Spontaneity is over-rated

I don’t think any of my friends or family members would ever accuse me of being spontaneous.

For instance, I already know what I’m doing next weekend (visiting my sister and my nieces) and the weekend after that (hibernating at home, albeit one hour less of it due to the start of daylight savings time). Not knowing what I’m doing three weekends from now is about as impulsive as it gets for me.

I plan out meals about a week in advance – case in point – I knew last weekend that we would be having beef stew tonight and spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner tomorrow night. Grilled jerk chicken and a home-made Caesar salad is on tap for Monday and grilled pork chops, jasmine rice and steamed broccoli with butter is on Tuesday’s menu. If I get to M &M Meats tomorrow (which, of course, I’m planning in advance) I’ll grab some burgers and we can have those on Wednesday night.

Going to the grocery store without a detailed list of what I’ll be buying is even taboo to me.  I hem and haw over anything that might divert from that list. “Hmm, chicken broth isn’t on the list but it’s on sale this week and I am buying beef broth so maybe that’s OK?” I’ll think to myself, standing in front of the product.

Days in advance, I plan what movies I’ll be watching if I’m home for the weekend. Up this weekend are Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness (as soon as I left the movie theater, after seeing each one, I planned to ask my parent’s for them on Blu Ray for Xmas). I’ll definitely be going to see Star Trek Beyond when it hits theaters in July. I won’t be going opening weekend (I don’t like crowds much) so I’m planning to go the second weekend after it opens. So I think I’ve just proved my point – I’m already planning a weekend movie viewing this July.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get moving. I’m about to clean the bathroom – I’ve been planning it since Monday.

Yesterday’s Dinner: Butter chicken with Uncle Ben’s Basmati Rice and nan bread.

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