get together on my day off. I may be about 70% on the fence about whether or not to do it.   Yes I know I will have fun and I need to get out of the house but as my day off approaches, hanging out at home looks pretty good too.  If I pick up my phone and message them and concrete the plan I know I will do it.  Once that is done I am a whole lot less likely to bail on them. I have made a commitment.

So do you like to plan things? or just let things come what may?  is that being spontaneous or unprepared?   Just asking.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!

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5:00 AM Musings

Good morning friends, it is 5:00 AM.  I am awake and believe it or not this is when I do some of my best thinking.  If I have had good sleep that is, well actually I do some of my best thinking at 5:00 AM even if I haven’t had good sleep because I have so many things racing around in my mind. Usually this is when things stick.

 

I do have a lot of things on my mind as you can well imagine. I am sure you probably do too.   I am still going in to work.  My job is not an essential job, it is tourism related, so of course that is not essential.   But we have to have someone in the building for security purposes which is essential.  Me and my co-workers are taking turns going in.  We don’t stand around and chat or anything like that.  One person is leaving as another comes in.  It is quite lonely.   That Is the only place I go other than to pick up groceries once a week or so.

Our small town is never what you would call crowded by any stretch of the imagination. But yesterday as I was driving through it looked like a ghost town and this was 8:00 AM!!!
I am proud that so many people are staying in and working from home and just staying put.

My mind drifts through the events of the day before.  I started knitting a sock, dropped off supplies at the village where my mother in law lives,  this is a new experience.  We have to leave the supplies outside the front of the building and they are picked up by staff and put in quarantine for a couple of days before they are given to the resident. I did have to make a stop by the Vet Clinic to get flea and tick meds for Scruffy and Kitty Kitty. This is another new experience because of COVID-19. I had to call the clinic.  They took my payment over the phone and handed the bag out the door to me when I arrived along with a little receipt for almost $200.00. Ouch!!! That is probably why my mind is racing especially at a time when work lay offs are looming. But who am I kidding I would buy food for the babies before I would for myself. Once at home  I continued doctoring Molly’s ears, talked on the phone to my sister, cooked dinner, watched some TV with my husband. A typical day.

All of these things are normal every day things well except the different way of delivering and picking up supplies. But yet everything seems different.

I think I find solace in the little day to day happenings it makes me feel that some of the familiar is still there.

Anyway just some thoughts that I have at 5:00 AM. Time to get this usually, unusual day started.

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   A little foggy this morning but a beautiful sunrise

 

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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Why I Started a Blog

Happy Monday!!!!  Today is day 30 of the 30 day blog challenge.  What??? Wow, these 30 days actually passed by pretty quick.  Of course there’s nothing like having a pandemic to take your mind off of things.  Actually I think it has been the other way around.  Having this blog challenge helped me keep my mind off of scary thoughts and worries about things I can’t control.

The topic for the challenge today is “My Hopes For My Blog”. I thought it would be more interesting to tell you first why I started a blog.

For several years I had been thinking about starting a blog.  This was back in the day when blogs were more popular than they are now.  I liked the idea of sharing things and keeping an online diary of pictures and happenings.

I know that with Instagram stories, Vlogging, and YouTube, blogging seems to have taken a back seat.  But I think that blogs still hold a very important part of people’s lives.  I follow many blogs and I feel that I learn so much from them.  I have made some wonderful friends and learned a lot of new things from these people.  In many ways it has opened up a whole new world of discovery.

A little more than two years ago.  I started my blog.  I cringe at some of the very first posts but I guess that’s the way you learn things.  It has been quite a learning experience and I have enjoyed it so much.

What are my hopes for my blog?  I hope that it will continue to draw readers in, and that my readership will grow.   I hope to meet more people from all over. I hope to learn more about blogging and sharing posts and photos etc.  I hope my blog is something that you enjoy reading.

So there you have it the end of the 30 day blog challenge.  If you missed any of the blog posts I hope you will go back and check them out.  If you have read all or most of them I thank you for following along and I hope you continue to do so.

Please stay safe!!

Always remember,

Love your day your way!!!

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Weekends And A Confession

Hello friends, how are you.   It is Sunday evening and it has been a very quiet weekend.  How about for you?

I started my Saturday morning by going to our local Walmart very early.  For some reason our Walmart hasn’t gotten their crap together to have the curbside delivery that almost every other Walmart in the world has.  I am not sure what the problem is but every time I ask they assure me it is going to happen in a matter of weeks.  I have been asking for about two years.  Another Walmart in a nearby city does have the service and I may try that one next week.  I think it will be worth the drive.

I feel for the workers, I am sure they don’t want to have to be there.  When I went into the store, the first thing I noticed was how very quiet it was.  It was like people were talking in whispers if they were talking at all.  Most people had gloves on.  All of the workers did.  Some people were wearing masks.  It was a very different world than what it was a few weeks ago.  You don’t see people standing in groups talking or sharing things.

I quickly got my groceries and went back home.  Once I was at home I immediately went upstairs threw my clothes in the wash and showered.  It may not help a thing but it made me feel better.

This weekend has been very quiet. Mark has been at home too.   I read and napped and took some walks with the babies.  I noticed that the Dogwoods are blooming.  We always call these “Wild Forest Dogwoods” because they weren’t planted they grow wild in the woods which for us is our yard.

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  Wild Forest Dogwoods

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The Redbuds are in full bloom and are completely purple.  They’re beautiful!!!

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I finished two scarves and used my yarn swift and winder to roll two more balls of yarn to start on very soon.  I love these colors.

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   Remember the picture I took of this tree a few weeks ago.  I love it!!  I pass it on my way to work every day.   This is a winter scene.  I want to take a picture of the different seasons to show how the tree looks different. 

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     This is the tree in spring just a few weeks later.  Notice the buds on the tree and how much greener the grass is.  I think it is a promise of hope that all things change with time even the events we have going on in our world right now.

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I did have to give my Scruffy a hair cut.  I haven’t been able to get him to the groomer and I noticed yesterday he had a lot of hair in his eyes.  The poor baby could barely see.  I trimmed it up a little for him.  I am not too sure if he is all that happy about it but he can see.

O.K. Now for my confession.  This is for day 29 of the 30 day blog challenge.  The topic was a confession.  So here goes:   I love to watch TikTok videos!!!!  I am addicted.  How old am I you might ask.  I don’t care!!!   They make me laugh and right now I need to laugh.  Try it!!  You will love it!!!!

Happy Sunday and always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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