(Though most of those quiet times I'm actually waiting for the opportune moment to deliver a quick joke that makes people spray their beverage out their nose. Not to be cruel you understand, it's more of an experiment to determine how the amount of liquid sprayed from a nose varies depending on the type of drink consumed. It's purely scientific. Really! I'm going to write a book. Or at least a web article.)
More generally, I try to take a balanced approach to life. I plan and prepare for the future, but living life fully is too important to pass up opportunities because they weren't "part of the plan". Adapt to what is, and get on with it.
Family is very important to me. My son occupies a large part of my life; along with the rest of my family. Thankfully, they all live close by and "time with the family" generally means a Saturday of wave runners and barbecue at the cottage or the occasional family dinner.