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It was a Murphy's Law Week

Saturday, May 08, 2021

When I am being totally honest with myself, I admit that some of my strengths sometimes turn into liabilities. I am self-professed (over)planner, (over)thinker, and (reformed?) perfectionist. An accumulation of things this week ended up sending me into worrier mode. They (re)taught me the truth in Robert Burns' poem "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."

This truly was quite a week. It was a string of near misses and mishaps or, as a good friend said, I had a "Murphy's Law" day. In truth, it was more like a Murphy's Law week. Anything that could go wrong, did go wrong. I am very grateful to report it was mostly little things - nothing major in the scope of life - and there seem to be no negative outcomes. The road tar on eight dog paws was removed (although despite multiple baths, the boys are still a bit greasy and smell), the lost credit card was found and returned by a kind stranger, the mower eventually restarted after the blockage of damp grass was removed, disappointments and missed events were let go, and appointments were re-scheduled ... well, you get the picture.

In better days and times, I believe I would have handled what the universe did to my careful planning without missing more than a beat. But as we climb out of all that has occurred over the past sixteen months, I'm afraid my coping skills are a bit worn. But the week has left me a bit more self-aware and thankful.

Self-aware? of the toll recent times has taken on many (all?) of us. Right now, there is much being written and said about the mental health of both adults and children. I see ways I have been effected and am reminded, I am not alone.

Thankful? that after more a few deep breaths and a caring friend to listen, that all is well. And I am chuckling as I am reminded ...

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    Hoping Murphy takes a break so you can get going strong gain. Hugs.
    48 days ago
    I understand completely.
    I even have a "Murphy's Law" coffee mug where the "law" is printed upside down.
    78 days ago
    Oh I think we all have bad weeks --LOL--- WE get over it in time--The trouble is, I eat on those bad days--LOL---- Thank yu for thinking of me-- Lynda--The flowers brightened my day--Yu are so good! emoticon
    79 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2021 10:25:11 AM
    These are indeed strange times. Better days are comings.
    79 days ago
  • MARGE116
    Sounds like quite a week! Hoping next week is better for you.
    81 days ago
    Aaaand, tomorrow's a new day!
    81 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Sometimes the universe just throws us for a loop. My girlfriend swears it's the biorhythms of one's self karma.

    Whatever it is, all I can say is that glad it's over and we are here on a new day to start over and enjoy life.

    Take care.
    81 days ago
    First of all I'm so glad all things have worked out in the end - especially the tar on the boys' paws. That must have been awful! But let me tell how how much I needed to hear these words today. I am also a planner (although I've never cared much about perfection except as it applies to my "to do" list). I have so many plans for this spring and yet, life has not been cooperating. So much so that I am unable to check off many of those items on my daily list - including taking Daisy for her walk. Being closed in for so many months has made completing everything on my list almost an obsession. Maybe this is happening so I can learn to take a step back, just live life for awhile

    A funny aside - my husband tried to take Daisy for a walk this afternoon. She would have none of it - she doesn't want to leave her mama while she's feeling bad. I see the Physical Therapist on Monday and the Orthopedist on Thursday - hopefully they will have some thoughts to get me out for my walks again!
    82 days ago
  • no profile photo JIMMOORE14
    It's the little issues in life that make things interesting. Each issue makes you a bit stronger.
    82 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Oh my! Hoping next week goes a little better
    82 days ago
    emoticon Shake ol' Murphy off, and keep on breathing. And living. Good advice for us all!
    82 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) Yes, for sure the events of the last year plus has definitely taken it's toll on EVERYONE'S ability to cope.

    Wishing you smoother days/weeks/months ahead.

    82 days ago
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