I’m not the most organized person in the world but I do generally have a plan for the day. You know, get up, exercise, eat breakfast, meet with friend, read a book, church meeting, etc. No day is ever the same and some things get skipped, usually the exercise. But, today I’m having what I call a “what do I do now” moment. My morning went somewhat as planned (even the exercise part) and this afternoon I had an appointment scheduled in Apple Valley at 2:00, which requires me to leave home at 1:30 (at the latest).

At 1:25 a storm hit Cannon Falls. The wind was intense and my thought was, “it’ll be done in less than 10 minutes, I’ll just wait it out and maybe be a few minutes late.” In five minutes things seemed to quiet down so I proceeded to leave home. At the bottom of the street the road was blocked by a downed tree branch. Still, I continued on using an alternate route to circumvent the tree. A little further down the road I noticed more storm damage and began to wonder if driving in this storm was really my smartest move. At this point, still not even out of Cannon Falls, I turned on the radio and heard about tornado warnings for almost every city I’d be driving through on my way to Apple Valley. It was then I determined that my need to live was greater than my need to be at my appointment at 2:00 so I came home, arriving right before the tornado sirens went off.

So, here it is, now 2:50 and I’m stymied. I don’t have a plan for this period of time. Mind you, there are hundreds of things I could do. I could read, do laundry, write a lesson I need to teach later this month, take a nap, but I’m totally paralyzed without my plan. I’m sure I’ll recover here in a few minutes. At 3:00, my plan was to find a coffee shop and work on my lesson. I may still do that at home, but it just isn’t the same. Until I figure it out I think I’ll peruse the Internet in search of the perfect swimsuit. That should take up some time and who knows, maybe I’ll find something this time.

One comment on “Stymied!

  1. Jackie

    Good luck on the swimsuit. I was lucky to find the ‘perfect’ one before I was pregnant. I even wore it when I was 8 months pregnant!!
    My plans were suddenly changed this morning due to a fall. We spent the morning in urgent care. :( Audrey is fine.

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