Excuse me for a moment while I interrupt the start of this post. I have to take a moment to thank you all for your votes and support during American Crafter. I didn't make it through to round 3, but I had a really, really fun time and perhaps at some point I will give it another go. So, thanks for voting, thanks for sticking around and following me, thanks for being you...awesome, awesome you!
Do you remember me telling you a few months ago that I am a Jungle Girl?
I haven't talked much about it because I don't quite know how to define it. I am the does-that-really-happen-to-real-people person. If something strange is going to happen to a person in the room, I'm that person.
But I don't always know how to tell you without sounding like a whiner or something. But, you know, sometimes weird things happen. Sometimes injuries happen in really funny ways. Sometimes my crafts don't turn out at all right because I'm a Jungle Girl. Sometimes I just have to share these moments so that I can laugh at them while you laugh at them and I feel better and not quite so embarrassed.
Here's a good example:
Were you expecting a picture? Yeah, sorry. I didn't take a picture. Read on and you'll understand why.
A couple of days ago, I had to drive to town for a Primary meeting. I decided, since it takes about half an hour to drive to town, that I would save gas and do my grocery shopping after the meeting. I was wearing a skirt.
And, honestly, I kind of felt pretty sophisticated and cool doing my grocery shopping in heels and a skirt.
I got it all done and headed out to my car. It was windy outside so I didn't think much about it when I felt my long skirt hitting my ankles. I did notice, however, when I felt some movement at my hips and looked down when I felt that movement move to my thighs.
I looked down just in time to see my happy, confidence-building, sophisticated feeling skirt land at my feet.
My skirt, with no provocation whatsoever, fell off!
My first thought was, Holy Crap! My skirt just fell off! My second thought, as I pulled it back up, was, Is anyone looking? No one was around me in the parking lot at that moment. Phew. And my third thought was, I'm glad I remembered to put my slip on. I'll never forget it again.
Then all I could do was laugh. Seriously...how does something like that happen!
As I drove home, I got to thinking. I think I've been taking myself too seriously lately. Maybe I just needed a jar to remind me that even when you are wearing a skirt life is meant to be enjoyed.
Even if I have this great craft blog, it doesn't mean my projects have to be perfect all the time. I'm going to be honest with you, guys. Most of the projects I start on don't turn out the way I picture them. And, I have actually put off posting several projects because they didn't turn out like I expected them to. I'm going to stop doing that.
I'm here to have fun. I'm here to do what I enjoy and to share what I enjoy. I'm also here to work on being a better mom and wife. That means sometimes I won't be here. So, if I disappear for a week or 2 sometimes, don't worry, I'm just off enjoying life.