Saturday, March 19, 2005

SLEEPING IN... (or not!)

Yesterday my husband announced that we could sleep in this morning since we didn't have to be in Denver until lunch time.  Thats always good news to me because I'm up at 6am every school morning, and 5:30 every Sunday... that only leaves Saturday to langour in bed.  So imagine my surprise when Dickidoo starts tugging at my shirt at 6:55 am!  Excuse me... but 55 minutes later than the usual wake-up call is NOT SLEEPING IN!  I stalled as long as my conscience would allow, then flopped out of bed and drag my butt straight to the coffee pot.  I think its time to clean the waterlines in the Bunn-Omatic... usually I pour a pot full of water into the reservoir and WHOOSH!  In less than a minute I'd have a full pot of perfectly brewed coffee.  Today I had to wait for what felt like an hour.  Okay, it was probably more like 5 minutes.... but I'm not a good waiter.  So anyhow, I'm up, I have my coffee and I go down stairs to join my husband ... watching TV?  For this I got up early?  Come on dude!  I could be sleeping!  Oh well, I guess I could get stuff packed.  We're going to Denver for the Denver March Pow Wow.  I'm so excited because... well, anyone who's ever been to a Pow Wow knows the feeling... even when I'm not dancing (once upon a time I was a very good shawl dancer), even when I'm not watching my children dancing (they too used to be awesome dancers)... when I hear the pounding of the drums, the jingling of the bells, see the flashing of the feathers... I am transported to a magical place where culture and tradition runs deeper than the Grand Canyon.  I can't wait to get that feeling again!  I'm off to Denver!

12 comments:

mumma4evr said...

I am sure you are taking your camera???pictures pictures pictures!!!!!  please!!!!  have fun!!!
Becky

sdoscher458 said...

How wonderful....so many people ignore their family traditions. Once at the Gardens where  I worked we had arranged for a demonstration of dance..we were lucky to be able to get some dancers from a nearby POWow in the Tampa area. It was awesome....have loads of fun.....Sandi

mom23nca said...

This sounds so wonderful!  Have a great time.

purplectigger said...

I'm so glad you got to sleep in , LOL. I hope you have a great time.
Hugs. R.C.

heathyrxmarie said...

Have fun Dorn, it sounds beatuiful!!! :)  I cannot wait to see pics!
Hugs,
xo
Heather

csandhollow said...

I have been to that! It is great!

heartsingr said...

Have a great time in Denver!  It's been awhile since I've been here...I've enjoyed catching up on your entries!  Oh, and happy anniversary to the Dust Bunny Club!

http://journals.aol.com/heartsingr/LauriesMusings/

~Laurie

plittle said...

Have fun!
-Paul

leleanna said...

I have just visited your blog~ and I love it!  I especially liked your links to Letters to Gabe.. by boy is at basic now...
Lea
http://minwifeof4boys.bravejournal.com/

astaryth said...

Pictures Please!! Lots and Lots of Pictures!<g> I have been to Pow Wows and they are wonderful!
http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind

happysunshien said...

my hubby is 3/4 choctaw and we go every year to Talihina for the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival and we usually sit for hours watchign the dancers....we LOVE IT!

kelly

bigred3392 said...

5 minutes for coffee?! I would have just been eating the grinds by then...

I like caffeine...

A lot...

*inches away*...*runs*

http://journals.aol.com/bigred3392/TracysAwesomeJournalofAwesomenes