It seems that when a day starts out wrong; it just gets worse. It's my turn to blog on the V-Formation blog today, but I have family visiting, I was late finding a book to review for Meridian this week, I got my insulin pump this week and have to run tests and go to a couple of doctor's appointments to get trained, we started back at the temple yesterday, and we had a special speaker for Relief Society last night. What I'm trying to say is I wasn't ready to post a blog, I had nothing written and no ideas uppermost in my mind, but I thought I could get it done this morning.
Oops! The alarm went off on my new pump to start the day, telling me it was low on insulin. For those of you who have never reloaded an insulin pump, let me tell you the instructions are a mile long, written in a foreign language, require at least two phone calls to a diabetic specialist, and are totally incomprehensible. A task that should have taken a few minutes shot nearly two hours of my morning.
Next I called in a prescription. Fifteen minutes later the pharmacy called to say it wasn't in stock, but they could get it by Saturday.
I sat down at my computer and discovered I had a problem. My keyboard had died. I switched it out for my husband's keyboard, but the connection is different and it wouldn't work. I put my own keyboard back on, fiddled with it a lot and got it so it would work for a few minutes, then it would die again. After a lot of maneuvering around, I finally got a keyboard that functions, though most of the letters are scraped off of the keys.
Now I was set to try to write a blog. A phone call changed my mind. My Visiting Teaching partner called to tell me the one sister we missed earlier this month was home now and said we could meet with her if we came right now.
I've heard it said that life is what happens when you're on your way to somewhere else. I've found that writing is a lot like that too. It's good to plan and outline, but sometimes a story has a mind of its own. There needs to be room for detours, for work stoppages, and changes of direction. I don't recommend ditching plans, only allowing some wiggle room. Life's like that, and fiction emulates life. Whether it's the book's characters or its author, it's always good to remember there will be days like that . . .