Monday, February 16, 2009
A Brief Interlude in the Princess Room
Ah--Sunny Florida. Spent the long weekend near St. Petersburg, Florida. It was quite nice--my folks are being snowbirds & invited us down to visit with my step-sister & her family. We did have a great time but you gotta love single mom traveling.
The house my folks are living in is quite palatial but is a terrible waste of space. There were only 3 bathrooms & bedrooms in a house that could quite easily have the space for at least two more of each. My son & his cousin slept in the "tower"--an extra "room" at the top of the house-a little look-out space where my dad had put 2 blow-up mattresses. They loved it except that there wasn't a bathroom. They had to go all the way downstairs which may prove difficult if ya gotta go in the middle of the night. There is of course the master suite where my folks reside with the the nice bath & then the second bedroom with the double bed & the third bedroom with the deluxe twin beds. Where does the single gal sleep? Ah--you guessed! The very pink, very girly, princess room! There were huge gauze butterflies hanging from the ceiling. A stained glass window depicting graceful herons in the front, & words of encouragement painted in purple over the hot pink walls. It said, "Follow your dreams", "One step at a Time"....Aggh!! The beds were covered in hot pink silk bedspreads with purple pillows...Any single parent understands how sleeping arrangements work...You get the most embarrassing, & least convenient leftover sleeping arrangements because afterall--you ARE the single person & everyone else is a couple...remind me to find some man to go on vacay with me soon...yeesh--at least I didn't hang out in there too much.
It was great to be with my family & I do have a little suntan so I cannot complain too bitterly. It's also nice to get my mom's advice on niggling doubts & insecurities because when she's away I don't always have her practical wisdom to fall back on.