Friday, October 27, 2006

Girls' Night Out (or "The Sort of Stuff My College Daughter Sends to Me"!)

(Have I ever mentioned that my daughter is a nut who has a VERY dry sense of humor and is more like my peer than my child........?)

"Girls night out"

The other night I was invited out for a night with "the girls." I told my husband that I would be home by midnight , "I promise!" Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down WAY too easy. Around 3 a.m. and quite a bit drunk, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times. Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed)...3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos = MIDNIGHT. The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, and I told him "Midnight!". He didn't seem pissed off at all. Got away with that one! Then he said, "We need a new cuckoo clock." When I asked him why?, he said, "Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, "Oh shit.", cuckooed 4 more times, cleared it's throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted."

Okay, this not profound or moving or inspiring..........but, it IS funny!
It also sounds like something I would have done a few years ago. I am more grown up now....I would not throw a decoy cuckoo! :D

I am trying hard to get back into a "groove" after a much-too-short visit from Feller. We had a good time: got some chores done, took a day date, had a nice lunch out, did some frivolous shopping, hit our favorite flea market (in the rain!), ate supper in bed while watching TV (are we the only weirdos who DO that?!) and then had to part again way too soon.
He has the ability to drive me batty and get on my last nerve but he also is able to make me laugh (at him!) and he takes care of me and reassures me and always has my best interests at heart. He is an excellent provider and partner......and he is in another state for three more weeks.
I find myself so blue for the first few hours after he leaves and then I get okay and actually enjoy my "me" time.....for a while.
Like he said to me, I will miss him now and then be ready for him to hit the road next month after he has been here for 2 or 3 days.
He knows me too well............

p.s. The leaves did not "hold" very well....I missed having our annual boating on the lake to Leaf-Peep.....but it was too dang cold and most of the color had fallen off......oh well........there is always next year. *sigh*


Peggy said...

I love it when William comes home but after a few days I admit I miss having that time alone to get my projects done. william wants us to spend every minute together.

~Nancy~ said...

I know what you mean. I love him to pieces but we are just in each other's air space NON-stop when he is here!
He had been home since March...every single day! I used to get a reprieve when he would pull a shift but once he quit, he was just "here".....every day.
Now that he has started a new job, I am getting used to having some time to do "my things" without having to explain or discuss it beforehand.
I do miss the Toot though....we have always had some stimulating conversations and he is SO smart, he keeps me on my toes.
Of course, we still talk about twice daily by phone but I am one of those odd women that HATES talking on the phone longer than a few minutes, unless it is my sister and she and I can go for an hour or more.
Maybe I am just fickle, ya' think?

Lisa said...

Don't even get me started. Tim works weekends and is home 24 hours a day the other five. I was not made to live with anyone 24 hours a day.

The girl's night out thing made me laugh out loud!