Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- Plans

Some of us are planners and some of us aren't.
I am a planner.
Not so much out of choice.
More out of necessity.

Years ago, Honeyman and I were spontaneous.
Than life threw us a curve.
Plans had to be made.

No plan and it didn't happen.
Sometimes even with plans, it didn't happen.

This week's ten things Tuesday is about life and planning.

1. Hell was paved with good intentions.
     My mom used to say this all the time. You can mean to do one thing- you have a plan- and it just goes horribly wrong.

2. " Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans."- John Lennon
     This is one of my favorite quotes. No matter what, you can't plan everything. Too many variables. I didn't plan a lot of things in my life, but there they are.

3. The best laid plans...
     You can think you have all your bases covered. But, something can always happen.

4. Plan on it.
     That's what you tell people when they ask you to do something with them.

5. Plan B
     This is what you do when Plan A doesn't work. Try to always have a fallback.
Also, the name of an album by Huey Lewis and the News. And I think it's a contraceptive for those times when you didn't plan ahead.

6. Simple Plan
     Cause, who wants complicated? And it's a band.

7. It threw me a curve.
     Something came out of nowhere and screwed everything up. Ain't life grand?

8. Menu plan
     That's what I should do. But, I don't. An hour before supper, I say " Is there anything special you'd like?" I used to plan meals. Now, it's what is in the house that I can put together.

9. My being productive in the morning plan
      I am not a morning person. But, summer comes and Kiddo has to return her laptop to school so it is back to one computer. Since she is a teen and sleeps pretty late, I decided I would do all my blogging in the morning so she can have the computer later. I have brain function problems early in the day so it's not really working according to plan.

10. The budget
     It's a plan of what to spend how much on what. But, it's hard to stay on track. We get a bill paid off so I should be able to put that extra money toward paying off another bill. That doesn't work. The gas budget and food budget had to be revised. It is indeed a quandary. I hate budgets!

Are you are a planner or do you just go with the flow?
Does it work well?
Have a great Tuesday!


  1. i loved this ruth--i guess you would say i am a contradiction of sorts, i am a great planner in my head and on paper, but pretty much end up going with that proverbial flow ;)

    1. Thanks, Lynn. It's good to be able to do that. It's not so stressful.

  2. If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, it's time to fire your Travel Agent.

    1. Maybe he's just trying to give you a hell of a good time, Al. That's the intention anyway.

  3. It's good to plan, but sometimes you just have to go with the flow!

    1. That is also true, Sherry. Being able to go with the flow is less stressful.

  4. I always try and have a plan B because there have been many times, when plan A totally did not work or come together as I planned it.

    Loved this post!!!

    1. Thank you, Coffee Lady. My problem is not really thinking up plan B scenarios.

  5. I make plan #9 regularly too. I follow-through with it approximately 0% of the time.


    1. Me too, Robyn. I usually end up taking a nap instead.

  6. Yeah #9 kills me. I tell myself I'm going to be productive, and then I blink my eyes, suddenly it's lunch time, and nothing's gotten accomplished. What the hell happened in that six hours? Did I discover time travel?

    1. BFTS, Mornings are really overrated.

  7. Replies
    1. Gail, It's good that it's working out well.

    2. I meant yes, I both plan and act spontaneously. Whether or not it works out well is an ongoing journey.

  8. I'm a planner, but it's hard for me to stick to a strict budget, and I always have a plan c if plan b doesn't work :)

    1. Yvonne, something always comes up doesn't it?


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