Thursday, October 13, 2011

Putting on My Big Girl Boots

Last weekend, the Big Guy and I went to Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate his 50th birthday.  I got lots of good presents.  I got a new car, and I got some REAL cowboy boots! And yes, I did say that it was BG's birthday, but whatever, he got a leg lamp and a gift card to Sears.

ANYWAY, back to me.  I've wanted cowboy boots FOREVER.  But the real ones (as opposed to the Payless variety)  are just so damned expensive!  And when I've had a little extra money, there's always been something more sensible to spend it on.  But I got paid for a side job last week, and the money was burning a hole in my (patent leather, Payless) purse, so when we got to Nashville, and went for a walk down Broadway, and passed Betty Boots,
Betty Boots Sign  I had to stop and drag BG inside.  And bought me some real cowboy boots. I did sign a waiver stating that I would not wear them with Daisy Duke shorts or a mini skirt.  There is a definite age limit on that sort of fashion statement.  And a thigh diameter limit.

 We then proceeded to visit a great many fun bars, listened to some awesome music, and watched people.  If you like country music at all, you've got to go to Nashville at least once.  I got one of my kids a T-shirt that says "Viva Nash Vegas", and it really is, on a smaller scale, without the strippers and the gambling.  The neon and entertainment factors are incredible. 

We also went to the Grand Ol' Opry and saw an overgrown hillbilly boy band (Rascal Flatts) get inducted into the Opry, which was v. cool. 

Anyway, back to me.  My friend Dawn Alexander sent me a book, The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always WantedThe Me Project, and I'm working through it.  This is going to help me do stuff that I've always wanted to do without feeling guilty for doing something for of the things that holds me back is a fear of seeming selfish.  So I'll keep you posted! 

And I'll be doing it with my boots on!


  1. Ha! TG wants a leg lamp. I've been holding off, because I am a bad, uncaring wife.

    Love your new boots! Yee-haw! Saddle up, cowgirl! :)

  2. Sounds like it was an awesome "not your birthday" birthday! Love the boots, love Rascal Flatts and yes, I do intend to get to Nashville one day!

    Is the leg lamp in the front window?

  3. Linda;
    Walgreens has the leg lamp, in three sizes! No more excuses.

    We got the desk lamp size, rather than the end-table size, but we'll be sure to keep the front shades open anyway.

  4. Sounds like The Big Guy had a great birthday! And you made out pretty good too! Can't wait to see pictures of you in the boots.