Dont Panic & Don’t Freak Out

December 22, 2010

Yesterday evening, I saw this window display and it made me laugh. There have been many times in my life when I PANICKED or FREAKED OUT for no good reason.

Last night, I had plans to cook dinner at home, but when Billy told me he really wanted to go out for Mediterranean food, I didn’t panic and I didn’t freak out.

I very happily (and obviously, it’s my favorite food!) obliged his request and had 2 kinds of hummus, spinach salad with melon and mushrooms, tabouli and lentils.

Doesn’t it look like a Mediterranean dinner wreath?

And of course, there was warm whole wheat pita.

Billy’s meal.

After dinner, I wanted to drive around to look at Christmas lights. When Billy suggested we make an impromptu stop at Pottery Barn, I didn’t panic and I didn’t freak out. There’s certainly no lack of birds at Pottery Barn. I felt right at home.

Then I thought of my dear friend.

How cute is he?

Then Billy ran away. And I found him excitedly standing by the robes.

You see, I planned to surprise Billy with a robe for Christmas, but when I saw how excited he was about these particular robes, I didn’t panic and I didn’t freak out. Instead, I bought him a brand new fluffy white robe right then and there.

And we ventured out into the warm night to look at Christmas lights.

Longhorns! And cactus!

I followed Billy and we took a walk around the block.

And all of a sudden the sidewalk ended. But I didn’t panic and I didn’t freak out. We made our way back to the car and whooshed ourselves home.


When we got home, Billy put on his robe and I ate the chocolate chips for the Christmas baking I planned to do today.

The instances in this post aren’t necessarily things I would actually panic or freak out about (Billy, are you shaking your head?), but the night was a good reminder that life is so much more fun when I just go with the flow.

Are you good at going with the flow, rolling with the punches, living in the moment?

If so, have you always been that way or did you make a change?


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