Pain Can Change Your Plans


One of my favorite quotes of all time is from boxing champ Mike Tyson, when he was being questioned about his thoughts on his opponents plans about how he was going to fight him, Tyson said “Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.”mike-tyson-quote

Today I start my vacation from “the job” I’m off work for 9 days and have some big project plans around the homestead, but everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. You may have noticed I haven’t been doing much on the blog the last few days, I did’t get my weekly newsletter sent out, I haven’t recorded any podcasts or written any articles lately; so what’s up? It seems all I can muster is getting the bare minimum done at work and nothing else because a few days ago I fell victim to an abscessed tooth and trust me folks nothing in the world can alter your plans like a tooth ache!

I have had broken bones, surgeries, pulled muscles in my back that left me unable to walk temporarily and even chemotherapy at one point in my life and nothing can make you want to give up like a bad tooth ache. I started on a round of antibiotics a couple days ago to get the infection under control because it looks like I have a golf ball in my cheek and I will be getting in to the dentist to get this tooth out in a few days hopefully.

While I will be glad to get this taken care of, it seems like it comes at a really bad time, but don’t these things always happen at the worst times? Christmas is tomorrow, vacation days for the whole next week with those big project plans I mentioned earlier, lots of family visits and meals, New Years celebrations- ugh! So much to do and now all the sudden I could care less about any of it.

I’ve been hit in the mouth and my plans are out the window. Isn’t it funny how such a small thing can make such a big difference. hopefully the pain will reduce as the antibiotics start working and I can salvage some of this week but who knows.

I really just wanted to post this to let you know what was going on and to tell you Merry Christmas. I hope your holidays are blessed beyond measure.

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Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
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