Friday, February 4, 2011

Make a Plan and Watch God Laugh

So this guy was going to operate on my thumb this am, but the snow and ice were too much. So I'll either reschedule or cancel or postpone. They used to call me "jelly Mosley" because I'd change my mind so often. So we'll see. My thumb gets better on its own every day... so maybe I should wait.

When I made the appointment two weeks ago I would have never imagined not going because of snow. In fact, the nurse called this morning and said, "are you still coming." I hadn't looked out the window, so I said, "why do you ask that?" Then I looked and understood.

Think how minuscule my thumb is to Egypt's woes. Or you jam your toe, and someone else gets hit by a Molotov cocktail. Each is preoccupied with their disaster. Life is funny that way.

Last night I started calling my wife by her middle name (Ann). I thought that would celebrate our changing natures. Why should we not change our names since everything else about us change? Except maybe my "jellyness."

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Make a Plan and Watch God Laugh....your title for this post, brought an old favorite song to mind....."God's Great Banana Skin" by Chris Rea. Wanna listen? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doPfdM0HBXg ....good luck comes in the strangest of ways ...

Anonymous said...

You are correct, your own woes are much more personal than events across the world! H.