Hey there. Didja miss me? Wednesday morning I hopped into a van with two baby boomers, four young boys, and a cooler full of snacks, and began barrelling down route 78 on our way to Lancaster County, PA. It was an enjoyable trip with many stops along the way to keep us busy, but there’s no real way to share the details without it reading like a dry itinerary. Suffice it to say that although there were plenty of nice times, two days on the road, in and out of museums and factories and stores, with four noisy boys and no internet access aside from some Twitter on my cell, kind of has me feeling the need for a Lisa Day.
A Lisa Day would start with the boys waving goodbye sweetly as they are whisked away on a 12-hour playdate, somewhere that would make them deliriously happy (and leave me completely guilt-free). After that, the cleaning crew would arrive and put my house in order, while I lounged around outside to catch up on my social networking. Somewhere in there would be a long, luxurious shower, and time to make (and wear) a new pretty skirt. Maybe I’d even read a book or bake something.
I don’t think Lisa Day is happening any time soon. I could plug the kids into the TV and/or computer all day long, and then pretend that the house is clean while I catch up on three days’ worth of business & email & such that I’ve missed. But that would be “phoning it in” big time. And if that, in fact, is what I have done all day, I don’t think I will mention it here, as it might ruin my chances for Mother of the Year.
There is one thing I did want to mention here, though, and that is this: This is my 500th post! Not only is 500 a decent milestone, but the fact that I noticed it in time to say something is also rather impressive, I think. In honor of both of these things, and of my newly-refurbished cafepress shop, I’d like to have a little giveaway.
Check out this super spiffy, large, heavy-duty Polka Dot Cottage Market Tote. Aside from the logo on it, it’s exactly like the ones that I have used for many years to carry around my clay supplies. I’ve also used them instead of a suitcase when packing for an overnight trip. And for the past year, they’ve come with me to the supermarket. I load them up good, and then I sling them over my shoulders instead of carrying them in my arms or by the handles like I would with paper/plastic bags – that alone cuts the number of trips from the car to the house in half, at least! I love these bags. Can you tell? LOL!
Anyway, I’ve got three to give away, and one can be yours if you leave a comment here and tell me this: if you had a spiffy new market tote, what would you fill it with, and why? It could be a totally serious answer, or a silly one. I’ll pick three random winners sometime on Monday.
Thanks for sticking around and reading my blog for so long – I seriously doubt I’d have had 500 posts in me if nobody was around to read them.
Oh, and for those of you who were looking for a post from Mr. Polka Dot while I was away – I forgot to give him my password to the blog admin and he couldn’t log in. Duh. I’ve given him his own account now, so maybe you’ll see him wandering through sometime in the future when I’m all blogged-out. Maybe on Lisa Day. Heh.