"Dad" had just laid down for a short (and well deserved) snoozer, but don't you know, wherever dad is....fun is too!
I got home from the park the other day and a big white sack from one of those good, good, bad stores was sitting on my table. Inside was a familiar site. The note. We've left notes for each other since we were 16. On cars, in lockers, under pillows. Great memories. I remember coming out of basketball practice one cold winter night and there was a note on my car. It said, "check behind your tire before you drive away...love you". Sure enough, a single rose and a carton of eggnog stashed in the snow beneath my door. Life's gotten busy with adult responsibilities and parenthood, and the note game has slowed significantly since we were young and crazy in love. But I felt all those crazy in love feelings yesterday just seeing that green paper, and his handwriting...it said, "Ha, ha, ha...it's not here. Now the fun begins, your toaster is somewhere in the house. Good luck. love Dave." My toaster!!?? A week ago Dave said he had all these credit card points, and just for fun, what would I buy? In my mind, as long as you never pay interest, credit card points are like monopoly money...free. I think I scared him with how quickly I rattled off 3 or 4 extravagant purchases I would make. Then I asked him..."what would you buy?" Funny how my answers involved 1 item, and his more like 7 or 8. This is actually one reason I love my husband. SO not trendy, SO not concerned with things money can buy (unless maybe you're talking about land, or hunting equipment). He's a good and constant reminder for me...my balance. Which is why, bless his heart, when he stood at that checkout counter and the saleswomen from England nodded approvingly, he probably whimpered inside. To anyone else, what she said would have been the clincher, proof of a good purchase. But to my sweet Dave, when she declared in her thick accent, "Why the Queen of England has this toaster!", it only reaffirmed the silliness of such a thing. All I can say is that I FEEL like royalty and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with my new appliance.