Friday, October 24, 2008

Fucking Floral Friday - Denial Edition

I took this on the weekend of Auntie Blanche's funeral. It's taken me so long to get through my photos from the past 6 weeks (she's been dead almost two months, life keeps moving forward and we keep doing all the same things and when I think about that it's unfathomable because how can there not just be cracks in everything I see if she is not here) that it's an entirely different season. It was just the end of summer and now it's fall, hard core fall, fucking fall, fucking frosty fall and I am not amused.

Today I'm going to head to class, get a flu shot, try to do some of a craft project while it's light out to save my eyes, mail some support to Jules, print out the directions for my job tomorrow, feed Pony Express's cats (must remember that), write, process photos and get to sleep early. Also drink plenty of fluids, that's been an issue of late.

Speaking of work on Saturday, Hey I got a job! I got two jobs actually. This company hired me to do a walk around event for a few hours. I'll be a tap dancing skeleton and a black cat. Not sure what the changeover is about, we've never done a gig where there was changeover. Oo, must remember to wear my watch. This job pays, it actually pays really well, and I love to do it, I love working with the company and I love playing with the kids and I love doing something that's not my regular j.o.b. There is one drawback, though. Tomorrow is also the PUPkin. It's the 10th anniversary of Kath's brilliant idea and it's like Christmas in October. I wasn't there last year because I was celebrating 40 years of being lucky enough to have Queen Bee on earth and I'd do it again. Clearly I would because I'll be off making money tomorrow instead of being at the PUPkin humiliating my dog and clicking until my shutter finger cramps up. Unless...

You see there might be a loophole. The event I'm working tomorrow is inside so it's a rain or shine sort of a deal. The PUPkin is not. If it rains tomorrow the PUPkin might be moved to Sunday. This is a huge headache for Kath and the whole freaking neighborhood is tugging on her sleeve about it so I want it to be whatever way is easiest for her. But...

But in the most selfish part of my heart I hope it's all moved to Sunday so I can go and help set up and take pictures and play with my friends and cheer my head off for Kath because she's awesome and she showed up in this neighborhood and right off the bat she fucking planted her flag with both capable hands and I admire that more than I can say. Keep your fingers crossed for a successful PUPkin whenever it happens. If possible I'll show you pictures. Kath will definitely show you pictures so you should probably add her to your feed reader. You know, just for the pictures not 'cause she spectacular or anything.

What are you up to this weekend?

3 comments:

  1. I know how much you love the tap dancing skeleton thing; have a great time.

    This weekend will be busy. Half of Saturday will be spent at the second half of the English teacher conference I'm going to today with O'Mama, then I'm spending Saturday afternoon hanging with the fam. Sunday, I get to sleep in late (I've subbed out my yoga class) and help Mr. Chili pack for his first trip to NM. He leaves on Sunday afternoon - we may or may not drive him to the airport, depending on when he thinks he can come home (he's got an open-ended return plan. blah). Sunday night will be spent cleaning, erranding and preparing for a week of single parenthood.

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  2. Have fun! Both events sound great and I was happy to see, when I went to the link for PUPkin, that is had indeed been moved to Sunday for you.

    I'm going to be furiously making cards because the art sale is the following weekend. Ack!

    And thanks again for the support! We're forecasted to get some snow soon so we're all trying to get everyone taken care of before then.

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  3. You will be the cutest little skeleton ever! I am going to see The Changeling with friends and knit some scarves. Have a good one.

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