Thursday, May 27, 2010

Intentions are for Sheet

Heh, I was just looking at yesterday's post where I gave five things on my to-do list for the day.  I didn't do anything I intended to do.  But as my father always said "Intentions are for shit".  Like Yoda's 'there is no try, only do.'  Except for Dad, it wasn't wisdom if swearing wasn't involved.  ;o)

First off, it didn't rain and I still didn't water the lawn.  I meant to write, but I didn't.  Then I decided we were going to spent the day driving - which meant no laundry - except just as we were leaving the house, the air conditioner repair guy showed up.  It's not broken - it's just old and dirty.  It took him a couple hours to clean it, which shot the morning all to hell.  And I forgot to start the laundry. 

Later, I had every intention of downloading both cameras.  Really I did.  Except the software for my older camera wasn't Windows 7 compatible.  :shrug:  No worries.  I had the same problem with my printer, but I just downloaded new drivers from the Lexmark website and the problem was solved.  I went to HP's site.  No new drivers for Windows 7.  So, I thought: "I'll just call them and have them email me a file or send me a CD or something.  No problem." 

OMG was I wrong.  By the end of the phone call, I was shouting at the guy.  (And opposed to popular blogiverse belief, I'm not a shouter.)  Turns out the camera I bought new within the last 18 months has been out of warranty since 2007 (??? - must've been a retrograde warranty) and I couldn't even get a frickin' driver from the 'friendly folks' at HP without purchasing a new warranty.  What a racket.  Anyway, did I mention how much more I like Lexmark now?

So, by the end of that half-hour phone call, I had a massive headache and wasn't in the mood to do anything but rip the heads off stuffed animals.  (Okay, not really.)  Instead, I drove to Dairy Queen and drowned my anger in a mocha shake.  After I got home, I set the software up on Daughter's computer and downloaded the damn pictures, but what a pain in the heiny.  Needless to say, even after I calmed down, I didn't feel like reading or writing or cleaning.  I just wanted to sit on the couch and forget that anything outside my little area even existed.  That, I accomplished.  Yay me.  (Note sarcasm.)

Anyway, the point I was leading up to.  I had most of a whole day to get five little goals accomplished, and didn't do anything because I allowed things that were outside my control affect me.  I know better.  Sitting here this morning looking back, I realize I shouldn't have let the repair guy or the customer anti-service rep derail me.  I should've powered ahead. 

But sometimes the best of intentions don't end up turning into anything but wishful thinking.

What did you accomplish yesterday?  Ever have one of those days where you don't get any of the things you wanted to accomplish done? 


  1. I accomplished a lot yesterday. Good thing too, because today already feels like it's headed down the drain.

  2. I wrote over 1500 words yesterday! Woohoo! I did plenty of other stuff too, but I'm most pleased with that one =)

  3. See my post for Tuesday (One of Those Days). And the week hasn't gotten any better because, like you, I let it get to me. It's still getting to me - and I'm spending time now trying to think of a better way to approach and tackle my days. It's Thursday now - obviously nothing's come to me!

    And I hear you about the 'interruptions' getting to you! Especially the 'sit on the phone for hours' one when you have it in your head it'll be five, ten, minutes tops. Even worse when the call doesn't go the way you thought it would.

    Sorry that your new camera is redundant already (ah, the joys of living in disposible society). Hope your day goes better tomorrow, B.E. :)