Sunday, May 29, 2011

I Don't Eat Onions or Sweet Potatoes

One of our favorite TV shows is NCIS.  Of course my favorite character is Leroy Jethro Gibbs; better known as Gibbs.   I especially love Gibbs Rules.

I thought about making my own Rule Book.  As I started to imagine what would be in Lynda's Rules Book, I immediately started to organize and separate the book into different sections.

There would be a section for rules pertaining specifically to me. There would be another section for my husband.   Then, of course, there would have to be the sections for family and then sub sections under that section for specific members of the family.  And since I would be the one making these rules, I suppose it would naturally branch out to include friends, neighbors, the postman, customer service people and eventually perfect strangers.

An example of a rule from the Lynda Section might be:
Rule #1.  Memorize all of the Rules
Rule #7.  Exercise
Rule #8.  Stop saying you are going to get up early and exercise because you know you aren't.
Rule #9.  Exercise
Rule # 20.  Forget about Rule #4 because no one has ever figured out life and its meaning.

It would have been interesting to actually have started this list when I was very young.  I'm quite sure my list would not have included,  What Are you Crazy...  you can't wear a bikini. (Rule #10), mainly because you didn't follow rules #7 or 9.

Husband Rule Section:
Rule #1. Before you read the rest of these rules, remember that I love and appreciate you for who you are.

Rule # 2.  Always kiss me when you come into the room and before you leave the room.  
                        Sorry I forgot you always do do that.   That was supposed to be rule #2 from Lynda's Section and the word "me" would be replaced by "Ross".

Rule # 9.  When making sweet potatoes don't make one for me because I don't like them.
Rule #10  Or onions for that matter.
Rule # 13.  Stop asking me which route I want to take home, because you should know after 14 years of being together, I don't know routes and don't care which one we take, mainly because I will probably be knitting anyway and not looking out of the window.

Rule #99.  The last rule.  Remember that I love you and appreciate you for who you are.

The more I thought about, the more I realized that if we I lived by two standard, well worn, time tested rules we I wouldn't need to bother wasting precious time (refer to Standard Well Worn Time Tested Rule #2) thinking about and trying to live by all of those other rules.
1. The Golden Rule
2. The "Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal Rule"

Special Personal Note to Ross:
     After you finish reading this,  let's go to the beach.  It's going to be a beautiful day!

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