Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life is Full of Little Surprises

Like seeing my mom on her birthday...

 Since my mom canceled her birthday plans for next weekend to help me move, I decided I would go up and see her after work on her birthday. I called the grocery store to order a cake for her and we had all sorts of communication problems and were in total disagreement about how her name should be spelled.

So I had to call in the big guns, my step-dad, and have him order the cake to make sure it was done correctly. And even still, when I went to pick it up, the damn cake wasn't in either of our names...

But I made it home and surprised my mama and she was very happy. We had dinner and cake together.

After that I went to hang out with my pals for a bit. Someone mentioned that it was funny how I come to the mountains to have fun, because they like to go to Denver to have fun. But, I feel like I can go out any old time I want in Denver, I never get to just hang around with my buds and relax though.

Anyway, I have been so excited about surprising my mom for her birthday that I didn't notice all the little surprises life had in store for me...

 Like a sleepy little boy after pre-school on Monday, which is going really well now.

One hundred pink roses that I hope will live long enough to look beautiful in my new home next week.

And one, very old, very delicious smelling, first edition copy of "The Beetle" -- my favorite book in the world.

I've been thinking a lot this week about how important it is to let life take control sometimes. I have always been a go-with-the-flow or "along for the ride" kind of girl, and now more than ever, with big things coming up for Aiden and I -- I have been meditating a lot on the idea of just letting life happen.

To life's little surprises.


COmeetsNE said...

Do you have a non-fancy version I could borrow? Sounds really intriguing (I read the Amazon description).

I am so excited for all of the things you have coming! It cracks me up that we have very different life philophies and are such great friends. Opposites attract and I think we all need a little of both sometimes! Thanks for keeping me spontaneous :)

Outnumbered said...

Remind me this weekend, I have a nice clean version with footnotes (which you will want - they were very helpful the first couple times around) but it's in storage so I won't have it til I'm settled in the apartment.

I also have an audio version on my iphone - we could probably figure out how to get that to you if you wanted it...

And I agree, everyone needs an opposite -- checks and balances :)