Making plans.

Tuesday.  How does the saying go?  Rules are made to be broken….?  If rules are made to be broken, then maybe it follows that plans are made to be changed….. Rob was scheduled to start his next round of chemo tomorrow but after the results came back from yesterday’s blood work, his platelets are low.  What this means is a delay until Thursday — we’ll go in early to the Cancer Center for blood work; depending on those results, chemo will either start then or next Monday.  To be honest, I think Rob is ready to get started again — the sooner he starts, the sooner he’s done!

Yesterday afternoon Rob and I walked several blocks from the Cancer Center over to the New England Orthotics and Prosthetics Systems (NEOPS) office.  There we met with Ryan who is fitting Rob for a prosthetic leg.  It’s all quite exciting — this is definitely a positive in the midst of the negative.  Walking the four and a half blocks was quite a haul on those arm crutches that Rob uses to walk — perhaps it’s good for him to build up his endurance by pushing the envelope, but he was definitely spent by the time we arrived.

Jim is now back in NY — it’s great to have him home.  While he was away, he missed the clothes fiasco, but he generously brought us some clothing items from The Masters, so that helps to heal those wounds…!

Today my plan is to continue working on the ever-present executor tasks that wait patiently for me to pay them some attention.  It’s a rainy day here, 50 degrees, so there’s no temptation to get outside.  While I can’t predict the day my dad’s estate will be finished, I work towards that goal — with God’s help and guiding hand, I’m hoping it will be soon….

Here’s what we learn about making plans in Proverbs (excerpts from Proverbs 16):

1 We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.  3 Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.  17 The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.  20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper;  those who trust the Lord will be joyful.  33 We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.

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