Man plans and God laughs. This is a Yiddish expression that, as a child, I heard my Grandmother Shifra use whenever anything unexpected happened in our family.
Well, my recently completed memoir is about an “unexpected life” but….guess what? There are always more unexpected experiences, and I just had one.
So, I am feeling great! Completing my book, looking forward to some exciting opportunities based on my Sister to Sister Foundation work; looking forward to the next couple of months, planning and expecting of very good things.
Life is good.
And when you least expect it….you guessed it! The unexpected happens.
I break a metatarsal bone — one of the bones of the foot — bending down to place a book on a table in front of me. Currently I am sitting here with my foot in a boot and elevated. Not much physical pain, but the challenge ahead will be mental!
Here we go again, Irene! How do I get through this?
I know one way I have always used; humor. The first person I called after this accident is a friend who is recuperating from a car accident and coming to dinner tonight. She walks with a ‘walker’ and I couldn’t wait to tell her that I would be greeting her at my front door…..with my walker!
I’m sure not everybody could find this funny….