Sunday, May 29, 2011

Kidnapped!

This weekend was Violet's birthday party weekend, for which I have planned and prepared for months: handpainted invitations, fairy-themed food, pushing my husband to build a magnificent gift for her...

Then, I was kidnapped Friday evening, shortly upon my arrival home from work.

My instructions: pack your toothbrush, your clean undies, and a pillow. I left a panicked note to my husband, a to-do list comprised of all my mind's wanderings in regards to Violet's Fairy Tea Party Extraordinaire. I stuck a post-it on the cupcake recipe to be made, and was whisked away to what I like to call "the back arse of nowhere", i.e. Northern Ontario, where the moose wander at will and the mosquitoes are hungry.

Ensconced in a cottage with five wild women, welcomed, embraced, plied with red wine and mojitos, my spirit has been uplifted. My once-per-season retreat took place unexpectedly, "late to the bill...an added attraction", just when I needed it most.

I'll coast now for a few months, on the laughter of this past weekend where I learned to let go of this illusion of control I like to think I have.

Thank you, Kidnapper...I needed you more than I knew.

7 comments:

  1. My burning question...did your husband follow the cupcake recipe or did he load up the car and visit the bakery/grocery store!?

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  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend!

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  3. Sometimes we just have to go with what others know is best for us. I’m glad it renewed and refreshed your soul’s spirit.

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  4. Oh, how lucky you are to be kidnapped for such a weekend. Glad you had a great time. Yes, how did the cupcakes go?

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  5. Receiving the call that you went after all, made my heart joy-full!!! And what a grand job your husband did. A lesson from the universe that YOU don't need to do it ALL.
    xoxoxo
    P.S Now, I am dying to see some Fairy Tea Party photos!!!

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  6. Sometimes when we are so busy looking after everyone else, it is hard to let someone look after US.
    I know you didn't know that I knew what you needed. :)
    I'm happy that your emotional tank was refueled.
    I will kidnap you anytime-
    xo

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