I know I said I would tell you the story about the trees today, but, OH MY GOSH, today has been amazing. And it's only 11:22 am. (and the tree story is difficult for me, so I'll just push that little item to tomorrow's to-do list, k?)
I was on the phone with Christy this morning telling her about everything and she said "you should share this on your blog."
So, I'm going to. I have to preface everything by saying that I really do not like talking about things that I "get," as in material possessions. So, if I seem shallow and weak, well, that's okay.
First of all, a couple of things:
1.) I love Seal. If I could meet anyone, it would be Seal.
I would eat him for dinner, night after night after night. I would make him dinner, night after night after night. (which says a lot) I have loved him since high school and have been devoted ever since. He's handsome, he's poetic, he's emotional, he's awesome.
In high school, my boyfriend (at the time) and I bought tickets to see him at a huge venue in Chicago. We got lost on the way there, we were totally late and we were seven miles from the stage. I swear we saw him sing four songs. I bought a t-shirt and wore it to bed for years. and stopped when it shrunk. ahem.
Seal doesn't tour much, I'm not sure why.
2.) I bought a new camera. I loved my D40X, but I knew the day would come when I would want a better camera and I knew a day would come when I'd want to learn more about photography and hope that some day I would do it professionally. I didn't know the day would come less than a year after buying the D40x. I had many people offer to buy my D40x before I even mentioned buying a better camera. So, we found a really, really good deal on eBay for the camera I wanted with five lenses, tripods, 16 gb of memory, and TONS of other stuff. We ordered it last Thursday.
3.) I was planning to join Weight Watchers today, but I hesitated because it's so FREAKIN' EXPENSIVE. (see #2 if you wonder why that matters...)
4.) Remember when my kitchen flooded one week after moving into our brand new house? Remember that? Brian was out of town? I can remember trying to vacuum up the water into the shop vac and wanting to collapse in defeat, right there into the water, but I also remember thinking, something good has to come out of this. Well, not only did it flood our ktichen, but our basement, too, and inside our basement were some couches that we had purchased before our current set.
Because the flood ruined our couches, we were able to buy a new set thanks to our trusty home insurance. And it came in yesterday and we LOVE it.
Then, this morning? My camera came in. (HOORAY FOR FED EX!)
Then, while I was waiting patiently (read: sitting by it and staring at it) for my camera battery to charge, a commercial came on TV, which is crazy because I NEVER have the TV on in the morning and there was a commercial saying Seal was coming to Northwest Indiana. I almost had a heart attack right there. I went to tickmaster.com to see where else he was playing and the only other scheduled performance is in San Diego. He's playing twice. Once in San Diego and the other in Northwest Indiana. The tickets go on sale tomorrow, but what I would give to MEET him. OH MY GOSH, I feel so silly being so in love with a star, but seriously? He is it for me. JUST HIM, nobody else. Anyway, presale tickets are on sale now, but we need an AMEX to buy them. SONOFABITCH!
Then I called Christy and spazzed about Seal and saw the mail came. I told her "if I go to the mailbox and my paycheck came? It will make the greatest day!"
So, I went out to get the mail and get Ariel off of the bus (in the pouring rain) and my check was in there, along with a postcard from Weight Watchers asking me to come back and offering me 25% off. What are the chances?!
Days that are overflowing with joy are so special to me. The excitement I am feeling today is immeasurable, and I appreciate it so much. More than I ever have before.
I have to go take pictures, pray for good Seal tickets, sit on my new couch and join Weight Watchers. But first we need to sing and dance with Seal and celebrate this very, very good day. It's a family affair, we can't wait for Daddy to join us later on.
update! We got the tickets! It's pretty fun being 31 years old and going around and asking folks if they have an Amex, Brian asked a co-worker and viola! WE ARE GOING TO SEE SEAL!! (I may die of a heart attack before then, but that's okay!) And since I wrote this a few hours ago, our broken Wii that we sent to the Wii people, was returned to us this afternoon and it works! The good day continues. Well except that the good people at Weight Watchers charged my account three times and they aren't responding to me, but I'll just pretend that's not happening, m'kay? And Seal, if you are reading this, and I'm sure you are, I promise I won't be a crazy person should you want to meet me. Promise.