Yesterday, I commented that I wished my life was linear. Now that I have had 24 hours to reflect upon this comment, I am more convinced than ever that it would be nice to have one thing to do and when finished with that one thing, have another thing to do and when that was done have something else to do.

Instead, I woke up this morning with the thought in mind that I needed to do some filing in my office before going to work. I sat down at my computer and saw the box of dolls sitting on the floor waiting to be mailed to my granddaughters for their birthdays. I got up from the desk and gathered up all the birthday and Christmas gifts (remember we do Christmas all year long) we had accumulated and went on a search for boxes and wrapping paper. Somehow I was able to finish that project with only one interruption--Tarzan had a hole in his pocket so I had to stop and mend it. While working on the gifts, Tarzan called me from his car and told me we had a serious water leak outside and he was turning off the water until he could get back later today and turn it back on, guess I won't have breakfast until I get to work.

On the way to work I thought about my work day ahead and entered my office with a clear understanding that today I would work on the floor maps for the legislature. I turned on my computers and went to get a drink of water while they booted up, then someone asked me how to make that top line of an Excel spreadsheet visible all the time no matter how far down on the sheet you go (see www.fortheloveofsoftware.blogspot.com). I helped them and my computer booted up with a virus notice. Sheez, I haven't even sat down yet! I installed Spybot and Adaware and did a full scan with Norton--got it. But in the mean time, SteveE came in and told us his uncle passed away and he is in charge of our office party today, we'll all pitch in and help, but, really, what a bummer. I finally opened the maps for the State and I thought I would record these feelings before getting started, but first I read some of the blogs I subscribe to.

Okay, now the blog is done, on to the maps...
but first I have to call the realtor and tell them to make an offer on the property in Memphis...
I'll do that right after I call the printer and have them print business cards for the gift show we are going to in February...
maybe I should call the school first and see if they were able to get the text book in for my students...
or perhaps I should call the girl who can't get online first...
maybe I need to make the birthday calls for Relief Society first...
oh yes, and I need to visit a sister who is new in the ward...
and I better make a reminder to pick up some food items to take to the ward activity tonight...
oh, yes, and I need to call Sherrie and make arrangements to pick up the fruit she so kindly picked for me last weekend, maybe she will be at the ward activity tonight.

See what I mean?

Continuing with the intersting life I lead, I have to tell you about Tarzan this morning. He was leaving for work and I ran outside to give him a hug and said "I need to give you a hug, I may never see you again." He said, "Well, if that's the case, I hope you don't suffer." He cracks me up.

5 comments

My head is still spinning, Sandi! :) I think this is how most women function and think but to see it written down sure is mind-boggling!

Tarzan's comment is pretty funny too...

Ha! Becky took the words out of my mouth. So funny to see "my head is spinning" when that is exactly what I was going to write.
Do you think life is linear for men like it seems to be?

sorry I don't have a lot to comment on any of your posts - but I'll put all my comments into one here!

I am thinking of you and I do enjoy getting the glimpse into your life!

sory to hear about anthony - but glad you got to cross paths again.

hope you have an awesome rest of the weekend! :) take some time to chill! :)

oh yeah -- and I think you are THE wizard of creativity! a great name for you!

I love Lee! That is funny. I enjoyed your post. I could never lead a linear life - so many other things would never get done!

If whirlwind, head spinning, changing directions because of a word or object association is linear planning then according to the way your day went, you did it. If sticking to a planned schedule or outline of projects is linear planning, then you didn't. I'm glad, in my retirement years, my day is as simple as deciding what to do: Read, do a crossword puzzle, take a nap or go on line and waste the whole day - definately not linear planning. You never said what the serious water leak was, only that it changed your linear plans. UL.