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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/03/08)

TITLE: No Tears Today
By Pam Richards
01/03/08


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Anne awoke to the sound of drawers and the closet door closing. She reached for the eye drops in hopes they had not run out, but they had. Did she dare open her eyes? The result could be excruciating pain. No, she will keep her eyes closed and walk in blindness to the bathroom to scrounge around for another bottle of drops. With great relief, she opened her eyes enough for the soothing stream to remedy the night’s theft of moisture and made a mental note to add eye drops to her list. She got dressed and met up with Rick in the kitchen for a parting kiss as he headed out the door.

She reached for her favorite cereal to find only a few squares, so she settled for Rick’s flaky stuff. While driving to work, she realized she had failed to take anything out of the freezer. As she explored quick prep dinner options, she noticed the gas gauge moving past the E. Where is a gas station when you need one? She knew she should have followed Flylady’s advice to fill up at the half tank mark! Stopping for gas now would make her late for work, but she had no choice. She could not remember anything important on her calendar for this morning, but she had not actually looked at her calendar.

This scenario occurred years ago, and since that time Anne has incorporated into her schedule those important “P’s” that managers are taught: prior proper planning! She now checks upcoming calendar items routinely; she keeps a running list of grocery and pharmacy items handy; she plans her menu and shopping in advance; and, she faithfully stops for gas when the needle reaches the halfway point. Because of better organization, she no longer wrestles with plummeting blood sugar and a hungry husband in the evening, and has ample time for Bible study and writing in the morning.


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darlene hight01/10/08
Great lesson learned and shared.
Joanney Uthe01/10/08
Great illustration of chronic non-planning -- one I need to learn myself. I would have liked to see your examples given more detail. Great job bringing in some of the hidden consequences of unplanning as well.
Dee Yoder 01/10/08
Appealing character and ideas presented in this short entry. In fact, I wish there was more! Great message in this story.
Joanne Sher 01/12/08
A good lesson for all.

I'd love to have seen a bit more of this - maybe another scene, this one of her with the three p's as a contrast. Your first one is very descriptive - a second would only add to the piece.

Great details - keep writing!