September 4, 2011

when in doubt, make a fool of yourself

Friday's original plan was to list all my Fall Etsy creations.
Then it changed to a shopping day trip, then back to Etsy.
Then in a "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" kinda moment, it switched to a field trip day
to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of beginnings.

We took the two hour trek to the Children's Museum of South Dakota...and it was soo
worth it.
If there ever were a child's fantasy world of a shrunken adult world, minus bills and boring stuff...this was it!

A grocery store, factory, farm, play restaurant, post office, car body shop, art spaces, water name it! I loved this place.

Sometimes you just need your peeps, and by peeps I mean your babies with no distraction.
I left my phone in the car and we played.  It was a good for me, especially on a day where a needed a good distraction from life.

And for the record, can I just mention that I do not like crossroads.  It's one way or another and it's unable to be certain whether either one is a mistake.  When I'm at these places, I feel like I freeze there, unable to think...let alone make a good decision.
With this mumbo jumbo running through my head, my eyes gravitated to a quote written out on the museum wall....
"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself." wellllll, that's one way to look at it, I guess. I think that could really release me from a lot of stress.

While praying and playing, I came to the realization that there may very well NOT be a crystal clear answer to our crossroads. (I realize my vagueness is probably very annoying, but it's all I've got right now)
I realize that maybe life isn't a dot-to-dot connection of red and green lights, but a whole collection of red lights, green lights, and then some wonky streets that have no street signs at all. 

the weather station...i can totally see him doing this someday!

This weekend is supposed to be for getting my classroom organized and ready for school on Tuesday. So far, it hasn't been happening. I tried to make all my copies for history and phonics, but my copy machine isn't working, which is pretty much my personal assistant for school....yikes! But today is a new day.  I'm going to be quiet today...not let my mind go where it shouldn't.

I love that God prompts us to pray for one another. Several of you have emailed me to let you know I was on your heart...without knowing one tiny detail of what we've had on our plate this week...God is so cool that way.  Thank you, girls.

And the Fall line?? It's coming...on Tuesday!!
Here's a sneak peak:


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The museum looks fabulous and sometimes it's fun to just be a kid. Hugs, Marty

Alanna said...

OMG that looks like such an awesome place!

ewe scrap said...

Great post and lovely photos!
Have a blessed day!

thetwistedruffle said...

oh, the barnwood piece!! i love it! i really want it so bad, but, i'll have to see the dimensions. i have the perfect place for it...if it fits!

i can't wait to see the rest alicia!! it just looks too good!!

April said...

The fall line looks awesome! And yep God is pretty awesome that way! ;) Praying you follow peace...

Biz said...

I can't wait to have little ones old enough to go to children's museums and the likes.
I'm praying that God will help you with the questions you face.
If He brings you to it, He'll bring you through it!
Keeping you on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers!
Have a Blessed Sunday!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are a tease! Now I can't wait to see your fall line. I am happy y'all had such a nice time at the museum. What a fun way to spend an afternoon! I am sorry to hear that your plate has been full, and not in a good way. I will say a little prayer for you and your sweet family!

Ricki Jill

{Amy} said...

sounds like a great time, alicia. our museum has a similar little grocery store area and it is charlotte's favorite thing to do there. can't wait to see the fall additions to your shop!

Jessie May said...

I know what you mean about crossroads, urghh, I struggle with small decisions, let alone major stuff. But somehow I think we manage to work through things and feel the right directions in our hearts. I'm sending you hugs and all my positive thoughts. Oh and you're really teasing us with your Fall line - can't wait till Tuesday. Take care x

Deborah said...

What a fun time just enjoying your sweeties!!
We all need a play-day!!
Your sneak-peek looks great!!
Have a great week!!

Deborah xoxo

carissa said...

we have a children's museum here and i am certain i have more fun there than my kiddos. : ) your fall preview looks incredibly beautiful!

kmbowers said...

We love that place! Been there several times and we always have so much fun! My Parents have a grandaparent pass, so this is a frequent place for our family! I love that you guys got to go! I feel overwhelmed when I'm in there sometimes because there is so much, but now it is getting easier to play and not constantly chase my boys from room to room!

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