Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I have been out of the loop.....

if you hadn't noticed.
It seems that everything has happened all at once. Christmas, my sister's engagement...and.....
my husband and I went on a trip.
Yep! That's right! The couple that had only spent three nights alone since last November, yes, that is November '06, has just returned from Fabulous Las Vegas. Can you say "Vegas Baby!"?

That is right. If we are in Vegas in can only mean one thing.

The rodeo is in town. As in National Finals Rodeo. The RODEO of all RODEO's.

Now for the average person I realize that this means absolutely nothing to you.

But for the person, or um, wife, that over the years has been dragged to a million country rodeos to support her husband, this rodeo actually brings the fun back into rodeo. It is the best of the best.

Nothing against small town rodeos, it is just that they are exactly that..small. However, I have been to the "Granddaddy of them all", in Cheyenne, Wyoming and it too, falls short of the bar set in Vegas.


Case in point, Saturday night's rodeo was opened by Charlie Daniels singing, "Drinkin' my baby goodbye" and in 2000 when were there, Toby Keith rode out into the arena in a limo accompanied by cheerleaders and sang "How do you like me now?". You don't often see that at the rodeo's in backwoods America.


While there I experienced more excitement when my sister called me to inform me that we had gotten tickets to see Bon Jovi in April.

"I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit rock and roll.....". (that's for you, Jeff)


I have to say, it was very nice to have time with my husband. Most days..(if not all) ...we are in parent mode. We never allow ourselves to be ourselves. We are mommy and daddy. Period. End of story. Steven and I ceased to exist almost five years ago. It was nice to meet each other again.

(Are you ready for the New Year?)

We spent three nights alone...in a row. So now I am left wondering if that means that we have now reached our "yearly night alone limit" and aren't allowed any more until November of '08?

I hope not. It was nice meeting each other again....