Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Falling Cats and Planning Day

I had a bit of a sore throat coming on, so I decided to take it somewhat easy today.
The day was spent mainly in building puppets for the kids' shop and in planning.

I've always seen planning as a big time-waster.  Especially all the meetings in the business world.  It was so bad I sometimes wondered who had an actual job at all, and who was nothing but a corporate hobo, drifting from one meeting to the next and never really settling down anywhere.

I know, I know, the old story about, "sharpening your axe", so you're more efficient chopping wood.  But so often it seems more like, "If you spend all your time sharpening your axe, it will be so efficient that the wood will chop itself."  A ridiculous extreme?  True, but where do you draw the line?  IMO many people/organizations don't even think about the line, and realistically should have drawn it a looong way back.

So I do.  I do chalk the day mostly up to a waste.  But I like to think that the mellower lifestyle will pay off in terms of not getting sick, or at least recovering more quickly.  Sometimes I almost convince myself of it too.

Speaking of sick, my cat is not doing so great.  He's getting on in years, and the poor old guy thinks he can still jump.  No fooling, he used to be able to jump like six feet!  It was unreal!  Now I have to leave a chair pulled out at the computer lab desk, or I'll just be working along and CRASH.  I look up and cat's laying there on the floor.

He makes me feel... young.

I have no idea where I was going with that.

Anyway, now I have a pretty clear idea what I'm going to do tomorrow and the rest of the week.  And that amounts to anything but taking it easy, so I'll probably undo any health benefits of taking today off.  But oh well.

Live YOUR adventure!
-E.L. Fletcher

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