Friday, March 22, 2013

Despite Your Best Intentions...

This has been a crazy week! I feel bad when I don't post on my regular schedule, but I have to allow myself grace and move on.

I usually don't plan my posts in advance, so on Sunday nights, Tuesday nights and Thursday nights I sit down and write whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I mull a post over for a few days, hoping to get it just right. Occasionally, I write a bunch of posts in advance and schedule them to publish at the right time (if I know I'm going to be out of town, or something else will be taking place to distract me). But, usually, I write my posts the night before.

Then there are those days (and weeks) when, despite my best intentions, I just can't put up a blog post because of unforeseen circumstances.

This week I was able to post before and after pictures of our basement remodel on Monday, but Tuesday was crazy and I crashed on Tuesday night without thinking about my blog for Wednesday!

Last night, I was ready to go. I was going to write my blog post for today and be very clever. ;)

But then my husband came hobbling into the house after basketball...with a significantly sprained ankle...and all my plans for this blog went out the door.

I feel so bad for him. His ankle is swollen and he didn't sleep last night from the pain. This morning his dad is going to take a look at it to make sure it's not broken (his dad is an orthopedic surgeon).

The trouble is, today he and I had a big date planned. We had a babysitter all lined up and he was taking me shopping and out to dinner. I think we can still go eat, which I'm thankful for, but we probably won't get any shopping done.

But, there's always a silver lining - and it's the fact that at this time last year he was busy working. As a landscaper, you learn how to make hay when the sun is shining. It's a good thing we still have about three feet of snow out there - and it's not melting anytime soon. It's also a good thing that our basement remodel was finished last week! At least Dave can keep his ankle up and not have to worry about missing anything important.

What about you? What kind of a week have you had? Any fun plans for the weekend?


  1. Extend lots of grace, we all have weeks like this. I hope you still get to go out :) We still have snow too.

  2. Work has been stressful again this week. Boo! I've had an okay week. Lots of up and down emotions, but I've had good friends to keep me grounded. I'm sorry Dave hurt his ankle but hope you can still enjoy your dinner! You deserve a night off. :)

  3. It's been a stressful week. My son is having health issues, and he's away at school in California.

    I am going to visit with my daughter and her hubby this weekend. March Madness will take over. Go IU!

    Have a great weekend, Gabrielle! Hope hubby's ankle heals quickly!

  4. So sorry about your husband's ankle. I hope it's not broken.

    Extending ourselves grace is important. I'm glad you're doing that, Gabrielle.

  5. Yes, family trials trump blogging every time! Hope you have a great date, Gabrielle--we're supposed to have one tomorrow night, too!

  6. So sorry to hear about your husband's ankle, Gabe! Keep us posted on how he is.
    We're having a game night tonight with another family -- gonna be fun, for sure and certain! Laughter, friendly competition, and good food. Yep, works for me.


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