Today’s super BIG day started at the super wee early hour of 5am.
And it wasn’t accidental or by unwanted force – no, the wake up call was all instigated by ME.
Crazy huh? Yeah, I know. I even set the alarm and EVERYTHING.
If it hadn’t been for the mammoth day ahead, my wake up call would have been an hour earlier… but alas, I needed some sleep. I knew what was ahead of us, and yet I also knew that I couldn’t miss out on possible celebrations…
So I left my phone on silent on the bedside table as I went to bed on Saturday night, the FIFA schedule and results up on my internet browser, so that when the alarm did wake me at 5am, I would see the half-time scores of the FIFA game playing right then.
I figured if my team were losing by a big margin, I would keep on sleeping.. anything close in competition, and it meant wakey wakey for me.
It read Croatia – 1: Russia – 1
Damn. Kind of. RIP sleep. It would have to come another day.
So my first gratitude of the day came after several dozen heart attacks through the roller coaster of a match, where FINALLY Croatia won in yet another penalty shoot-out!
Guys! What are you doing to me?!?! :):):)
There was no point in going back to bed. Because there were places to be.
The first show of the day brought with it my second gratitude.
Lah Lah’s Big Live Band 10th Birthday show. Can I just reiterate how amazing they are? It certainly isn’t the first time we have seen them or been up close and personal… but not only did Tom Tom the drummer willingly and of his own accord sign all of the to drums before the show, but Lah Lah added to it with her own signature, on the drum and on the mini doll.
My third gratitude of the day came with the realisation of an exhibition I have been longing to see. The thought of works from New York being shown outside of the States and in Australia was reason enough on its own, but knowing I could see up close and personal some incredible and influential art, one of which is a favourite of mine in both artist and painting, was an opportunity I couldn’t ignore.
My favourite, (top right) ‘The Persistence of Memory,’ by Salvador Dali. Did you know Dali used the hypnagogic method in helping to inspire his artwork, whereby he would take his daily siesta holding a spoon above a plate… and when it fell, it woke him, taking him from the grey area between awake and sleeping, this pre-sleep stage that provided him with the most fantastical images of the unconscious world.
Crazy. My kind of crazy though. 😉
And last but not sleep… the final gratitude of the day. From merely a decade of Lah Lah, to a century of Disney on Ice!
The best parts? Discovering our seats were THE BOMB, along with watching baby girl act out with absolute glee all of the Frozen scenes, pure joy for her since she was dressed as the Ice Queen herself 🙂
And right now, I am pooped. It was an amazing day, a BIG day, but I need balance.
Tomorrow, I might have to do BIG NOTHING.
And I will be BIG grateful for it 🙂