And everything changes on ya. I just got back from a trip to Texas. It doesn’t go down as the funnest trip but it was productive, and that is what counts in the long run.
There are some issues with an ex husband and my nieces are just wrought, is the right word..is the real bottom line. I’m just glad to be in the loop.
I love the senior chief’s women, though. My mother in law got a little ornery this time and I was so glad to see it. She’s been..well, sad..since my father in law died. We’re all sad, but married for 63 years kind of sad, is just different, I don’t care who ya are. I got there before their anniversary, which was on a Sunday and we were all at church. That always makes her feel so good, and it makes me feel good to make her feel good..ya know?
She’s tough, though…she grades me as a mom and a housekeeper, and how organized I am and how I take care of my man and all that honey. And she’s a tough taskmaster. She threw down my next challenge and I am grateful to her..I honestly do not understand the rebellion of the sixties after having spent time with women of the greatest generation. All those women I know..they don’t fuss and get all worked up about crap..they just do what needs to be done and that’s how it was. They didn’t bitch and whine about stuff. Anyway, my next challenge is to get my degree in finance so the guys don’t have to hire someone for that. Hey, works for me!
Hey, I’m not saying it was all perfect or anything, but there are some very simple things that were philosohies that hold true and just because you want to make something better doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel right? I think women tried to reinvent the wheel a little with that whole liberation deal.
I mean, really, what do I need a paycheck for? If I want to go buy new furniture…I do. If I want to buy my mother in law a new lawnmower…I do…and myself too for that matter. (hehe) Seriously, what is up with that? Ok..yeah, I’m spoiled now…and always have been in certain aspects, but I was never in it for the paycheck..ya know? I don’t get that kind of thinking.
The senior chief and I have a unique kind of relationship, I guess. I am extremely independent…half feral in some ways if you will and he is not going to change that about me… So, all that’s really left for him to do is equip me with the right tools to get the job done so that God Forbid, something should happen to him..getting my car fixed is not a big deal, getting anything done isn’t a huge deal like it could be. I know..it sounds absolutely nuts, but hey, the more you know, the more you know.
The senior chief’s women spazzed a little because they wouldn’t know what to do if their car broke like that in the middle or end of a trip. They were like..Oh my god..this and that and this could have happened..Thank GOD Rick was there. Shoot…I could have called a tow truck my damn self. What would I have done 200 miles away. Gee…am I the only person who thinks about those things? It would appear so.
I don’t know why..doesn’t matter. I quit worrying…once… and the senior chief learned a bit of a lesson..I appear to be a worrywart, but I am a very efficient worryer. I always have a plan and I know what to do when it happens, if it happens. It doesn’t always happen..but sometimes it does…so better prepared. It does make me a bit neurotic but those few times that shit HAS happened and I had all the right whatever to deal with it..they let me be.
This weekend is Talladega and it’s going to be a good mix this year. I’m back to beer again..I did miss beer…maybe it’s the yard work..there is nothing like going out and working up a sweat in the yard and then having a nice cold brewskie as a reward. I missed beer a lot. I don’t know what put me off of it for a while..if it was a taste thing or what..but I’m back now. It’s not like I didn’t try it over the years, but if you’re a beer drinker you know if the first one doesn’t go down nice and smooth, you might as well give it up cuz now you done gone and given yourself an air bubble.
I hope to God I can get a day off after this Talladega stuff. Man, my mom in law is so very much like my husband..only a gal..it cracks me up. Getting along with her is rather easy…getting along with Dad was easy too..I just took care of Mom and he was happy. But, man, she just never rests…always got to be doing something and like the senior chief, it’s always something she needs help with and you are just supposed to know she needs help, and appear to give it. It drives his sisters and whatnot a little nuts, but not me. I just appear and give the help she needs and we get along just fine. She gets to teach me things.
My one sister in law though..does not want her to drive and it’s not because Mom is a bad driver, it’s because Mom is the only parent left and sister doesn’t want to lose her and is overprotective and knows it and has no intention of changing…LOL..
So, I was supposed to offer to drive but me and mom have an understanding. Halfway to where we were supposed to be, I offered..or let her know I was under orders to offer. She laughed….and she’s a speed demon, too, let me tell ya. The only concern I have is with the maintenance of her vehicle. I’m going to have to stop in with her mechanic and just have him give her a call and bring it in for a once over ever so often..for a while anyway.
I’m pretty much just rambling on at this point. I do have a couple of funny..sort of kid stories to tell and whatnot…