Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The weekend of a totally spontaneous woman.....

That title, for anyone who knows me, is actually NOT who I am!  I am anything but spontaneous, I like to know what I'm going to be doing way in advance so I can worry about what to wear.  So this past weekend the only plans we had were to have dinner at MIL's with a nephew and his wife who were coming to town for a quick visit.  That's fine, I know how to do that and exactly what to wear.  

Thursday night MIL called to say nephew and wife's plans had changed and they wouldn't be coming, leaving Friday night totally with NO plans.  Um, not that we have plans every Friday night.  We don't.

Friday morning as I was reading the paper like I always do, flipping pages and only stopping if I see something that looks interesting, to check the obituaries or to read the comics........ I saw the section listing the local weekend activities.  My attention was drawn to a play at our local theatre called They're Playing Our Song which just happened to star my hairdresser as the leading man.  I've told him over and over again that I would attend his plays, but never have, so a lightbulb went off in my head.

I called the husband and asked if he wanted to go and he reluctantly excitedly said oh, yes!  I called MIL who had been wanting to go and invited her to come along on our spur of the moment adventure.

That evening when the husband got home from work I told him how much I had been looking forward to going and how it perked up my whole afternoon and we should do this every weekend, just go somewhere without planning in advance!

My sweetie looked loving at me and said Do you want a boyfriend?  Thinking that he thought I needed someone more exciting, I quickly replied No, of course not!  To which he replied in turn Well, if you want to do this every weekend, you'd better get one!  I'm telling you, he's just a hopeless romantic that man!

The play was wonderful and who knew my hairdresser could sing? The woman who was the leading lady graduated with my oldest son and she was just a born actress!  WE MIL and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.....and afterwards went to meet the cast and snap a quick picture.

My hairdresser, Eric Minter,  as Vernon Gersch
Casey Kivett Naggiar as Sonia Walsk

We also got to visit with Eric's wife and daughter for a little bit which was nice.

Hating to waste a perfectly good spontaneous mood, I called one of my almost daughters who was about to have a birthday and asked if I could come visit.  Saturday, it was off to Pen*acola for a visit with Mary Grace, Mikey and Grady.  I haven't seen them in a while and it was so good to visit and catch up on life.

Mikey and Grady

Mary Grace and Grady

Grady having fun at the seafood festival.

Grady giving Ellie a kiss

It was a great weekend, I even got back in time for Sunday night church.  The sermon was one I pray for our many and various children wherever they are.  It was from Deuteronomy 29:4 .  Lord, give them hearts to understand, eyes to see and ears to hear.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love how spontaneous can work out sometimes. I'm not that way either. So glad you went to the play. They are usually pretty good.
There is great talent out there.

The White Family said...

I am so glad you came this weekend! It was so much fun! COME BACK SOON! PS- That is one rough picture of me!

Katie and Beau said...

Why don't you spontaneously come visit me?

nancygrayce said...

Oh, Katie how I would love to be able to just spontaneously come out there! If I could just teleport!

Stella said...

So glad you had such a fun filled weekend. Isn't always fun to see a play when we know the people in it?

Kat said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend. I wish we had more plays here.


Dawn said...

Sounds like you had a fun week-end. I love going to plays, but haven't been to one for awhile. I used to go to all of the high school musicals.

Midlife Mom said...

I'm not particularly spontaneous either but some of the most fun times we've had have been on the spur of the moment so that should tell us something! :o) Glad you had such a fun weekend!!

The Hatcher's said...

What a fun weekend! Little Grady is getting so big. I had no idea Panama city had a theater.

Katie and Beau said...

I just re-read my comment and it sounds like I'm throwing the guilt out there. I didn't mean for it to read like that! I meant for it to read like, "Keep being spontaneous and come visit me!" Is that better?

Jessica-Lauren said...

:) spontaneous moments can really do alot more good than expected! Im glad you had a wonderful weekend ... The pictures are all lovely too! and your husband is such a joker! what a great quality to have:)