January 11, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

What's been happening around here? Well, a lot of nothing. Of the 4 people in this house, 3 of us have been down and out. On New Year's Eve, we had a little get together. In the midst of the fun there was a little brush fire. My husband played hero and sustained burns on his calf that extend from just below his knee to his ankle. He's been hobbling since.

Unsure of how long he would be out of commission, I took it upon myself to take down the outdoor Christmas decorations. I could not let our home be one that donned Christmas lights year round. I pulled something in my neck and shoulder that has reminded me that I am not a spring chicken.

The smallest member of the household has been taken down by allergies. She is miserable and when she is miserable, the whole house suffers. Ahhh, the joys of parenting.

When I awoke this morning to send the teen off to school, I decided that I can no longer let these pitfalls get the best of me. I am playing catch-up regardless of what ailments surround me.

I have been thinking about this blog a lot. I have also been considering what I want to do with Associated Content and my submissions. My New Year's resolution, so to speak. I broached the subject on myspace prior to Christmas. I laid out a plan and I must put it into action.

All of the marketing content information I have scoured through states that you must not let your content stagnate. Keep it fresh. Okay, I'm lacking now, but I have not lost my desire.

It's all in the planning. Once the plan is laid out, I must follow through.

First, do not injure yourself when you want to make a commitment to something. Check. Second, do not inform your family of your plans lest they might sabotage you. Check.
Third, if you are injured, and your family needs you too, all else must be back burnered. Check.

All kidding aside, I had a thought about how 2008 has started out: I'm getting all the bad stuff out of the way early! The rest of the year will be smooth sailing!

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5 comments:

  1. Smooth sailing indeed. You all get well and chirp up.

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  2. What's up with the beginning of 2008? Catastrophes all around. Weird--let's hope you're right and we're getting it all out of the way at the start.

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  3. "It's all in the planning. Once the plan is laid out, I must follow through.

    First, do not injure yourself when you want to make a commitment to something. Check.

    Second, do not inform your family of your plans lest they might sabotage you. Check.

    Third, if you are injured, and your family needs you too, all else must be back burnered. Check."

    Well, I've got to tell you with all seriousness that I totally agree with almost everything you've said.

    About the planning, though: I have a slight disagreement. Your commitment shouldn't be to the plans - the details - but the goals.

    By this I mean that sometimes the details are wrong or the situation changes. But you haven't abandoned the goal, you just have to change or adapt the path to it.

    On your 3 points. You're totally right. Don't laugh.

    PS, I found your blog from Conda's links and I really like it. Thanks for letting me mouth-off!

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  4. Hi! What a rough trot you and your family are having. Hopefully (touch wood) the worst has passed you by. But as you're a fighter and a doer, I'm sure things will start to look up for you. My fingers are crossed. All the best from now on, Ok! - Regards Peter

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  5. Thanks all! I've been resting a lot. The little one is much better. Hubby is still gimping about--the doc said it will take some time to heal.

    Yesterday I took some time to sit back and read subscriptions at AC. Today I'm going to play some catch up here.

    Katiebird, yep it's all about the goals. Thanks for stopping by. I'm going to check you out too...

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