Truly it has been a week of such utter craziness that I told myself on Monday, "Self...if you can just make it until Friday you can drink all of the Jeremiah Sweet Tea Vodka you want."
I *DID* make it to Friday...by the hair of chinny chin chin. And I am EXHAUSTED. I know that MANY of you are currently sharing in my nightmarish lifestyle, so I thought I'd share with you a few lessons I've learned this week of the utmost importance.
- Any day that requires 4 changes of shoes to complete is going to be bad. Very bad. And long. Don't forget long.
- Always, always, ALWAYS hold the door open for the police officer who is behind you at Dunkin Donuts. Because then, ten minutes later when he pulls you over for accelerating through the yellow (read: red) light and walks up to your car, he will remember you fondly, tip his hat, wink and say, "Thanks for holding the door, ma'am, slow down a bit now ok?"
- When your boss says something insensitive and you want to throw her out the window, don't. But when she asks you if she hurt your feelings, be honest. Gently. But be honest. Because then, after the event that you have been painstakingly planning for two months is over, she'll feel guilty and give you the case of left over wine.
- Never be too busy to listen to a friend. Yes, they *are* that important.
- Listen to children. They are wise beyond your own years.
- When you arrive at work, gather all of your belongings (which at this point is practically the entire contents of your closet, kitchen and bathroom) and you stumble and drop it all...don't consider it an accident, consider it an opportunity to view the gorgeous colors of fall from a different angle. And then be glad your brand new camera wasn't one of the things in your hands.
- If your daughter TELLS you her room is clean, don't believe her. Ever.
- Bake. It's good for the soul.
- Hold a baby as often as you can.