Tuesday, October 29, 2019


You can make plans and organize how they are going to happen, but sometimes they don't work out that way.

Monday was supposed to be a very busy day for me, and it started out right. I got up at 6:30 and planned to be out of the house by 7:45. 

At 7:30 I had 15 minutes to kill so I decided to move one of my plants. I forgot that I had used some ironstone plates in the basket to give it some height and when I lifted it I wasn't quite prepared for how heavy it was. The result was that I pulled something in my knee. 

I don't take my knees for granted. I love the fact that my knee replacements allow me to do things that I couldn't do for years, but I also know that they are a weak part of my body. There are tendons and ligaments that I still have problems with at times. 

My day changed dramatically. The thrift store trip was out. The walking on the track was out. The meet and greet that I was supposed to attend in the evening was out. 

There was one thing that I was not going to miss. I promised I would give my grandson a ride home from his class and I was not going to let him down. So I iced and rested my knee and when the time came I limped out to my car.

As we age we learn to make adjustments in our lives. I don't allow the things that used to really frustrate me get me down. I used the free time I had to get some other things done. I listed things for sale online and I wrote this post. When I did get outside I enjoyed the beautiful sunny warm day.

Most importantly I loved the time I had alone with Jack Henry. He is almost seventeen and so I am grateful that I can spend some time with him. Teenagers are busy living their almost grownup lives. 

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, but when they do we can still enjoy the alternatives. 


  1. Laura, I am so sorry you have been hurting. I know what you mean about trying to make the time with family count. I am trying to keep myself safe and healthy, but I know I am lacking. I just can't get down with Ted needing me for another few months for his recovery. Blessings to you, you are in my prayers, xoxo, Susie

  2. Hi Laura,
    Sorry about your knee. Ouch! Hope that will begin to feel better. Glad at least you had time with Jack Henry. Have a great week.

  3. Oh know Laura I'm do sorry this happened. I hope you start feeling better soon. Rest up.


  4. Oh no, Laura...hope it is starting to feel better now. I'm still healing from my replacement 2-1/2 years ago. I don't take my knees for granted either! Rest and elevate...xo

  5. Sorry to hear about this. Sometimes things just happen. Do take care of yourself.

  6. Life is about the simple things. To enjoy the simple things. As I age, I'm learning to be thankful for what I can do, rather than be upset about what I can't do anymore.

  7. What's the old saying? If you are given lemons make lemonade. That is what I try to do in this busy, unpredictable life I lead. Glad you got some rest and hope your knee is much better soon! xo Diana


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