with a hundred possible self-serve drink combinations,
what could possibly go wrong?
all that we have to do is choose all of them.
“the risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
the last holdouts at the grandies’ slumber party at peaches’ (my) cottage.
cousins, cartoons, baby golf, talking dogs, books,
made-up group stories, pizza, mac ‘n cheese, apple juice, suckers,
stuffed animals, laughing, whispers,
sleeping bags, pillows, pj’s, flashlights,
and not much sleep.
“no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.”
what a birthday for grandie j
on an afternoon spent with family and friends at
imagine a mash-up of
barnum and bailey
guiness book of records memorabilia
carnivals, cotton candy, prize tickets
coin-operated animatronics, mechanical games
collections of very imaginable oddity
along with some
you could never imagine.
it was a boy’s dream come true.
“once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.”
such a wild adventure
grandie m’s 9th birthday fun
special ops teams, nerf guns, fairy bread, burger bar, headbands, sunglasses and laughs
one powerful team member even offered a great tip
when she warned me:
“never trust a panda with a gun.”
‘it’s all fun and games ’till someone loses an eye, then it’s just fun you can’t see.”
our latest ikea experience
was spent looking for a few cool things
we didn’t even know we needed or what they were exactly
it was really all just an excuse to spend the afternoon
finding secret shortcuts
through this blue and yellow warehouse of good stuff
by using the trial and error approach,
good guesses, maps, fancy footwork
and leaps of faith
what a grand adventure it turned out to be
(and we even ended up with the omsorg of our dreams as an unexpected bonus.)
“what romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than
finding the right road empirically, following one’s nose, taking shortcuts.”