- Marcus Aurelius, emperor of Rome (121-180 AD)
I've always had a deep love affair with my day planner. I'm into it. I enjoy recording my day to day events or appointments or little goings on. I like looking ahead, yet I also enjoy sitting with old agendas and reliving the days. Each year I carefully choose a special planner that will record my life in 2 x 2 squares, and amazingly enough, I still have them all.
Now you see, all that planning comes with a drawback. I can become seriously attached to getting things accomplished. Take today, for instance.
I've known since last year (when I failed miserably) that I wanted to plant bulbs. I previously had visions of brightly colored daffodils, crocuses, hyacinth, and anemone dotting the lawn at 403.
Well, that didn't happen. Why? Probably because I didn't write it down.
No one ever tells you these things, so allow me: digging six inch deep holes is no joke. As a matter of fact, it ranks right up there with a solid cardio workout. Blast! Like working all day wasn't enough. Did I really need to throw in a full 2.5 hours of manual labor?
By the time I finished my planting the sun had long since retreated to its peaceful nighttime bungalow. I captured the beautiful sunset and then finished the last of my planing with the helpful illumination of a flashlight.
Alas, my job is done. I'm thankful for my day planner and the commitment it brings me.
Now I'll just sit back and wait for spring. *fingers crossed*