Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Things Don't Always Turn Out Quit as Planned

My plan was for this post to be about my new love. My new



I planned for it to be about our love of inanimate objects.

I was going to post a picture of it and the beautiful chocolate chip heart cookies that I made. But things didn't work out the way I planned. The chocolate chip cookies that I tried to make into cutout cookies didn't work out. They looked like flat over cooked chocolate chip cookies. They certainly didn't hold their heart shape.

Usually my response would be frustration.

But this time I wasn't either. Instead of getting aggravated, I ate a few;

which were still yummy.

Then I moved on.

We make plans. We think we know what the future holds.

But then something happens, whether good or bad and our masterful plan is ca put! Ruined. Or simply just changed. The problem I have found is that when I was younger if a plan went ca put, I just made a new plan. But as an adult, I have stopped making plans. I am not talking about what to eat or plans for a vacation. I am talking about life plans, parenting plans, financial plans.
I planned to only live in this house for a few year. We have been here for 12 1/2 years.

I planned to stay home when I had kids, but have been working outside the home for 8 years.

I planned to not yell like my mother. I yell.
I planned to be financially secure. I have debt coming out of my eyeballs.

It all just happened and I didn't move on and make a new plan. I just muddled along.

But that is all going to change. I am going to start making plans. I am going to attempt to stick to it. But most of all, if the plan doesn't work out, I am going to make a new one. Because you generally don't get anywhere without a plan.

1 comment:

  1. ahhh, yes. the best laid plans...

    you know how i feel from my recent post on plans changing. it is why i identify with the verse i mentioned in proverbs... "many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

    funny you should write this. i have been thinking of doing a post about making cookies. actually, the post was about thanking some friends of mine who came and helped me in my first trimester. they did so much for me in my home because i was unable to. so around week 15, i got out my kitchen aid {that i had gotten as a wedding gift 10 years ago, and never once used} and decided to make cookies as a thank you gift for all the women who helped me. speaking of plans changing, i had planned to make the cookies, and while in the process, takes some really interesting shots of the ingredients and my pretty white kitchen aid mixer.

    but then i realized that my nausea subsiding was just a false alarm... it was not truly over. i was to be nauseous for another few weeks... until about week 18. so i never got around to making the thank you cookies. =(

    too bad.

    and now, i'm just not in the cookie making mood, with christmas come and gone. maybe valentine's day??