For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows grace and favor and glory - honor, splendor and heavenly bliss! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalms 84:11

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Change of Plans

We've had an unexpectedly interesting weekend. Our original plan was to sit around and do nothing and hope and pray that by Tuesday we'd feel well enough to make it through another week. You see, now that Hubs has an injured shoulder I've been doing a lot more than I probably should and now I'm in pretty serious pain too. Seriously, not what we need right now... but there you have it. The Tylenol & Advil and Ultram is being passed around like candy these days... so not cool.

Last week my parents invited us to join them at the beach this weekend. I didn't give her an answer for a long time. I was kind of hoping we'd suddenly feel a lot better and be up to the task of packing children into carseats and driving for 2.5 hours. But when it came right down to it we just weren't. We were like whipped puppies ready to sulk off and lick our wounds and not at all prepared for an adventure. So I begrudgingly said no to my Mom. Not something I like to do, especially not when a fun beach weekend is involved.

Then I happened to get into a phone convo with my SIL who out of the blue suggested she and her husband come up from California for the weekend. Her husband had a 4 day weekend, which meant it would be the very first time he's been able to join her on a trip up North to our house. The last time he was able to come up here was for our wedding seven years ago. And really, what's a 15 hour drive when the end result is spending 2 days with your family? I thought it was a little crazy... but maybe just crazy enough to work! So straight away I started laundering guest room sheets and getting excited about a weekend of card playing and sight seeing... and maybe just maybe a dinner out with Hubs alone! But then Thursday came and we got the dreaded call to tell us SIL's husband unexpectedly had his work schedule changed and ended up having to work Friday. Damn it! So there went our second set of potential weekend plans...

So as we were sulking I surfed Facebook. And low and behold one of my best high school buddies was groaning about how her garage sale was canceled due to weather. Ah HA! We made plans quickly, and she and her husband came over last night for dinner! Hurray! We picked veggies, we talked and laughed, and played cards. It was just what we all needed on the first rainy weekend of the season.


togetherforgood said...

I'm so glad you were able to make some lemonade from your lemons. :)

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogiverse. I hope your weekend continues to be restful and full of little happinesses. :)

Stacy said...

Glad you were able to do something and had a good time.

Annie said...

Glad you had a great time with friends.

Have a nice week and wish both of you feel well soon.

Stephanie said...

Hi, This is the first time I have visited your blog, and I just want to say hi. I've enjoyed reading your posts, the one about the shopping trip and the one about brushing teeth especially bring back some memories!! Keep up the great work with your wonderful twins!! They are SO worth it!!!
Peace, Stephanie

PS I added myself as a follower, and I'm thinking about doing the Mystery Spice Monday thing...sounds like lots of fun.

Helene said...

I'm so glad things worked out after all and you were able to enjoy some time with good friends! I hope you're both feeling better soon!!

Brooke said...

glad you found the sunshine in the clouds!

for a brief moment (i was frying up okra to freeze) i thought to myself "wow, i am so like amy, with all of her canning"

then i quickly changed my tune. i had an empty (and quiet) house with nothing to tend to but the okra.

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