we were 6 hours into a 9 hour road trip, in a hotel parking lot in columbus, georgia. we were on our way to the florida panhandle for ‘parents weekend’ – what would be the first meeting of our parents in the 5 years we’ve been together – picking up my parents at the airport the next morning to stay 3 days at the beach in a condo with kevin’s parents. it was 10 pm and kevin asked “can i help you with your bag?”
i said ‘sure….where is my bag?”
my bag was at home.
luckily, i am roughly the same size as kevin’s mom, who hadn’t left for the beach yet and was kind enough to bring me a big bag of t-shirts and pants and belts and jackets that i wore all weekend. along with some junk i scrounged off the target, dick’s, and kohl’s clearance racks in a one hour early morning shopping frenzy in dothan, alabama, (and one slight breakdown in the kohl’s dressing room – why the hell are all these pants spandex! i hate these pants! i am buying these pants anyway! i hate these pants!) and a baseball hat from my dad, i made it!
which was great because we all had a great time. kevin was only slightly creeped out to see me wearing his mom’s clothes all weekend. everybody was on their best behavior and there were no fights and lots of laughs. and cuteness.
this was followed by a nice week at home, including some pasture time with pouncey. and pouncey’s tongue.
on friday we got in the car again headed for chattanooga and norman blake. this was hour 5 in what was supposed to be a 3.5 hour drive. it was rough.
but the show was smooth! norman blake is a guitar master. he was playing with his wife on cello and his friend on fiddle. it was very sweet.
we came home the next day and pouncey passed his first overnight test with flying colors! he didn’t shred anything while we were gone and has earned enough trust to stay at the house next time we go away. no more kennel for pouncey! see you later, bed, bark and beyond.