My wife is a planner, no matter what we are going to do Cindy gets it all lined out in her head and this is how we do it, from going to town for groceries all the way to driving across country everything has to go in order.
This morning I told Cindy that I would be mowing the front yard today, I try not to do more than one project like this a day but you know how that goes, one project leads to another and I get myself into trouble for getting things out of order. Yucaipa, Ca has an Iris Festival once a year and we had made plans to go tomorrow, I am walking down the steps this morning when Cindy mentions going and starts in with what time we would be waking up to begin getting ready, I stop her and say “Now Cindy can’t we just wing it tomorrow” I get a blank stare, I tell her “Everything doesn’t have to be planned we can just go and have a good time” I can now hear the wheels turning in her head, I laugh and say “You already have it all planned out don’t you” she says No I was just mentioning how we should get started early, I stop her and say You have it all planned from what time we are leaving, what restaurant we will be eating at, and what exactly you will be eating when we get there, she laughs and tells me yes but you don’t know where we will be eating, I reply there are more restaurants in Yucaipa, California than the Philly Steak place, she gives me a grin and challenges me to guess what she is ordering, I respond with “You were thinking about trying the breakfast menu but have decided to go with what you normally order” I get that blank look again and a confirmation that she was indeed thinking of trying the breakfast menu but decided to stick with the usual, she also admitted that I know her too well.
We sort of decided that there will be no plans for tomorrow and we will try somewhere else to eat after the Iris Festival, I actually saw a look of panic on her face when she agreed to this plan. I walked into the garage to get a rake and thought that I really needed to be working on the tractor since the repair parts came in but it would have to wait until another day because I had already planned to mow the yard, I am walking back down the driveway when Cindy asks me what I am doing, I reply that I was thinking about needing to work on the tractor, but----when she interrupts me with “I really don’t think you need to work on the tractor today since you have already planned to mow the yard” Ok are we on the same page here or not, it’s like she knows me as well as I know her, it’s really nice having someone who you can trust with all of your thoughts and emotions and also someone who knows about them almost before you do.
I bet tomorrow I will get up and be ready for the Iris Festival right on time and will watch Cindy eat her usual order at John’s Philly Steak and after we will drive up through Oak Glen, Ca just to do it and because we like it there, heck I may throw a monkey wrench in the works and order off the breakfast menu for myself, but she probably knows that already.