- We shared a relaxed Friday evening after a busy week
- I got tons of yard work done in preparation for the winter months
- We got to visit with our church family on Sunday
- The Little, The Mommy & I visited the local Pumpkin Patch
- We worked on the winter condo for the laying hens
- The Little & I ran and played in the open field at sunset on Sunday and then
- We all enjoyed a bonfire to close out the busy weekend.
It was a GREAT weekend - one full of moments that will become cherished memories. But, I still woke up with a long list of things that needed to be done around the house and the knowledge that I had a date to ride in the combine again all day.
I scrambled to get things done & texted our friend to ask if we could meet up at noon instead of the first part of the day. I did the few morning chores that had to be done and kept plugging away at the inside To Do List. I laid out things so that I'd be ready to head out as soon as I got the text or call from our farmer friend.
The text came... the harvesting was COMPLETED last night. And, for our friend, today was devoted to cleaning equipment & winter preparations on his farm. I had a mix of emotions again. I hated to miss one more day riding alongside my friend in the combine. Those are special times that few get to enjoy. Although disappointed, I was somewhat relieved knowing that I might actually get the inside things accomplished leaving time for more needed outside work this afternoon & evening. The coming winter has no regard for whether we are ready or not.
When I was little & my grandma could see that I was upset by something that had happened, she'd softly say, "Roll with the punches, Honey!" She said it with a grin on her face & a look in her eyes that those words had played a special part in her journey.
I didn't get the full impact of her words those many years ago -- or the way in which she might have meant them. Some things are best understood after years have passed. Literally speaking, when we ROLL with a punch or a fall, we lessen the impact of the hit. We haven't avoided the hit at all. However, we have put ourselves in a better position to recover from it and possibly avoid injury at all.
So, when things don't go quite as planned,
ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES.
If you do, you're more likely to get up & carry on -- in the best way possible.
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