Sunday, November 8, 2009

I am Ruled by Rules

Let me just say at the beginning of this post, I am a rule follower. It is what I do. I am committed to the concept with my whole heart. Mr Darcy on the other hand believes that rules may apply to others but they are simply an inconvenience for him. It is a constant source of gut wrenching to me, to see him so casually ignore a rule as if it didn't exist.

And so it is understandable that just when I think I have at least one thing figured out in my life, the rules seem to change and I am thrown into a dither.

Rule #1 -- I H.A.T.E Shopping. I know this contradicts everything people think about woman, but I hate it. It makes me so tired and bored and it gives me a backache.

Now, here is where the rule changes. Yesterday, I spent the day with my dear sis and my darling niece Lin-rock. Lindsay had decided to make a spur of the moment decision to jump in a car and come up to visit her two favorite aunts for the weekend (that is something you can do when you are 19, footloose and fancy free, with nothing tying you down). So we wanted to show her a good time, and Lindsay LOVES to shop, so we took her to the mall (aaarrrrggggghhhhh, I hate shopping, did I mention that?). Well, we spent several hours there, and guess what people, I had a fabulous time, me...... shopping......who knew that was even possible for me. I not only had a good time, I bought something spur of the moment like, without prior thought or planning. A pair of shoes no less. And guess what, I LOVE them. I mean, seriously people, do you know how long it has been since I bought a pair of shoes on a whim, without prior planning, and LOVED them. I do not believe it has evah happened.

Here is a picture of my purchase, aren't they PRETTY. They are a lovely bronze color and I believe that is my new favorite color.

So let that be a lesson to you all, maybe Mr Darcy is right about this.......nah, this was just a fluke of nature.

How about you, are you a ME or a MR DARCY when it comes to rules? Just curious.


Karen said...

I am definitely a rule follower, and Dan the Man is definitely not. We should commiserate about our outlaw husbands sometime!

amyseely2003 said...

Rule Follower! But I'm glad you had a good time - and some cute shoes!

J+S said...

I am such a rule follower. I took this personality test earlier this year and it was clear that I LOVE rules. And I look down on people who flout them. That last part I'm working on. On another note, those shoes are, quite possibly, the most lovely pair I have ever seen. Good job!