Monday, December 04, 2006

Funky Love

I am leaving to visit my 22 year old daughter for a couple of days. Having just graduated from a University, she has moved to San Francisco, where she starts her new job in January. So, December gets to be a play month, acclimating to big city life and hosting visitors who will Oooo and Ahhh over her downtown Victorian 3 bedroom flat.
Therefore, I'm packing my most funkalicious clothes, which includes this pink skirt. When I want to feel cool and artsy, I put this skirt on and suddenly I am ready for fun. After all, I will be in the presence of a bunch of 20 somethings and my regular duds just won't do. Our plan is to do some decorating to turn her room into a sophisticated version of herself.
Days like these turn into precious memories and I am fully aware of that. I want to savor every moment, capture it on film and with my eyes wide open, simply enjoy her. She's been changing more into a woman with every visit that goes by. Unlike when she comes home for a visit, being away brings out the playfulness that we share. Moments like these strengthen our friendship, but it doesn't matter how old she gets, I am always her Momma.
My husband recently said something that has been lingering around in my brain. He said, that under all of my serious, first born instincts, lies an adventurous, fun loving nature that I keep in check. I don't pay enough attention to that part of myself and I need to. That's what I plan on doing for the next couple of days, I plan on playing...I'm just lucky that I get to play with my daughter beside me laughing during the day and snuggle loving at night. I cant wait to share all of my adventures with you :-)


Blogger blackdaisies said...

what a fabulous funkalicious skirt :) and what a wonderful fabulous funkalicious mom you are ~ have tons of fun and playful care with your daughter!! :)

1:55 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

You know if you're around 20-somethings, they're all gonna be angsty and wearing black, don't you? (It's OK, I think you should wear the skirt anyway). :)

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh woman that is so beautiful...

have a magnificent time away together...

i am loving this mother/daughter morning this morn... just read the beautiful gail sharing about her daughter at:

goddess bless these beautiful connections and relationships...

in love and light,

3:37 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

mmmm...give my kindred a snuggle for me.

your so talented at beautifying a flat. i have good memories of your creative yuminess in my Texas apartment. i had the best one ever thanks to you!

love you two v. much.

give the city a hug for me.


4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have so much fun! I'm jealous...SF is my favorite city! Enjoy your time with your daughter! Love to you :) XOXOXOXOX

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so exciting to see our young ones spread their wings and start to fly. And it's even more exciting to spend some time with them in flight! SO, spread your own wings, Darlene, and have a wonderful time :)

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pink, my favorite color! You can't help but have the most wonderful of times if you're wearing pink.

Make memories, take pictures, come home and tell us all about it.

Safe travels, dear one.

xoxo Star

6:24 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

I am so excited for you D there is nothing more special than that time you describe. I just want to call my baby right now. Have great time in your funky skirt let your hair down babe and enjoy.
I will be thinking of you.
Much Love Shaz

6:54 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Wishing you a safe, wonderful trip! My daughter Kate will turn 22 next month ~ what an exciting time - I love mother and daughter stories!!!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

Aren't daughters wonderful? Have fun in your gorgeous pink and bring back lots of that happy twenty-something energy!

7:16 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Play on, my sweet. Play on! Many happy wishes and thoughts for you and your lovely girl during your precious time together. Much love and peace, Deborah

8:04 PM  
Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

Play, play, play!!! Have lots of FUN! Darlene! I HOPE you have so much laughter YOU will be snorting a time or two!!! LOL Give that sweet one a big bear HUG for me! xoxoxox (May you be tickled PINK in your pink skirt!

8:17 PM  
Blogger bronxbt said...

holy marvelous time planned... i totally am up for adoption when you get back.

i want fun.
i want a cooh ass mom (not that mine's half bad)

still.. i'm SO sending you the paperwork.
yer daughter is extremely lucky

10:34 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

That sounds so fun!! LuckyLucky you and your daughter to have each other. I hope you have an amazing time and can't wait to hear bout it when you get home!

11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so missed, misSED, MISSED but I'm so glad you are well and having FUN!!!!
Funklicious skirt too, sweetness.

love x x x x x

11:58 PM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

I'd like to see a picture of you wearing this skirt, having a blast, when you get back--plus a full report...I already know the photos will be lovely.
Have FUN.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

Ah. I think your husband is wise. But you are not alone! I often need to remind myself to let go and have fun. Sometimes I think I was born 80 years old. Ha!

Please take care, and be safe. I mean, have fun! Just be safe...See? There I go again! LOL


1:43 PM  

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