I Tried To Tell Them

July 20, 2014

I get my best ideas at night.  My ideas usually don’t come as dreams.  I wake up and think of my best ideas while I am waiting to go back to sleep.  I think it is something I have taught myself to do.


I have written about some of my great ideas relating to the store.  My family usually disregards my ideas and go about their merry, no-idea ways.


A few years back, I suggested we have knitting/weaving parties.  My family listened to my idea and told me, “Hey that’s a great idea, did you notice the trash needs to be taken out?”


Me:  We have several knit groups, why wouldn’t they want to have parties?
Elaine: Why would a party be any different than what goes on now?
Me: You aren’t understanding what I’m saying. The twins knit, spin, and weave. Their friends like to watch them doing it. Let’s have parties teaching kids fiber arts.
Ivy: I see where you are going with this. Wow, that trash is really piling up.


I think this conversation happened just before I was fired at the store, and resumed my construction career.


I haven’t told anyone (until now) but, I have the password to the store’s email account.  I still read some of the store’s emails.  That is why I notice Ivy does not delete old emails. (I notice things)


A couple months ago I was reading store emails.  Imagine my glee when I came across an email titled “Party spot?”.  Seems a customer was looking for a venue to have a weaving/dyeing “BACHLORETTE” party.  My mind was racing.


My first thought was, now they are going to need to admit, “Monner, you are a (construction language) genius!”  Then I thought, “Oh no, its most likely going to be a bunch of senior ladies, what if they have seen me and want me to jump out of a cake?” 


Nope, I was wrong!  (Wow, it amazes me every time I say that!)  The party ended up a bunch of lovely young ladies having a good time.  (Just like most of my ideas, I wasn’t invited.)


After I have taken out the trash, I am going to tell Elaine and Ivy my next great idea.  I’m thinking a really big omelette.  (That’s for you, Ivy)


Our crazy lives!



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