sooo much to blog about, so little time. and i'm not even "working"! whaaa?! you think i lie around the house all day, eating bon-bons and watching the telly?
not so, gentle readers.
aside from home-schooling my son (!!!), i also have many blogs that i must visit each day (am frickin' addicted to cakewrecks !). Not to mention the sundry other household chores that belong to the everyday housewife. ah, such are the dreams!
but umm, what i wanted to say is that there are several things on my mind right now ... a few of which i can and shall share with you now.
numero uno: I GOT AN IPHONE LAST WEEK!!!!!!. ohmygawd, people. this little gadget is amazing! and honestly, it's a freaking full-time job. so much to learn about this yummy little piece of tech candy!!
can you tell i love it? most of us never could've imagined the internet (a series of tubes), much less this thing, which can do almost everything except make your bed and do the laundry.
but my dear hubby already does all that for me. yes, ladies. it's true (don't hate me because i'm beautiful, hate me because i have a better hubby ... hahaha).
numero dos: once upon a time, long, long ago, in another world, there lived a young princess, her husband and their two very young babes. though they were living in a middle-class neighborhood in a modest three bedroom house, they were having great difficulties due to economic and financial strains.
the princess was attending college to become a nurse and her husband was relying on sales commissions to provide for his family. there were many days when the young princess feared for her children's well-being because there might not be food on the table (or in the bottle) for them.
as it happens, circumstances improved for the princess and her family ... and they moved on to bigger and better things. but for the rest of her life, tragically, the princess would be plagued with horrific nightmares about that house in which they lived.
nearly 25 years passed and many, many changes occurred in the princess' life. but she never forgot that house. one day, the princess' daughter noticed that the house was vacant and had a "for rent" sign in front of it. the daughter longed to visit her first childhood home, having many happy memories of living there.
the princess was gobsmacked. "happy memories? but we were so poor! i worried every day about feeding you! it was an awful time in our lives! how could you have happy memories?!"
the daughter replied, "but i don't remember any of that. i remember having wonderful birthday parties there ... and the teddy bear birthday cake you made for me! playing in the backyard with my brother ... that tiny blueberry muffin doll and all my care bears! and swimming in our little pool while you watched us from the porch. i didn't know about anything else."
the princess knew two things at that moment: her daughter would see her childhood home again. and she was ready to face the demons of her past. maybe this would quieten, if not quell her chronic nightmares.
a quick signature and photo ID secured the house key. her daughter opened the door and walked in first. the princess followed, taking in deep breaths. "it's just a house. it can't hurt you now," she silently reminded herself.
the princess and her daughter walked from room to room, amazed at how much time had passed since they had lived within those walls. so much had changed, yet so much was the same. memories evoked, tears shed, demons exorcised and laughter shared, the princess and her daughter were better for having come to this place.
numero tres: JUNKING this weekend! the friends of the library had their annual rummage sale at the community center on saturday. despite the pouring (or was it drizzling, benjamin?) rain, hubs and i schlepped out to the sale. at the very unprincess-like hour of 8:00am.
now, if you've been following my blog for a while, you might remember that i attended this sale last year. and i must say, it was better last year. however, i did find a few cute little things that i couldn't live without.
we also trekked over to cove's GW bargain barn, against hubby's wishes and better judgment. it was still raining. and i picked up a few things there also. so in spite of the weather, i did manage to slake my thirst for junk with the few pieces that i found.
enjoy the rain, my fellow central texans. we sure needed it! the rest of yous guys, i don't know what your weather is. but i bet i could find out on my iphone! :-)
love and hugs,