The weather was supposed to be clear and warm over the weekend. THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID. So I planned accordingly. I thought that we’d take the weekend off from our usual home improvement projects and goof-off instead… but that was not to be.
I thought that we’d go to a rural county park on the other side of the city. We go there a couple of times a year. We like to walk the trails which take you through groves of wildflowers + into farmlands + beside horse paths + near a stream. But we didn’t do that.
Then on Saturday night I thought that we’d have a cookout for the two of us with burgers + grilled veggies, cold beer and perfectly toasted marshmallows courtesy of moi. I figured that we’d kick back and enjoy our deck for a few hours. But we didn’t do that.
On Sunday morning I thought that we’d go to an outdoor antique show (which is more flea market than an antique show) at a county fair grounds. We like going there because it’s filled with all sorts of old stuff and costs only $3.00 per person. It’s a fun way to get lost in time. But we didn’t do that.
Then on Sunday afternoon I thought that we’d spend some time sitting down in The Spoon [the lowest level of our terraced
forest backyard]. I figured that we could just do nothing or read our books or play some backgammon or whatever. But we didn’t do that.
All of which leads me to the real point of this post that: PLANS CHANGE OFTEN. And that instead of grumbling about this truth, I’d do well to remember the following Rules of Life by Robin Patricia Williams that I keep on a sticky note on my desktop because, well— they are the rules of life. And because, clearly, I need to refer to them often.
As some of you have figured out already, I’ve had quite a bit of difficulty getting the following to show up here on this post. I’m going to try it one. more. time. Then if it doesn’t work, I’m going to go drown my sorrows in a cold adult beverage. Of course, if it does work, there’s a good chance that I’m going to go celebrate my victory with a cold adult beverage. From my point of view, this last attempt at posting The [Revised] Rules of Life is a no-lose proposition.