I had so many eventful things happen yesterday I thought as I sip my morning coffee.. it’s hard to know where to begin. I’m going to make this blog humorous because in my opinion that’s the only way to go.
Started out ordinary enough until my Mom decided she wanted me to take her Christmas shopping for boots for my Dad. We ended up in this small town the only one which apparently sells cowboy boots. I knew it was going to be interesting the minute we opened the door. There were boxes, garbage piled up everywhere and this woman behind a counter shouted out “come on in”.. My Mom didn’t miss a beat just asked where the size 8 and a half boots were. The owner of the shop pointed us to the back where there were no lights and dozens of boxes. I was immediately overwhelmed by the smell and disorganization. My Mom sat down on this old wooden chair that rocked precariously every time she moved as she insisted the only way she could get a pair to fit my Dad was if she tried them on first and they fit. After six pairs and me pulling them off and on her feet she decided on a pair. I could not get out of there fast enough. My Mom just looked at me and asked .”What’s wrong?”..nothing Mom.. just glad you found that pair of boots …finally!!!
I ended up in another small town this afternoon and in the middle of “downtown” got stranded on a block of ice and my Mom’s car would not move! Four big pick ups coming at me and they all had to stop.. All four guys got out and just laughed at me. OKAY! I’m the first one to admit I need some lessons in driving in the snow but I asked them what they really found funny about this situation…. Don’t you worry your pretty head about any of this, we’ll get you out of this mess! And they did…
Sitting in my sister’s bar/hotel tonight just chilling this tall cowboy walks in takes one look at me and starts laughing. I knew there was a city girl in here the moment I saw that car! What makes you think I’m a city girl? I asked.. that’s my Mom’s car and she’s told me it gets her through six foot snow drifts …He didn’t say another word, just “that” look, smiled and walked away.
I’m feeling like a barfly. I’ve met so many wonderful people. One of the young bartenders here is a bank executive by day and bartender by night..she loves it. She shakes her head during our many conversations and just calls me special.. she says it’s a compliment and I award her one as well, bright, beautiful and feisty, I call her Jazzy.
I’m back home, feeling it, loving it. The people are real and perhaps I need a bit more of this. I’m thinking I might need a pair of those boots myself soon and I’m going to hang up my leggings for blue jeans. It seems to be all coming together in just the right way.
Barfly moments with Estee….
copyright Es-tee Miller
“Henry: This is a world where everybody’s gotta do something. Y’know, somebody laid down this rule that everybody’s gotta do something, they gotta be something. You know, a dentist, a glider pilot, a narc, a janitor, a preacher, all that.
Henry: Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I don’t wanna do. All the things that I don’t wanna be. Places I don’t wanna go, like India, like getting my teeth cleaned. Save the whale, all that, I don’t understand that.
Jim: You’re not supposed to think about it. I think the whole trick is, not to think about it”….from the movie Barfly..