Schedules and such

Several years ago, someone gave me a Lipstick Personality Test. Much like a horoscope, I found it interesting and mildly amusing but never put much stock in defining myself based upon the results.

Lipstick Personality Test from

What does my lipstick look like?

Sharp-angled but curved tip:

  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Energetic
  • Talkative
  • Loves Attention
  • Falls in Love Easily
  • Helpful
  • Needs schedule, but dislikes one

Hmmm…I suppose I would admit to all of those traits except the one about falling in love easily. I love people, but that’s not the same thing, is it? What struck me then and now is the last one: Needs schedule, but dislikes one. Yep. That’s me. I need a schedule, even though my stubborn non-conformist self wants to rebel from one. ¬†Or so I thought until yesterday…

My day started with my 13 year old son hopping into my bedroom to inform me he hurt his foot and couldn’t walk. Shortly after that, I heard my daughter coughing and blowing her nose. The schedule that I dislike so much was looking pretty good when I realized I would be straying from it. And straying from it with a sinus headache.

Which is why I really don’t have a post today. Because I spent the day yesterday off schedule. And I’m still off schedule today, because I’m sitting here feeling helpless as I watch my daughter holding a trash can in front of her waiting to throw up so she can feel better.

So today, the dishes will have to wait. Same thing goes for the laundry and the errands. Because schedules are meant to be broken so we can spend some unscheduled time re-evaluating what’s most precious.

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