Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Elephant Body Slam

"I don't get it. I'm standing right there & it's like no one sees me!"

A friend fell out of her office loft a few weeks ago & was laid up for a few weeks, then another friend fell off her horse & was laid out on her couch last weekend. I came down with a nasty staph infection & am now in the middle of my own couch rehabilitation. What do we all have in common, besides being friends & over fifty?

We ALL kept ignoring the ELEPHANT in the room, because seriously, WHO HAS TIME?

We walked around it, over it, or just slammed the front door on it as we ran out of the house, keys in hand. We were faithful to our commitments, deadlines, sandwiched in between parenting our kids & elderly parents, our work & the eight million other tasks we crammed in to each day as expert multi-task masters.

Finally, the elephant stood right in our way & with our heads down, probably looking for a lost shoe, we charged forward & did the ELEPHANT BODY SLAM.

And just like in a head on car crash, everything slowed way, way down & finally came to a screeching halt.

to  be continued the next time I get off the couch........

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Angel Delivery

Last Saturday morning I was once again scurrying around trying to get Gabe dressed & gather things, to get out the door to visit my mom. My dad had worked for Boeing for many years & they were going to accept his notebooks for their archives, so I needed to drop them off at my sisters house. I grabbed a big box from the shed & carried it out to the car to put in the trunk & told Gabe to hurry up! (Note: That's an oxymoron if there ever was one, but also another story.) 

I put the car in gear & proceeded to try to back up, thinking, why is this damn car not moving? ...... ahhhh great, something is wrong with it & I'm not going to be able to go! So I floored it again of course, right over the top of the box still sitting behind the car. You know that moment when it all comes together in your head & you sit there for a few moments, waiting before surveying the damage? 

I slowly got out & walked around the back of the car & there, sure enough, splayed all over the ground was the broken box, notebooks everywhere, but also, WOW......... there was a number of mementos of dad's under the notebooks, which were not meant to go to Boeing! Hmmm, that's interesting, I thought, as I gathered up everything to throw in the trunk. I was still in a hurry to get to the ferry, so I picked up the crumbled remains of the box & threw it off to the side. Just then I noticed a little tiny slip of paper or something fluttering to the ground. 

A few days before I had written to my dear Etsy friend Donna asking about spiritual connections & signs. I wanted a sign from my dad...... I wanted to feel more connected to my spiritual self & consequently to him.

"So Diane, she wrote, relax, take a deep breath, and ask your angels to give you your own apparition. Tell them you are ready and you need it and you will get it. I know we have angels but b/c we have free will we have to ask for things."

Friday, September 7, 2012

Another Robot original by Gabe!
 This one is "Robot Spy, because he has spy camera's on the ends of his arms." 
Mama artist is sooooooo proud of son artist! : >