July 10, 2010


My husband threw me a wonderful surprise party last night-- he invited my friends and secured a venue (called six11, pictured above) and decorated and bought cupcakes and wine and water and coffee and chocolate and then DJ-ed the entire night so that I could dance with my friends until my feet almost fell off.

(I, of course, failed to take any pictures of the spectacular night. Poop!!)

Dancing is something I could do every single night and never get tired of. There is something about it that makes me feel alive. And free. And lighthearted. I love it so so so much. I feel like we were all created to do it, but so many of us are just too reserved or embarrassed because we don't feel like we look "cool enough" when we do it. But, oh! We ALL should dance! You should put on some bumpin' tunes right now and start your own dance party, in fact! It will be good for your heart in more ways than one.

It was the greatest night ever. He also told all my friends to bring me cash for my THRIFT STORE SHOPPING SPREE that he had planned for me the next day (today). Does this man know the depths of my heart or what? He had a wooden clothes hanger up on the wall and as people came in to the party they pinned their $ gifts on it with clothes pins. So clever.

Then, this morning, I got up early and got to go shopping.

The time away spent wandering my favorite OKC thirft stores helped me find that deep breath that I have been longing for for so many months. The days have been grinding me into a pulp and my children haven't known, from moment to moment, exactly what mommy they were going to get. I've felt like one second I'm "happy go lucky", and the next I'm snapping and mad. I just haven't been able to stabilize... I've been walking around feeling like I'm a bright blue sky that keeps dropping random tornadoes down on unsuspecting farm buildings. And cows.

But I am feeling more like myself again. phew!

To top it all off, Chris found a copy of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail" for me to watch while he is out DJ-ing another gig this evening.

My favorite movie.

My favorite man.

I can't wait to show you some of the cool new things I found on my thrift store shopping spree today...

Speaking of, are you all ready for MONDAY?! Summer Fashion Week is almost here! Don't forget to spread the word!

wee!! :)


Awesome Alicia said...

I totally agree. people are too caught up on how they look when they dance. they just need to let go and dance because it's as if you're dancing all your problems away and is one of the only true moments you can be free. free of everything. people don't dance enough.

Baby in Broad said...

I'm having a dance party (in my chair) right now. Yay for dancing!

And yay for feeling more like yourself!

Charlotte said...

Can't wait to see your new digs!

Widge said...

WOW!!! what an incredible sounding birthday!!!! Lucky girl :) and happy birthday!!

Emily said...

I know that building! We had Ashley's birthday there a couple of years ago.

I love that you guys danced the night away. Looking forward to fashion week... :o)

PS-my word verification is "scrotom." Weird.

Rachael said...

Wow! He really, really knows you perfectly. That sounds so wonderful! I'm quite jealous of your lovely night and can't WAIT to see your outfits. :)

Danae said...

Sounds like a blast! What a tender husband you have! Yay!

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Kim said...

So fun! What a wonderful guy! I really liked the blue sky/tornado dropping analogy :) LOL I totally relate. I am 30 weeks preggo and super hormonal. My poor kiddos get Mary Poppins mommy one second and derranged screamer the next. Ok, that maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the pic.

Anywho, please share your favorite thrift spots!! We OKCers need to know were all your sweet stash comes from.

Chelsea said...

what a sweet hubby of yours!