It is TUESDAY!!!
*choirs of angels sing*
I have had a week of painting, coordinating and planning for a seminar at our new office that will happen tonight. My home is a disaster. My water heater? Broken and scheduled to be fixed tomorrow. I just set water on the stove to boil so I can wash the 12,000 cups my children need to use every day. I nearly threw myself on the floor at about 11:30pm after realizing I wasn’t going to be able to shower in my home until WednesDAY!
Cooler heads prevailed.
(My husband, literally boiled me bath water. No really, that’s my guy)
…but today is Tuesday and even amidst all of the things I have to do, I will still visit my friends today. Sometimes it’s not about practicality. It’s about survival. I will scoop up some fresh air and breath in deep. I will sit in our oasis for an hour (or three, depending on the deepness of the discussion) and be refreshed.
Today is rule day. This is not exhaustive but it will give you an idea of what’s to come in future posts. I hope you are thinking about finding an oasis of your own.
#1 The first rule of Tuesday Girls to the Rescue is, you don’t talk about Tuesday Girls to the Rescue. Although, this time is about honesty and openness it’s also about finding true confidants.
#2 The second rule of Tuesday Girls to the Rescue is, you DO NOT talk about Tuesday Girls to the Rescue. Okay. In honor of Fight Club, this rule has been left extreme. This group is exclusive. No, not like mean girls. If you truly want to learn about another girls’ heart, their can’t be a social club in the room. A few besties is perfect.
#3 If someone says stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. We have all been at this moment in our lives. There is no better place to bring your discouragement, than to women who can relate. Well, besides Jesus but women who can relate will probably point you in that direction anyway.
#4 Two girls to a fight. Try to keep the group small. This is not MOPS. A lot of us actually met there. We loved it. This is something more intimate.
#5 One fight at a time. Listen to each other and be willing to give what you take.
#6 No shirts or shoes. No need to dress to impress. This is more laid back than an easy chair. I have arrived looking great with all my ducks in a row and I have arrived to a friend asking me, “Are you okay?” I most definitely was not okay and she knew it. See rule #3
#7 Fights will go on as long as they have to. If you are a Tuesday Girl, you stick it out. You send emails to check in on the other girls. You call to make sure they are okay. You celebrate the good and mourn the bad.
#8 If this is your first time at Tuesday Girls to the Rescue, you are a lucky girl…..you get to bring snack.
See you next Tuesday!