This blog post has been rattling around in my head for a while now....but something happened the other night** which made me realise it was time to post it!
......Once upon a time there was a Princess who lived happily in a small castle .........she had kissed many frogs in her lifetime........and had decided that living on her own was far better than living with a frog - however, another frog was wooing her - he was persistant and visited her regularly on his white charger (in this instance a white 4WD) and finally convinced her that he was a Prince and that if she let him come into her life they would live happily ever after.....so eventually she agreed......and he did turn into a Prince (as promised) and took on all the duties of the castle - he shopped/cooked/washed and ironed and looked after the Princess so well that she was the envy of all her friends.
Life in the small castle was good...but the Prince wanted to make it even better so he arranged for a new castle which he presented to the Princess as her birthday gift......he even put.a big pink ribbon on the gate that showed all her work colleagues that he was just the best Prince in the entire world. .......And life was even better in the new castle where the Princess had her own sewing room and the Prince had a big garden that he looked after. (when he wasn't looking after the Princess of course!).....the sun shone on the happy couple for several years until one day the Princess discovered the Prince was visiting a Princess in the next county. Clouds came into her life when the Prince declared his love for the new Princess and drove away in his white 4WD to live in her castle.
Rain settled in the "old" Princess's heart which grew heavy and cold as she packed up her belongings and the wonderful castle she had loved was sold. She bought a smaller, newly built castle and moved in with her quilts and fabric stash. She also bought a puppy to live with her - who bought some sunshine into the Princess's heart. Time passed and the sadness which had overwhelmed the Princess started to disappear......there was light and fun in her life again.....and gradually she came to terms with her new life and started to embrace it..she re-learned how to make decisions.....and even shopped and cooked occasionally.....she began to enjoy life again.....and eventually to sleep in the middle of the bed**! Transition complete!
The Princess doesn't hate the ex-Prince (who turned into his true self...[a horny toad - one step down from a frog]...soon after the discovery that he was parking his steed in another Princess's stable)......and she doesn't hate the new Princess - in fact she hopes they live happily ever after (and that the ex-Prince has grasped the concept of what "ever after" actually means).
*no frogs have been harmed in the telling of this story
'Til next time....................Lorraine