Thirty thoughts on anything is a lot of thoughts!
Why did I have to pick “30” thoughts?
Why didn’t couldn’t I have just picked 5 or 10?
Because I am Leilani.
And Leilani is ambitious.
To her detriment.
When I was in 5th grade, our elementary school held a student art show. Since I was into Egypt at the time, I decided I would construct a pyramid.
But not just any pyramid.
I was going to create a paper-mache-clay-mud-paint pyramid and here was how I planned to do it:
Step #1: Build a tetrahedral wooden frame.
Step #2: Construct walls out of paper-mache around the wooden frame.
Step #3: Reinforce the walls using clay.
Step #4: Form tiny bricks out of mud, dry the bricks in the sun, attach them to the pyramid using fresh mud.
Step #5: Paint the whole structure with 3 different colors of tempera paint to create depth and texture.
Step #6: Totally “wow” the art judges.
Step #7: Totally win 1st place.
Here’s how my pyramid ACTUALLY turned out:
Step #1: Informed mother of my idea and provided her with lengthy supplies list.
Step #2: Supplies list was vetoed.
Step #3: Decided to half-assedly construct pyramid out of a mixture of mud, glue and newspaper instead.
Step #4: Final product looked like shit.
Step #5: Did not enter pyramid in contest.
While flinging fistfuls of mud together, I wondered if it might have been more fun to build my pyramid out of sugar cubes.
But then again, other kids has done that before, and I wanted to do something different and extraordinary! I wanted my pyramid to blow all those other lame pyramids out of the water!
So I burnt myself out instead.
This weekend, my husband and I will be finishing up our floor-painting project.
And wall-painting project(s).
And fireplace-painting project.
AND wood burning stove-painting project.
AND trim-painting project.
It’s an ambitious list, I know.
But that’s Leilani for you.