Some plans don’t work

Yesterday was an interesting day. It was my husband’s 82nd birthday. I spent most of the day preparing his favorite meal. We were having our son and family and my best friend to sit in the yard and eat while social distancing. I worked all afternoon on the perfect meal and it was good.


It was a good idea. At least that’s what I thought. My husband is hard of hearing and it is getting worse. He will need to get hearing aids and soon. Sitting far away from people made it almost impossible for him to hear any conversation and really the whole thing was too tiring for him. It was nice but I won’t plan anything like that again soon.

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy! Robert Burns from To a Mouse

Things don’t always work out the way we thought but we have to make the best of it. It’s best not to dwell on it but to just move on to the next thing.


3 thoughts on “Some plans don’t work

  1. Happy birthday to your husband. Life never goes to plan. I would have loved for my life not to include two sessions in rescue, one car accident and stability from my first day. I had the rescue sessions and the accident (my own fault) but not the stability until I was at least two and a half years old. I am now nearly ten and I have the stability and structure, so the rescue and accident are dim and distant memories. What does the remainder of my life hold for me? I have no idea but I do know I will enjoy everyday and try to make everyone else day as enjoyable. Your husband will have appreciated in his heart what you did for him and your family.


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