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You might have heard me mention this before…
…but there are days when I’m amazing.
Days when every foot that I put is right.
Days when every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted.
Days when my hair curls perfectly and my nails grow overnight and my new velvet pants look like they stepped off the runway and my red lipstick stays on after two cups of coffee.
Those are the days when it is a good day to be me.
A day comes along that all that amazing goes out the window.
I wake up and randomly pluck a hole in my eyebrow and leave the tags on my jacket and slip on a hill and bring a roast to garden club and reglue my Lee Press On Nails and break down in tears in a newspaper publisher’s office.
Those are the days when I’m trying with every beat of my heart and wave of my hand to be amazing.
But instead of amazing?
I spent yesterday getting the house ready for all the wonderful, incredible, amazing ladies that are showing up this weekend for the second annual Inspire Workshop.
I added more pumpkins to the dough bowl and changed out the batteries on the candles and straightened the bookshelves and added beads to my side table and fluffed the pillows on my new slipcovered couches.
And mid-fluff the phone rang.
It was my mother.
And just like EF Hutton, when my mother speaks….
“Are you going to Waco tomorrow?” she asked me.
“Yes,” I said, excitedly. “They asked me to speak during the Silobration. I’ll be at the Findery. I’m going to be signing books and I’m on a panel with Leslie and Amy and we are giving away some really fun stuff and talking about some of our favorite things that we have to decorate our homes for Christmas.”
All the words came tumbling out one after another—spilling over the phone line.
“It sounds fun,” my mother replied.
“Do you want to drive down to Waco with me? “ I said. “I’m driving a couple of friends down and you could come with us.”
I could hear my mother pondering this suggestion on the other end of the line.
“I’m not sure,” she replied. “I’d have to rearrange a few things to make it work.”
And then she added, “Is Joanna Gaines going to be there?”
Not even close.
“Mother,” I explained patiently. “Joanna Gaines is a giant big deal. She is running the Silobration and decorating her farmhouse and putting together a TELEVISION NETWORK.
And besides—she is basically in charge of Waco.”
I paused and tried to put it gently to my mother.
“She doesn’t really have time to come to a book signing.”
“So Joanna won’t be there?” she replied with a wistful tone.
“Okay. I’ve already heard you talk before….
…so I think I’ll just stay here.”
See what I mean?
Somedays I’m so amazing your head would spin.
And all the other days of the week?
I’m so close. 🙂
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