Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Queen of Everything

This weekend, Sweet Dub was out of town on business. Viva and I had a pretty mellow Saturday; we did the grocery shopping, tie-dyed a T-shirt and did some yard work. Then I got all dolled up, dropped her off at my in-laws’, and went to a work party. (And I did have to work for part of it, mainly with set-up.) Then I had to stay late to help clean up and figure out how to get drunk people home. I didn’t get home until 1:30 AM, then rolled out of bed at 8:30 AM, slightly hung-over, showered, dressed, and went to pick up my baby from her granny’s. I had nothing planned for Viva and I to do, and the house was a wreck – so I sucked it up, made a huge pot of cinnamon hazelnut coffee, and went for it. I think I did about 5 loads of laundry. I cleaned the bathroom. I washed windows. I set a playdate for the following day into motion. And all the while I kept my kid entertained. At one point, while I was washing dishes for the fourth time that day, Viva went into her room for a few minutes, and came back with a small circlet with points at the top, made out of orange construction paper.

Viva: It’s for you.
Mama B: Oh, that’s sweet. What is it?
Viva: It’s a CROWN. Because you are the Queen. The Queen of Everything!

Ain’t that the truth.

I think it goes without saying that I will be very glad when the King of Everything gets home today. I have missed him so much that when he called this morning I hugged the phone for about 5 minutes after we hung up. And I am not embarrassed to say so!


Cee in SF said...

You and your beau are A-DOR-A-BLE! You are the Queen!

bridget in oregon said...

That is the sweetest post! The whole thing made me smile!

Lisa Blah Blah said...

What is really cute is that he left me a message from the airport on the day he left, telling me he missed me already. We are really quite disgusting.

Bridget! How ARE you?? Are you all the way better? (I'm not. I keep trying to exercise and then hurting myself.)

bridget in oregon said...

Hey Lisa...I think I'm doing better. My doc gave me the "turned off the seat belt sign, free to move about the cabin" directive but he said that it takes about 1 year to be completely healed. So, like you, sometimes I still hurt a little bit but I'm The Queen of Moderation so when that happens I back off. It's hard because I have so much energy now... I'm not losing so much blood every cycle (and he put me on iron supplements) and believe me, I am SO grateful for that aspect of this whole thing. You sound good! Be gentle to yourself, girlfriend... we'll get there!

Janie said...

I love this. Simplicity and perfection. Even while you were describing a "not much going on" day.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Bridget: You clearly have more sense than I do. :-) Glad to hear you are doing better!

Janie: Aw, thanks. Sometimes the "not much going on" is the best.