Thursday, May 1, 2008

Not What I Planned For

I'm in Colorado, having just finished teaching at a writers' conference at the spectacular Glen Eyrie. I was privileged (and amused/encouraged/inspired) to teach with Angie Hunt, Nancy Rue, and Alton Gansky. I was blessed to spend time with our own Kay Day and the Accidental Poet. Too many wonders to recount but the weather was spectacular and I couldn't wait for today--the beginning of my two-and-a-half day retreat--so I could do some serious hiking.

Yesterday was in the high 70s and, after the official close of the conference, I hiked up to a lovely waterfall.

Today is May 1. It snowed. This morning, the snow was so bad, I couldn't read the road signs on my way to an appointment. I had to slow to a stop in the middle of the road, and try to make out the writing through the snow flying sideway and under the snow stuck to the signs. This afternoon the snow lessened but the wind picked up, a nasty chill.

I had planned for sun and fun. Given that my proclamation to the conference was entitled "This Wasn't What I Had Planned," I suppose today was appropriate. God is allowed to throw curve balls whenever He deems suitable.

I can only hope tomorrow will be a meatball, right down the middle. Brrrr.


Kay said...

I'm sorry your plans were derailed. I hope you can make up for it tomorrow. I just checked the weather since I am driving down there again tomorrow. Around 50 degrees, but also winds up to 50 mph.

It was so nice to spend some time with you!

Kathryn Mackel said...

Winds up to 50 mph? I should have brought my Red Sox sweatshirt!

Anonymous said...

Hoping for a short lived spring snow for you! We drove through that on Wednesday night - Not Fun. There's no snow left at home, for the time being, thankfully.

Angela said...

Snow? I missed snow? I'm home at last, back in sunny Florida, but it was so good to be with you, Kathy. Loved the double chocolate cake. :-)

Will be praying for you, and hope you enjoy the remainder of your retreat.


Pam Halter said...

I've heard the comment: man makes plans and God laughs.

I swear that's my life somedays! HA!