Day 1 in the morning:
COWBOY: What are your plans for today since you have to stay at home?
ME: I’ve already made my “to do” list and I’m excited about getting things checked off. I’m re-landscaping, painting, ordering things for the new spa.
COWBOY: You might want to spread your “to do” things out a little. I think our “stay at home and shelter” will be longer than they originally thought.
ME: Can we try to be a little more positive please? I’m hoping to be back at work next week.
ME: (pretending to be interested) What are your plans for the day?
COWBOY: Moving some cattle to another pasture.
Day 1 around 6ish:
ME: (talking to me, myself and I) Last item is d.o.n.e. Yay Tammy. You’re such an overachiever.
Day 2 morning:
COWBOY: How are you coming on your list?
ME: It’s all done. Yep everything is checked off.
COWBOY: So, what does that leave you to do for today?
ME: Oh, you know, I might watch a few Hallmark movies, give myself a manicure. Work on my website.
COWBOY: Ok, have fun with that. And they’ll probably get married at the end of your Hallmark movie. Those movies are so predictable.
ME: Umm humm. Those movies are not anymore predictable than you and your schedule are.
I’ve never seen a person that is so schedule-oriented in my life. He does the exact same thing in the exact same way everyday.
ME: Let me guess, you’ll be playing with your cows and when you’re finished doing that, you’ll come to pick Maggie up in your jeep and take her for a ride.
COWBOY: Yep, that sounds just about right. That’s the perfect day.
Day 2 around 6ish.
Eight Hallmark movies later and I find myself in a hypnotic stare towards the tv. I hear Cowboy’s jeep coming down the road. He picks up Maggie and heads towards the barn. I jump out of my chair, quickly put on my shoes as I’m hopping out of the door on one foot trying to tie the laces. I start waving my arms and yelling at Cowboy… it reminded me of the days where I chased down the ice-cream truck in hopes that the ice-cream man (or woman) still had an orange popsicle left to sell me.
ME: Wait, I’m coming with you!
COWBOY: (he stops the jeep and I hop in like I’ve just robbed a bank and he’s my accomplice) What are you doing?
ME: I can’t do it. I can’t stay in that house another minute and I cannot watch another movie or wash another load of clothes. I’m d.o.n.e. I’m going crazy. I don’t know how I’m going to survive until next week when I can work again.
COWBOY: Have you watched the news today?
ME: No but I did watch eight Hallmark movies. Why do you ask?
COWBOY: Because they extended the order for another two weeks.
Sweet Jesus…no way.
’til next Sunday y’all- Tammy💋