Photo by Tracy S. Williams

Last week, I scheduled appointments, blogs, writing and social media.

Then, life happened.

The appointment that required a babysitter evaporated. I had the date and time in my calendar, but the other person did not. Nice huh? I was disappointed, but found other people to answer my questions and did some shopping without a toddler in tow.

I’m supposed to be reading the final Harry Potter book during my break between my memoir draft completion and before I begin revisions. The book tempts Enzo. He’s removed my bookmark a dozen times and loves to flip through the pages. Last week, it struck me I could borrow an ebook version from the library.

As I wait for HP to arrive on my Kindle, I picked up an ebook version of Bald in the Land of Big Hair by Joni Rodgers. She’s a novelist, who survived cancer treatment. It’s as lighthearted as one can be with cancer. As a former caregiver, I laughed a lot at some of her observations about illness, treatment and how life changes when a disease is introduced into a family’s life. Of course, it’s not all jokes. While I loved the book, I still wonder if it is a good book to share with people going through cancer treatment or not. I’ll just have to figure that out on a case-by-case basis.

Then, I was so happy to have a few blog posts scheduled in advanced. My happy dance was short lived when I didn’t have time to change one before it was published. Sigh.

So, I’d like to thank Tina Moss for giving me the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Nicole Pyles at World of My Imagination tagged me in the The Lucky 7 Meme. This is a fun one. You go to page 77 of your manuscript, go to line seven and post the next seven lines. Since I haven’t opened my memoir manuscript since I typed The End, I can’t play along with this one. You can find Nicole’s answers here. I appreciate being tagged Nicole.

My 12×12 in 2012 picture book draft hasn’t materialized this month. I have notes on my desk and on my iPhone, but haven’t sat down to complete the draft yet. This challenge has been great, because I know I’ll have my draft before April arrives.

I share all of this with you to say while I do my best to plan, life sometimes takes me in a different direction. I remind myself to be flexible.

What’s your strategy to deal with a change of plans?