Often people ask me “how do you do it all?” And my normal reply is, “I don’t.”
This has been such a trying week for me. Letting Goliath go was unbearable and still is. Joe and I went to get a kitten the same exact day. Joe was so sweet he asked me on the way home, “Do you think Goliath would have picked this one? You think he would like her?” Just this morning Gabe asked me when Goliath would be coming back home. We all just loved him and now we are loving little Sammy. I am so glad we got her.
On Wednesday, pre-conference meetings started and Thursday Dress Rehearsal officially began. At about 2 on Thursday I realized I had better go get a dress for the party that started at 5:30 and I still needed to run and get all the drinks and pick up the kids and so forth. On my way to drop of the stuff at the gallery my sister called and said my grandma was in hospice and didn’t have much time. Nice Deedee, the timing sucked. My gosh, I was a mess and I had little over an hour to to look presentable. Wow.
It’d been at least 2 days since I showered so I got all cleaned up and headed out the door with lots of Xanax. I barely remember Thursday. Everything was such a blur that day. But then Friday came, and Saturday and Saturday night and things turned around. When one asks me “how do you do it all?” And my reply is, “I don’t”, I really should be saying, “I surround myself with the most amazing and caring people.” This week surely did suck but had Dress Rehearsal not been this week I would have been a ball curled up in a corner sobbing. All the girls from 435, the great set of Team Leaders, Lynette, Kayla and David and all the Trunk Keepers, old and new, they all saved me this weekend. They really are the reason I can do what I do. They are the ones that keep me inspired and dreaming big. Without them and you there is no big dream. Thank you.
I have so much more to share with you. I’m heading up to see my Gramma tomorrow with Gabe and when I get back I’ll tell you all the great Dress Rehearsal stories and maybe even share a few pictures. Yup, and show you some of Sammy. Shoot, did you know my camera is not working? I’m pretty sad about that too. I’m pathetic huh? But my dear friend Michelle is having a workshop and I so wanna go. And then Amanda and Kara are having a workshop that I would love to go to also. Not that I am even capable of being near the level that they are, but to just see them in action and hear their passion in inspiring. I love it.
Good night and thank you so much for all the kind words. They mean a lot.