|A little something to take the edge off.....|
Uh...my family is going to New York. Next weekend.
I don't do anything at the last minute. Nothing. Ever.
I'm rigid, structured and yes, the word "controlling" has been used in reference to me.
So this is completely out of my comfort zone.
Back story: My friend Dorothy, who just wrote a GREAT book, has been our business consultant for the past 8 years.
She let me write a two page essay about her which she included in her book. (Thank you Honey!)
So she's booked on the Today show because THEY are brilliant and know talent when they see it!
And she's bringing me because...I'm a great example of a "before and after" organizing. Not that I was ever NOT organized.
I'm no Hoarder, let me tell you. This chick knows how to purge like nobody's business. I have drawers and closets in my house which are EMPTY!
Have I mentioned my unnatural love for order yet?
But I contacted her to help me refine our systems and paperwork management in our Accounting office.
I kept working with her cuz I fell in love with her.
She inspired and motivated me to develop strategies to grow our business (which more than tripled since Dorothy came around), taught me to CONTROL THE CHAOS of two kids, a business, and all the other exciting stuff that comes with a Big Life!!!
And I even lost weight, using accountability and prioritizing. (Don't' get excited. A Big Girl loses 20 pounds, and frankly? She is still a Big Girl.)
But really, who cares about Dorothy? Let's talk more about NY.
So we decided to take the kids out of school for three days. (Hey, I figure three days right before school lets out? They'll live.)
We cash out every mile we have ever earned (we used to make our house payment on the mileage credit card. Not that we ever travelled anywhere, but you never know. HAH! Ten years later we are GOING somewhere.)
Booked a hotel room. (Jesus - that's a lot of dough for a tiny, little space.)
And off we go. For three days in NY.
Which seems like a lot of work for a few days.
But you know what?
If my kids ever want to go to Manhattan and really explore it?
They can figure it out....summer camp, band trip, etc.
But this was on our bucket list.
And it was never gonna happen otherwise.
So bring it on.
We'll see a show. Dine somewhere. See a sight. Hopefully, at least walk through Bloomingdales and my kids will watch their Mom and their beloved Dorothy ON THE TODAY SHOW!
Maybe there's a museum in there. Maybe Mommy will just need to put her feet up.
But we are having an adventure.
For now? I'm making a check list. On a flip chart. And sniffing the markers to get me through.