I am a person of little patience. But only when it comes to idle time. Especially idle time that I am in complete control of. I do not do well with it and I offer no apologies about it. And, Cowboy knows this about me. He knows that I always have items to cross off my to-dos. He also says that if there isn’t anything for me to (pretend) fix, decorate or tear up, that I create things to (pretend) fix, decorate and tear up…like that’s a bad thing. Pfft.
I do things on a ginormous scale no matter what it is. Whether it’s making memories or the love that I feel for my friends and family. I’m going full steam ahead. I don’t idle up to anything. I’m not even sure that I know how to “idle up” to something.
Once I entered the fifth decade of my life, I decided to do things on my own terms and on my own schedule. If I don’t want to idle, then I don’t. Again, I offer no apologies.
I think I am “idle time intolerant” because I don’t want to waste the precious time that our sweet baby Jesus gave me. Not even one second of it. Can I get an amen?
I also live life ginormously. I feel as though life is meant to be lived in color and in full steam ahead gear.
Other things that are ginormous in my life?
My ways to “poke fun” at my Cowboy. And I promise that is never ending. And, my love for my Sweet Girl, Boy Wonder, Red and Xtina. Not sure why I threw that in there but I did. Again no apologies.
Cowboy and I have settled into somewhat of a routine since his retirement. I get to do what I love in life and at the spa and he gets to have his “idle time” and play with his cows. It’s worked perfectly for the both of us.
ME: (Speaking to Cowboy as he’s playing chef at the breakfast table) So…I’ve decided to spend more time out here.
COWBOY: (Freezing while he’s mid-stir) Out where?
ME: Here. I feel like we don’t get to spend much time together since I’ve been so busy with the book and at the spa.
COWBOY: How much more time?
ME: I’m hoping to only work one weekend a month at the Salado spa and one Monday a month at the Horseshoe Bay spa.
COWBOY: Let’s just think about this for a minute. Don’t ya think we should ease into this? Maybe, idle up to it?
ME: (Being dramatic) Listen dude, I know that we may have to walk uphill together on this subject and I may have to re-train my brain when it’s in “idle time” but I think it’ll be good.
COWBOY: Good for who?
ME: (Smiling ginormously) Good for us!
COWBOY: (Looking at me with his hands on his hips. And don’t even get me started on his wranglers) “Us” is just fine. We have a routine that isn’t broken. You leave for the day and I don’t. What are you thinkin? You can’t just come up in here and decide to change things in my world without warning.
ME: Calm down. I’m only kidding. Jeez. Don’t ya think it’s time for you to abandon your comfort zone? Maybe a little.
COWBOY: Nope. Not even a little.
ME: Alrighty then.
’til next Sunday y’all.