Saturday, August 09, 2008

She's finally writing a real post.

So you may have heard that one week ago today I headed for Shawnee, Oklee-Homa, to meet up with my good friend Kristin, the Redneck Diva.

Y'all, I am such a big freaking freak. I couldn't decide what car to take. drive my mini-van? rent a cute SUV? borrow Mom's SUV? I changed my mind at least 5 times in 2 days. I was driving myself crazy, and you don't even wanna know how sick of me my family was.

But. I finally left town last Saturday in my Mom's Trailblazer. Except. The seat belt hung up and I skinned my knuckles trying to get that son of a gun fixed. I finally ended up driving all the way to OK with only a lap belt on, and the shoulder part behind me. I believe that my guardian angels blinded the eyes of those Texas State Troopers and their Oklahoma equivalents. Whew.

After stopping at the OK Visitors Center to potty and pick up a State Map (cause that's how I roll), I finally made it to Shawnee and LaQuinta and KRISTIN!

Oh y'all, we had the best time, and for details you should go read the wonderful post she wrote while we were sitting in the hotel room.

Cause my homegirl doesn't wait a whole entire week before she writes the blog post, unlike my procrastinatin' self.

My Reader's Digest Version is this:

We talked.
We snacked.
We gambled.
We slept.
We talked to and texted the husbands A Lot.
And oh, how we laughed.

It was just what I needed.

People, this was the first time I've left my entire family and gallivanted off by myself. This was the first time I've driven more than 100 miles since I met Big Daddy 12+ years ago. Now, when I was single I ran the roads all over Texas and sometimes Oklahoma. But as Big Daddy put it, "You were a lot younger then."

Yeah, he went there.

BD worried about me, Tink worried about me, but you know what? That rest was just what the doctor ordered. And Kristin was just as sweet and funny and just plain wonderful in person as she's been online and over the phone for all this time.

I big puffy pink heart her.


Jennifer said...

Good for you girl! So glad you had such a fabulous time. I took a trip like that a couple years ago - Ruthi was just a little punkin still - and I had an absolute blast. Sometimes that's exactly what we need! And doesn't it make you appreciate your family even more?! Absence really does make th heart grow fonder! (And gives us a nice little break!) So glad you had a great time and are home safely!

binks said...

Sounds like fun, glad you had a great trip!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Pardon me while I sit over here in the corner being jealous.

Seriously, though, I'm very happy you had the chance to get away and recharge. Sounds like you had a great time.

Redneck Diva said...

I big puffy pink heart you, too, my friend.

I still think y'all should move to Oklahoma, though.....

Totallyscrappy said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Congrats on a little time away with a friend.