Monday, November 23, 2009

Spontaneous Fun

One thing I've learned since getting my Fibro diagnosis is that for the most part, I have had to accept the fact that I can't really be spontaneous anymore. I have to plan my activities to ensure I can be as pain-free as possible to be able to enjoy them.

Fortunately, I can still get a rare glimpse at spontaneous fun and I love it! I just had an example of one of those rare times yesterday.

Jay and Austin went to the ISU basketball game with some friends, so I went to get some groceries.

While driving, Chelsea called me and asked what I was doing. Turned out she was going to get groceries too, so we decided to go together.

Then we came up with a great go out for lunch together first.

That was followed by another great idea...let's call Ashley to see if she wants to come join us (her college is only 30 min away, so not too far).

Thankfully, Ashley had time before she had dance practice, so she did come join us at Applebees. This picture shows Chelsea sitting backwards in the Vue, while we waited for Ashley to arrive (I'd be stuck if I tried sitting like that LOL).

Afterwards we headed to the Wally World super center and they rode together. When they pulled into the parking spot next to me, they had the windows down in the car. The radio was cranked and they were singing at the top of their lungs and dancing wildly. It was so funny, and this picture doesn't even come close to doing it justice. I honestly haven't laughed that hard in a long time! Even the workers who were taking a smoke break around the side of the building were laughing.

By the time we were done with our shopping, I was in intense pain, but all the laughter and fun made it oh sooooo worth it!

I am so thankful for that spontaneous afternoon.

1 comment:

Darla said...

what a familiar scene for girls do this sort of thing ALL the time. dancing and driving with the music blaring! to be young....what fun.