“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”Robert Burns
I had expected to wake up at the farm this morning, in my own bed, with the sound of rain on the roof, and with my husband and dogs beside me.
Instead Ben woke up at the farm, to rain, happy dogs, no internet and no me.
I’m still in Brisbane.
Our farm internet failed last week, and a repair team was coming on Thursday to fix it but they couldn’t make it because of another emergency. They are rescheduled to this week, subject to weather conditions. I was in the air flying home, so Ben couldn’t let me know.
We have had torrential rain and flooding at the farm, and more is forecast, which is wonderful news after months of drought and fires.
But me going home meant that a) I would have no internet for perhaps a week or more, and b) I could get flooded in and not be able to make appointments scheduled for later this week back in Brisbane. So we made the hard call and I stayed in the city by myself.
Ben has been sending me pictures of how green the farm is. It looks just beautiful!
So, this morning I am making a cup of my favourite tea with real milk, and toasted sourdough with Vegemite and avocado for breakfast.
Then I am settling in for some writing time, followed by a big Facebook Live with my Journeymaker Circle Membership group, to fill them in on all my adventures in Sedona.
After which I plan to nap for the rest of today, to catch up on sleep and overcome this crazy jetlag.
But it is raining, and I saw my boys and got plenty of hugs and love, and it’s all only temporary, and so it’s all okay.
I have to admit – I was pretty sad for a moment. I was sooooo looking forward to being home. But I can’t change what is. When you can’t change it, it’s easier to embrace it, roll with it, and trust!
I am going to make the most of some quiet time, before life gets hectic again.
Sending you breakfast hugs and love, Nicole xx