Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Once upon a time in the land of Bloomingtonia there lived a sweet maiden whose name will remain anonymous for her protection. She lived with her handsome prince and three very sweet children. Now although her handsome prince loved her just the way that she was and would not change anything about her (well, except for a few minor quirks like not rinsing dishes and leaving clutter piles on the counter), he did think that she could use a little "edge" (don't ask me what that means-I'm just relaying a story). So for two or so years he requested that the maiden adorn her nostril with a small speck of pixie dust to give her some edge. Now the maiden was not really sure about this request and was not a fan of unnecessary medical procedures that may cause her to become faint, so she always put him off. Until one weekend while her mom and sister were visiting she conceded that she would be willing to oblige his request. But, alas, in the short visit they could not find someone to perform the procedure and so the maiden continued on in her "non-edgy" state.
Now, the maiden thought that was the end of the matter, but since the sweet maiden's younger sister had heard of the handsome prince's desire, she was determined to come through for him. So, the next time the sweet maiden visited her beautiful homeland her younger sister would not rest until she had fulfilled the handsome prince's wish. So the sweet maiden pierced her nose with a speck of pink on a Friday night in April. She did not pass out or cry. Well, her eyes did water a little, but she was told that everyone's do. She did keep her eyes closed throughout the entire process and for good reason since her two sisters who accompanied her told her that the needle was quite large. She and the handsome prince were happy with her decision, although I think they have both decided it will not be a permanent addition. That part of the story is yet to be written.

So....the big question is...does it make the maiden more edgy? Contrary to the handsome prince's opinion, the maiden did not believe it to. For example, on the way home from her homeland the maiden stopped to put some gas in her white chariot. But unfortunately for her she had left her purse and all her money back in her beautiful homeland (don't ask..the maiden was very tired and traveling alone with 3 small children--give her a break) So, anyway, she asked the attendant if she could pay for the gas with only the numbers from her credit card without the actual card and the nice lady agreed. And the reason she agreed was that she said the young maiden looked like a very nice and honest person. So I am guessing the maiden is not really that edgy after all. I guess she should have gone for the tattoo (just kidding- the maiden would never survive that!) Oh well. Who needs to be edgy anyway?

p.s. picture to follow... the young maiden's camera was also in her purse =)

7 comments:

Chuck said...

This tale of a sweet maiden and her handsome prince sounds like a couple that I might know...

y2krust said...

Way to go, Gretchen! I am one of the most conservative people alive, and yet, I appreciate "edginess" in others and always have. There are way too few cool moms out there. I plan on being one some day, in my own way . . . (Can a missionary be cool?) By the way, your girls are so stinkin' cute!

ThisBigEyedFish said...

Oh, I have no doubt that the people will be nice, it was the scenery that I will have to get used to and the size of the town. At least it is closer to home then Texas.

Tara said...

Yaaayyy for nose rings!! Laura Mattox says we're getting ours redone together this summer at baskeball camp. =) Loved the story and dying for a picture!

Rex Kilian said...

Wow Gretchen! I would have never imagined! But I am very impressed. You are one brave soul! I definetely want to see a pic! Take Care! Kasey

Amy said...

Gretchen SHUT UP! I am freaking out because I just got back from Dallas with colloege friends, and I am catching up on my blog reading. What did I do in Dallas? I got my nose pierced for the 4th time! We are so in sync and don't even know it! I am so excited to read this because I was feeling a little bit like a girl who is 30 and about to be a mom and having a bit of a mid life crisis, but all at the same time loving having the piercing back. I don't feel that way anymore....I now realize that we are the hip trendy fun moms!:)

denmarkgirl said...

i think this is one of the sweetest funniest things i have read very poetic gretchen. its good to see your creativity through your writing. it really makes me want to get one too. but i dont know if the hubby would like it so much.gotta jet. miss you glad you guys had a great time at heidi and dans wedding. i so wish we could have been there.