An Unplanned Day

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 4:24 AM
Life comes in moments,
As the bold lightening flashes.
Enjoy the moment,
Savoring the occurrence,
Refreshing as post storm air.

Some days just work out much better than expected. Today was one of those days. I was walking out of my Shakespeare class, planning on doing some network (as in ethernet) planning, when I happened to run into my cousin. She's a high school senior who is planning to come to LU for a BA in Education next year, and today was the day she was suppose to register. I knew that; in fact, I helped her plan her schedule last week, but I did not expect to run into her. She wanted a tour of the campus, which I provided; what a week to do so — the various flowering trees were all in bloom and a warm breeze flowed through the air. Talking a stroll on a spring day like today just makes one feel better. I'm now wishing I had worn my “good” sandals (standard Birkenstocks' with the cork footbed) instead of my less supportive ones (rubber, washable Birkenstocks) today, for my legs are a bit sore, but it was nice.

Then this afternoon, I had an appointment to which the professor I was meeting was about a half hour late. No, this was not a bad thing. A friend of mine works in an office just down the hall, and happened to come in while I was waiting for my appointment. It turned out to be a nice opportunity to chat with her for awhile, something that would not have happened if the meeting had occurred on schedule. She's the type of person that always has something interesting to say, and today was no exception.

At the end of the day, I have not accomplished what I was hoping to (I was hoping to get some web design work done for clients and I needed to return some phone calls), but it worked out as a sort of “accidental vacation day,” which was just what I needed. It wasn't what I planned, but I couldn't have planned it to work out as well as it did had I aimed to.

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Re: An Unplanned Day

And my day turned into an accidental work day, but I feel good to have made some real progress. :cool:

Posted by kevin - Apr 09, 2005 | 4:59 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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