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Plan A’s are Overrated

Monday, July 23, 2012


By now most of you have caught on to the fact that I like to plan things out. I like being prepared.  Sure, I can do spur of the moment… sometimes, if the Moon is in the right sign.  No, seriously, I can be spontaneous on some events, but a whole month of them?  
 

Welcome to our July.

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We have by way of events beyond our control had to be adaptable, flexible.

 We have had to look for the silver lining as our 4th of July party plans were squashed by a no burn- no fireworks of any kind ordinance.

 We had to buck up when our road trip was put off because my husband, who was already b-u-s-y was asked to fill in for another person.  

We made peace with staying put and swimming, until our pool grew some nasty algae and needed to be treated with some major chemicals.

We completely understood when our sitter cancelled the night before our special date night at a lovely restaurant. Yes, reservations were required and I cancelled them without complaint.

Some would say this was a streak of bad luck, but I say July was a flexibility test.  And I’m happy to say, we all passed with flying colors. Who needs Plan A’s all the time? They are so boring, having every detail planned out.

I have watched with admiration and love as our daughters have taken all of this is stride and still come out happy.  A little disappointed here and there, but always game for one of our Plan B’s. They even came up with some stellar and fun ideas on their own.

They reminded me that a little spontaneity is a very good thing.

I hope your July has been all you hoped and planned for, but if not, look around for a Plan B. Ask your kids/friends/family for input.  I bet you will have fun too!

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10 Responses to “Plan A’s are Overrated”

Ashley B said...

I like being prepared too! The summer and my kids schedule kinda makes the whole "preparedness" thing a bit wonky :(

Donna Perugini said...

Like your flexibility toward plan A. Seems like you had your share of last minute changes...but survived and even improved plan A.

Linda said...

Hi Ashley,

I just might have to borrow your cute word: wonky! So glad you stopped by.
Have a great day!

Linda said...

Hi Donna,

Yes, it has been an interesting month, but what's a girl gonna do besides roll with it?
Thanks for stopping by!

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom said...

Love your outlook! Sounds like July has been great, mostly because you decided it would be great come what may!

Dina said...

back up plans are always necessary! LOL So sorry about your July. We couldn't do fireworks either. :( Still had a great fourth, walked our children to the park and watched the town do fireworks. Hope August is your month!

Linda said...

Hi Katy,
Thanks for your sunshiney words!
Sometimes you just have to roll with it and laugh about it all.
I did my best not to let that little green envy bug bite us!

Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Hi Dina,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your 4th with us. Sounds like you had a great family time, that is what it's all about isn't it? The small stuff.

From your lips to God's ears that August will be my month!
Have a great day!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

Oh yes I love to have a plan for everything! Although most of my adult life has been resorting to Plan B..or Plan C... :)

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,

I like your attitude! I do so love when a plan comes together.
I hope and pray I don't have to resort to a Plan C before this month ends!
Have a great day!

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