PHEW! Life is returning to normal (or as normal as it gets around here!) and I couldn’t be happier. Last week was nothing short of INSANE. Completely insane, but completely fun. To top it off, I had an adventure to Maryland thrown in.
What does insanity look like? Last Monday, I had two storytimes, a meeting at the high school, and Mother-Daughter Book Club at night. Tuesday, I had a storytime for 60 kids (note: if you want to feel like a rock star, become a Children’s Librarian. I was walking through the hallways of the school with my ukulele on my back and my bin of fun – books and whatnot – when the kids saw me from their classrooms as they were lining up. I walked down the hall to a chorus of, “Ms. Julia’s here! I saw her! There she is!” Brangelina’s got nothing on me). Wednesday, I had a Baby Lapsit in the morning and my Art Early Out for 50+ kids from 2-5. Immediately after clean up, I was on the road to Wisconsin to catch a train.
Thursday, I was on my train to Maryland for my friend’s bridal shower and bachelorette party (guess who was in charge of planning?).When I got in on Friday, Sarah (the best person in the whole world) took me out for frozen yogurt and manicures. You can see why I went all the way to Maryland for this lady.
Afterward, Sarah (the beautiful bride) and I rushed home to prep pizza crusts and Allie (bridesmaid #1) bought scads, yes SCADS of junk food. Sarah, in her infinite wisdom, requested a Girl’s Night In theme to her party. And I am all about that life. We ate junk food, played games, and watched movies. Perfect.
Sunday, I was back on the train and headed back to Minnesota. Like I said, crazy but FUN!
A lot of people ask why I take the train instead of fly. Well, first of all, I HATE flying. It terrifies me like spiders terrify Ron Weasley. But, more importantly, a train ride to Maryland means 17 hours all to myself. I booked myself a sleeper car (which comes with all meals in the dining car included!), brought my writing notebook, books, and was in HEAVEN. I got more writing done on the train than I have been able to in a long time because it was just me and the words. Train trips are a writer’s dream. I got to eat, sleep, read, write, repeat. And the best part is that I have another train trip in April (the WEDDING) to do it all again. 🙂
That was my crazy, wonderful week! How was yours?