And I really have no clue where the time goes. It’s been two weeks and a day since the wedding! But it feels like a lifetime ago! The house is quiet today. The kids are at the Raider game, hubby is at the grocery store. I’m making a slammin’ pot of chili and then the hordes will descend after the game.
I love having the kids and their friends here. It’s loud, and fun and cozy. It’s kind of how my life is. When my brother was out for the wedding he commented on how he fit right into the chaos of the house. He also commented on how he didn’t think he could take a steady diet of it. He likes his quiet house. I wouldn’t mind that once in awhile, but that isn’t in the cards for me right now. And once I get my hands of a grandbaby, well, I will be flying in the clouds. But, sigh the kids should wait. They have a lot to do. My son-in-law has another year to go to get his degree, they need to be in their own place and my daughter needs a new car.
I look back sometimes and think had I carefully planned out my life it might have been pretty boring. Kind of like how I feel about plotting a book. At heart I’m a pantser, but I have to say an outline isn’t a bad thing. It’s like a To Do list for me. I like to know what is ahead of me for the week. I like To Do lists, and they keep me on track, much as an outline does with my stories, and I use the outline with the understanding that at anytime if my characters deviate from it, they are allowed to. It makes life more interesting.
My life is a paradox that way. I’m a control freak, more so the older I get, but when there is a plan and it’s followed down to the letter, I’m bored. Hubby and I once took off on the Harley for four days. All we knew was that we were headed south. First night was Carmel, then down Hwy 1. We spent the second night in Pismo Beach stopping at all points in between. Coming home was just as fun. We don’t go much these days, my household isn’t one you can just lock the door behind you and look ahead. We have pets, the kids and well, there is just stuff.
But one day. So for now it’s status quo. Mi vida loca. And I’m down with it.
How about you? Are you an orderly person or do you wake up not knowing where the end of the day will find you?