Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find the time to sit down and write a few words on your blog, for days-on-end? We’ve been in and out of town several times in the last few days for different reasons; all of them related in one way or another to Easter. And I do hope all of you had a very nice Easter weekend. Thank you for your good wishes. I would have liked to say a few words in return, but I just couldn’t seem to find the time to jump onto my blog.
Today, we made yet another trip out of town, planning to be home in only a short time. We’ve made this trip before and, as on-board navigator, it is my distinct and particular duty to make sure that my side of the car travels to the same destination as does my driver hubby-buddy’s side of the car. It took me a few years to get this task down to the finite science that it is, but I am now so adept at doing my job that I can actually do it with my eyes closed and have even been known to snooze while navigating, on occasion.
Naturally, my good hubby-buddy is quite amazed and impressed by such talent, but I simply take it in stride… usually. Well, today was a little different than other trips we’ve made. Today, we took a short-cut. You’ve heard of those, right? They make the trip shorter and save time? Or, so the story goes.
Fortunately, I enjoy my job as navigator. In fact, I might even go so far as to say I look forward to those few times when travel becomes necessary. I have gotten quite good at navigating with my eyes closed and I often feel more refreshed when I return home. I wonder why that is?
I’ve learned, though, that even good things can be overdone, our short-cut being one of them. It added an extra six hours to our travel time and, as pleasant as the view with my eyes closed is, I was finally forced to admit that the pictures were starting to show re-runs and boredom was setting in.
I’m pretty sure my good hubby-buddy is in agreement with me that the next time we are tempted to take a short-cut, it would be smarter to cancel the trip, altogether. A word to the wise: if what you’ve been doing is working… don’t change it. The improvements may not be as ideal as you had hoped. And ’til the next time, keep a hug on.