Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Best Laid Plans...

Well today was a gloomy day here in the 505, perfect weather for cuddling up with a good book. Since Matt had big plans to study all afternoon, I made plans to cross another item off my list.

90) Spend an afternoon at a book store

I had visions of sipping a Starbucks chai and thumbing through fun magazines all afternoon at Barnes and Noble, but Matt had something else in mind. "What does Barnes and Noble have that we don't have," he asked. "We have books, magazines, snacks and coffee and it's all free."

So, instead of driving all the way to the other side of town and spending $3 on a drink, I threw on my pj's, Matt made me a yummy cappuccino and I settled in for a relaxing afternoon. You can't beat a rainy day spent reading a book (I am currently reading Water for Elephants, a V-Day gift from Matt), curled up next to your hubby.

It wasn't the afternoon I had planned; it was better! I am learning, after a month of the 101, that things rarely go exactly as planned. That's true with this list as it is with almost everything in life. And as much fun as it is to plan and to cross items off my list, sometimes it's just better to go with the flow and let things happen. Some of the best times I've had have been spontaneous and some of the best things in my life have been unplanned and unexpected. After all, I'm really not in control. God has a plan for my life and it's much bigger than the 101! For now, I am excited to accomplish goals and cross items off my list keeping in mind that "The best schemes of mice and men go often askew." (from To a Mouse, by Robert Burns)


Matthew said...

I like the shorter Blog post.

Jessica Lynn said...

That sounds like my idea of a perfect afternoon! I'm curious to hear what you think of Water for Elephants. I read it a couple years ago and it was completely out of my normal genre of books, but I liked it a lot.

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