Ooh, that’s an ominous title, isn’t it? It’s quite true, though, and I didn’t even know about it.
See, the other day, I heard some paper rustling. Since I was cranking out a novel and had my notebook firmly pinned down with my writing hand, I knew it wasn’t my paper.
It was time for a writing break (aka “make-sure-the-monster-hasn’t-gotten-into-any-trouble break”) anyway, so I went to see what trouble Finn might be getting into.
“Finn, are you plotting world domination with those maps?”
Okay, maybe I’ve gotten a bit wary from his other rabble-rousing antics and his desire to “help” me with my projects around the house, but I didn’t fully trust this quick response. Then I noticed Finn had designed his own little travel journal.
“Are you going somewhere, Finn?”
These succinct answers were making me nervous. Could the travel journal actually be his notes for world domination? But before I could sneak a peek, he’d pushed it off to the side and had pulled out some light reading. This giant tome started to clue me in on what might be going on.
“Finn, hey Finn.”
“Are you going to Ireland?”
“How did you know!? Are you a fortune teller, too?”
“No, I leave the fortune telling up to the Great Finnisky. Are you really going to Ireland?”
“Yep. And I’m going to meet my maker.”
“Ah cool, can I go?”
“Ah, c’mon, I take you on all my trips.”
“Not ALL your trips.” (Cue disgruntled Beastie noise.)
“Okay, I left you home ONCE when I went hiking a few weeks ago. You would have been scared of the witch’s house anyway.”
“So, I can go?”
“Yay!! Thanks Finn!”
“I’ve even found a nice place for us to stay, complete with flowers that color-coordinate with my skin tone.”
Not my highest priority when picking places to stay, but….
I’d like to think this invitation was an act of generosity on Finn’s part, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s because I’m the only one who knows where his passport is.
Either way, we’ll be heading to Ireland in the near future, which means plenty of Beastie fun and bloggy fodder. And yes, we are hoping to meet Finn’s maker, Helen Crawford of Crawcrafts Beasties while we’re in Dublin.
By the way, if you’re brave enough to risk letting a monster into your life, you should really go check out Helen’s fancy new website and maybe pick up a Beastie of your own!
I’ll be back next Wednesday with more from my writing world, and Finn will be back next week with his first photos from the Emerald Isle!! See you then!
How about you? Any monstrous plans coming up? Any trips planned in the near future? Been to Ireland recently and have tips to share? Tell me all about it in a comment below.