Its not often we get to ride together in the car. Well, actually today, its the blazer. Normally one of us is heading to see the other and flying solo, passing time between phone calls and the Cowboy anyway, likes to watch/listen to a few shows on Netflix.
But we’ve got the blazer pretty packed up (the Cowboy really misses his big ‘ol truck, we were lamenting that just a few miles back. It was a sexy truck. It really was. But as part of the divorce he gave it up over some relatively humorous and unrealistic financial demands from the ex. So he sold it. And, because we’re both trying to be frugal these days and downsize more than upscale, he bought an old blazer he could still shoe out of .. that would be a solid vehicle for he and the kids .. and that he could pay cash for. We promised we’d start looking at a truck again later this year.)
We’ve got one of the dogs along as well.. Settled in amongst everything in the back seat.
And, a lot of conversations happening in the midst of it all.
One of which, is me…. fussing at the Cowboy for his driving. He wants me to tell you, “The Cowboy is a great driver. And I am a terrible back seat driver.” But he tells me that as he’s drifting off onto the shoulder of any icy Minnesota highway.
Another conversation is…. do we feed the dog the burrito bowl leftovers from our lunch stop.. which is a mix of black beans, rice, chicken and guacamole? Or will that make for an extremely long, stinky ride the rest of the way to South Dakota? Sorry.. but you know its true.
Its been a relatively insane, far too busy week. All good things. Work stuff. Mom stuff. Trying to fit exercise back into my daily routine after being out sick a couple weeks. We drove through the snow last night to have the most wonderful evening with some of my best friends in this life, from college and now from all over the world. Truly an honor to be among those around the table at the Capitol Grille in Milwaukee. I adore my friends. And I adore the Cowboy so I’m glad they’re all getting more time to know each other. Plus it’s fun to see him dressed in a suit coat once in awhile.
But the busy days, late nights, work in-between and not to mention.. the awesome company have me thoroughly enjoying the downtime today in the passenger seat. (Even if he isn’t the best driver that ever lived..)
Especially because the Cowboy and I have a big week ahead … and the road this week will take us to Pierre.