Girlfriend in Tacoma

May. 1, 2008 at 9:08pm

A Perfect (May) Day

(sometimes being a little naughty feels nice.)

The kid and I survived a hard week, with help from really awesome friends (I can't express in words how awesome The Council of Loud-mouthed Women is) and probably more wine than I should admit to.

And so it was, that it was a late but awesome Council Meeting last night (omg, Bullshit is the most fun game, ever, and I truly, truly, suck at lying.  Amazingly? Cassioposa was the Queen of it, with Jenyum following in a sweet, smiling, wha'? Me, lie? kind of way...) 

And so it was, that The Kid was tired, and didn't want to wake up at our alarm, and I didn't want to wake up even well after it.  We decided on a hooky day (a decision made earlier in the evening, actually.) 

We spent a long and lazy morning not cleaning, not running about, not organizing, and not doing a whole lot of anything, and then I had the brilliant idea (after doing work at my day job) to go to the Museum of Glass.

The Kid might have been a bit bored, but I had the time of my life, getting inspired and overwhelmed in the best of art-saturated ways and feeding on the energy that that little parcel of my world always seems to offer in abundance.  

Then, as a last surprise after a surprisingly yummy lunch at the Cafe, when the Martin Blank, the artist who'd been with his team working in the Hot Shop on the installation that will come to the main reflecting pool in October, came to the hands-on studio where we'd just been making flip books and chatting with super-cool chica Claire.  He wowed me with his humorous, energetic, and effervescent self, and had The Kid completely awestruck with his spring-like paper rendering of a yo-yo in action.  

Walking back across the Bridge of Glass, and past my Alma Mater, I noted the curiously ominous and happy sky with delight.  We got The Kid a cupcake at Hello Cupcake, and I had a supremely content, full feeling of joy in my soul.  

Honestly, May is gonna be better.  Life is gonna get to stable, and we'll be "normal" once again.  (whatever the hell *that* is...)

comments [4]  |  posted under Great Days, Museum of Glass, Tacoma


by tacomachickadee on 5/1/2008 @ 9:30pm
I so hate that I'm sick. Missed you and all ya'all last night. And if you ever need an open ear, you know where to find me.

by jenyum on 5/1/2008 @ 9:33pm
I'm glad you guys had a great day today.

Turns out, the park did have a playground and A. found a new friend and had an awesome time, so life was good.

by jcbetty on 5/1/2008 @ 9:49pm
Jen-- soo happy to hear it went okay. would have offered to take A to the Y, but it'd've been grim.
Chicka--You'll be better, and The Council will be long-lived. We missed you last night, and soon we shall have you, and I will probably bend that open ear and take you up on your super kind offers more than you've ever gambled for...

by tacomachickadee on 5/1/2008 @ 9:52pm
jcbetty: I'm ready.


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