I got up, accomplished some of my regular tasks and waited for my husband to come home from work with the car. He wasn't supposed to work today but someone called in sick and he went in to replace them. He had thought the shift was going to be over around 1:00 ish. When I didn't hear from him I realized that his shift was going to be longer than anticipated so I continued checking off items on my mile long 'to do' list.
About 5:50 p.m. it dawned on me that maybe he hadn't taken the car and had gone to work on the bus this morning. We all know what happens when we assume, don't we? You'd think I'd know better by now. I figured I'd finish up what I was working on and head down to check if the car was there. Well, I didn't have to because five minutes later he walked in the door and yeah, the car had been sitting there the entire time.
I pulled together the items I'd need for working on my projects downstairs later in the evening. I don't actually have a craft room. Most of my stuff is stored in our office, actually it is our little bedroom that we've made into an office, and I just drag stuff back and forth between there and our living room. I awkwardly started down the hall with my cane and my pile and suddenly said pile shifted. Boom! Well it didn't actually boom more of a light thud but the sound effects should match the mess that resulted. A small plastic container holding over 300 acrylic gemstones crashed to the floor, opening wide, spreading sparkly chaos in its wake. I swear I almost cried.
I sat staring at them and after realizing they weren't going to miraculously put themselves back in the box, hobbled down to the floor, arranged my body into a prone position and proceeded to pick up the stones, some of which were less than 1 mm wide. Do you have any idea how small 1 mm is? For 20 minutes I sorted between carpet fluff and gemstones. When I was reasonable sure I had found them all, I dragged myself up off the floor and headed down the stairs in two trips to avoid any further accidents.
When I got downstairs I realized that I didn't have the list that I had been adding items to all day for my venture out. With an audible groan, I hauled myself back up the stairs to look for the list that inevitably wasn't there. It had sat on my desk ALL day and of course when I needed it, the Lost Items Monster swooped in and stole it. I went back down to look through the pile of stuff I had brought down but alas it was nowhere to be found. Now you have to realize that by this time, between the fatigue, the increased pain and the obvious fact that my body was significantly slowing down, I just wanted to curl up on the couch; but the collective crafting consciousness' call was still singing in my ears. So I braved through it all, bundled up and headed out to the nicely cleaned and warmed vehicle that was awaiting me. I love my husband!
I struggled to stay upright, my canes slipping and sliding with me. I finally got myself seated in the car and headed first to the library. I had a book due today that hubby was supposed to drop off but since he had no car, he had no way to get it there. Can you believe I got lost on my way to the library? I NEVER GET LOST not when I know EXACTLY where I am going. By this point I'm wondering whether I should ever have the left the office never mind the house but the sirens still called...
I finally found my way and set off toward the sound of those voices..."come to us Lisa...come to us....". I arrived at my destination, and made my way to the entrance. I began to meander around the marvelous play-land that is Michael's and at once a creative calm enveloped me. After making my way to the marvelous markers section, I then headed to scrap-booking central. The Great Glitter Guardians fell into step beside me and with Princess Perfect Price joining us
I say goodbye to my gracious guides (you know the Great Glitter Guardians and Princess Perfect Price) and make my way home. When I got home I got stuck at the bottom of the driveway and the world came crashing back down to reality. I may be sore, tired as all heck, moving the speed of a snail and beaten down a little but they can't take away the serene state of satisfaction knowing that I scored a super sale!
...And that my friends is today's adventure in LA LA land.
So, what have I learned today?
- stop assuming
- next time check for car much earlier in the afternoon
- put little containers in bags before leaving the office
- bring GPS when travelling at night on my own
- don't back into snow mounds at the end of the driveway
What am I thankful for today?
- I have the most amazing husband in the world
- that I didn't fall on my butt in the snow
- that while I'm moving rather slow, I'm still moving
- that I managed to rock the car out of the snowdrift after a little while without having to get my hubby to help
- that I survived this crazy day to tell my story
So, as a reward for making it through to the end of this rather ridiculous rambling, here is a Motivational Graphic for you, keeping with the theme of giving thanks...
Oh, and in case you are wondering where LA LA Land came from, my maiden name starts with an A so L.A. are my original initials. So while LA LA Land may be a place that is a little out there for most people, it also happens to be where I take my day to day journey through life. I'm glad you were able to join me and hope that you do so again in the future.
Until next time,
Challenge I am entering this digital design into:
- Digitally Sweet Challenges -- Anything but a Card or Layout
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