Am I a Desperate Housewife?
good morning beautiful people!
yes it is early morning here at "chateau stiletto", I had a pleasant surprise this morning, my darling bubs was sent home from work right away this morning, there is a snow situation going on and the restaurant had no reservations today...plus for some reason all Columbus Schools were closed due to some sort of drama with the bus drivers, so the parents of the children are now trapped at home instead on enjoying the fine fancy dining at McCormicks...I think the bus drama might have something to do with the crack pipe that was was found with one of the school bus drivers just the other day...
did you see that, I just solved a mystery, I'm like Nancy Drew and Keith is totally one of the Hardy Boys, I think he would like to be the Shawn Cassidy one, but he will always be the far dreamier Parker Stevenson to me.
forgive the ramble...it is early, I have had one mocha, not two...I am trying to be good, ok, not good so much as better.
Yesterday ended up being a good day back online, I got the commission pieces taken care of and my super super mailing out of the way, which has brought in some extra sales (Remember VALENTINE07 is the code in the message to seller section, just wait to pay and you will get 20% off anything in my shop).
I even got to talk to my mom last night, it has been a while, I always get tense about it, though to be honest though she drives me crazy in that way that moms do....our relationship has finally become something I adore...maybe that just comes with time, or the fact that she is finally on her meds and her bipolar disorder is under control for the first time in my life. She will always be the "crazy lady" to me, but now it is said with more love.
I finally told her that Keith and I gave up the shop, I did not want her to worry so I wanted it all said and done before I said anything. She does not seem to understand when I say that I will be doing art full time as my job....I think she thinks that is just my way of not doing anything, but then again that is what she thinks women should do, she is old fashion in a way that is earily similar to Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire....
She also doesn't grasp that keith and I don;t watch much tv....here is roughly our conversation last night...
mommy- Do you watch Gray's Anatomy
me- no....I watch House
mommy- oh you should watch it, it's good, you would like it.
me- maybe, but I don't have time
mommy- keith looks like that guy on that show, the doctor
me- I thought they were all doctors
mommy- you know who I mean, the one
me- the dreamy guy
mommy- yes him...I thought you said you didn;t watch it?
me- I don't...but people say that.
(silence...I can hear her changing the tv stations over the phone)
mommy- Do you watch Desperate Housewives?
me- no.....I watch House
mommy- I watch it every week, it makes me think of you
me- What? Whay would you say that...
mommy- you know what I mean
me- not really
mommy- well they're all pretty and sort of funny...that's all.
me- oh....well ok.
mommy- Do you watch the Apprentice?
me- No.......I watch House
mommy- what about Survivor?
me- I watch House mom, that's all....just House.
mommy- I don't watch that show.
I could go on from there, but frankly I will just to the chase and tell you all that the riveting conversation ended when she had to get off the phone because Deal or No Deal was on.
The sad thing is....is that conversation made me miss her more than she will ever know, but I didn't have the courage to tell her, I knew she would cry...and I couldn't do that to her....well, that's not true, I couldn't do that to myself.
So, because she was on my mind I made this ACEO as it reminded me so much of who she is, the colors are delicate and feminine...also it reminded me of sneaking into her closet when I was little and going through her clothes and living a million brief lifetimes while trying on her shoes and clothes.
The card is called "Pieces of the Costume" and it is available for sale in my etsy shop.
thank you all for reading the long ramble....
oh and for an update, Keith burst in a few minutes ago with a bus/drug update...and I was right, apparently they needed to "crack down" (please note the pun) on the junkies that were shuttling the kids back and forth to school.