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a spot by the pond

Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!  I loved reading every comment and you all made my birthday a terrific one.  And now, on to this week’s Ten on Tuesday, 10 Things You Need to Plan For.

1. Retirement.  I’ve been paying into the same pension plan for my whole adult working life.  I hope this works the way it’s supposed to in 15 years or so.

2. Dinner.  I find I do best when I plan a weekly menu and then shop accordingly.  It helps avoid take out and it saves money, too.

3. Knitting.  I honestly don’t buy yarn without a plan.

4. Gardens. I’m still paying the price for some of the decisions I made when I started my perennial garden without the proper planning.

5. Holidays.  Thanksgiving dinner needs to be planned, Christmas shopping needs to be planned, holiday scheduldes need to be planned . . . and that season will be here before you know it.

6. Vacations.  If I don’t plan for them I don’t take them.

7. Health stuff.  Eye exams, mammograms, annual physicals . . . planning is what makes them happen.

8. Blog posts.  My weeks goes much easier when I have my posts planned.  I think it probably makes this a more entertaining blog to visit, too.

9. Parties. I’m already planning the one I’ll be throwing for Hannah’s high school graduation.

10. Meetings.  I hold regular meetings and they go much better when I’ve planned the agenda and considered the options.

This was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  I think I am truly a planner at heart.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Oh the holiday season, I have been having an internal debate about planning for that. I guess it really is time to sit down and figure out what folks are getting. 🙂

  2. Yep, you are. In some of those areas I’m pretty good, others I could definitely stand to give a little more thought. I’m glad Miss B’s graduation is still almost 5 years away.

  3. plans seem to make life easier all around.
    two thumbs up from this side of the country.

    And that photo!!! I want to grab my coffee and my knitting and curl up in that chair for the morning. Love it.

  4. Funny, I’ve never bought yarn without a plan either!! And I can look in my stash and still see the project I bought the yarn for years ago – of course, that may say something about the size of my stash 🙂

  5. You have a good list, Carole, and I think you probably have a nice balance between planning things, and allowing some things to unfold on their own. I’m trying for that balance.

  6. My day did not go according to plan, hence my tardy response to your post! I’m a planner too. Man, it can help when things go haywire – lessens the impact, eh?

  7. Oh, I’m a planner, too. Love your list. Sometimes I get a little. . . off the plan. But that’s okay. It’s easier to grab back on to “structure” when you’re a planner at heart! 🙂 And that’s a great photo! That scene just calls out for a sit-down-and-relax-with-your-knitting moment.

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