Monday, September 14, 2009

in which I make my escape

It's been an interesting week and a half...and by interesting I mean "draining." I actually had to look at a calendar just now to figure out when my mom broke her arm and was surprised to find that it was only 10 days ago. (only 46 more to go!) In that time, I've been a nurse, a hairdresser, a manicurist, a bath attendant, a cook, a gofer, a...well, you get the point. I'm happy to be able to take care of my family but wow - I've been feeling a bit frayed at the edges, you know? (& blogging has been far down on my list of priorities. I'm sorry for that.)

Oh, and then Mike got the flu. Ever sleep in a bed with a man Mike's size when he has the chills and his whole body is shivering? It feels just like those old "magic finger" beds, without having to insert a dime every 2 minutes. Then he steals my blanket so it's like an authentic "crappy motel with the A/C stuck on full tilt" experience. (Plus cats.)

Suspecting that everyone would survive a day and a half without me, I hit the road. A few hours later I was at the Michigan Renaissance Faire where they had arts & crafts, scotch eggs, silly performers, a joust and corsets for me to try on. The friend I went with tried on a kilt for me last year (and supplied photos as proof) so I figured it was only fair. All this merriment was followed by sushi, beer, a movie and a bubble bath - a perfect one day vacation.

(I'm happy to report Mom and Mike are much improved - and so am I.)

13 comments:

Jay G said...

Yay! on all fronts...

Anonymous said...

Nice pic.

I'll be in my bunk...

Lissa said...

Good for you :) You can't take care of others if you're not taking care of yourself too.

Jeffrey Quick said...

Yay for you! I used to work the MI Faire as a musician, back in the '80s.

reflectoscope said...

I'm happy to hear everyone is on the mend.

Jim

Steve said...

Sure, now, and a fetching lass ye are, too.

Or, as the WV puts it: fettingi.

I think WV spelled it wrong.

Ron said...

Hi Breda - You are a beautiful woman who seems to know how to have a good time. It is a daily pleasure to read your blog to see what is next. Thanks.
Ron

Linoge said...

... and the internet just broke. Congratulations, Breda ;).

MCSA56 said...

I had the flu too...

(um... the captcha was "comers", but I haven't even looked at the corset pic yet...)

Larry said...

MMM. scotch eggs. And corsets, lol.

Hunter said...

How exactly did that corset fit over the Bersa?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Mark Alger said...

Nice corset. Glad to hear all is to be improvimenting.

M

Anonymous said...

Breda, the real question is how were you packing with the corset on?