Last Thursday afternoon started as an ordinary busy day of taking my son to the doctor for eye medication and going back to school to make three dozen cupcakes and a four layer Frozen cake for my daughter’s weekend birthday party. I have at least four more dozen cupcakes on my to do list before Tuesday for our principal’s birthday. I also had 400 hot dogs on Friday’s agenda. We were having a school reward program for honor roll kids outside and steamed hot dogs were in my plans. Last, but not least, my inbox contained a reminder for my monthly mission meal for 20 at the local shelter on Tuesday. Yes, I thought I could do it all.
However, my plan derailed when I awoke in the middle of the night on Thursday with body aches and pain. A year and three months ago I had the flu freight train run over me and I knew what it felt like. It was the same feeling back again. However, this year I took the flu shoot and remarkably my body rebounded quicker, Praise the Lord, by Monday. Sunday was a tough, tiresome day back on the rail.
I was disappointed because we had cancelled my daughter’s 5th birthday party and today is her birthday.
Happy big milestone birthday to my Caroline Nancy. And I am going to try with all my might to bring her Frozen party to her preschool during my planning period, 4th block. I’m praying all goes well and I can make it there to surprise her with balloons and finish the cake on Monday am before school.
My lesson regarding derailment: don’t wear so many hats and plan too many activities in two weeks thinking I can handle it all because I can not. However, life goes on. The 400 hot dogs were cooked and devoured without me, my students survived with their first unplanned sub and I called in sick for the homeless shelter meal and they will still eat. God is good, I am on the mend and it’s time to celebrate our little Caroline.
How was your week? Do you over plan like I do?
update* I apologize for posting a sad derailment picture that I had not researched. Thank you for your understanding.