It’s been one of those days where I just have to accept life as it comes.
For the past six weeks I’ve been looking forward to today. My aunt is hosting a huge birthday celebration as she turns 80 and it’s become like a family reunion, without any work. She’s having it catered at a yummy restaurant not far from her home. All of my aunts and uncles were coming, most of my cousins, and even relatives from Germany flew in yesterday for the occasion.
This morning, Alberta wakes up to a massive snow storm. Highways are closed north and south, east and west. City traffic is snarled with tons of accidents, stalls, wipeouts, and vehicles just plain stuck. That’s was the radio and TV is telling me all morning.
I am debating how I will get out to get to the party. I open the back door and see snow drifts about two feet high. And I remember me winter boots never got moved when I moved into this apartment last June. I realize there is no way that I will be able to shovel my way to the parking area while also hanging onto my cane. Yes, mobility is a major issue for me.
I also consider that even if I made it to my van, from the looks of back alley, I’ll never make it to the main street. The last thing I need to be is a handicapped senior lady stuck in a pile of snow on some city street holding up traffic and having all the young drivers made at me.
No, it’s not worth the great possibility that I’ll slip or re-injure my injury from my accident this past summer.
I call my aunt and tell her how much I will miss not being there but I just can’t come to her party. Turns out I’m not the first to cancel. All of my out of town relatives can’t get there because of the roads. My oldest daughter called to say she had left home early enough to be there in plenty of time (she takes public transit to get around), but after waiting at the bus stop near her home for over 80 minutes, she concluded that the bus that runs every 30 minutes was coming, so she went home again. (Would you wait 80 minutes before coming to that conclusion? I’m not sure I would be that patient).
So I have a new plan, since the old one isn’t working. I’m not shovelling snow, that’s the first decision. I know my landlord (who is out of town and in LA, CA right now) said her boyfriend would keep the walks clean if it should snow.
So I’m going to spend most of the day adding content to my list building site. And since I have some extra time, I’m going to also create and add some banners that will link to some of the products I’ve chosen to become an affiliate for.
And since I’m going to be home, I’d better dash over and register for the video training webinar scheduled for this afternoon. I had been sorry I was going to miss it … but a change in plans makes it possible.
Sometimes the best made plans are those that you can adapt! Today is one of those days.