Thursday, September 2, 2010
I don't talk very much, about the days before my title as Wife and Mother. Theres no real reason for that, I guess its just that when I think back to it all, my memories are so good, and so sacred- that I'm not sure I'd ever be able to find the right words to do my adventures justice.
Tonight on my way home from the commissary, a last minute trip, just me and baby, for nothing other than 6 half gallons of soy milk- something triggered a series of still shots in my head (I think it was maybe the song on the radio combined with the pending sunset over the desert), that brought me back to this place...
So thats where I am, right now, while I type this. I'm not sitting uncomfortably on the couch, overheating as a result of my netbook's lack of cooling pad, as it balances on the one knee not occupied by my snoring newborn. I'm not waiting for my husband to come back downstairs, from tucking in an exhausted and screaming toddler who passed out in his high chair with a piece of un chewed chicken in his mouth, and then woke up half an hour later- angrily in his crib, wondering where the heck his dinner went. I'm not waiting anxiously to finish up our kinda-pathetic attempt at having a date night, by watching the movie "Date Night" on demand (which has been paused 3 times since it started, and we're not even 20 minutes into it), which will probably be followed up with doing the dishes, picking up stuffed animal friends, and then passing out with spitup on my shoulder.
Nope, not tonight.
I'm back at that place, surrounded by that music, and those friends, under that sunset, still standing on that stage.
I'm the one in the bright red lipstick, with the sky high 1960's bouffant, sneaking shots from the flask hidden in the secret compartment in my purse . Say hello, if you run into me?
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