I will begin this post by saying, please do not judge. Hahaha..
This weekend I had big plans. Clean the house, basement and sort/begin to wrap what Christmas presents I have purchased. Well that did not go as planned. I began by finishing up a present, I had been working on, while watching a movie. (I moved my sewing table to 4 feet from the basement TV!) This followed by me thinking.. Ummm I could watch another movie while I wrap. After checking things out I decided on Magic Mike XXL. I just wanted something that took no thinking and would be entertaining.
Well I got more than I bargained for. As the movie progressed, I began to think of my carefree days. You know the ones where you woke up on Friday and decided that you would rather visit a friend in a city 6 hours away than stay home this weekend. In those days I was single and working the night shift, 6 pm until 3 am. I would grab a bag and after work, hit the road, getting there when she got up Saturday AM. Those were the days.
Yes, this movie brought on a bit of nostalgia. Watching the “male entertainers” take a trip of comradery, made me think of my childhood friends. My “wild” twenties. In my twenties, I worked hard and played medium. Hahahaa. Some may say otherwise but I like to think I still maintained some decorum. I have been caught in a few compromising positions in my time. But hey that only added to the fun!
I got thinking of friends of the past. I grew up in an age when we no longer had pen pals on paper but chatted in the on-line world. Yes, I was an IRC chick. I spent a great deal of time chatting on the channels. These friendships across the miles gave me an insight into things I never would have experienced otherwise. I have even had the pleasure of meeting some in person.
Then I got to thinking about now. DH and I live in a constant wave of grief coupled by stress. However, we need for our own sakes to pull back to those days of the carefree. We have to re-write what would be our future. Life made different choices for us. WAIT! I never wrote a thing in my 20’s. I had the basic plans. I worked 2 jobs and looked after the important things and that left my play time to be mine. Perhaps that is how I need to look at our 40’s!
My 40’s will once again be my playground. DH and I are heading out-of-town for the old lady birthday. Looking ahead this week I think we will be exercising some of this carefree crap! Hahahaa.. We have the basics covered. A place to sleep what else do we need! Just each other.