Thursday, June 23, 2005
When I get my mind set on something, it is with great care and great thought. When I shop I have learned to walk around the store with the item I think I HAVE to have and usually in the end, I place it back to where I picked it up from. (I'm not the type to just lay it down where I stand)
This pretty much curbs my impulse buying. If I am still thinking about it the next day or so then I know it wasn't an impulse 'have to have it right now kinda thingy,' it is something that I really want or need. Now for the part that will put some gray hairs on my Husbands head for sure! I want my own motorcycle........I have been mulling it around for the last couple of years and I still want one. I was always drawn to feel of a bike, I love the wind through my hair and the cool summer nights on my skin and unfortunately I have the kind of hair that actually looks better AFTER I get OFF the back of a bike......(anybody know of a really good blow dryer turbo wind type?? lol)
When Jim and I first started dating we used to be able to sneak out after my daughter was already asleep for the night, (Grandma lived right upstairs and baby monitors were a blessing for sure!) and we would go for these wonderful night rides. Usually an 'off the beaten path' kind of road through the woods where you could feel the temperature drop at least 10 degrees. Most of my late teenage years and young adult years were on the back of a bike. Even when I was a teenager maybe 17, I used to sneak my brother's Harley out (This is where any guilt ridden lil sister would apologize but I can't! Cuz I'm not sorry! lol) when I knew he was out for the night with his car and ride all by myself.
Jim felt it was necessary to give up the bike when the responsibilities of parenting came along. He still doesn't feel the need to get one now that the kids are growing up, he says there are too many irresponsible drivers out there and it would take one idiot, to change our life completely.........I know in my heart he is right but the pull of the bike is tugging hard on me now. I would be perfectly happy on the back of his bike again or one of my own. 2 of my girlfriends just completed getting their motorcycle license and another one is considering getting her own now too.........it would make for a very interesting GIRLZ NIGHT OUT for sure! lol
Mid-life crisis?? who knows!........but at least I don't want a new corvette and a boyfriend right????