The Best Laid Plans…


It was a beautiful day to go for a walk on the local trail with my wife and two of our sons. It was a nice opportunity to enjoy nature and each other’s company.

We were talking about our upcoming vacation, and I even announced my plan to go for an early morning walk each day along the beach.

But a few minutes later I stepped on a tree root, twisting my ankle and falling to the ground. It it didn’t seem so bad at first, and I was able to keep walking for the final 20 minutes of the hike.

Fast forward a couple of hours and I’m at the E.R. where I find out I’ve sprained some ligaments in my foot.

So it looks like those early morning walks will have to wait a few days, but the result might be that I’ll be able to put a serious dent into The Brothers Karamazov while I’m laying around RICEing my foot (rest, ice, compression, elevation).

And it could have been worse; I could have been stuck reading Beowulf

6 thoughts on “The Best Laid Plans…

  1. I’m so sorry you’re laid up for a while. At least you have a good attitude about it (let’s hope that continues 🙂 ).

    I see you’re continuing to tackle the classics. You’re inspiring me to do the same (minus the sprain). There are so many books on my list ahead of them right now, though.

    I hope you have a great vacation, despite the injury.


    1. Thanks Suzy; my foot is feeling much better already. It’s been fun reading the classics; this summer I’ve read Great Expectations, Crime and Punishment, and now The Brothers Karamazov.

      Have a great day!


  2. I love this. It’s so true, we make plans and stuff can just happen, rather than freaking out you took it in your stride and made the most of the situation with a sense of humour! Love the drawings too!


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