This is an expression of my mother's - and was an expression of hers (and no doubt can be attributable back for generations).
Just when you think you have your ducks lined up in a row, something slips out of place and - well, wouldn't that.
Yesterday, I made the eggplant pickle again.
I photographed it (unfortunately still in the harsh unnatural light of the fluoro, as natural light only reaches the kitchen for certain hours of certain days of the year - and that's not in the afternoon or on Winter Solstice).
I even thought of great phrases to go with each stage - the post was all but written.
But - well, wouldn't that?
I can't find the lead that connects the camera to the computer and makes it possible to put really bad photos into the blogosphere...
Hmm - best laid plans, eh? Oh well, I needed to tidy the areas where the lead may be anyway.
I also have mislaid the template for my to-do list - starting to think there is a conspiracy.
So going back to pen on notebook and head down tail up - perhaps, tomorrow, we might have something to relish...
Until then - what phrase does your family use when the wheels start to wobble?