You know, sometimes it seems no matter how you plan, or what you arrange to make things work, they never do.
Example one: Nearly every day, either arriving to or leaving work, I see this cool bird that I haven't been able to identify. I also see a little covey of quail on a regular basis. And some rabbits. And I work in Tempe, AZ, which combines with Phoenix, Mesa, and several other cities to form this huge, metropolitan area. You wouldn't think I would see wildlife like this, but I do. So I decide to take pictures, so I can show what I see, as well as try to get the one bird identified.
As soon as I start taking my camera to work, I don't see any of these animals. They have all disappeared. Well, I managed to get a picture of a rabbit, but I wanted the others more.
Example two: I went to a car audio store to purchase my new cd player and get it installed. To install it, they had to order an installation kit to help it fit my dash. They said it would be in Tuesday. So I called today, not there, and I was told Thursday. Well, Thursday doesn't really work for me, details to follow, so I stop by after work to double check. They tell me it may be in tomorrow. So there's hope, I guess, because I really want to get this installed soon!
Example three: Last November I sent a letter to Taco Bell, including a SASE and a letter with my new address so I could get my W2 for the month and a half I worked there in 2007. By February 23, I still hadn't received the W2, so I call, get a hotline number, and then get a new address to send another SASE. I anticipated when I mailed it in November, because when I worked there, I remember seeing a posting in the office to send it off early, to get the W2 on time. So now, every time I think about trying to file my taxes, I get extremely irritated because I can't without the W2 that includes information from a month and half of work. Gah!
The good part, the thing that keeps me going, is that on Thursday, after I get off, I am flying to Denver to spend the weekend with my sister, Andi! Hooray! I haven't seen her for a couple years, so I'm really looking forward to this trip. And I've never been in Denver, so that's a good thing, too. Once I fly in on Monday, I will drive to Utah to visit my parents and my brother. The last time I saw my brother was about two years ago when he left for Afghanistan.
So you can see why I really want my new cd player. I want to have it for my trip! I guess if I have to, I can get it installed on Monday after I fly in, but that's not my preferred scenario.
I tend to discover new things about myself in the books I read, the music to which I listen, and the movies and tv shows I watch. I'm going to discuss these discoveries here. I may occasionally deviate from this plan, but that's my choice, right?