Saturday, there was a baby shower for our niece - Magnum's sister's daughter - happy occasion. Magnum's dad and stepmom were in town and took us, along with our kids and Chaco's girlfriend, out for dinner on Friday. Nice evening.
The baby shower was coed, so friends and family. It was nice as baby showers are good times, but for me, it was marred by the text I got from Chaco just before. He'd just busted his girlfriend cheating on him.
I was all, "Whaaaaaat?!?"
Really, I never saw that coming. She seemed really down to earth without a deceptive streak. I'd sat next to her during our Friday dinner, enjoying her company as always. Ya think ya know a person.
Saturday evening, Meego wanted to attend Drums along the Rockies in Denver, and asked Magnum and me to go along. Okay, actually, some of Meego's band friends had a block of tickets, and he was too late in getting on that bandwagon (pun intended?), so asked to go with us as a last resort. Who does he think he was fooling? But fine, we went along. Gotta strike while the iron's hot.
It was entertaining as expected. As a former flag girl myself, I can appreciate the work and choreography that goes into these things. As a mom, I sometimes worry that Meego is channeling Todd Rundgren, just wanting to bang on the drum all day.
Sunday, Chaco came over, and we offered help for his wounded heart. He and "The Ex" had been together a while now and were essentially living together in Chaco's house, her dog included. So now, it's just him in the house - a tough adjustment.
Eventually, we decided to go out for lunch. Afterwards, we (strategically 😉) decided to visit the local humane society to "just look".
Meet Ella, Chaco's new pooch:
She's a real sweetheart. Really, if Chaco hadn't scooped her up, I just might have! She'd just gotten to the shelter - didn't last a day.
I looked up characteristics of her breed:
She had me at "Loyal".