Mrs. McGillicutty! She's here! She arrived safe and sound... and none the worse for wear !
You guys, it happened, just as I imagined it would! We clicked... instantly! She fit right in. She's perfect! It's as though she has been with us for years!
I wanted her to wear something glamorous for the photo shoot... but she didn't want to give you the impression that she was some sorta diva. Not that she isn't opposed to glamming it up a bit... in fact she is quite willing to wear most anything I ask her to wear. But I could tell she wanted the reveal to be a tad bit conservative.
Like I said, I don't know much about her. Here's what I am surmising... yes, I'll be surmising often.
She was born in the 40's or 50's in Brooklyn, New York... a direct descendant of the ACME clan. I'm surmising that she's a retired Home Ec teacher... which is why I was so excited about having her come live with me. Hey, I can use all the inspiration and expertise I can get! And she was quite delighted to be retiring in Arizona... the dry heat and all.
You see, I'm about to enter a new season in my life. After 25 years as a full-time, stay-at-home Mom... my career is about to end in a month. Oh, I know, I'll always be a Mom... but you know, more like a Mom-on-call. So I'm thinking, what's next?
So I have some ideas brewing... that I will be sharing in the days and weeks ahead. And here's where Mrs. McGillicutty comes in. She seems like the perfect partner in this new adventure. I think we will work well together. In every partnership, there is always one that does all the talking, is more outgoing, more hands on... and then there is the one that just stands in the shadow of the other, embodying the creative endeavors, looking pretty and subservient. That's her... that's Mrs. McGillicutty... never one to steal the limelight... always willing to take the back seat. (well, of course, whenever I take her anywhere). She will be the perfect assistant. Yes, that's it, my very own personal assistant!
So, I think I've shared about enough for today. I want to get her settled in over the weekend. Her room is not done yet, as we had hoped.
OK, so if you haven't figured out by now... I love a good story... so it would only seem natural that I give Mrs. McGillicutty her own story. She will be evolving as time goes on. Who knows what I will uncover about her. I mean, you can understand her reluctance in divulging too much too soon. A certain level of trust has yet to be earned in order for her to feel comfortable in revealing one's true self. Only time will tell.