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
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