Survival Seeds

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Writers Workshop

Mama Kat is giving you an assignment, if you choose to accept it. Here are the prompts for this week.
The Prompts:
1.) Describe what you would change about yourself if you could.
2.) Book Review! What children’s book do you hate reading to your child?(inspired by E. from Mommy’s Still Fabulous)
3.) What do you predict will happen this decade? (You can be funny or serious if you like).(inspired by Christopher from CaJoh)
4.) Choose the 7th picture you took from last January and write a poem.
5.) Write about a heated argument you had with your parents (real or fictitious).(inspired by Writer’s Digest)
I am going to choose the first prompt....
My poor, poor husband. I do feel sorry for him sometimes. He is this relaxed guy who is a *fly by the seat of his pants* kinda person. I.AM.NOT. I am the type that has everything planned out and wants it to go just so. I have a planner that I put every ones birthday in (with the year that they were born beside their names) and anniversary (with the year also beside it) and I have all the days that school will be out, any appointments and all that information. Did I mention that I have the cards for the appointments also stuck in a paper clip in the planner? I have all of Matt's tournaments down, what holidays I will have off, what days he is planning on taking off. Okay you get the idea.
I have a rule that has been this for the last 11 years that we have been together. When someone asks about Christmas the name and time is put on my planner. It has a number that is circled beside it. 1 is for the 1st person to ask, 2 is for the 2nd person to ask and so on. This is to make the holidays *easier*. I still end up a bawling, sobbing mess because I am worried about upsetting someone or things not going like they have been planned. This year I threw it all out the window and told everyone what our schedule was to come over and the times that we would be around. (Keep in mind when you are calling me crazy that Matt had four sets of GREAT grandparents living when we got together. This meant at least 4 days of traveling around for Christmas.) Between the snow storm that we had and the ability to just let go I enjoyed this holiday season much more than the previous ones.
So if there was one thing that I could change about myself it would be how scheduled and OCD that I am about it. I need to learn to relax and have a more easygoing attitude. Although I will have a hard time since I am taking 13 hours. I will have to schedule my times to study, which will be most of my free time. But I will try and get better at being relaxed and not worrying about the time, or about making others happy at my expense. I am going to live life fast and loose, as much as I can!

1 comment:

Heather said...

I plan everything right down to meals for dinner. I write down on a note on the fridge what CAN be made for dinner that week and my kid and boyfriend get to pick something. That's as unorganized as I can get.

I'm glad I'm not alone in this.