FOWC with Fandango — Derail

Visions of trains coming off the tracks immediately come to mind, but life has a habit of trundling along OK and then something smacks you down to send you off sideways, no matter how solid things may seem under you.
As a kid, I had the usual ideas of what adulthood held in store for me, husband, house, family, dog. I got it all, though not quite the way I’d imagined all those years ago,

I was once told that the reason my first marriage failed was because I got everything too easily. Some 40 years later I’m still trying to work that one out, but then the guy who said it didn’t know me or my then husband, our circumstances, or our struggles, so wrapped up in how well he’d done for himself from hard work that he felt everyone should see him as a model example. As things turned out, despite his success and all his hard work, it came at the cost of his own marriage of some twenty years.

This latest tilt has derailed the pair of us, but it’s not the end of the world, just an annoying inconvenience until we get back on track.

Written for Fandango’ One Word Challenge today


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Derail

  1. Sadje says:

    And you will. I think it’s not a derail but a road bump.

  2. SarahC says:

    Um was gonna say you keep on truckin’….um anywho trains guess no trucks… Its one day at a time speed bump like she said.

  3. Sending you hugs. It’s a really good analogy.

  4. Avia Tinder says:

    I admire your positive attitude, Di. As far as love and marriage, it seems a crap shoot to me.

  5. You are your Hubby are made for one another… You have your soul mate. Lots of love to both of you!!!! 💕

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