Saturday, November 1, 2014
Giant Babies, Pirates And Dancing Chickens! Yup, That Just Happened!
Well, it's been a fun week!
The shop was humming..........staying gratefully very busy...........
So busy, in fact, that I wasn't able to sneak into the city to take more copies of "Alfred" into McNally Robinson. I will try again, in the next few days.
The days flew by, and before we knew it, Friday was upon us and it was time to hit the road for our Halloween show!
I always love the creative costumes people come up with, and this year was no exception! There was a chef, an astronaut, a couple of smurfs, some garden gnomes, a pirate, Sheldon and Amy from "Big Bang", a pair of chickens and a giant baby, to name just a few! One girl simply wore a t-shirt that read "I was too lazy to buy a costume!"
I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all.
Once we had the truck loaded back up, it was off to Mom's house, where because of adrenaline, caffeine and pre-menopausal bull crap, I had a lovely 4 hour nap.
As my hubby and Mom were both still sound asleep, I made my way into the tv room in the basement and watched some tv. I was sucked into some lovely programming about a real-life evil little old lady who did terribly horrible things to people. To make a gory story short, it resulted in the digging up of her back yard, some DNA testing for identification and a little game of "the thigh bone is connected to the knee bone".
Yay, so now I'm sitting in a dark basement, alone, exhausted, with only my imagination and some evil game of dismembering twister to keep me company. Yeah, not a good place to be........at all.
Thankfully, part way through the next program, "Creepy, Evil, Sick and Disgusting Guy Chases Girlfriend Around with a Butcher Knife" ......my hubby woke up. Yay!
Shortly, thereafter we heard some stirrings indicating that Mom was up and about, signifying it was time for coffee.
It was a nice day, we were able to stay for a bit of a visit with Mom, and then a leisurely drive home, stopping for a bit of shopping, and just goofing off in general. I like those kind of days.
Sometimes, I would love to visit the "25 year old me." The wrung out, sleep deprived wife and Mom of 4 babies ranging from newborn to toddler. The penny stretching, endlessly diaper changing, hand-me-down wearing, laundry monster battling, puke/snot/poop wiper-upper. I wish I could just give her a hug and a glimpse into her future, so she could have proof that it gets easier.
Life still throws you challenges, but you get so much better at dealing with them as you go. The sleepless nights, the fevers, the teething, the laundry marathons, the meticulous menu planning to the penny, the constant feeling that you are somehow screwing it all up no matter how hard you try........It's sooooooooo worth it. All of it. You don't have to be perfect.....you can't be.....all you can do is your best. And you know what? That's pretty freakin' awesome.
To all those who may be reading this, and are presently some version of that "25 year old me," consider this your visit. Oh, and by the way........you're awesome.
So, for the days ahead............................
Hopefully, a quick trip into McNally Robinson to deliver books!
Some month end bookkeeping type stuff..............
Assist in some trailer repairs...................
Then, on Friday..........................write, write, and write some more....
So that about does it for me..............
Until next time....................
May you live every chapter, savouring every word, for skipping ahead just cheats the story.
May your plot unfold with a healthy dose of comedy, stripping any drama of much of it's glory.
May you dream, imagine, envision your happy ending, keeping it always clearly in panoramic view.
May the chapters you write along the way invariably lead in it's general direction, especially when taking a scenic route or two.
May you pen your story with purpose, with meaning, with storylines that stretch far beyond what you see in the mirror's reflection.
May you, at your story's end, look back, and be happy with the words, the chapters, the memoirs you've written, a story of kindness and affection.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read these ramblings!
Until next time.........