What would you be doing right now if you could be doing anything you wanted?

This is the $100,000 question tonight.  There is a wonderful woman in my life that constantly bends over backwards to help out me & darling husband.  She currently has our #2 monkey so that darling husband & I can go on date night (monkey #1 is with other family).  So, date night. Doesn’t come around too often (or hasn’t in the recent past anyhow), we’ve been dreaming of this night all week.  So wouldn’t you know we all get horrible colds this week. I mean, drop on the couch & not move for 12 hours-at-a-time colds.  But this was NOT going to stop me & darling husband. No Ma’am!  We pressed on and had big plans of eating spicy thai food to get rid of these head colds and going to a movie!  Nope.  Our local thai food establishment is packed. No parking….and who knows how long for a table.  That is okay, we agree.  We are just fine going to another restaurant just down the road, we go and have a discussion about (what else?!) the kids!  I love it.  Food comes, and I couldn’t even eat my food.  I ordered fish ‘n chips…it is Friday night after all!  The fish was so grease loaded you couldn’t taste the fish.   This is also not a big deal, I say… as I dream of the buttered popcorn I am going to consume in less than 20 minutes from then.   On our way to the movie, we realize we have no cash for parking.  Which, I must interject….my hubby had the best point:  Movie theaters just finally got on board with accepting cards everywhere so you don’t need cash…but now the parking ramps only accept cash.  Oi vey!  We travel on though, get cash, get in & park.   We purchase our tickets and luckily notice the time on the ticket says 945pm.  Ummm…I will hopefully be an hour into my slumber at that point, not working.  What happened to the 700pm movie time? Nope, sorry, she says, not showing, some mistake.  We get a refund.  Really?  Really.

Okay.  Regroup time.  Let me explain something else. It’s cold here. I mean, really cold. I can’t stand being outside cause there are 50mph winds & we’re right on the largest body of fresh water in the world…if you aren’t from here, you cannot simply imagine the chill-to-your-bones cold. Where am I going with this??  Oh, yeah..the whole idea of going to sit in a movie theatre & melt in our warm jackets while eating aforementioned popcorn was to avoid dealing with this & we’ve now been out in it, well, I have lost count.

Currently, I am sitting at a coffee shop. Darling husband & I have our matching laptops, typing away & we concur, this is right where we’d rather be.

…and you know the kicker?  The real sigh at the end of my day….I missed my monkeys.  I really did.  The entire night I thought of them and thought about what I would be doing if they were with me.  My husband can only shake his head in wonder :)

I think that if this wonderful woman is going to continue to take our monkeys on date night, I should probably think of some back up plans!  So, where would I go and what would I do if I could be doing anything I wanted?


About MNelson

Thirty-something wife of one & mother of two. Okay...maybe that qualifies as mother to three?? (Kidding...honey.) Instead of writing about my dreams & aspirations, I will write about my dreams of how every night of the week at least one of the 3 additional people in my household wake me from my very precious sleep to tell me something very unimportant. I love coffee. I love cake. I dislike waking up to a messy kitchen and I really dislike my #1 monkey becoming a pre-teen or my #2 monkey becoming WAY TO OLD. I have these new silver strands of hair (okay, they're not that new....) and I am having this crisis of if I should keep them or let them go. See, not high-tech stuff people.