Thursday, October 27, 2011

We Plan, God Laughs

As some of you may know, I've been sewing in overdrive trying to get ready for a big craft fair this weekend while also increasing pre-holiday inventory in my Etsy store and juggling several custom orders.   SO---I have To Do Lists appended to my To Do Lists in an effort to stay focused and IN CONTROL.




Yesterday after I got off work at my day job (and it had been an incredibly difficult day at work), there sat my old gray Taurus with the flattest of flat tires.  I was supposed to be at a meeting at 5:30 p.m.---clearly THAT was not going to happen!   It was a nearly new tire that had less than 1000 miles on it that I had just replaced a couple of months ago after a blowout. (The photo is not my car, but it is the same color --- I didn't have the presence of mind to take a photo of mine.  I need to start carrying my camera everywhere.) I'll have another new tire installed today.


After dealing with that little crisis, I got home and decided to pop open a Diet Coke (my drug of choice) and check my email and Etsy shop …. and the pop tab broke off!  I had to chisel my way into the Diet Coke can (not having an old-fashioned can opener handy).  


I saved the pop tab for Ronald McDonald House, though. I stayed in a Ronald McDonald House(RMH) with my two young sons when my daughter had two of her four eye surgeries during the first 18 months of her life.  And I volunteered at RMH when I lived in Sioux Falls, SD.  But I digress….


When I finally opened my email, the Scoutie Girl blog post said in bold print in the middle of the post, We Plan, God Laughs


Okay, already!  I'm getting the message.   God may have been chuckling as I stumbled through yesterday until I finally got the hints:  It's time to slow down, breathe, pare down the To Do Lists, maybe go for a walk to look at the beautiful trees, and GET SOME SLEEP.


I also visited and ordered a used copy of the book We Plan, God Laughs by Sherre Hirsch:  The title is from an old Yiddish proverb.   I'll read it after the craft fair. 

LeAnn aka pasqueflower


  1. oh my goodness, I can totally relate! I think you amp up amp up amp up and then bam! fall flat on your face. I hear ya. Lets relax a little and smell the roses:)

  2. Ah, yes...these little events like to come in pairs, it seems. And automobiles are quite frequently the target of these plans gone awry. I think such things just teach us to roll with the punches and slow down, as you say.

    Blogger's Dashboard has been down all day for me, so I've missed all the new posts until now.

    Good luck getting ready for your craft fair this weekend, and I hope it's a success in terms of sales!

  3. I agree with Luci Rae we all need to relax a little and small the roses.

    Your post could so have one of my days!!! lol

  4. It looks like you are getting the message loud and clear. What a bummer.

    Good luck at your craft fair! Come home with lots of money!!!

  5. Good luck at the craft fair! Enjoy being there and talking to the folks and I am sure that you will do well!

    Note Cards and Photos by Theresa

  6. I'm so sorry that you had such a rough day - none of that sounds like any fun at all. It's wonderful that you are able to step back, laugh, and look at the big picture though. Bravo! A good reminder for me when things start going crazy to slow down and breathe. Thanks! :)

  7. Hi, LeAnn! Sometimes God sends a flat tire to keep you from a car accident. You just never know.

    So glad you came by my blog. Thanks for the anniversary greeting, too!