For those who have been reading my blogs the last few weeks, you would have realized that my life has been abundantly full of get-togethers and hang outs and family outings. Absolutely amazing having so many wonderful people in my life. It has been dinners and shopping and parties…oh my! This weekend is something of an anomaly for me. My huge plan for this weekend does not involve any of the fantastic people I have had the pleasure of visiting with. There are no shopping plans. There are no meal plans. To be honest…there are NO plans!
This morning, as I was enjoying a wonderful breakfast omelette (prepared by Breakfast Man…a.k.a…Wiseguy) I checked out my iPhone’s calendar to see where I was going this weekend and whom I was going to have the pleasure of seeing. I realized that there were no alerts or dots or anything showing that I had plans. I had nothing booked. FIL is away. Wiseguy is working. So, according to my calculations I shall be listening to the sound of silence (or some awesome tunes on the radio) as I putter around my (lately) rarely seen home. I will be King of the Castle…ahem…Queen of the Castle. My domain! Me, myself and I (and my puppy loves and barky barks). So exciting!
So, the first thing I did…well I made plans! Yeah, that’s a typical error of my ways. Why wouldn’t I just relax and read a book or something? No idea! My mother aways said I have ants in my pants…just can’t sit still.
Yup, I went and wrote a silly list that includes the dull boring stuff of cleaning and dusting. I got to the exciting part of my list where I start some artsy craftsy stuff. Oh yeah…made that list so long that, not only could I NOT finish this all in one weekend, but my overexurberance of having all these “fun” things to do will actually exhaust me more.
This was my year of no plans. It was more of a karma thing. Anytime I made plans one week or more in advance, something happened. This was so I could learn to go with the flow I guess. It was working too. Having last-minute plans has made my life so much more exciting and eventful. I have been seeing people I haven’t seen in so long just because something happened on a whim. I do still TRY to make plans to see what will happen. (Little Lucy(fer) puppy ended up having surgery to quash my plans so…back no making plans.)
Maybe I will just rip up my happy to do list. I will sleep in tomorrow. I will go for a long walk with puppy loves. I’ll sit in the backyard and just enjoy listening to the birds. Maybe I’ll do a crossword puzzle or something. I will do something different with my weekend of freedom. I will be lazy…nope, not lazy…I will enjoy NOT doing anything and not visiting with anyone AND I won’t do any type of household work. There…kind of sounds like an anti-plan of a plan but I am going to challenge myself.
I realize everyone has a “honey do” list or a chore list, but while summer is here, take time for yourself. Take time to relax and breathe and actually take in the beauty of your surroundings. That is my plan. Make it yours.
NOTE: Karma just came and gave me a kick. Best laid non-plan…oops foiled again. On a happy note…Can’t wait to see The Princess and Little Kennie tomorrow who are coming to hang out with grandma and grandpa. Woo hoo! Let the togetherness and fun begin!
NOTE TO SELF: According to kismet and karma a “non-plan” is still a “plan”.