This week I’m gonna share with you something that I would NEVER share with Cowboy…there are times in our conversations that I act just like a man. Those times when a man is “half listening” to you and you feel the urge to toss a well worn cheetah print heel in his direction. Well… that was me! I’m just as guilty as he is. I completely tuned out the last half of this conversation.
He’s talking… he’s talking and my mind has left the building.
Case in point-
On Valentine’s Day I decided that I would stop at Cosper’s Meat Market (love this place) and buy some bone-in, thick cut pork chops for us to slap on the grill. Cosper’s is, hands down, the best place to buy “all things meat”!
Cowboy had just gotten home from town and stopped in to pick up our Maggie girl to take her for a run while he “checks on the cows”.
That statement always brings me back to when he had me count the cows with him….1 cow, 2 cows, three and four…hilarious!!
Before he backed out of the carport to do his “cow checking” I asked him to start a fire so we can grill those recently purchased delicious chops.
COWBOY: I’ve got the propane on to help the fire get started but you need to “check on” it in 5 minutes.
ME: Ok, I got this! I’ll check on it in five minutes, no problem.
I go inside and start preparing the side dishes. I start a timer to remind me to turn the propane OFF on the fire. The timer goes off and outside I go. Propane off. Easy peasy. I go back inside to finish up the side dishes. Ten minutes later I head outside to check on the fire.
Shoot! The whole dad-gumbed fire went out. I wonder why he told me to turn off the propane?
Cowboy returns with Maggie some twenty minutes later. Gets out of the truck and walks over to me where I’m sitting in front of the non-existent fire.
COWBOY: Heck of a fire you got there.
ME: I did what you said and turned off the propane tank after 5 minutes.
COWBOY: I said to CHECK on the fire, NOT turn off the fire.
ME: Are you sure that’s what you told me to do? Because that’s not how I remember the conversation.
COWBOY: 100% sure that I said to CHECK on it.
ME: 100% doesn’t leave much room for me to debate this, does it?
COWBOY: (chuckling) Nope. Sure doesn’t.
’til next Sunday y’all- 𝔁𝓸, 𝓣𝓪𝓶𝓶𝔂 ❥