So, I was feeling a bit guilty for neglecting my blog but as I can see I am not the only one that has had other things to tend too. Even the journalistic friends who post almost every day have been busy. I feel less guilty about it now for some reason.
For the past month, wow, it has been that long...crazy, I jumped into PTA at the school and keeping up with the rug rats at home. Not glamorous but hey we all can't live like a rock star all the time.
Being involved with my rug rats while they will still let me is a big deal to me. Although I hate being seen as the "soccer mom" / "house wife" image, no offense to the minivan drivin' soccer moms....(i have several awesome friends that can stake a claim there) but I feel too young to be labeled as anything to be very honest with you. Back to topic, I have volunteered for several committees on the PTA, one of which was fun but very exhausting. Some may say why? I thought it was to help the school and partly to fill my day (good excuse not to clean the house) but mostly it is to see her face when she sees me involved at school. Her face lights up each time I visit her for lunch or pop in at recess. I know the days are approaching very soon when it will no longer be "cool" or accepted for me to pop in nor will she run and give me a hug. So, that is why I run around some weeks like a chicken with my head cut off so I can see how proud she is to have me there with her. That is one of many pleasures of being at home with them and not working outside of the home. You parents are diggin' what I am sayin'.
Last weekend we had a gathering of friends where some cards were flown around. I had a good time keeping up after it all. Some of us now have a "not-so secret" phrase that is said to grab another's attention when necessary (use with caution)...you know who you are and what I mean. Last person left around 4 AM. TheMark was contributing to the "liquid diet" and converting anyone in sight. Some jumped on the train and most sat back and enjoyed the entertainment. I have become accustom to being the only female in the room but was excited to see I wasn't alone that night. Don't get me wrong.... I enjoy male company...had more guy friends than girlfriends growing up....but everyone likes a little change every now and again. To protect the innocent and the guilty I will refer to her as "Drunky". I am not insulting her by any means. She is a mother as well and was out to have a good time. I know the feeling ....we all do. Sometimes we all need a release. It was funny to experience "Drunky" in this way. It was kinda cool to see some one talk more than me and you could tell she was a person who spoke her mind. And she did. At one point in the evening she asked me: "Why aren't you wearing your wedding ring?" I wasn't sure what to say. I was wearing a ring that looked very much like a wedding band but happened not to be my wedding band. (when I am home I sometimes take it off, cleaning, dishes, etc...not comfortable) I replied with something, don't really remember what, but at that moment I knew that she would never take hers off. You can really learn alot about a person when they have had a bit too much to drink....it is like a truth serum. There were other things said, not really a big deal but very informative. It got me thinking. Everyone in the poker world knows that when "The Master" plays, he drinks. Hell, he probably drinks all the time when he isn't playing, who knows. Regardless... how much info. does he give away by doing so? I know when I have a few cocktails I am happier and feel a sense of release from stresses so am I easier to read? Do I concentrate less? (yes) can I read others? (probably not) So, why would I want to mix the two? (cause it is fun) I know I couldn't be profitable without being consistently lucky playing under the influence so how can other people? Perhaps they are just that lucky, or they aren't really that intoxicated, or they are only that good when they are intoxicated....who knows...perhaps it just a cosmic way for the card gods to keep us all in check. As long as it is good old fashion entertainment what more can we ask for.
Better stop for now and do something....otherwise it will never get done.