Saturday, December 17, 2016

Planning faux pas

I'm usually good at planning. The planner on my office desk has dates, goals, and brainstorm notes for events into next year and beyond. Before I put something on my calendar, I ensure there are no conflicts.

Having said that, I did something really goofy when I scheduled my oral surgery for this past Thursday. I thought I was making a smart decision because the college closes after this week and I would have plenty of time to recover.  Also, insurance deductibles figured into the decision. However, had I read the fine print of what all was involved with the recovery I would have realized that I would not be able to eat solid food during Christmas. No turkey, dressing, cornbread, or pecan pie.  What the heck was I thinking?  

We do have a VitaMix so I guess I'll be eating pureed turkey and all the fixings – yum. So much for my planning expertise.

On the upside, is we got the tree decorated today and Jilda has most of the Christmas cards painted.


  1. There's a saying :"Man plans, and God laughs". I take this seriously. So, before some project I'll light a candle and pray to God asking for no surprises.
    I wish I had done this when I was younger. But when we're young we think we're smart, when we're old we 'know' we're smart. So, there it goes, we plan and God laughs at our planning.

  2. I think it would be ok to postpone any holiday feast until you can properly partake.

  3. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans!!

  4. It might not be ideal to have a limited food choice over Christmas but having that dental work behind you has to be a plus.


  5. Sigh. Christmas in July sounds good.
    Love the tree.

  6. It's funny in a way that you didn't thought about your stomach at the time you made the appointment, especially with Jilda as the cook.
    The tree looks beautiful and magical.

  7. The tree looks great. Sorry about the 'small mixep'. It's like a bad haircut, a few weeks and all is well. Think on the up side, you will have less pounds to lose come January once't.

  8. Christmas is still a week away so maybe you'll be able to eat and enjoy food better than you think. I hope so.

  9. Maybe you can just enjoy the company of others this year. You have so many Christmases ahead of you.

  10. This tree is stunning!!!
    Thanks for the e-mail widget suggestion ... your advice was gladly taken. :)

  11. Your tree is beautiful. I decorated a small one and two days later the cat knocked it over and I had to redo all over. I'm hoping you will be much better Christmas and can enjoy most foods.

  12. Rick your tree turned out gorgeous... wow... xox

    I am sure Jilda will cook you a proper meal when this is all over, I can imagine how torturous it would be to smell the food and not be able to eat it ...

  13. Oh dear! I feel so bad for you. I have no words.

  14. A bloody awesome looking tree, and not being able to eat over Christmas that is just so wrong

  15. I feel for you!!! Gorgeous tree!


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