There’s a quote from Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men that applies to my life this year: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In other words, though you may be planning for things to go one way, sometimes life laughs and hands you something else. (Okay, this actually happens to me on a regular basis – not just this year!)
My real-life example is the medical complications I’ve been dealing with since March. Though they’re certainly minor in the grand scheme of things and are not life-threatening – something which I’m very thankful for – they have done a number on my plans and creative productivity.
I’d planned to have a robust blog calendar, keeping up with my twice-weekly posting schedule. I’d planned on making and doing many things with my hands, and have had to slow down instead. And now the day is here – the one I hoped wouldn’t come: it’s time for surgery. I’ll be having carpal tunnel release surgery on my right wrist next week, and my left wrist will likely follow a month later.
This will impact things here at my blog, but I’m hopeful that with some assistance from my helpful hubby I’ll be able to pop in from time to time with some posts that I’ll dictate and he’ll build and publish. I’ll also be debuting a series of posts called Another Look, so please keep an eye out for those.
I’m not sure how long my recovery will take, but please rest assured that I’ll be back to business as usual here as soon as I’m able. I’m hopeful that once these procedures and my recovery are complete I’ll be back (unfettered) to bringing you art, crafts, recipes, travel & ethnic market write-ups, giveaways, photo haikus and more! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy what hubby and I cook up during my recovery!
Oh, and please comment and share your favorite books and movies! Which ones do you consider must-read and must see? I will have a lot of time to kill, and would appreciate the distraction since I can’t create art, bake, build blogs, and do my other usual activities. Thank you in advance…