Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 287 (Week 41): Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon

Mimosa's Coming of Age ceremony was beautiful. She read her credo in a clear voice, filled with expression, and the story she told — of making a HUGE mistake in school, getting suspended for two days, and the world not ending, to her amazement — was moving and well-written, full of humor and character and authentic emotion. I near died of pride.

She looked beautiful and confident, and it was wonderful to watch her standing up there with Good Neighbor Anne's Angel-Daughter and their other dress-shopping buddy, Alex Animation — three lovely good girls. I'm thrilled they're joining Youth Group together. Our church's Youth Group — 70+ strong! — is kick-ass. Next year, they're taking a service trip to Appalachia. It's going to be a great experience for our girls. I couldn't be happier.

And it was very fun to sit in a row with Husband and Brunie (The Godmothah) and Good Neighbor Anne and Anne's handsome beau The Silver Fox, and watch our sweet girls come of age together. There was much hugging and hand-squeezing and tear-dabbing. It was wonderful.

But . . . I'm exhausted again. Yesterday I did go to bed at 6, but then I revived myself to eat 45 pieces of pizza and an enormous Greek salad. I think I'll do my weigh-in tomorrow . . . !

(Of course, I had a giant burger for lunch and just polished off half a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey, my favey-fave — I fear I do not make the best food choices when I'm exhausted! But my weight's been really good this week. All will be well.)

Off to head in the general direction of bed. I don't know why I'm so tired. Possibly leukemia. Or iron-poor blood. Or a parasite who's feeding off my energy. Hmm, I bet that's it.

Good night!

—Lady Chardonnay, mother of a splendid young lady

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