today. And I failed miserably. So I'm sure I will have another opportunity to learn and practice this lesson in the future, right?
This was the time on the clock in my car as I pulled into the parking lot for a 7:30 meeting this morning. My lack of preparation the night before, combined with Murphy's Law, put me one hour and 5 minutes late. Ouch.
What it should look likeOh, but I was so prepared before we left on our honeymoon trip to Europe this past summer. (Sweetie kept me on track.)
We packed a week before the trip--so we could add things we forgot as the week went along. The itinerary, with all phone numbers, confirmation numbers, websites, secret-handshakes, etc. was printed out two weeks before the trip. The dog-sitter was arranged two months ahead of time; the house was scrubbed and the refrigerator emptied out several days in advance.
I felt uncomfortable with everything done ahead of time. I didn't know what to do with myself! Shouldn't I have been racing around, doing those last-minute things that always leave me in a tizzy? Um, nope. They were all taken care of. With lots of spare time for things to go wrong.
I had so much free time, that I managed to finish this scarf the day before we left for two weeks in Europe. How crazy is that?!?!
Ok, so I just need to remember that lesson in preparedness: if you plan for the worst, then you have lots of time to relax and play when the worst doesn't happen!