I have decided to take a bit of a break from the researching, recording and repeating of statistics, information and age old arguments. I find my focus in life is not shifting per say but more expanding. I am a wife of 10 months (almost) and a mother of an extremely furry critter named Bella (who today had her hind legs sheared due to the will-nots just hanging on for dear life). I am finding that daily events happen, things are said and adventures are participated in which I would much rather log away for my future reading then researched opinions. Our daily lives hold more excitement and entertainment then we realize and I find that when revisiting these instances I find myself not only laughing to myself but learning more about who I am, discovering where I need improvement as well as developing a deeper love and appreciation for those the Lord has placed in my life…like my husband 🙂
Take for example today. We woke up sure that our day would include me studying for my NCLEX board exams and Ben writing music and reading. This would be followed by playing outside together with a bike ride, frisbee game or a bit of catch and then ended nicely with Ben playing a church league ball game in Windsor. Well…ball game rescheduled…day a bit thrown off. But, no worries here seeing as we heard loud and clear the call to attend the Downtown Hoedown in Detroit City that evening. Oh boy. Our day was made. We donned our checkered shirts, ripped jeans and cowboy boots, stepped up into the GMC truck and crossed the border. To say that for four hours we were surrounded by red necks would be an understatement. Being a free event meant that the crowd was slightly different then our $65 a seat Rascall Flatts concert crowd. There really are no words to describe the individuals we were shoulder to shoulder with, but we were slightly frightened and our eyes even more slightly burned with violating images. The music was impressive and we do enjoy our country tunes but I believe that even more so we enjoyed watching and rating our country companions on a scale of absurdity. Runners up included shirtless men, midriff bearing women, a fight by the fountain, toothless grins and tattooed unmentionables but by unanimous decision the winners were an interesting couple outrageously and shamelessly grinding at 4 in the afternoon in broad daylight in the middle of the food stands with a definite lack of sexiness.
What a diverse group with such a common disregard for decency…but it made for entertaining people-watching and giggling with our heads together as we pointed out our latest finds.