Flexibility has never been easy for me. I make lists and adhere to them. I love making plans and crossing things off, one by one. Despite having four children, things usually go the way I plan so I don't often have the chance to practice being flexible.
My dinner plans to celebrate Terese's birthday- cancelled. Squirt came down with a fever and I really couldn't justify leaving Lance home with a sick kid. My cousin got sick in the middle of the night, so her parents had to come pick her up. No problem, I thought, at least I'm going to a wedding tonight at a really nice venue. Plus, several athletes will be in attendance. Despite not feeling well, I was really looking forward to the wedding. Lance and I made it to the wedding only to be told that the wedding was LAST NIGHT. After retrieving our car from the valet, we sat on a side street trying to decide where to go. We couldn't agree on a restaurant so we decided to pick up dessert first. The only problem with that plan was that we didn't bring our debit card or any cash. I searched for any type of credit card in my purse and came up with a check card from our savings account. Too bad it didn't work.
Defeated, we drove home and changed. Since we had a babysitter, we went out again and had a nice dinner. We had fun being together, but it certainly wasn't what we planned. After declaring our evening a success, Lance let me know that Charles Barkley would have been at the wedding too. A chance to meet a basketball legend and we get the date wrong.