Saturday, May 15, 2010

A trail of things left undone

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

I always have the best of intentions.  Especially to finish any job I start.  I like all the I-s (that’s supposed to read “eyes”) dotted and the T-s crossed.  So Thursday evening I told myself, “Don’t forget to write a blog for Saturday.”

I knew I was going to be out of town come Saturday morning, with limited Internet access. 

Friday morning I said to myself, “Don’t forget to write a blog for tomorrow.”

And then I went and worked on the book for a while, ran an errand, packed a bag.  Left some goodies out for the cat sitter.  (Hey, he has to eat, while I’m gone, too!)

I did everything I needed to do—except write a blog post.  And when I remembered, I was far away from home and with no Internet signal.

If this posts at all on Saturday, you’ll know I begged, borrowed or stole some Internet time somewhere to get a connection.

How do you feel when the best of intentions just isn’t good enough?

11 comments:

Dru said...

In others I'll forgive because I know things can happen, but if I forget to do something I feel rotten, until I make it up by completing the task.

Gayle Carline said...

Ha ha - like it's just another day! Seriously, this is my son's senior year in high school and I'll remember it as the year of not being able to make plans or follow through with anything - anything that didn't revolve around him.

Next time, you will remember and you'll get it written and posted and feel victorious. Today we just consider it an oops.

Vicki said...

I can so relate! Usually I write things down beause I can't remember, no matter how many times I've repeated it to myself. Don't worry about today...you got it done!

Jill said...

The best intentions and what one can actually get done are just a symptom of the busy world we live in. I'd manage to fulfill more of my best intentions if we had a 28 hour day!

Mare F said...

Like it's just another day in paradise.

Kristen Steele said...

LOL! Last weekend my daughter brought most of her stuff home from college, but had to go back for 2 more exams. After taking her back, I asked about her finals. She did a head smack and let me know she left the books at home! Ugh. So, trying to be a good mom, I tell her I'll bring them back to her the next day (mother's day). Half way to the school on Sunday, I did a head smack as I realized I left the books on the counter at home. How does this happen? That was the whole reason I was going in the first place! I had to go back and get them. Boy, am I glad her school is only 45 minutes away! At least I know she gets that trait honestly!

Karen Russell said...

Happens to the best of us sometimes. This week my daughter wore one clean and one dirty soccer sock to her game. I figure if she's healthy and fed, one good sock is enough. :D

Reading and blogging should be fun, so don't let a little slip like this turn it into a guilt trip!

signlady217 said...

You gals just made me laugh today! I don't usually forget things, but when I do, it's almost always something Very Important that will affect Someone Important! ;)

Helen Kiker said...

Glad to see that you did get to an internet connection. Hope you had fun with your time away from the computer.

Jan said...

Story of my life lately!

Lorna Barrett said...

After reading the comments, I don't feel "quite" so bad. Kristen, I feel your pain. I've done the same thing. I could have driven home (60 minutes) to post the blog, but kept hoping I'd get an Internet signal. (Never happened, and I couldn't figure out how to use dial-up. It's been too long.)

Helen, I got a LOT of work done on the next book (due in--SCREAM--25 days!!!!!!!) I'm probably going to have to "go dark" again for more than a weekend to get it finished.