Monday, January 07, 2008
"The Best Laid Plans"
This famous quote actually says "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley."--Robert Burns ("To a Mouse"). But, I much prefer the misquote of "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray." A bit easier to say and understand and certainly describes the plans we had for yesterday. We had some great plans for a long days hike, but instead, Emery spent the morning buying a new tire and having it put on the car.
It was a bit disappointing but at the same time I long ago adopted the attitude that things happen as they do for a reason. I just reason that something might have happened if we did go hiking that may not have been meant to happen. Sort of like how I always am grateful for unexpected delays, I just assume it was Gods way of keeping me from being in a place at a certain time that I wasn't meant to be at. Takes all the frustration and anger out of delays and changes of plans. Makes you count them as blessings !
We ended up having a nice day anyway, just not the day we had planned out. Emery took me shopping for a new coffee table. We needed one. When you have been married as long as we have, its time for a second round of furniture. We do it in parts, not all at once. Got the sofa and chair last year, so now the tables. Cash in hand. I opted for a more modern look, that brown black finished wood, simple lines. Fits how we both feel at this time in life. Uncomplicated. It feels as though our surroundings are making a statement about "the simple life". The need for less around us and more within our hearts.
Our new candle holder that sits on our new table,
both from Target
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...