The trick is to not lose sight of the present while planning for the future....and not to give up planning the future when you can't see past the present.
I'm a girl that likes a good plan. Sometimes life just doesn't cooperate and allow one to plan too far ahead. What to do? For me, it's keeping some merriment in each day.
I'm finding joy in little, spur of the moment things these days....a new blog post, a late evening walk with the hubby, time in the garden, at the sewing machine or with the needles, and just yesterday the beginning of a new book. My daydreams are filled with the merriment of making all kinds of plans.... future trips, new furniture and some home projects, to name a few.
Now that my mom is home, our life here has changed yet again.....Mom needs 24 hour care. At first I planned to take a leave at work, but then an angel spoke to me and said, "Mom, I'll take care of Grandma on the days you work." Another blessing....thank you Emily for your help and love....I am so appreciative and Gram just loves having you for a "nurse."
Prom, May 2006
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I am heading down to the sewing room while all is quiet to snap up a few moments of that joy I was just talking about. If all goes well, I plan to alter a pair of pants for a friend, cut out a couple of clothespin bags and, well, just putter in one of my favorite places.
"I know there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live."