Sunday, August 03, 2008

And this is where she breathes a contented sigh of contentedness (Oh yeah, it's also the 1000th post)

Okay, so yeah, I said that the 1000th post would include a podcast, but ya know...I'm a big fat liar. Y'all should know that by now. Quit expecting so much from me!

So Lori and I took off for Shawnee yesterday afternoon, she from Texas and me from NE Oklahoma. I drove Pops' Prius hybrid and oh my GOSH it's like driving a TOY! It's a wonder I didn't have a wreck because I was so enamored by the computer screen which showed my wheels a-spinnin' and whether I was using the cute little electric battery or the engine. I used a whole 5 gallons of gas down here. I am going to seriously look into buying one of those suckers.

It was roughly 500 degrees when we got here, so we chilled out in the room for awhile (La Quinta. Spanish for "It's hotter'n heck outside.") and around 7 headed out for dinner at Chili's. I was a Chili's virgin until last night. After food and conversation we went directly to check out the local Dollar Tree which was two minutes shy of closing. We made sure we remembered where it was and then headed to the Sac and Fox casino. I swear to you, I thought Lori was gonna need smelling salts before we got all the way in. I guess those Texas indians don't know how to casino like we Oklahoma indians do. We played a little, but we were both road weary and headed back to the room. (La Quinta. Spanish for "OMG there are no husbands or kids here!")

We watched Sleepless in Seattle and talked and laughed and shared pictures of the kids. There was no conquering of the world because we both literally just decompressed and took advantage of not having to take care of anyone, break up any fights, or do anything remotely motherly. Before we knew it, it was 3am and while there was still conversation in us both, our eyes would no longer focus and we crashed.

That 8am alarm went off so we could wake up our husbands and then? Then we laid around the motel room until 4 this afternoon. I KNOW! We watched True Lies and Without a Paddle and again, did the chatting and laughing and the sharing of kid pictures and family stories and wow....that was just nice.

When we finally emerged from the Bat Cave this afternoon (La Quinta. Spanish for "Bat Cave.")we headed STRAIGHT for the Dollar Tree. Omg, the Dollar Tree here has a COOLER. Like, to hold cool things! We have so got to get one of those in Miami! After that we drove around.......and around........and around......looking for some place to eat. We kind of wanted Mexican, but the places looked kind of dive-y and and we weren't sure we wanted to go out on a limb that far away from home. We settled on Cracker Barrel then found our way to the Fire Lake Grand casino where I proceded to lose my hiney and she didn't. But I still love her.

We stopped at Sonic on the way back to the motel (La Quinta. Spanish for "Wow. 3am was a bad choice of a bedtime.") for ice cream and sweet tea and now we are watching Van Wilder somethingsomethingblahblahblah. We're both really missing our husbands and kids and decided that if we weren't so dang tired we'd leave for home tonight. Sissies, we are. However, we've decided that it won't be too long before we drag our husbands to Norman (closer to halfway AND yes, there's another big casino, we think) for a couple's weekend. Yay!

So while I disappointed y'all with the lack of podcast, please know that my mental state of mind is much more centered and calm. Sometimes it just takes a short vacation to get you back on track.

But here's what I'd like from you. Please, please, PLEASE come out of the woodwork and comment to this, my 1000th post. Tell me your favorite thing about my blog (yeah, I am gratuitously asking you to stroke my ego), how long you've been reading me, how you found me, heck, tell me anything. Anything!

And really.....thank you so much for making these last four years, these last 1000 posts incredibly awesome. I appreciate every time you visit and you make me insanely happy when you comment or when you spot me in Walmart* (Yes, Sixty, I am aware of the new logo and no, I'm not happy about it. Why do things have to change??? WHY?) and I immensely enjoy it when you freak my mother out by saying how much you love my blog.

I love you all. Seriously.


Anonymous said...

You know that No. 1 Son lived in Shawnee for four years and now he lives in Norman! I am so glad you had your girl time away! Everyone needs that even me and I don't have my son at home anymore!

