Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Late Night Pillow Fight

Everyone has been overwhelmingly supportive of my daughter; getting her in a space where things are right one way or another.  But, that was all put on hold when our neighbor was in a car accident and we lost two days helping her family out.  Sorry for not responding to your wonderful loving comments.  It's been an insane couple of days.

Tonight, I waited in the hospital lobby while Eric worked late.  The expected discharge did not happen and I brought a disappointed little boy home to wait one more day for his mom and grandma to return.  When he finally slept, I crawled into bed next to my exhausted husband and nuzzled his arm.

"You woke me up," he whispered, rolling into me and wrapping his body around my back and shoulders.  "I was dreaming about Vegas."

Eric and I have been talking about going to Vegas for a long time. We know Shadow Lane has an event every year.  We have fantasized about fancy hotel rooms with topless pools, waxing parlors, and Cirque du Soleil.

"What were you doing in Vegas?" I asked.

Eric grinned in the darkness and squeezed me even tighter.

"We were at an amateur night strip club and you were on stage showing off your skills."

I pondered this answer.  Was this something I could actually do?  Body image, a C minus at best. A public venue? Who else would be in the audience?  Was this something Eric truly wanted or was it just a dream or a fantasy? A combination of the two?

I sat up and flipped on a tiny table side light. Eric groaned and covered his eyes but I ignored him and called out to Alexa. "Alexa, play Joe Cocker, You can leave your hat on."

Slowly and sloppily, I did my own mini strip tease, dancing around, shaking my bacon, playing it up before my sleepy eyed yet entranced man.

Ahhh, life is good.  The music slowed and I leaned in for a kiss.

"Don't quit your day job," Eric chided and then pulling me onto the bed, dove his tongue into my mouth so I wouldn't have time to complain about his poor taste in jokes.

(Speaking of, on a side note, in an extremely seductive voice, Eric left me a message at work the other day. "Hi honey.  Can I tell you something dirty to think about until you see me tonight?  The white horse fell in the mud." That man has bologna in his shoes.)

Anyway, the stress and frustration of the weekend turned into a naked wrestling match and pillow fight, our giggles muffled as we tried to keep from waking the young house guest sleeping in the downstairs bedroom.  Delirium had obviously set it but it felt awesome and we'll both get through today with cups of caffeine and silly memories.

21 comments:

  1. Amy, I love your honesty. "C- at best." I'm not laughing at you, but I am laughing with you because gah, I feel the same way. But, our guys like our bacon and our knicker bacon no matter how we think we look. (And I think you must be such a great friend to your neighbors.) Drink lots of water today to balance the caffeine intake!! ;)

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  2. Good morning Windy! I just gave the same advice to Sunny, who is experiencing 106 degree weather. Have a great day. :)
    Amy

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  3. Hi Amy,

    I'm glad to hear your daughter has been receiving support.

    Sorry to hear about your neighbour's accident. Wonderful of you to help out, you are a wonderful and caring neighbour.

    The wrestling match and pillow fight sounds like fun, and just what you both needed after the last few stressful days.

    Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery for your neighbour.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Good morning Roz!
      Thank you for the positive thoughts. My poor neighbor is rather broken but lucky to be alive. I'm ready to May to be over. It's been a rough month so far. Come on summer! We are in the mood for ya.
      Amy

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  4. Amy, I’ve been pretty much a lurker this last week so I’m catching up here. So sorry about your daughter’s situation, glad she’s coming home for the summer. I have to tell you, your Cloud Nine post is beautiful, so poetic. I laughed - in a good way - at this post, you and Eric are such fun together. I’m trying to keep up from here!
    Rosie xx

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    1. Hello there, oh lurking friend. I'm glad you enjoyed Cloud Nine. I sure did. Looking forward to my next trip into outer space. :) I'm like you. I get on when I can but then I end up reading a few days/weeks back to catch up with everyone.
      Amy

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  5. Your post this morning had a little happy and a little sad. However, your fun that night made me think about how much play ttwd puts back in our lives.

    Hugs From Ella

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    1. The play is so important as we get older and realize how much crap gets pushed through a lifetime. Focus on the little happy and thank you for helping me breathe through the little sads.
      Amy

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  6. Hi Amy, :) I'm so glad to hear that you have such a supportive fella- even if he does have bologna in his shoes! That part made me LOL! I think that one of the best things about this whole thing is all of the fun and laughing that goes on. Of course you add Joe Cocker to the mix! LOL!

    You sound like a super neighbor! I hope that she heals up soon. Am glad that things are going along better with your daughter, as well. Many hugs,

    ❤️Katie

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    1. Hi Katie,
      I do have a very funny and supportive guy, that is for sure. He keeps me laughing, especially when we are beyond tired.
      Neighbor was released from the hospital today so that was awesome. Things are returning to normal.
      Amy

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  7. Oh Amy ... you two are such a hoot! And Shadow Lane has a Vegas event!? ... how much fun would that be!

    On the serious side ... you are a good neighbour and friend ... hope all is well .... nj ... xx

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    1. Hey NJ-
      We have been talking about Shadow Lane for years. I followed Erica Scott for awhile and she always talked about the big party in Vegas. Someday....
      Amy

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  8. I love reading your posts, they are so full of love. Hope that Vegas is as good as Eric is imagining.

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    1. Thanks Blondie. How could it not be? What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Somehow that makes it seem like anything can go. :)
      Amy
      PS- Like, maybe I'll turn into a big chicken and just hang out in the hotel. LOL

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  9. I love Eric's sense of humor! I'm glad you had some silly time between caring for neighbors and worrying about daughter.

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  10. Amy,
    Thinking of all of you. Take care.
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith. My daughter is coming home the 24th. :)
      Amy

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  11. .... me again :>) I didn't click on the link to the JC song (loved Joe C) when I first read your post because I knew what it was. I just did now ... yesss! ... a vid clip from one of my all time favourite movies! ... thx for the reminder, Amy! ... nj

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  12. What a wonderful example of living life to the fullest. Helping out a neighbor in the way you are doing,is such a blessing for all her family. And, I love your strip tease act..I have to file that one away and steal it ...probably soon LOL! You two know how to get through the tough times, and celebrate the good times...HURRAH!!! Vegas sounds verrrrry interesting! hugs abby

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