This weekend was eventful in many ways ALL "good" though.
We had several things "come up" thus changing other "plans" we had made along the way.
It happens that way sometimes.
I tried to comfort my husband with this quote on our way somewhere Saturday afternoon.
"The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry."
My good friend Diane, who also was my boss at the time......would always quote this saying to me when we would have made a "plan" for the day or the week or whatever only to have it dashed to the ground with one simple phone call from her boss.
It would seen that our best "plans" would suddenly "fall to pieces."
We would then fly into what I liked to call our "Triage" mode and we would quickly "re-scheme" our plans.
That particular line hails from this poem:
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
(The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!)
Robert Burns, To a Mouse (Poem, November, 1785)
Scottish national poet (1759 - 1796)
Sigh, oh to be a cute little mouse.
Well, UNLESS you were a cute little mouse in a house full of mouse traps.