(quick if you are over 40 --- can you name that tune?)
I can't take credit for the originality of those words, but they couldn't ring truer for me --- especially today. Yesterday (which just happened to be Sunday --- imagine that!) the Geek and I loaded everyone --- including Grandma --- into the family truckster after church and set out to satisfy a bit of wanderlust. Despite the constant questioning in the beginning (where are we going? are we there yet? what do you mean wherever the road takes us? can we take a potty break?) we managed to make it a real "fun day" for our flock.
Do you ever do that? Or do you get ansty without a plan? The Geek and I have never been big planners. It's led to many an interesting discovery along the way. On this trip, we ended up "discovering" a hundred year old inn in a town we been to too many times to count. Not sure how we missed it before, but so glad we didn't yesterday. The offer of an "Endless Chicken Dinner" drew us in --- having to care and feed a growing teenage boy makes these kind of offers hard to resist.
After a delicious meal and a plan to come back soon to try everything else on the menu, we piled back in the wagon for a bit more exploring. The natives were starting to contemplate mutiny, so the Geek steered the ship into a drive-thru and ordered ice cream cones for all. Gotta love that guy! With everyone in a near sugar coma, he turned the wheel and steered us home --- belly's full and wanderlust fed until the next adventure.
And now it's Monday. Boo!
Manic is definitely a good word for today. I promised to lead our 4H club's craft project for this month's meeting. The meeting which just happens to be tonight. Apparantly, I made the promise last September. I was reminded of said promise with an friendly email this morning. Yikes!
Do not panic Mama Hen! What 's that thing you are always blabbering to your chicks? "There are no mistakes blah, blah, blah --- only opportunities for creativity"? Well, get off the nest and get creative chickie!Thank you internet! I did a quick search on Pinterest for inspiration and glanced around the house for supplies on hand. (thank goodness for my "scrapbook supply collecting"
Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face.
James D. Finley