It is nice to see other technology professionals struggling with the same problem. I am always working to have a balance between routine and "following the wind".
I would say I lean more toward "following the wind" and less on routine. I always have to work harder to inject more routine into my day.
Part of it is the amount of work I have, and my routine tends to get dictated by the loudest clients. Which is unfair to the rest of my world.
I am sure my Mom would like to see me have more routine that included communicating with her. I think that will definitely be an item I work into my routine more in 2008.