Your blog makes me laugh! I can be stressed to the max, depressed, or just plain tired, and I can read your blog (which I do DAILY) and I truly laugh out loud most of the time. You truly make me smile and that is what people need to do more of in their lives!

You have a gift that not a lot of people have and that is the ability to write and touch people's hearts and lives. Thank you for bringing laughter to my life that I share with others.

I'm looking forward to your next 1000 blogs!

Tracy in Texas

Anonymous said...

I've only been lurking for a month or two.. I think I came over from Nadine Hightowers'.. but I could be wrong..LOL I live out on the lake not too far from Miami.. I like your blog, the fact that you're so honest, and your umm "sassiness".. for lack of a better word! I've been looking for more Christian blogs to read.. but "real" ones.. you know what I mean?? Hope you hit 2000..posts, not pounds or kids or anything.. :)

Lady Beekeeper said...

Diva, I got your note on my blog - you are so sweet!

Sounds like you had a fun time - glad you got to go. Let me echo that you have a gift. Seriously, if you don't make a living with the written word, you will have missed your destiny. I expect to reading more about you on that note.

Going Like Sixty said...

It's a GRAND day for all of us!
Keep on keeping on.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Congrats Diva!
Haven't been a Radid Fan that long, but plan on being a Long Time one. Was that clear as mud?
Love your blog.
Gave you a little shout out today on my own.
Have a fab week.
You only have a few Free Days left girl. Enjoy!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the 1K! Woo-Hooo!!!

mombo said...

I spent the weekend camping at Honey Creek State Park (and Wal-Mart)and kept my eyes peeled for your vanity plate. Now I know why I didn't see it. It was hellacious hot! But beautiful and not too bad as long as I stayed underwater.

Robin said...

I've lurked a long time. You are just funny and it's always nice to see the world I live in from the eyes of another.

Jill of All Trades said...

Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog because it makes me laugh mostly because I've been there before. Laughter is the best medicine.

Marshamarshamarsha said...

Your girl time sounds awesome. I have freaked your mom out once or twice for you, but I am pretty sure I saw you at the park with your children one day a month or more ago, and I was afraid to say anything for fear of being hauled across the street to the police station as a stalker.

Anonymous said...

If you come to Norman you better call me! And yes, there's a huge Casino here. Riverwind.

Anonymous said...

Been reading for a while now and soo enjoy your stories and randomness.
Your mom's neighbor,

Anonymous said...

I'm a newbie to your blog. They should make a sitcom out your life-I love that you tell it like it is-that's real stuff.

Great job!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! One of these days when you are a famous writer I can tell people I rode the bus with you in grade school.


Mathis Family said...

I've read your blog for some time now and honestly can't remember where I found you.
You have such a talent for taking the regular events of your life and "finding the funny in them". I love reading your blog! Congrats on making it to 1000!

Anonymous said...

I don't remember how I found your blog but probably from someone else who mentioned you and I had to read what a Redneck Dive would write.

Congrats on your 1000th and many more.

Carmel said...

Diva: I found your blog when I joined the Blog Oklahoma group and started reading other folks blogs. I thought you were -- and still are -- an extremely funny and sometimes poignant writer.

Congrats on the 1000th!

Anonymous said...

I've been reading you since my first year of being a Displaced Texan in Oklahoma...back when I was Recklace! After 4 years of having to tolerate OU fans (and living on BOTH sides of Oklahoma!), I'm now in Dallas, but you still make me laugh so much!

I lived July 2007-July 2008 in Tulsa, and I miss it terribly! If I was there, I'd be checking out every red van for your special new plates! ;)


Stewed Hamm said...

I've been slinking around ever since the halcyon days of Big Blogger 2. I'll also admit to having a half-formed plan to stalk you in the Walmart* parking lot... but it's only because you're so skilled at hunting for a Wii. It's not like I'm Fitty or anything...

Also, "halcyon" is an awesome word to slip into a sentence. I emphatically urge everyone to give it a try.

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