Friday, March 11, 2011

All in a Day's Work

I got a job. Before you spit your Coke on the screen, it's just a freelance writing gig from my friend Mari, who is the editor for Metro Family Magazine, but the way Jack acted when I told him, you would have thought I was never going to see him again. "You'll never have any time for us!" he wailed. This from the child who could count the moms he knows who work regular full-time jobs on one hand.

Anyway, once he discovered that I would, indeed, still have time for them, he was excited. I am supposed to visit several places around Tulsa and do some short articles so people in Oklahoma City will know what we have here. We have some pretty cool stuff!

The Jazz Hall of Fame is in downtown Tulsa. I had never been there before, so I was interested to visit. Did you know that Swing Low, Sweet Chariot was written in Oklahoma? You can also visit the Center of the Universe (the first picture here) which is right next door. Jack loved it!

Our next stop was Philbrook, which we visit at least once a month, but I had a depressing realization on today's trip. After Waite Phillips built Villa Philbrook, he donated it to be a museum after living in it for only eleven years. So if a bajillionaire can't build a custom house he likes enough to live in it for good, how are we ever going to do it? Ugh.

We took a lunch break at the arboretum, where I got a lovely farmer's tan--actually it is more of a farmer's burn.

Our last stop was the Tulsa Children's Museum, which the kids love.

The kids wound down with some yoga moves. We didn't leave until they closed. As Alice would say, it was awemoff!*

*Alice-speak for awesome!

I began the day around 5:15 when Alice woke up (totally NOT awemoff, by the way) and just put Jack to bed at 10:00. The kitchen is in shambles and I have yet to write a single article. I think it's a good thing that this isn't a full time job!


Amber said...

That is so cool! Being from the OKC area, I did NOT know Tulsa was interesting!! ha!

Michele said...

That is wonderful, Jen! Congratulations!

Julie said...

You are so very cool!