A mutual friend of Pte Goof and I tagged me in an old picture on Facebook today. The picture’s been there for ages (almost 2 years), and I’ve seen it before, but the fact that he just tagged me (and made a comment) brought it to my attention again. It’s nothing special really. Just about 50 (ok, 5) of us piled on a couch. A bunch of boys and me (a common occurence back then). I’m hammered, and clearly enjoying myself.
I figure that picture was taken within a week or two of when I got pregnant.
It’s so crazy to look at that picture now. Looking at my face. At that moment I had no idea that within weeks, maybe just days there would be a baby growing inside me. A few of the people at the party (who noticed Pte Goof and I disappeared for a bit lol) have joked that Squirt was probably conceived there (not true, but close).
I miss it guys. I do. I love being a mom. I love hanging out with Squirt. I love trying to be the housewife. I love watching the little guy grow. I love doing all the mom things. But I miss it. I miss partying. I miss driving 3 hours just for one night of drinking (as was the case the night of this picture). I miss dropping money on booze and eating out like it was no big deal. I miss being care free.
I have days where I can’t believe this is where I am. I’m a mom to a toddler. I’m engaged. I’m a military spouse. The last 2 years since that picture were taken have just flown by. So quick I can hardly catch my breath.
Let me preface this post by telling you guys that, yes, I listen to country. I spent nearly 20 years of my life adamantly claiming that I couldn’t stand it, but now, now I’ve learned just how wonderful country is. And for anybody who doesn’t listen to country, let me just tell you it’s not all ‘my girl left, my truck broke down, my dog died’ (which Pte Goof always claims it is).
Anyway, a while ago while I was pregnant with Squirt my best friend (who FINALLY has her own name here, Miss Stiles, because my mom always says she reminds her of Julia Stiles) and I went to go see Carrie Underwood. She is one of our very favourite artists ever. The two of us love nothing more than to tear down a dirt road with Carrie Underwood on full blast singing at the top of our lungs!! Anyway, Miss Stiles and I went to her concert and Little Big Town was opening (who have actually been around a lot longer than Carrie Underwood, but they were still just breaking through). I knew their big song Boondocks (which I love!), but that was about it. My goodness they were so much fun! I totally enjoyed their live show! They were so fresh and fun on stage! And boy were they Southern! (and Karen had on my dream boots, purple thigh high leather stilettoes yum!!)
So, I’ve since explored their music a bit, and I really wanted to share this video with you guys today. and if you don’t like country, well tough shit, 😉 They’ve disabled imbedding, so if you really want to see it, I’m afraid you actually have to make the effort to click here. Enjoy.
p.s. I’d like to point out that when I spellchecked this entry, there was only one error! I’m a dork, I know, but that made me smile 🙂