The Wicked Witch had her eye on something that she wanted very badly. What did she do? She sent out The Flying Monkeys (Speaking of…to this day they still give me the creeps watching them fly across the screen) In just a few days from now, I am going to send out my Flying Monkeys. Of course, they will look more like an innocent Red Riding Hood, Strawberry Shortcake character “Blueberry Muffin” and Olivia the Pig….but nevertheless they have their orders. Bring Momma the Reese’s cups.
This will be the first Halloween that the girls have gotten to have actual costumes. Their Dad was anti-anything-special for any holiday or special occasion. Waste of time and waste of money. These holidays I am sending my monkeys out to fully embrace every ritual and every memory maker of every holiday. Come to think of it….we are living every day by sending the monkeys out. Snatching, guarding and keeping the joy out of every day that we have been blessed with.
Speaking of sending the monkeys out…Yesterday I made a change on my FaceBook page. Many of you saw it and “liked” it and let me just say…THANK YOU. I agonized and bit all my nails off because of hitting that little button, but I made the choice to send the monkeys out. Sometimes life has a funny way of surprising you. If you have been reading my blog especially over the past several months, you will recall that my views on being happy have changed a lot over the course of events. I am not going to miss out on living life over focusing on the life I have already lived. I’ve learned that happiness is certainly a choice and sometimes you can get so caught up on external influences that you miss the beauty and blessings around you.
Who cares about those externals that want to keep you living in the past of regret…Send out the monkeys.
Good for you!!!
And may you reap as many Reese’s cups as you can stomach… literally.
I have yet to find out what my Reese’s intake is…Perhaps this year I will hit quota. Glad to see you “Lucy” Hope all is well with you!
Alycia, just to let you know what I think about your blog. I really think you should consider writing a book. Keeping sending it to publishers until you find one with enough intelligence and sense of humor to publish your book. You have so much talent, little cousin. I have really enjoyed reading your blog.
Thank you cousin for those words of encouragement! I so appreciate you reading and taking the time to talk to me!
Interesting that you should talk about flying monkeys…. My sister, Sondra, that passed away a couple of years ago, and I had a running joke about flying monkeys. When we were talking about the improbability of something happening, one of us would say, “Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt, too!” (Crude, yes, but we were sisters and that’s allowed). When she was in hospice for the 3 weeks prior to her death, I asked her if she was able to send me some sort of sign that she was ok, something that I would know immediately as a message from her. She promised me that if she could, she would. Fast forward about a month. I was thrifting at a local goodwill store and was looking through the t-shirts. All of a sudden there was a shirt that I had missed seeing earlier. The message? “Here come the flying monkeys”. Seeing that shirt made me smile and there was a wave of peace that washed over me. I went back the next day to buy the shirt and it was gone. I’m sure that this was the message I had asked her to send me. Flying monkeys can be scary, but sometimes they can bring peace as well. Hope your little ones enjoy Halloween. You are in my prayers.
It sounds like it was a perfect message at a perfect time for you. I’m glad that you were able to see that shirt when you needed to most! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Karis.
I missed the facebook thing, but I have noticed your change in the way you look at life. It’s a new perspective when you put a window in the porta-potty, eh? 😉
I always like the flying monkeys. When I was a kid, I wanted to own one.
Windows in Porta-Potties. There are like 1000 good analogies to be pulled from that statement. Good to see you here!
Muahahahaha, we have ways of dealing with flying monkeys, just you wait and see!
Intrigued….I. Must. Know. More…
I love this analogy, to send out the people (or monkeys) that will bring you things to make you happy and right and glad about your choices.
What you have done for your girls these past few months is nothing less than awe inspiring and to allow them to smile, to dress up, to LIVE is the best gift. Your life is a true inspiration. Xo