OMGOSH, yesterday I spent the whole day sitting in the Maple Pavilion at Lagoon reading. Reading, reading, reading. Totally reading. As if I were sitting in the public library. The teenagers who came and went next to my picnic table finally caught my attention and said, "Gee whiz, you're just having tons of fun at Lagoon today!"
"Actually, I AM having tons of fun," I said. "What of it?"
Teenagers these days!!
It wasn't like I just sat and sat and sat. I did get up twice to go to the bathroom. And to buy six water bottles for my kids at three different locations so I could use all of my buy one, get one free coupons.
See, I ain't no weirdie!
I don't know why it felt so good to just sit at a picnic table and read. Maybe there was something about all the chaos and commotion--all the screaming children on the backwards Chinese dragon ride behind me and the passerbyers with oversized nose rings and spritely mohawks. (By the way, how do you blow your nose with an oversized nose ring hanging there? Just one of the deep thoughts I was pondering at the picnic table in between pages.)
Or maybe there was something about the fact that I haven't done a single batch of laundry since we returned from Lake Powell. I take that back. I haven't folded a single batch of laundry since we returned from Lake Powell. Our laundry room is just one huge pile of unfolded clothes right now.
Which is kind of a great metaphor for my vida loca right now.
Not to mention my facial loca. I pulled the tweezers out after Lake Powell, but I somehow got interrupted after plucking the first eyebrow, and yeah, I never have gotten back to that.
Which is another great metaphor for my vida loca right now.
I did drop my daughter and her Hawaii friends off at the temple again this morning, but this time I was prepared. I drove. And I kept the windows up. And the music down. Partially because I was in my pajamas and partially because I was in control of the situation.
I'll have to report on all the books I read at Lagoon tomorrow because I gotsta run. I've got three basketball games, two tennis matches and an all star-baseball game to attend today. All on opposite sides of the state.
Oh, and I've got a room full of laundry to fold.
Have a nice day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Yes, DeNae, Spritely is a real adverb. It means the mohawks were crisp and clean, with no caffeine.