Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Fancy Decisions



Well this isn’t a very difficult Listography this week, is it? The best decisions Fancy has made in her life? Gosh, where do I begin? Choosing the 3 instead of the 4 inch black Manolos? Wearing my retainers religiously well into adulthood? Ignoring the purple mascara trend? Those were all positive moments in Fancy’s life. My teeth, for instance, are perfect. I think I’m going to have more trouble when Kate finally gets around to what we all know is coming: regrets. But until then, cakewalk!
  • Buying Having my kids. H and I often say that adoption was one of the best things we did. Better than we ever could ever imagine. And then there is the one who has our genes. We love her to pieces too, cellulite, buckteeth and all. They were both worth every penny and then some.

  • Choosing to leave my fulltime career to branch out sideways, upways and down. I realize that is cryptic but let’s just say that there aren’t too many of my classmates who have taken this road less travelled. But Fancy did. It was scary but now look who’s laughing. (I am. Fancy is laughing. Just to be clear.)
  • Accepting that Fancy needs help. Help with the kids. Hell, help getting the kids. Help with the house. Help with the yard, the lightbulbs, the gutters. Don’t laugh. Fancy here has been known to wield a power tool and attempt a little DIY. She’s tried to deep clean the upholstery while cooking a 3-course dinner and feeding and bathing the Minis. It doesn’t work. It can be hard to let go. Fancy is a control freak. But it had to be done.  
  • Which brings us to Fancy Therapist. Yes, it’s asking for help but it’s something more than that. It’s listening. Deciding to ignore your emotionally driven insanity and listen to reason, even criticism, can be hard. But I’d paid him so much I decided to give it a try and, well, you all know how it’s working out. First class plane tickets? A personal assistant? A happy home? Well done, Fancy!
  • And that leads to the last point on our list. Fancy here had to put it all together: fighting infertility, becoming a parent, finding a creative way to keep my career afloat, accepting that I can’t do it alone and that I can be, on occasion, an irrational looney. And H has stood by me through it all, meaning he must have been a pretty okay decision too. Even if it means that FT has his work more than cut out for him, helping me manage tie throwing tantrums and the like. I hope FT names his yacht for us. Since we certainly paid for it. Anyhoo.

Alrighty. Now to the kitchen. More decisions. Fillet or lobster for dinner? Probably doesn’t really matter. Fancy’s clearly on a roll. 

21 comments:

  1. I like you Fancy. I think we have a great deal in common. Everything you wrote sincerely speaks to me.

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  2. Excellent fancy list. I bet H was surprised to get a mention...Oh and dinner? Lobster - but only if someone else is on cooking duty.

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  3. I love your list.

    I definitely need to work on the one about accepting that I need help. I still try to do way too much stuff myself. I must follow your lead and do a bit more outsourcing.

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  4. Great list.
    Living the Fancy life sounds fun especially if there is fillet or lobster for dinner evry night.

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  5. Loving your list. I agree with lobster for dinner.

    There is never anything wrong with taking the road less travelled.

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  6. I'm liking your Fancy list.

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  7. You are amazing Fancy. And selfless. Even though you probably don't want to admit it!

    I understand the need to be cryptic but I am so intrigued as to what branching out sideways means...my career is kind of at a standstill and I need to branch out myself.

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  8. You would never know you didn't always have fancy teeth.

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  9. So glad I found you Fancy! I can tell you're going to be hilarious! Got me thinking about my best decisions now too... not pressing the emergency button in the sauna when the 'dead' man was actually the 'sleeping' man! That's for sure! Opps!
    Erin Xx

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  10. I think this fancyness is all a front. Really you're totally non-descript and wear shoes from Clarks, innit. (Agree with me, make me feel clever)

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  11. Thank you for sharing - been meaning to post, I need somewhat of a "Fancy" manual. Stat. I'm not surviving well... I wasn't aware I'd signed on for the role.

    But separately...I'm confused, who has your genes? I'm clearly missing something in the details...

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  12. Fillet. And GOOD for YOU. And I believe in (the right) therapy/ist. And watched my therapist take a vacation my parents had clearly paid for. I'm dying with curiosity about your career. If I sent you an E-mail would you tell me? I need to know what to be when I grow up to be fabulous!

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  13. Fillet this way please. Love your list and good for you re. adoption.

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  14. There was a purple mascara trend? You are so far ahead of me that I will now be accepting every scrap of advice I can glean from yourself, top princess (don't tell Snow White I said that)

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  15. Fillet, Fillet all the way! Get mine from Morrison's don't you know :-)

    I'm glad you accepted you needed help, its hard doing it alone.

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  16. There was a purple mascara trend? You are so far ahead of me that I will now be accepting every scrap of advice I can glean from yourself, top princess (don't tell Snow White I said that)

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  17. Fillet this way please. Love your list and good for you re. adoption.

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  18. You are amazing Fancy. And selfless. Even though you probably don't want to admit it!

    I understand the need to be cryptic but I am so intrigued as to what branching out sideways means...my career is kind of at a standstill and I need to branch out myself.

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  19. I like you Fancy. I think we have a great deal in common. Everything you wrote sincerely speaks to me.

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  20. So glad I found you Fancy! I can tell you're going to be hilarious! Got me thinking about my best decisions now too... not pressing the emergency button in the sauna when the 'dead' man was actually the 'sleeping' man! That's for sure! Opps!
    Erin Xx

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