Yesterday while taking pictures of the puppies, I captured this shot. My mom and I both looked at the preview of the picture and both of us started crying. Don’t ask me how I happened to capture a moment like this but it floods my heart with praise just looking at it.
My Dearest Husband…
Yesterday I was getting gas at the station thinking to myself “I sure look frumpy today”. I hate to feel frumpy! I was wearing baggy clothes that were not especially flattering. Many people stop eating during time of stress. If I was one of them, I would be wearing the clothes I wore in the 7th grade I think (LOL!). Sadly, though, I need comfort food and this year it just never let up. I will start a diet again in January (of course…we all say that). Anyhow, I was at the gas station visualizing myself in a much sleeker slimmer outfit and like a typical woman, starting thinking that for the sake of my husband I should be skinnier. While I stood there thinking on this, I made a mental note of a few things. First, some men find it appalling if there wives are out in public and not dressed to the nines. Jim would never even contemplate this. If you asked him what I was wearing yesterday he likely would have no idea. If I would have called and said “Do you feel embarrassed when I go out somewhere wearing a huge shirt and baggy sweat pants?”, he would have stared dumbly at me wondering what in the world I was talking about and what my point was. LOL.
And this is exactly what I LOVE about my husband. His identity as a person is not wrapped up in mine. He is very secure and he just loves me. Of course the down side to all of this is that when I am dressed to the 9’s he doesn’t notice either (usually) LOL! Still though, while I know he must appreciate a size 6 wife as opposed to a (ya like I would really tell you…duh!) “blank”, he accepts me and loves me as I am. Which is a great great thing during molasses cookie season.
This week Jim and I have been watching our very favorite TV series of all time! Season three of 24! We gave up trying to watch them on TV because we just couldn’t take it. The suspense was terrible and we both prefer to marathon our way through this particular season. We have only 3 shows left so I can’t wait for him to get home tonight. I am on pins and needles with anticipation! I am pretty angry with President Palmer right now and disappointed in Tony. I love Jack (as always) and I think there is more to the story with Chase. I do NOT want Michelle to die and I am getting pretty nervous on this point. My favorite character though this season is Chloe. My favorite line this season was when Chloe said to Kim “Like that energy Kim. Use it!” You had to see it to see the humor in it but I am going to have to use that line on my boys when they are through fits LOL. I told Jim that Chloe is just weird enough to be interesting. He turned to me and said “That’s why I love you too. Your just weird enough to be interesting”. Funny man.
Quick note on protected posts…
I am so sorry Amy! I have been giggling at your “comment” since I read it. Does it feel like I am talking in front of your back? LOL! If I protect a post and make it available only to family, I promise to make it uninteresting so you don’t miss anything! LOL!