Musings of the Library Lady and Her Daughters

Queen Leora and her daughters Princess Bernie, Henny Penny Jenny (and others joining soon) impart knowledge, advice, hopes and dreams to all who gather and read.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Renaissance Chick

I have a good friend who has always called me a Renaissance Chick. I am a bit of a contradiction in terms. Have been known to wear a diamond tennis bracelet and Mickey Mouse watch at the same time.

My friend gave me the Renaissance Chick title several years ago, because I can cook, quilt, write a legal brief and frame a house. That means that my tools range from a sewing machine to my Henkels knives to a framing hammer. I have professional chef clothing that I wear when I'm really in the mood to cook and a toolbelt when I'm doing construction.

The last couple of days have been rough for me. Spare you the details, but I ended up drowning my sorrows in the Von Maur shoe clearance room. I love it there. I was looking for some really great boots - western, but Princess at the same time. I found three pairs. So I had to have them. (Darn it, shouldn't have paid that charge card off, too tempting.)

Bought a fantastic purse on clearance, too. Lots of bling, but with a western theme. Princess Cowgirl, I suppose.

Then to the Brighton Store. Shoes on clearance and a "free" umbrella. I know. It was a $100 umbrella and I got the shoes for free.

So I go out to my lovely red Beetle and open the spacious trunk. It actually IS spacious. Then I realized in order to get my shoes in the trunk, I was going to have to re-arrange my tools.

That's when I realized, yes, once a Renaissance Chick, always a Renaissance Chick.

Makes me smile.

And I know life is going to be just fine.