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Explore A Change Of Plans

Updated on March 31, 2016

Roll With The Punches

It's been a long time

I thought I could figure things out

Time has a way of slipping away

Thinking in a different direction than I was leaning

Could there be an important reason ?

Why I am led by the hand ?

What can I learn from this experience ?

In the coming days I will find my answer

I was working in the yard

A pile of brush (old branches and leaves) left

Leaves for a compost piled high

Two lawn mowers and a couple of unfinished projects

Loose wood in a pile

Became a concern

The fire inspector said the pile has got to go

I started it last summer and covered it with a tarp for the winter

Plans for an outdoor garden center that never happened

Distracted by other more important issues

I dropped the ball

So I went out in the yard to start Spring preparations

Going in my shed

Pulling out the lawn chair cushions

Yard decorations to make the front yard look nice

Small black fence around the house

The bird feeder up

I have two days off

Rain earlier in the week and rain at the end of the week

So making the most of the good weather

Plans to go out with friends later in the day

So I have to get an early start

Windy yesterday kept me on my toes

A little sore from all the bending

I have so many things I want to do

My imagination is a powerful tool

That can be a great benifit

If I don't stay focused it can also lead me into unnecessary trouble

I will put my thoughts into a clearer action

Weeding through and cutting to the chase

I have been busy wrapping my head around a few other ideas

That are in the early stages of development

Postponing them temporarily

Just when I feel my creative juices flowing

Like clearing a clog in the sink

A trickle of water is going down the drain

Where a rush of water should be

Instead I'm the only one in the elevator and hitting the hold button

With two or more people waiting

Wondering what's the hold up

Come on

We have things to do

They are not pleased

You could say I down right peed on their parade

An uncomfortable spot to be in

I also feel like I was the car that broke down in the middle of a small dirt road

Where nobody can pass

A mother of five kids are in the car right behind my bumber

Sure I knew the car was acting up

Did I know it would break down today

No

Did I have the money to get it fixed

No

Does it change the outcome no

So off to do some unfinished business

Stressed because I am pushed for time

My wife had told me last fall

You have to clean up your mess

I hit a snag

Getting my line caught on the rocks below

I keep tugging not to lose my weight and hook

There comes a point where you have to pull as hard as you can

Take your losses

Even though my free time was used for weddings and other appointments

More excuses as she rolls her eyes

I am not sure I am one hundred percent at fault

Enough of the jibber jabber

Time to spring into action

Like a Winnie The Pooh fairytale

I am Tigger

Bounce ...Bounce...Bounce

On to my new adventure









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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      As usual Dream On, you write about the everyday things whether good or bad and reflect and learn from them. My wife is always having to remind and encourage me to do things that have been waiting awhile

      You have the knack of writing about anything, turning it into something interesting, and making the reader reflect on that part of his own life Well done, sounds like it was good exercise at least.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Oh, how lovely! I can just visualize your yard, all planned and looking good. My George was good at making raised garden beds and all those great things. I miss all that. He loved doing it for relaxation from other stuff, too. I have a webpage about ours. Later on, when he was getting senile, he dug it up, but even that was activity which he chose and which probably relaxed him.

      You’re so right that the early preparation saves later - when it may be hot for that kind of work. Do you have a compost? Doesn’t take much, just a makeshift container with open spaces so you can use the household veggie scraps and even grass cuttings to compost and make into good fertilizer for the gardens. If you eat fruit and veggies every day, all the peelings make great compost. All it takes from that is to turn it over in its container occasionally so it all gets aired.

      But in any case, your yard is going to look gorgeous! As you say, that kind of tired and sore is good tired and sore! Helps balance the worries in one’s head, too.

      I am enjoying a lovely Sunday except I HAVE TO get onto my tax preparations. ugh. My excuse for procrastinating this time has been my carpal-tunnel-syndrome in my right hand. Of course, it’s getting flimsy since I’m doing everything else with the numb fingers. haha.

      We’re enjoying a siege of clear, sunny, relatively mild weather. No big storms or rains forecast till next weekend. Good ‘make the best of it’ weather!

      Hugs.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna I lost three pounds from the last two days in the yard. The good keeps popping up when I least expect it. It rained today and that makes it a wash out. It gives me time to collect my thoughts and plan a good strategy. I am proud of myself I took a few posts I was planning on using for the flower bed border and laid them down and they look good. I did a rock bed on the front and it is showing potential. I have a long way to go but the more I do now the less I have to do later. No shortcuts. It also keeps my mind off work. I am thankful for all the help and even though more sore than usual it's a good tired. Have a beautiful night and an even better Sunday.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Dear friend. Your experience with that tough, unwieldy schedule, catching up and feeling you're getting more behind, is visceral, felt in the innards. It's the stuff of writing about life and its realities and feelings. So many people can't express their own so being able to read others (yours, for example) can help them know theirs are not the only ones and your spunk and verve getting on with things even during those frustrating times - gives courage to others.

      The truth is that there are no charmed lives without frustrations, but it's how people both recognize the problems and figure out how to overcome them and live fully even in the midst of them that make all the difference.

      Hang in there and keep on keepin' on! Writing about it is good for you and for others!

      Hugs!

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      MsDora Deciding to keep an open mind when in a sticky situation. The more I express my feelings the better I can deal with my difficult times and mistakes that I have to admit. So I can move forward and have better planning in the future. Thank you for making even my troublesome times better. Have a great night.

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      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      billybuc I am in from the yard. After seven hours. I have my work cut out for me.Windy all day and whatever I picked up nearly blew away. It made me think twice and a bad day for leaf raking. Good exercise and I love it because no bugs. Thank you for understanding my writing. Many of my family and friends wouldn't spend time even reading what I write. Sadden as I may be I don't understand how they think. I would go out of my way to share their interests because I would want them to succeed. I love to translate my thoughts into words that fit my feelings, desires and problems and my end result a touch of happiness. I really appreciate your opinions good , bad and the comments that make me fall off my seat. Then make me get an appointment to get my eyes checked. After printing it out until I ran out of ink :)

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Every change is a chance for adventure. The saying goes, "It's not what having what you want, It's wanting what you have." Best attitude even when it comes to a messed-up schedule.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love how you take everyday, mundane chores or experiences, and you reflect, and find great truths in them...you are a writer, and that's my second highest compliment....you already wrapped up the highest....you are a compassionate human being.

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