Peaches Prattlings

{January 4, 2021}   Today’s a Tough Day

I was supposed to be somewhere today and I’m not and that makes me a little melancholy.

I’m not going to go into details with you today, maybe some day, just not today, still too raw. I will take some blame for my part in why I am not where I am supposed to be, but it is a situation that could have been avoided with different actions taken, which I would have accepted, but this is not the way it went and as a result, I am not where I am supposed to be.

I am feeling a lot of emotions, DLP would say I am in my feelings, which I would have to agree with. And PSM, love him, says it’s ok for me to be feeling this way. For that, I thank him, if I was completely in the wrong I know he would tell me, no matter what.

2020 was tough in different ways for so many people and for us, we managed, we were looking forward to the end of the year, 2021 was on the horizon and good things were coming our way, well, at least we hoped, at least better, if not good or even great. Something happened in the middle of December and that was all she wrote.

Because of what happened in December, I’m not where I should have been today, and I am feeling it. I was disappointed by what happened and the way it played out, and the worst part is there was nothing I could actually do about it. The cards were laid out on the table and in the end, I lost. Yes, I know it sounds like a big ‘ole pity party and for that, well…I was about to apologize, but why should I? I am feeling sad, and low, and disappointed, and a little lost. You can’t tell me I’m wrong for feeling that way, it’s how I feel.

It happened a few weeks ago and I began to pick up the pieces and move forward, PSM said I was going through the stages, and he’s right, it was a loss. He did everything he could to help, as much as he could, unfortunately, he’s can’t fix it, but he helped to make me feel better, so did my family. I was doing alright and then I realized what date it was when I woke up this morning and it was like I got smacked in the face all over again, so…I am having one of those days, kind of out of it, doing what I can, but the melancholy set in.

Tomorrow is a new day, so they say. I am going to have my moment, or moments, and then tomorrow, pick myself back up, dust off the dirt and move forward.

This is one of those winter holiday only experiences. If you live or are traveling to the St. Louis area during the holidays, this experience is a must!

Wild Lights takes place at the St. Louis Zoo, this year from November 27 through January 2nd. So…if you are in St. Louis, or near it, or plan on coming to St. Louis and want to experience the 1 million lights, come on! During the week it’s $10.95 for non-members and weekends is $12.95 for non-members. Members, I’m sure, already know how much tickets are!

This is a wonderful spectacle of lights, lights, and more lights, and more lights. There were lights in and on the trees, structures made of lights, animals made of lights, trees, flowers, you name it, they made it out of lights. Some were more complicated than others, some striking, some just cute. There were a few animals about that we could see, polar bears and sea lions, didn’t want to wait on the line for the penguins, we did wait to go through the insectarium to see the butterflies, or flutter-byes as I like to call them, unfortunately, after walking through the creepy crawler section, the butterfly wing, pun intended, was closed. Boo.

It was a lovely evening and experience. There were a lot of people, but it never felt crazy crowded and everyone was wearing masks and we most were socially distant, we felt comfortable. The weather was cool and crisp, but as long as you kept moving, you didn’t get too cold. Everywhere you looked, there was something to see, something to ooh and awe at, something shining, sparkling, flashing, or just glowing.

I love events like these, they aren’t here very long, you know they put a lot of thought into the planning into the event just to know the wonderment on peoples faces and in their eyes. They did it for the love of the animals and the holidays. We need more cheer!

If you have the opportunity, don’t miss it, it’s so worth it and just what we need right now!

et cetera