Tuesday, February 15, 2011

(43-203) Making Plans

When I wrote "100 Random Things About Me," # 44 was "I love to make plans." In fact, I think it's safe to say that I'm The Queen of Making Plans. It just seems to come naturally to me.  I've always had an affinity for organizing people so whether I'm planning something as simple as getting together with another family, or something as complex as a scrapbooking weekend with whatever number of friends; and a complete schedule of activities; I am happy to plan away.

Now don't get me wrong. I don't ALWAYS have to have a plan.  I can just as easily fly by the seat of my pants; but, I think the reason that I generally plan, is because I like to keep busy. There are also times, when planning is necessary, like when going on vacation or celebrating a special occasion; which brings me to the point of this post.  

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to Luis that I wanted to do something VERY special for my 44th birthday.  We agreed that if  ever there would be a time to rejoice; it would be after surviving my 43rd year.  We discussed the possibility of a party, or going away for the weekend; and inviting my friends to meet us at the chosen destination; and we agreed that it was something that we would discuss further as my birthday got closer.  Well, with only 163 days until my birthday; my minds a thinking.

Now when I wrote "We Are Family," I told you that my cousin, Jackie and I were discovering that we had a lot in common; and one of our greatest similarities was our love of Broadway shows. Over the weekend, Jackie and I had been telling each other about the first shows that we'd seen, and some of our favorite musicals; and just as I said "I really want to see 'Mamma Mia,' Jackie said "me too!"   We discussed the possibility of seeing it in Phoenix; but I told her that I didn't think that the sound at Gammage auditorium was very good; and I suggested that we see it in Las Vegas.  The more that we talked about the idea; the more excited we got; and then I started thinking that maybe THAT'S what I should do for my birthday.  I could fly up to Vegas with Jackie's daughter Becky; and if any of my other friends wanted to meet us there; they could.  They could join us for "Mamma Mia" if they wanted to; but they certainly wouldn't have too; and then the next day, Luis could drive up with the kids; so if anyone else wanted to travel with their family, we could all get a chance to be together.  Sounds like a win win to me.

So there you have it.  I'm in planning mode.  Now of course this birthday plan isn't written in stone.  It's just the first idea that I'm throwing out there; and I am very open to suggestions. Hint, Hint!  I know that one way or the other; Jackie, Becky and I, will plan to go to Las Vegas to see "Mamma Mia;" no matter if it's for my birthday celebration or not; and I'm anxiously anticipating it.  I think that's one of the greatest things about planning... You ALWAYS have something to look forward to.
Till next time...


Bernice said...

I truly don't want to 'rain on your parade' but before you start planning Las Vegas I should check that it is still on. When we were in LV The Lion King was playing at the Mandalay Bay not Mamma Mia

Joni Parker said...

Sounds like fun!!... whatever it is you decide to do..