Saturday, July 21, 2007

Back to the Drawing Board

So, today it's just me and the Pooze (Julianna). The boys are all off doing their man stuff and we are here trying to get caught up on the 50 million things that I have to take care of.
I hate that feeling of being perpetually behind. The feeling like everything around me has to be done no later than yesterday. Anyway, *that* is where I am.
I have begged God for a Type A personality...you know, ultra-organized, life planned out to the finest detail, practically perfect in every way kind of person...but He isn't giving in (or maybe I'm not).
Actually, my problem isn't in the scheduling/planning of it all, because let me tell ya, I can make a schedule or create a plan to beat the band. It is in the execution of said schedule/plan that my problem lies.
If you look in my planner (yes, I have one...actually, I have 3 if you're counting), you would think for a split second that I have everything under control, right down to watering the plants, until you looked around. My issue is that somewhere along the way, LIFE happens and it always gets messed up.
Ok, I will admit, "LIFE" may involve some minor self-indulgences like blog hopping when I should be doing the laundry as per my schedule, or reading my book when I should be searching for curricula, and that may be part of the reason that I live in Perpetually Behind Land, but that isn't always the case. Really.
As I mentioned a few posts down, I am learning to deal with the curve balls that are truly thrown my way with a gracious attitude, but half the time they wouldn't be such a huge ordeal if I had been where I needed to be in the first place...Is their anyone on my planet here?
So today, yet again, I am going against myself to ask God to give me the grace to get a workable schedule/plan going for the Crew and I. I will, no doubt, come up with something beautiful to behold that would make all of our lives much easier and more smoothly run. Things will work for about a week, and then the wonderous thing will collect dust on my desk until I have to start all over again in about 8 months.
Wow...how is that for hope? Seriously though, if I didn't think that our God was in the business of giving victory in the places where we have fallen (even the places where we have fallen a kajillion times), I wouldn't even be attempting this. God is a God of order and not chaos (1 Cor. 14:33) and while I know that I will probably never truly be a Type A (and I am not so sure I really want to be), I do think that he would be more glorified with a little more discipline in my life.
That being said, I am off to plan!
Have a great day everyone!

14 comments:

Scarlet said...

I don't know how many times I plan to keep it simple, declutter and all that, but I have absolutely no motivation to do it. Sometimes just walking around with a garbage bag and throwing things in it works better than following a plan.

Good luck!

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, Gayle, trust me - keep your prayer to becoming more disciplined and not to be a Type A!!! I am the daughter of a seriously Type A man and have taken on many of his tendencies. I don't see it as a blessing. I wish I were more laid back and less uptight. As to the perfect planning and exeution of said plan, I don't think that's a Type A thing. I'm right with you in the struggle to stick to a well-thought-out plan. I need more discipline, too.
Yes, if we would practice the presence more and receive those curve balls as part of His plan...That would be a good thing!

justabeachkat said...

I can so identify with this post! I make plans and I make list and I actually love the feeling of marking things off a list. But...I detour off the path often and before you know it, I'm lost.

Hugs!
Kat

wendy's world said...

Take it from the planner...it ain't easy being a planner! "Nobody else" seems to stick to MY plans! (Don't they know about Wendy's World???) Oh well, aren't we all just doing the best we can....

HobbitsHollow said...

Hi Gayle, this is bobbi (aka Hobbitshollow from HSB). Glad I stopped by and got your new blog. You are just as entertaining as ever. :-) Gosh, I thought, that could be me writing that! I have notebooks galore around here with lists, etc. and I try to organize things, but it never does happen. lol God bless you and your lovely family!
bobbi

ConservaChick said...

OK, I am type A, and I still get nothing done. I just stress out more, then run around in circles.... quickly. ~Karlie

Cindy said...

Hey, girl! So glad you came by! I've seen you around, too, and am glad to find out more about you! I think I even visited at hsb when I first started blogging. :)

You're now my third Gayle friend spelled your way!

I LOVED this post and am going back to read it again. ;)
Can't wait to get to know you more!

KarenW said...

I'm on your planet, right next door maybe. I have all kinds of great ideas but they don't get much further than my notebook. I really have to get things in order for the fall. We'll all be going in different directions.

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