Well hello beautiful people, where in the world have you all been? I’ve missed you. Okay, okay… so I’m the one who seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. My apologies, but I have returned. I took an unplanned break because I had a lot of things on my mind. Sure, I could have written through it, but my thoughts were clouded and my vibe was a bit off. I can assure you that my writing would have been as well.
When I write, I usually write from the heart, about whatever it is that I’m feeling in my spirit or whatever it is that I’m experiencing at the time. This time around, I decided to keep it to myself and while blogging is a very public act, as is the case with social networking, I reserve the right to share or not as I see fit. I’m sure you understand.
So what have I been up to these past couple of weeks? Being a wife, mom, friend, employee, daughter, etc., etc., etc. You know… living. Here are a couple of highlights…
Miss Honeybun turned seven over the weekend. We knew that we’d be out-of-town for a wedding reception on that date, so we decided to have her party the weekend before. About that party, we decided when she turned five that her Princess and Knights Party was the last party for a while. Then, when she turned six and had a fabulous High Tea Birthday Party, we vowed that this would be the last party for a while. So at seven, it happened again, but this time, I decided that a pizza party would do. It would be simple and to the point. We’re use to having fab parties though and obviously, Miss Honeybun really looks forward to them (as is evident by the fact that she usually begins making a birthday list for the following year the day after her party – she then repeats this act for about a week straight). So, she asked that people come to the Pizza Party in costumes and that small effort made a huge difference.
Our big guy was a pirate and Miss Honeybun was a cowgirl. Also in attendance were several Princesses, Ninja Turtles, Doc McStuffins, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Spidergirl, Cleopatra, Power Rangers, Super Heroes, football players, a ninja, a ladybug, a ballerina and a butterfly. The kids had a ball! My husband had a talk with her though and so she’s not expecting another party until she turns ten. We shall see how that goes.
As for that wedding reception that we attended… our little cousin was married in an intimate ceremony in April and had her reception on Saturday. Because the reception was adult only, we made the decision that I’d stay back at a family member’s house with my kids while hubby attended the reception. When we arrived and broke that news to the family, they were a little disappointed. A babysitter had been arranged, but we thought it best that I be there with the kids. Our family asked that I at least consider stopping by for a few minutes which I was happy to do except for one small detail… I hadn’t brought any dress clothes to town with me. I was in jeans and a blazer. My aunt-in-law insisted that I stop in anyway and they are such wonderful people, that I promised I would. I swear, only Crystal (the bride) could bring me, the princess of etiquette, out to a wedding reception in jeans. But as the kids say, you only live once. So, once I allowed the kids to warm up to the sitter, I was able to sneak out for about 45 minutes and head over to the reception hall which was very close-by.
Yes, I felt like an idiot, but I probably would have regretted not going at all so much more. It didn’t matter though. I was surrounded by wonderful people and that meant more than anything. I got back to the house before the children had a chance to miss me and even managed to work in a dance with my husband along the way. Yep, I danced at a wedding in my jeans. Don’t try this at home kids, LOL. Anywhoo… it was great to live in the moment and hopefully I didn’t land in too many people’s photos that night.
Hopefully, I’m back to a fairly regular posting schedule and you’ll continue to join me for the ride. I have some interesting things that I hope to chat with you about very soon.