Wednesday, November 18, 2009

tick tock, tick tock

Before my mission, I wasn't the type to keep a planner - I had a planner, mind you. I supported Franklin Covey and bought a nice planner with lovely planner pages. Well, I ended up wasting my money and becoming disillusioned with Franklin Covey and the whole idea of planning my life down to the half hour. Then I went on a mission. At the beginning of every transfer, I received a shiny new planner. By the end of the transfer, after 6 weeks of daily abuse, the planner was all sorts of trashed, the severity depending on whether or not it was a rainy transfer. By the end of my mission I was a planner addict. The first few months after I got home, I didn't have a planner, and I almost went crazy. So I went to Target and picked out a cheap green planner that I could trash without Franklin Covey breathing down my neck. And thanks to my planner, my life is a little more organized.

I don't really know what my point was. I started thinking about time in general, which made me think of day planners. Then, day planners made me think of all the deadlines I have in my life right now. 2 days until my next literature test. 1 day until my Book of Mormon paper is due. 2.5 days until this week's grammar exercise is due. THEN I started thinking about countdowns! Which are much more exciting than deadlines. 36 days, 1 hour, 45 minutes until Christmas (I'm a little more obsessive about that one). Christmas is more than a month away, but guess what is just around the bend....

SIX MORE DAYS until I go home for Thanksgiving break. Bring on the tofurky!!!


Okay, gross. I don't eat tofurky. But it's always great to throw in a nice vegetarian joke.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

You were making me nervous and a little nauseous with the tofurky joke.

Amanda Raybould said...

You forgot a really important countdown: 25 days 20 hours 45 min til I AM HOME!!! Just putting it out there.. :D

jessica said...

4.5 DAYS! its only 4.5 days till we are home for thanksgiving now!
also, i'm glad you have recognized the beauty of the day planner. i would lose my mind without it... loose my mind...? either way.
also, i love this post - you have incredible word choice :)

Anonymous said...

I love you, my time-planned daughter! I have a theory that time does not really exist. It's all our mind games....but if we don't keep playing we get left behind!!! ~Mom

The Waltz's said...

Your coming home?!?! YAH! And tofurky...boo ;)

The Waltz's said...

And since we're counting down things we are excited about... 81 days til my due date! YEAH! Feb. 12th

carrie said...

I so need to get (and use) a planner. I've tried before with a Franklin but I totally agree with you - it was too much pressure and just ended up wasting my money!! I'll have to try again with a $10 Target planner. :) So thank you for inspiring me! My hopefully-soon-to-be-organized life thanks you too! I'm soooo counting down the minutes until you and Jessi are home for Christmas!!