You do, right? Especially when it comes to how we do LFE. It’s the third best day of the week. And this week? LFE made a move on me and tried to get me to love it best.
My fam was in town — I mean ALL my fam. Meme & Larry (they made me), Sandy and Elve (they hold me), Aimee (she sets the standard for me), Mark and the 3Js (they keep me grounded and remind me I have family wherever I am), Joanna (she sets me straight … or laughing) and Victoria (she tests me). They all rolled up into Austin over the last 2 days and laid down a boatload of perspective on my ass. I’ve been loosed from my tether in my new job, but you’ve heard that before. I try to contribute, do my best, but have been feeling a little like the response I’m getting is this.
But today, I booked myself for a half-day at work, and I made it happen. I left and went and had a visit with my fam. And then, one of my fam — the one who makes it all happen all the time, Meme–was like, “Let’s go get you some furniture, and a Keurig.” It was equally important to her that I have a proper bed (I’ve been looking, but not that hard) as it was that I have a proper coffee in the morning. And, we did it.
Let me say that I wouldn’t in any way call this a “proper” bed, but it’s the best thing ever, and SHE BOUGHT IT FOR ME! It’s a queen-sized day-bed, which seems weird until you see it and imagine yourself in cute pajamas, with a cup of tea balanced on a stack of books that you’ve repurposed into a side table, with a pet or two at your side while you’re watching CreateTV on PBS on a lazy Saturday morning. I’d encourage you to take a few seconds right now and think about that image. Got it? It’s not balla’, but it still makes me holla!
This is the thing:
Seriously? That thing makes no sense. It’s one of a kind, built for a home design show, but I love the hell out of it and can’t wait to throw approximately 7542 pillows on it now.
And, to add the opposite of insult to injury — what would that be? Adding love to hugs? I don’t know, but whatever it is, while we were thinking about this crazy bed, something caught my eye:
It’s this one:
Like this one, maybe?
The picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ll take a better one when I go to pick it up tomorrow. Two pieces of furniture, a visit with a bunch of people whom I love and who love me back, and home-made meals by my Dad for three days? I am healed for this next little while. Happy LFE, friends!