We decided to get pedicures together. While catching up, we had the following conversation:
Me: "Do you want a knitted something for Hanukkah or are you knitted out? (Foolishly thinking I'd be ahead of the holiday game.) Oh, wait! You wanted a sock monkey. You can pick the yarn."
Her: Eyes wide, "I want that for school."
Me: Eyes wider, "ok (thinking, great, I'll make that for Hanukkah)."
Her: "I want that for starting school, I told you that"
Me: Eyes wider still with a sinking feeling in my stomach. Silence.
She leaves for school in 10 days.
So there you have it, with design projects and sample knitting lining up like planes at a busy airport, I will be making a sock monkey in week's time.
All those expressions come to mind:
"The 11th hour"
"Best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
"We Plan, God Laughs."
"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do."
I'm sure I could find more, but you get my drift. Also, who has time to surf the web for quotes when there is a sock monkey to make?