With ADHD, I really like to plan ahead.
Just finished a funeral and reception. Pretty good as those things go, but funerals are always painful and sometimes can be awful. This one was pretty good.
You all are invited to mine, but I don’t want anyone to feel obligated. Still, you need to know about it. I have it pretty much planned, except I’m still struggling with the choice of music because I love so many songs. Anyway, you should know some things about it.
First, there will be no sermon or homily, just songs and scripture, mostly Psalms and Isiah. It should be limited to an hour although there are a lot of songs and scriptures I really like . And I don’t want anyone talking about me. Surely you could find some good things to say about me, but traditionally you would censor all the bad stuff. And who cares, lets just skip it. You can talk about me at the reception if you wish.
But the main thing is the reception, which will feature a genuine frozen margarita machine and a mariachi band. And feel free to skip the service and come to the reception, although that would be a little crude and I’d hope you would enjoy the service with the music, but I don’t want you to feel obligated. And there will be dress requirements for the service, no formal attire, and anyone who shows up with a tie will be excluded. Blue jeans will be the basic uniform of the day.
I do ask that you limit yourself to three frozen margaritas. Can’t figure a system to control that that you cant figure out how to get around, so it will be on the honor system. I don’t want the party to turn ugly.
Anyway, I will be looking forward to it, and hope you will enjoy it. And I plan to be watching.
The Strategy: Plan ahead, accept the inevitable, and make it good.
Future looking note:
Our church requests that we bring our funeral plans in, and I have been procrastinating on this. Not sure why, but maybe partly because i want too many songs and verses and am having trouble choosing, not a strong point of ADHD anyway. And I don’t want the service to be too long, while those frozen margaritas are calling to you. So, here’s the:
Alert O the Day: Next blog will be about procrastinating, if I can get around to it.
Christmas is coming this year again, right on December 25. That’s about three weeks away, give or take.
Irrelevant note O the day: Have I figured out how to stop facebook from cropping my fotos? We’ll see.
This is fab, Doug. ADHD or no ADHD, making our own plans for what we want to happen to us when we die is something we should all be thinking about, talking about, laying down plans, letting our nearest and dearest know.
Not keen on the scripture in yours but hey – it’s your funeral. Jeans and margaritas definitely get my vote, though! Was about to put the date in my online calendar, with two alerts (no point me planning to attend anything without), but I can’t find the date. That’s probably a good thing! If I happen to miss it (crap memory, and likelihood of turning up on the wrong day, at the wrong time, having already got lost – plus the likelihood of tripping over and breaking my leg), hope it goes with a bang. Enjoy!! 😉
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well, i am planning ahead, but dont have a date set yet. will try to post it as soon as I know 🙂 you might enjoy the scriptures, they are very poetic, but maybe not.
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