March 11, 2010

The Best Laid Plans

. . . sometimes don't work out the way you want them to.

I have been off-line for 17 days. Well, more like 30 hours. But it feels like 17 days! My modem was giving me trouble and the cable guy had to pay me a visit. He was very nice. Tattoos and a wedding ring. No luck for this Single Nester. But he sure did know his shit stuff. He hooked me up (I think).

I had lots of plans for yesterday. I was going to accomplish a lot online. But alas, that didn't happen. So, it got me thinking about how some plans go awry and how you respond can set the tone for the day(s).

I "saluted the sun" a few times and then chose to chill out and take it all in stride. I took the opportunity to do some spring cleaning. The cable guy needed to go where some dust bunnies were nesting (my closet) and I didn't want to be embarrassed, although I am quite sure he has seen much worse.

As I was cleaning I was thinking, 'How many handbags does a woman really need?' Well, a lot! But, I needed to get rid of some bags from my Wall Street days and some handbags that no longer served me. It felt good!

I sometimes travel for work and have amassed quite the collection of toiletry products from various hotels. I cannot believe how many mouthwashes, lotions and sewing kits I have. I could not get rid of them.

On my Internet-day-off, I went to Starbucks and read two of my "self-helpy" books: "Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight" and "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules."

It was nice. But, I was a tad curious as Tuesday was my first McLinky party and I was excited to see who linked up (if anyone). Thank you ChaCha at SitRelaxAndRead, Jennifer at TheMagicBrush , Adrianna at DreamsofPerfection and Diana at LagoaDesignStudio for being my first-ever linkers! You all made my day!

So, I think the next time my plans go awry, I will just salute the sun a few times and, here's something novel, do something else.

Smile, breath and go slowly." - Thich Nhat Hanh

4 comments:

Morgane said...

thanks for commenting on my blog !
Yours is great !
Morgane

Jennifer Juniper said...

I'm leaving for vaca next week, when I come home I'll show you what to do with the toiletries. I couldn't think of a link to fit in with your party :( Sorry to leave you hanging.

Dreams of Perfection said...

I always stick the in a travel bag for the net time I travel. And I love the magic brushes work. She is always on point!

Anonymous said...

I donate those hotel toiletries to the mission or shelter.

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