Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Living Vicariously...

Well, I know Dawn from Because I Said So and I share some readers and some of you have probably guessed by our parallel posts for Julian that we share a friendship, too. Well, as her friend, I was so thrilled and waited with baited breath each night she was in NYC with her agent and publishers to hear what fantastic things she had done or who she met, etc! I told her I was living vicariously through her...pretending we were travelling together.
Early Wednesday morning a bright yellow vehicle came to pick "us" up to take us to the airport but, surprisingly though it was quite large and there were lots of kids on the one I was looking at.... "WAIT! Stop! Take ME, not THEM!"
Dawn got a cab, I got a school bus and watched it drive away, leaving me to change a poopy diaper and her to be glamorously whisked off to the airport.
So, I was so excited when we got "our" flight situation rectified and got on the plane safe and sound and in time for take-off, then my daughter interrupted me with, "Mom, if you are going to sleep in front of the computer, could I play Webkinz?"
The sights "we" saw were amazing!
Modern art.
Tall buildings.
Somehow Dawn's pictures showed up better than mine, something just doesn't look "New York" about mine...can't quite figure it out!
That night we retreated to "our" hotel rooms ready for some soothing relief alone...I am not sure about Dawn's room but mine came eqipped with three kids, some homework to check and a dog who needed to be relieved.
I heard her mention chocolates and champagne, which I enjoyed as well...
only I imagined it would taste much better.
"We" then met with the people from Guideposts out at a fancy fondue restaurant. How yummy. Chocolate and cheese! However, when I woke I was merely wiping a melted chocolate kiss off the underside of the couch cushion and fishing half-eaten string cheese strings out of the heater vents behind the high chair.
My dear friend Dawn also posted pretty picture of Grand Central Station which "we" thoroughly enjoyed. She failed to mention the noise and squealing I remember.
Just goes to show you how two people can experience the same situation without having the same experience.
Thanks Dawn, it was fun!


Damama T said...

HI! Followed you here from over at Lucille's big bad yellow day.

What a fun and creative post! And I love the music -- I may just keep you running in the background all the time!

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas


Deb in OPKS said...

Too funny. I like your big building better! And I must have been to NYC because I've seen those same sights. Thanks for the laugh!

Bloggin' Mama said...

I've seen those same sights before, too, except instead of toilet paper it was a WHOLE tub of baby wipes......!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Karla said...

That was excellent!

Thanks also for the update from Mimi. My kids pray for their family morning and night. The picture she
paints is vivid and, painful. But we all hope and pray.

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Funny post! Your Grand Central Station does look bustling, though!

Patty said...

Too funny!

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Tooo Funny and yes I have seen those same sites as well. Boy we sure know how to travel. Keep writing, I love to read your blog!

tearese said...

Very clever post, it was fun to read. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

Heather said...

Ok, now that's just TOO funny. You're such a hoot! Nothing like living vicariously through other's. Wish I could experience my friends boob job...or even a lift....I'll take just a lift. My waist would thank her as it's the "shelf" my boobs usually rest on.

Dawn said...

LOL!!! Too funny, Michelle! Believe me, after my 3 day reprieve, I'm very much back to that same reality!