"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see." ~John Burroughs
I am a planner.
I like to know what we are doing, where we are going. I spend countless energy on analyzing and contemplating the best time to leave to correlate nap time, meal time, drive time, crowd time, bed time(you get the point). The pros the cons the goods the bads....I am a planner. I like routine. I like predictability.
I like to think that I am more spontaneous than I really am, but when it boils down to it. I am really not spontaneous at all.
This weekend I have thrown caution to the wind (so to speak).
Friday, a friend (seems weird to say friend because she really is so much more than that) who lives a long ways away, called and was in the area for a work meeting. She had a long lunch break so we decided to meet in Schuyler (half way for both of us), eat a late lunch, catch up a little bit, and go again our separate ways.
At 12:30pm we meet in front of Burrito House.
At 12:40 we are eating one of the best burritos we've ever had!
At 1:20 the conversation was really getting started.
At 2:15 we had moved on to kids....oh the kids.
At 3:00 the conversation was back to the glory days (college)
At 3:50 we finally realized what time it was and that we had now been sitting in the burrito house for 3 1/2 hours.
She missed her afternoon session at her work conference. I missed, well, the rest of my work day!
As I was driving back I thought to myself "that was so uncharacteristic", so unplanned, so FUN! I should do this more! So many times I am confined by the clock! Not Friday!
*ask my husband as he had worked the night before and I was suppose to call and wake him up at 12:30, but in all the excitement of Megan and the Burrito house I didn't realize I hadn't called him until, yup, 3:50 when I looked at the clock! WHOOPS!
Somehow that has set the tone for the weekend so far. We took the kids to the car races, both kids. My "normal" self would have sent Mark and Cohen because~Kadence won't sit. It's too loud. It's too late. It doesn't start until 8pm. That's already BEDTIME ~gasp heaven forbid~
Yes! Crazy, fun, unpredictable life is good!