Saturday, August 10, 2019

I Felt A Little Guilty About Canceling Plans This Evening, But...

It's very hard for us to make plans. Between Lisa's unpredictable hours during the week, being Dog Moms, housework, yard work, and other small projects around the house, it's difficult to plan something that's etched in granite. In the past, we've had to postpone and cancel plans. Today was one of those days.

When Lisa moved to her new department about a month ago, her hours the first couple of weeks were great. She was getting home before dinner. On the weekends, we had a few people over for dinner. We even went over to one of our neighbor friend's house for dinner on a weekday. That Saturday we had them over for dinner.

This Saturday, we had made plans to have a couple of people over for a cookout followed by backyard games and homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

Yesterday, I had to cancel those plans.

Lisa worked a 13 hour day. She didn't leave work until after 7 p.m. By the time she got home, changed into her comfy clothes, and settled in, it was almost 8.

There was no time to get anything done that we had planned on getting done before or after dinner.

Or before bed.

We ate dinner and enjoyed a little family snuggle time before I tucked Lisa and the kids into bed.

Today, we have a ton of stuff to do both inside and outside.

Including a few errands.

Normally, we would have gotten as much done as we could today and completed the rest tomorrow.


Tomorrow, we are celebrating Lisa's birthday. Her birthday is Monday, but it's looking like another 12 hour workday for her.

Tomorrow is her day. We are celebrating her life. Birthdays are always special in our home.

I have a little something special planned that she doesn't know about.


I'm making one of her favorite meals...lasagna and garlic bread. And, a gorgeous homemade strawberry cheesecake.

I'm giving her the day to relax and do what she wants.

I will be a happy woman in the kitchen making her favorite foods.

I felt horrible and guilty about canceling our plans this evening.

I really, really did.

I struggled with that last night and today.


It's Lisa's birthday weekend.

She has to work 12+ hours on her birthday on Monday.

I'm not going ask that she run around ragged today.

Sure, we have a lot to do, but I want it to be at her own pace.

There is a world of difference between trying to get shit done by a certain time and doing things at your own pace.

If we don't eat dinner until 7 or 8 p.m. tonight than so be it.

It is what it is.

Tomorrow will be great for so many reasons.

Lisa deserves it.

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