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Friday, July 6, 2012

Dropping the Ball

So, here it is, peeps. I blew it. I dropped the ball. I FORGOT MY BLOG.

I freely admit that, well, I suck. 

Thanks, Ryan. Here's the salt...


In my defense, I have the Black Plague (Okay, it could be a summer cold...but it feels like the plague.), a houseful of family from out-of-state, a husband on vacation, two kids out of school, a book to write and Fibromyalgia. (That's a super fun medical condition where my nerves, joints and muscles hurt randomly at different times.)



BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE.

In this day and age, there are so many calendar options beyond a paper one on your fridge. My favorite is my Google calendar, which I share with my husband. He loves how I set a reminder for each event to ding me the day before, then two hours before. (Because sharing calendars means it dings him too. Insert evil laugh here.) It helps me keep track of important things like doctors appointments, school events, or, you know....days I'm supposed to blog.

Add "Write & post my blog straight from my head magically", and we have a deal!

For some reason, I have this mental block against organization. I don't like it. It's too...organized. IT'S A SOCIALIST AGENDA. Next thing you know we'll all be singing O Canada and eating poutine! (Fries loaded with gravy and cheese curd? Er...that's actually doesn't sound too bad.) Now you might think I'm justifying my lapse. You might be right. 

BUT...I am heading right over to our Super Sekrit Lady Scribes Calendar and uploading all my blogging dates from now until Eternity, because, as God as my witness, I will not let you all down again!

As penance, I offer up Kittehs doing Cute Things to a Telephone.



Help me feel less like a wienie, Readers- have you ever dropped the ball? Was it huge or insignificant? And how long was it before you all sat around having a good chuckle over it?!









15 comments:

  1. Olivia- don't worry I've been dropping the ball this whole mont. I mean there has been a spouses function and I totally forgotten. I forgot the fourth of July pancake breakfast at church, my daughter was devastated. Yep, we all drop the ball. At least you remember before the day was over. You gotta look at the brightside.

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    1. Oh, I hate forgetting something kid-related! Ouch. But, in all fairness you DID just make a huge inter-state move, right? :)

      And now I have Monty Python's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"stuck in my head, lol!

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    2. The funny thing is I had that song stuck in my head when I was typing this. LOL.

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  2. When you've got so many balls you're trying to juggle, you're eventually going to drop one...if not all of them. Take care of yourself, Olivia.

    And yes, I've dropped the ball plenty of times. In fact, I'm dropping one right now. I've been dealing with sick kitties and family issues, and my work is falling by the wayside at the moment. :(

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    1. Sick kitties and family are SO much more important to work, even though you need work too. Sending you hugs, Catherine.

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  3. I tried to list all the times I'd dropped the ball, but this message box was too small.

    I don't know how many times I've promised my older child that I would remember to do something for him before I went to bed so it would be ready in the morning, only to have a face-slap moment the next morning. (And lots of apologies.)

    We all do it, and it's an excellent reminder to cut others some slack. So - I'm cutting you some slack. :)

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    1. Lorenda, I feel your pain! I forgot my older Son's school pajama day last year and he didn't speak to me for the rest of the day. :/ But I think you have the right idea. We always need to remember that other people might be going through a tough time and try to be patient and kind to one another. :)

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  4. Hey, I say we lynch your husband for going on vacation and leaving you home sick with kids. :)

    Being organized isn't that bad. However when you're the only organized person among a pack of wild boys (husband included), it becomes a war. I want Indiana Jones's bullwhip to tame the beasts.

    Rest up and get better soon.

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    1. Yikes, Beth! He didn't leave me, lol, he's HOME on vacation, which frankly can be worse. He's all up in my business, yo! ;)

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  5. Olivia,
    I've certainly been there! I have no concept of time. That means I'm constantly running around at the last minute trying to get things together. I have two monthly meetings at work, and I always forget about them even though we get email reminders. My co-worker has started calling me the morning of our social work meeting to see if I'm going to be there bc 9 times out of 10 I've forgotten about it. But in fairness to me, both meetings are scheduled my first day back after 2 days off. If I'm not working, I don't think about work.

    I would love to find an electronic calendar system that works for me. I have one on my iPhone, but I don't have it set to give me reminders. Hmm... I'll have to think about this a bit more, which is code for "It won't cross my mind until I've forgotten something again." :)

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    1. Oh, Sam, haha! If the Lady Scribes blog posts were meetings, you would totally be calling me the morning of going, "Um, where are you? Didn't we agree that we would do this today?!" ;D

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  6. Oh I feel your pain! I use Google calendar for business stuff and I have a family plan calendar that I use for family. It's a hang on the wall type. And we use it all year round and I check it every time I walk by. When the family asks what's going on, I tell them to check too. My husband sets up his own Google calendar for his stuff. We're pretty separate in our house except for the family calendar on the wall. I understand about the blog post thought cause... I'm on two group blogs and haven't blogged on either in months. Sighs... Dammit. I'm gonna have to rectify that now. Thanks a lot Olivia! lol... Hope you feel better soon, sweetie.

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    1. We used to have a paper calendar, but it kept falling off the wall, so I threw the damn thing away, lol! I like the Google calendar, but it's like the Lotto. You can't win if you don't play. I need to remember to actually LOAD the calendar...

      And let me know when you are blogging, because I'd love to drop by! :)

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  7. Olivia -

    It was a very long time ago but does forgetting to pick up my son from school when he was in Junior High count? The school was actually two miles away from our house and oh no! He had to walk home.

    You remember what walking is - right? You put one foot in front of the other and than repeat! He had to stay after for detention and guess what he never had detention again.

    Unfortunately I wasn't trying to teach him a lesson - I just totally forgot but I'm glad he learned it anyway!

    He's 39 now and has children of his own and has forgiven me - okay it took a long time but he finally did!

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  8. Hahaha! Let's see I dropped the ball, yesterday when I forgot that I was working a different shift and hadn't done my new Monday morning blogs about things that I've done over the weekend. It wasn't as big of a deal for me, I just posted it for Tuesday instead.

    People like to forgive, no excuses needed. But those were some great ones!

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