Last night my sis and I headed down to the Ranch for some karaoke. Our first time there since "The Break up".
There were many of the usual regulars there. Nice to see some familiar faces. Our Cowboy friend was at the bar, I went over and said hi. But being still too freshly split-up, my sis couldn't bring herself to partake in casual chit chat with him, so she headed straight for a table. She is currently in that place, between being lovers and friends. She isn't ready to just talk to him about the weather yet. I do hope that day will come.
The Cowboy was the opening act, and did 'In the Ghetto' which he did a nice job of, as always. But I could see he felt uncomfortable. Sis was called up next to do her song, and before she started to sing, Cowboy left. I guess he is probably in the same place that she is. We will just give them time. Although they are both moving on, they both have some healing left to do. I hope they can start to be friends eventually, because Keith and I enjoy both of their company.
Part of what makes this all so difficult, is that she still had access to Cowboys blog. It was like an addiction. Although getting past him would be easier if she didn't read it any more. He has posted that he moved on and is madly in love already, and that is what hurts her. Reading his tales of romance, laid out in exactly the same fashion as it was when she was the center of his world. She has been very classy, and has refrained from writing in her blog any defenses to his criticisms, and hasn't even commented on his posts. Except for vague references such as were written in her post yesterday. So today I see he has moved his URL. I don't know if it was in response to her post. I think it will be easier for them to move on if they don't have access to each others blogs.
Keith joined us an hour later. He had obedience classes to attend earlier. Now you should see him do as he is told! ... Not Keith silly! I mean the dog..Binzen, of course. It was the final lesson in the program. He got a certificate of completion. So anyways, Keith joined us and ordered his usual beer, that he made last all evening. With the music and singing, it can sometimes be difficult to hear the person sitting across the table from you. He leaned over and told me " I signed Binzen up for dance training". HUH!! What? I can just see him in a tutu and toe shoes! But I misheard him. What he actually said was, I signed Binzen up for advanced training. Ahhh that makes more sense. LOL we had a good chuckle over that.
It was a fairly slow night, the place wasn't packed, so we got to do a lot of singing. I did 'Good Mother-Jan Arden" "Believe-Cher""Foolish Games-Jewel" "Nobody Does It Better-Carley Simon" Keith and I did "Cruisin-Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis". Keith also did his three 'usuals'. And Sis did three or four. Lost count. We have never had so much time at the mike. At one point Nick, a regular there was singing and the whole bar was up dancing! Almost every one was up on their feet. Then a couple of the waitresses came hoping towards the dance floor doing the train, and we all joined on. The whole place was boogieing around the tables, laughing and having a real good time. It was nice to see my Sis, smiling so much.
Raise your glasses. Lets make a toast to moving forward and putting the past behind us, and to learning to be friends.