I'm not sure exactly which of the many things I would like to share with you more, so I'll talk about my walk about with the cat and about one of my secret desires...
I went on my first walk around the woods without Harley. It was a successful step. The tears have long ceased, but as the saying goes, "old habits die hard," and so it goes with every move I make in or around the house. I find myself looking for her. For example, I accidently called for her when I got out of my car this week. "Here Har Star," I yelled. I caught myself, but then out came the cat to greet me. I think Mister Man is missing Harley more than me. He always loved the dog who tolerated him, but never reciprocated the feelings.
I've doted on Mister Man because of his loss of warm fur in which to rub, snuggle. And it's fair to say we lean on each other more now than ever. I took Mister Man with me on my first walk in the woods. In the past he would join Harley and me on our jaunts, but would be skittish and hang back as if to be the first one to tell the adults we were into mischief. Now Mister Man wants to walk between my legs. Out of frustration and necessity, I pick him up and and carry him the rest of the way, which is probably what he wanted all along...
We are o.k.
And now, about my secret desire...
Sit down because this is tough for me to admit.
I confess. I've always wanted to be a Cabbage Queen.
You heard me. I wanna be an over 40 princess who wears a DRESS and puts on a red wig topped by a tiara. I wanna be a 'Wanda' who supports zero tolerance of the beating of women and children. I could wield one heck of a dangerous cruciferous veggie if'n someone raised a hand at a child. But I have to work and I'm not connected to that particular community of women.
I reckon I'll just have to remain an in the closet 'Cabbage Queen.
Note: Mom, whatever you do, don't google 'Cabbage Queen' and see how the Urban Dictionary defines it. Don't do it. I warn you. It's nasty.
You're gonna do it anyway now. I know you...
The photos? Number 1 is from my walk through the woods with Mister Man. You can see our road. Number 2 (below) is of the Cabbage Queens of Boone in Saturday's Christmas parade.
P.S. Hey Mom, ASU won again. They played Eastern Washington University--which is kinda, sorta near where your little hitchhiker was picked up. Anyhoo, I made a photo album of the game. See my sidebar.