Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Husband Has a New Girlfriend

This past May, my husband and I took a local motorcycle course, so now we are licensed to drive motorcycles!



We were so busy flitting around having fun all summer, it wasn't until August that we went motorcycle shopping. My husband has been busily perusing motorcycle magazines and websites, so when we finally got to the dealership, it wasn't a hard choice: a Kawasaki Ninja 650.

Now I am a motorcycle widow. Weekends I am left alone while my husband roars across the Prairie.

Mid-life crisis? Perhaps, but the real truth is now, in our 40's, we're finally able to afford the extras out of our reach while raising children.

Why didn't I get a motorcycle too, you may ask? Well, I prefer to spend my money on expensive shoes and purses, NATCH! Do you know that this toy cost almost as much as a Birkin!!!?

Besides, I'm not really into riding around aimlessly. I'd rather read, or knit, or...shop. But I have taken it out on the road, and I admit that it's a huge amount of fun in small doses. And I like knowing how to ride, even though it's not the way I prefer to spend my free time.

Hell, I'll probably eventually get a bike. But for now, my husband has another love. And I'm not terribly jealous.

3 comments:

mamacita said...

Mama needs a Birkin!

the gardeners cottage said...

i could live with that.

my husband has always had dirt bikes and a few street bikes. now that our sons are all out of the house and we are securely in our mid-life crises stage of life,we've been (mostly me) wanting a vintage porsche. very pricey and very impractical but isn't that the point?

~janet


ps ~ thanks for the visit and compliment.

The Preppy Princess said...

Good for you on knowing how to ride (drive?) one! The Spousal Unit had a HOG for our first decade together, but once back in the Midwest decided the weather wasn't all that conducive to motoring, so it is no longer with us. We like that. :)

Sending you a smile,
tp