Almost daily outfit of the day: Hillbilly hell 10.6.11

Thrifted J Crew chambray shirt; vintage thrifted silk skirt; vintage thrifted leopard belt; H&M sandals; Charming Charlie and Forever 21 bracelets.

I did not wear this outfit today. No, I wore it last Thursday, when I received a call that my husband's car was disabled by flat tire, leaving him helpless on the side of a road somewhere near Tulsa. My husband travels for work. He's on the road a lot, schlepping back and forth from our tidy little suburban house in Dallas to the wilds of Oklahoma, where the accents are so thick you could spread them on toast. While he is always able to stay cool and calm in the face of a crisis (which I must admit irritates the CRAP out of me) I do not. Nope. I freak out. My imagination goes into overdrive. Immediately, I pictured him sitting roadside on a dirty patch of gravel, vultures circling overhead hungrily as he waited for rescue. Every pickup that sped by contained at least one escaped homicidal maniac wielding either a butcher knife or sawed-off shotgun, monitoring him, deciding whether he was worth a kill, which he was because he's a nice guy and generally a good driver and takes care of me when I'm sick and OH MY GOD I AM ABOUT TO BE WIDOWED. So there he sat, helpless and vulnerable, shivering (never mind that it was 89 degrees out) and praying for salvation. Or a tow truck.

In the end, he managed to get his car transported out of Oklahoma to a town forty minutes from us, and I picked him up. Apparently he made friends with a couple of mechanics and had a jolly old time while I was losing heart muscle with my worrying. Both he and his car are fine, and I've vowed to stop freaking out. For the rest of the week, anyway.




8 comments:

  1. Girl I love me some chambray, I need more!

    Car break downs suck more than...well they suck more than just about everything I can think of at the moment. Nothing worse than feeling stranded!

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  2. Oh goodness, your imagination sounds like mine! Glad he is home safe & sound :)

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  3. I can't help but laugh at this story. The way you told it is so delightful and hilarious :-)
    In reality my partner and me are exactly the same way, he's cool and calm and I can get hysterical and panicky super fast. I would have reacted exactly the same as you and my dear MR: C would give a look of total bewilderment because I'm fussing over a trifle like a flat tire.

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  4. The accents so thick you can spread them on toast. Ah, you.

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  6. Ha ha! Those are some seriously catastrophic imaginings...

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  7. I wore almost the same outfit! Your hair is infinitely better than mine though!

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  8. This cracks me up! I, too, suffer from the temporary insanity that comes with imagining the worst-case scenarios in the most mundane days. Like, every sound in my apartment at night is a serial killer... :)

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