Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hip Chick or Over the Hill?

Before I begin this blog post, I want to say how awfully sorry I haven't posted lately. The tours have been keeping me super duper overly occupied. I don't think anyone knows there's a recession going on because we've doubled our clients these past two months, which is a good thing being as I'm saving for that big screen TV..haha.

But it can get tiring. I'm not what you'd call an obsessive workaholic, but when it comes to my passion - my tours - I take on quite a few obsessive habits like staying up 'til the roosters crow because I want so much for my authors and I feel if I don't give my all, I have let them down.

But today I took a little me time and decided that since American Idol was coming on, I was going to take 2 hours and do nothing but become a couch potato.

However, a trip to Wal-Mart turned me into wonder woman and you'll find out why at the end of the story.

I told my daughter I wanted this fake bamboo tree from Wally World. I had bought a string of white lights over Christmas for a just in case time such as this and I'm so glad I did. I was going to move the furniture around and move the real tree (can't think of the name of it but I've had it for about 15 or so years and I call it my monster tree) over to the other side of the living room and place it in front of the second set of sliding glass doors that overlook the deck which is off from my living room and I was going to put the fake bamboo tree with the lights on the side of the living room that had the wraparound couch and in front of the first set of sliding glass doors that overlooked the deck also. If you're following, you're doing great.

So off to Wally World we go. The pickings were slim about this time and only 3 were left. I mean, this tree was only $30, which was really cheap, and I guess that's why there were only 3 left.

So I'm dragging the best one of the three through the store when I remembered I wanted to stop off at the medicine section and try to find some of those really cool pills I used to take for menopause. Now, listen, I'm no old lady, but they did give me more energy, something that was very much lacking lately. Unfortunately, the pills were still out of stock. I had been there 3 times looking for those suckers and all three times they were never on the shelf.

But...I decided to take a risk and buy some others that promised to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and FATIGUE. Well fatigue was the major word here. If it relieved fatigue, then it would mean more energy, right?

So we get home and put the groceries away and as I took them out of the bag, I decided I'd pop one.

Let me tell you ho-ney...this is what happened.

I grilled chicken and hot dogs while rearranging the living room singlehandedly which included moving a pool table to the other end of the room, moving the loveseat to the other end, scrubbed the carpet, moved the monster tree over to the other side of the room, put lights on the bamboo tree and situated that at the other side of the room, lugged a mattress and a boxspring again singlehandedly by myself down a flight of stairs and out to the carport to wait until they could go into the storage room tomorrow and played a few games of toss the ball with Max.

And what's even more amazing is that it's after midnight and I'm no more tired than a man on the moon and it didn't dawn on me until just now that maybe just maybe these might be the pills of champions.

When I start leaping tall buildings with a single bound, better come get me.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Send me the namne of those pills, Dorothy! I could really use some energy level increases. Although, I had what I'm calling a manic bipolar episode over this past weekend when I stayed awake -wide awake, with no help from anything at all from Saturday afternoon, clear through to about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning! What was I doing? Trying to get my embroidery floss (thread) all organized in little storage cases for easy access and being able to see at a glance if I have the colors needed to do this or that project on my agenda! I'm still not done -ran out of the thread cards I was putting the thread on and still have about 60 different colors left to organize. I counted up how many different colors of embroidery threads I have catalogued now -166 different colors.
    All that work though really put me way behind in my blog readings though as well as timely postings and I'm still playing catch-up ball with that! Hopefully today I'll manage to finally get caught up.


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