Saturday, February 18, 2012

Do you know what the BEST thing is about having a Blog?

Well? Do you?

I'll tell you what it is!

The best thing about having a Blog is that you can Blog about anything you want! ANYTHING!

And that is what I have chosen to do today.

A long time ago in 1982 I graduated from High School. Yes...1982. That would make me what? 24? Just go with it! forward to 2012. That's what 30 years? Yep. 30 years. Guess how many reunions i have been to. I'll tell you. The answer is 0.

Yes. Zero. Big Fat Zero. Nilch. Nada.

Why? well I can be honest and tell you that every year that a Reunion is planned I have something else going on. Yes...I do! Like MANY people I have to make arrangements to go to a Reunion. I have to get it on the Calendar, I have to make flight reservations, I have to make sure I have a place to stay, I have to make sure that my plans do not interfere with anything anyone else in my family has on the Calendar. And yes, there are a lot of other people that go to Reunions that have to do the exact same thing. I just can't jump in the car on any given weekend, drive down the road, and go to a Reunion. It takes planning. And lots of other people are in the same boat as me.

So....just go with this.

Imagine my excitement when I found out that My 30th High School Reunion was going to be on June 23, 2012. Yes, I was excited...I just MIGHT be able to make it to this one. I check my husbands calendar and he had no plans. I checked my daughter's calendar and she had no plans, and I checked my "hotel" in Florida to see if there were any openings (the hotel in question is also known as the parents house). Everything was looking in the right direction for me to go to my Reunion. I got a thumbs up from everyone. And I began to make plans! I put it on my Calendar. I told my daughter that she was going to go see her Grandparents, I was looking at flight reservations and I even put a Countdown Widget on my cell phone that reminded me of how many days were left until the Reunion.

My Countdown Widget started at 147 days.

Right now my Widget says 126 Days and it's about to be removed. Why? Well, because I might not be going to my 30th High School Reunion afterall.

Right now on Facebook there is a Poll about moving the Reunion from June 23 to "sometime" in October. And to me that sucks. (remember, it's my blog and I can say whatever i want). Many people have come to give there opinions on whether to move it or to keep it the same. It seem that there are more people who would agree to moving it rather than keep it where it is, and of those people I don't think many are from out of town. They are the ones who can just jump in there car and drive down the road.

Now yes, I understand that the people who live in the Town that I am going to have to make plans too...but you know this is MY opinion here and it's my opinion that they do not have to make as many plans as those of us that live out of state.

I make one trip home per year. One. My daughter sees her grandparents one time a year one. If I attended the reunion in October I wouldn't be able to visit in June, and my daughter wouldn't be able to see her grandparents for another year.

One reason for changing the Reunion date is that it's Homecoming Weekend at my High School. Do I care about this? Nope. I haven't been there in 30 years. What I do care about is seeing my daughter perform at HER High School Football Game.

Well...I really could go on and on and on about this (and I could, since it is MY blog) but I have some other things to do like cancel all my plans, get other things on the calendar and take that widget off of my cell phone.

Maybe I'll be able to go to my 50th Reunion. I don't know what it would really matter...since I haven't been able to go to any of them yet. And then I am reminded does THAT even matter?

I remember a very wise person saying to me once..."Is there anyone there you REALLY need to see?"....well I guess I can answer that. But, I won't.