Blame her. The one standing to the left of Bossy in the photo. Her name is Wendy and she is one of Bossy’s best friends. Wendy lives in Scottsdale, and Bossy is staying with Wendy, which means Wendy is making Bossy stay up until one in the morning drinking wine and applying facial masks. Her fault. Don’t believe Wendy when she argues that Bossy brought both the wine and the facial masks, because that would just be the truth.
The drive from New Mexico to Scottsdale was smooth sailing. Smooth sailing without the boat:
Absent from the day’s drive were any traces of
an anxiety attack fog, and Bossy’s friend The Sleeping Bag celebrated Bossy’s good spirits by situating itself in the second row of seats:
As the temperature transitioned from the low 30s to the mid 80s, Bossy and her Sleeping Bag enjoyed the six-hour drive free from all worries:
And the landscape slowly changed from this:
And finally this:
This morning Bossy awoke to sliced grapefruit straight from the backyard tree. And a desert in bloom:
stepher saysApril 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm
My husband and I just returned from a trip to Death Valley so the desert landscape brings back fond memories.
Continue to have a blast and thanks for bringing all of us along for the trip!
Scottsdale Girl saysApril 5, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Now I REALLY look like a stalker.
Don’t you LOVE IT HERE? WARM!
Scottsdale Girl saysApril 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm
Oh thank god Stepher beat me to it. Cancel the police
Miss Wisabus saysApril 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm
I’m quite called at the moment. It helped to look at that last picture.
MamaMo saysApril 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Love the desert flower photo – absolutely beautiful. What an amazingly beautiful and diverse country we have, eh?!
Jen saysApril 5, 2008 at 4:41 pm
Found you from PW’s site! You’re fab and your blog is fun!
Biddy saysApril 5, 2008 at 4:43 pm
*sigh* i love the southwest!
be sure and get a picture of you in the hot convertible!
meleah rebeccah saysApril 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm
i love that you use a seatbelt on your sleeping bag.
Meg saysApril 5, 2008 at 5:08 pm
Meg thinks the Sleeping Bag should start his own blog!
boots586 saysApril 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Sleeping Bag has to get a name. Something with the initials REI.
Cheryl saysApril 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Hello Bossy.Just wanted to let you know, I’m along for the ride.
Nina saysApril 5, 2008 at 5:49 pm
I think America is just too damn BIG!
Little Miss Sunshine State saysApril 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm
It’s hot in the desert. But it’s a DRY HEAT.
Just like the inside of an oven.
Just Jamie saysApril 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm
You’re getting warmer …
Can you see San Diego yet from your cute little convertible?
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysApril 5, 2008 at 7:41 pm
Is Bossy sure that’s not Cowboy Josh stuffed in the bag strapped to the seat?
The Domestic Goddess saysApril 5, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Tell me, is the face mask edible? Eatable? Can you eat it?
Swistle saysApril 5, 2008 at 8:19 pm
OMG, for a second I thought we were supposed to blame her for BITING YOU WITH THE BITE OF THE ZOMBIE.
dlyn saysApril 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm
Lovely face masks, but no photo of the wine? That doesn’t seem fair.
corrie saysApril 5, 2008 at 8:42 pm
I thought Bossy was in a convertible… in the photos the roof of the car looked so, so solid.
Maybe a few pics of Bossy torturing her hair for a change (as opposed to the other way around) with the top down and the curls flying about is called for !
MommyTime saysApril 5, 2008 at 10:22 pm
I am glad that if you are not catching up on your rest with your friend, at least you are doing relaxing things. At some point you will have to sleep a little. Just not while driving. (Obviously, Saturn, she knows that! I’m just being a smart-ass.)
Foolery saysApril 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm
Careful — Mr. Sleeping Bag may get car sick riding backwards. You don’t wanna have to clean up a bunch of stuffing.
junebug saysApril 5, 2008 at 10:41 pm
At first I thought your mask was just a dirty face from all the road trip dust.
sonrie saysApril 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm
I seatbelt my groceries. I think it makes them feel more secure. I am sure you’re sleeping bag thanks you.
All Adither saysApril 5, 2008 at 11:42 pm
Arizona kicks ass.
Wendy saysApril 6, 2008 at 12:51 am
Did you see any “Don’t pick up hitchhikers” signs near the PRISONS?! Those are my favorite.
JCK saysApril 6, 2008 at 1:15 am
All Adither nailed it. Let’s hope you don’t see any hitchhikers trying to lure you with those gorgeous wildflowers!
kate saysApril 6, 2008 at 1:53 am
oh man. i’m totally channeling you. instead of finishing my bossy’s coming to do list. i. did. a. facial. i swear. there’s a blog about it. *insert twilight zone music here*
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysApril 6, 2008 at 2:14 am
Thank goodness! Taut, poreless skin is a prerequisite for hanging with the SD bloggers!
Camille saysApril 6, 2008 at 3:14 am
Dang it, Bossy–you’re making me miss home. Specifically the free citrus.
Dara saysApril 6, 2008 at 4:36 am
this is so much fun….I wanna go on a road trip.
Momo Fali saysApril 6, 2008 at 8:13 am
You talk to the sleeping bad, don’t you?
mr.lootiatto saysApril 6, 2008 at 8:47 am
oh my god…whiteface…
I immediately thought of a new dress brigade in the Mummers parade…The HONKY brigade…
laska saysApril 6, 2008 at 9:56 am
I remember that sign from our move to Arizona from Tennessee 21 years ago and how freaked out it made me. Especially when my mom declared it was time to get out and give the dog a chance to go to the bathroom.
Sarah Rogstad saysApril 6, 2008 at 10:03 am
Wow, I like watching your adventure. Very fun. ANd a great way to meet people you have taked with via the internet.
Thanks for the journey.
amanda saysApril 6, 2008 at 10:44 am
I am feeling the call of the road…common sense tells me that with my contractions going as they are, my flight will be short.
Surcie saysApril 6, 2008 at 1:01 pm
Now THERE’s a smile. Wine’ll do that for/to ya.
Kit saysApril 6, 2008 at 4:51 pm
Oh, Bossy, this makes me miss my Arizona home that I left so long ago…why did I ever leave? Now I’m here in the cold, DEAD Northeast…and did I mention the cold? And the no flowers…and the death?
psychophant saysApril 6, 2008 at 5:15 pm
Lynn in Tucson saysApril 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm
Okay. A best friend. I, too, would choose Phoenix over Tucson if it came down to a best friend.