“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”
Last week I decided to review my summer. Then I got dizzy, and sat down. I looked at some of the ‘summer’ things we hadn’t done yet, and scheduled them on the calendar. This weekend was going to be a fun, exciting, and eventful weekend. My husband and I were going to Friday Night at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Saturday, we were going to go the the Zoo as a family and I was going to face my fear of the zip line. We were going to ride the swan boats. A bachelorette party Saturday night; then Sunday we were going to go to Saugatuck.
Here is what happened instead. Thursday night, we got a call from some Minnesota friends that they were in southern Michigan, and would like to see us for the weekend. I was all thrown off. I had plans. They arrived late Friday afternoon and after our dog thought about, but then graciously decided against tearing their dog to shreds, I decided I could get over myself too.
We had a blast. This is a very energetic couple. I might mention here that five years ago, this couple biked across the U.S. We went Frisbee golfing Friday night. I had never been, and thought it was primarily for guys with beards who still bemoan the breakup of Phish. Apparently I was wrong, or I miss Phish more than I realize. I LOVED IT. I’m completely hooked.
We went to the zoo and I got up on the zip line platform, with an audience. They hooked me up and off I went. All the way to the end of the plank, where I could not get my foot to go off the edge. I wouldn’t describe it as fear. It was just that I simply could not get my foot to step off. It just wouldn’t go. So, around I turned, embarassed (with an audience), and slunk down the stairs.
The bachelorette party ended up at the The Intersection for The Mega 80’s, which is an 80’s cover band. You can play old video games on their website, by the way. The lead singer wore an Atari t-shirt and parachute pants. His receeding hairline was a nice touch too. It was SO fun, and I am SO old. Sunday we rode go-karts, then hung out with my husband’s brother and his family (including ‘Silly Sister In Law’) which we all loved. Our guests were amazing and generous, and the weekend was guess what? Fun, exciting, and eventful.
Our friends kept our kids entertained the entire weekend, including an 1 1/2 hour bike ride with A.P. You think I’d learn by now that sometimes, a wrench in the plans can be more fun than I could schedule. With that, I am humbly working on Big Binder’s calendar. I have an exciting event I’ll tell you all about tomorrow, so stay tuned!