When Plans Go Awry

by Stefani on 6-August-2010

It was a good plan. It was a simple, doable, good plan.

Step 1:  Clean, organize and paint the boys’ bedrooms while they were away at camp.

Step 2: Finish outlining our homeschooling plans for the year.

Step 3: On July 5th, walk together, hand in hand, into a new year of learning.


“Everyone has plans… until they get hit.”

-Mike Tyson

Around the time the ink was drying on my freshly made plans, my husband, dear man, picked up a hammer and smashed them to pieces…

I’m blogging over at Simple Homeschool today. Click here to read the rest of the story!

Mikael Behrens August 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

Love that Mike Tyson quote!

It reminds me of a similar quote from a cops-and-robbers movie, “Way of the Gun”:

“I think a plan is just a list of things that don’t happen.”

That’s one of the only things I remember from that movie. 🙂

Relyn August 6, 2010 at 11:03 am

I hope, really hope, it was a good smash. A happy smash. Like a trip to the coast or similar.

Wendy P August 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

I love home remodeling, especially when you do the work yourself. It is so rewarding to say “we did this – together.” I would love to see before and after pics, but I am guessing you might be either too private to share that much, or you were too busy to take pics “before?”

Anyway, I am glad you all have a NEW home to enjoy together!

Pam - captured by our cameras August 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

A fabulously written “rest of the story”. Thanks for sharing all the lessons you learned.

Holly C. August 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Wonderful story. I hope you’ll show us some after pics. 🙂

Eren August 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Hello friend…

I thought I had commented on this post before, but I guess not. Peas in a pod again. We just went through a crazy switcheroo of rooms here too. Must chat soon…soon.

Especially since one of my best friends is interviewing with a church near you.

Mary September 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Where are you? I miss reading your blog and hope all is okay with you and your family.

Stefani October 8, 2010 at 8:59 am

Thank you so much, Mary. We’re well… we just needed to some time to regroup and find our way again. I hope to be back more often now that we’re finding our groove again 🙂

Melanie September 10, 2010 at 7:29 am

Come out, come out whereever you are!

april September 11, 2010 at 12:11 am

Really missing you and your posts. Hope all is well!

Relyn September 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

Do you know that I miss you? Do you? Come back. SOON! PLEASE?!?!?!

Eren October 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

Miss you.

Stefani October 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

Oh, friend. I can’t tell you how very very mutual the feeling is!

Amy J October 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

My favorite blogger is silent. We miss you!!!

Stefani October 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

I’d sure love to see you and catch up! Let’s make a plan… maybe we could meet up for some coffee at the bookstore one night? Shoot me an email when you can!

Susie M October 6, 2010 at 1:04 am

I am missing your voice too…hoping all is well with YOU, your boys and your dog and your house stuff…

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