It’s father’s day! – The weather is promising to be warm and wonderful and there may be a trip to the ice cream parlor on our dance card. Happy father’s day to the beloved husband and all Dads everywhere!
A new job? – The beloved husband asked me to accompany him on a shopping trip (did you hear the angels sing?) for summer shirts. We picked up a collection that he liked (I had veto power) and he headed to the fitting room. It was empty but a couple came after a while and the husband also tried on some shirts.
As the husbands alternated coming out for critiquing the other husband suggested that we start a business. We would stand outside dressing rooms and provide feedback to men as they tried on clothes. He said we sounded alike and used the same phrases. “The shoulder droops on that one.” “Too big.” “Too small.” “Nope, nope, nope.” “That makes you look portly.” “Ah yes, that one is perfect.”
Cleaning out – When I met the beloved husband his favorite color was brown. (Yep, that sofa went to Goodwill.) A kind (and blind) person would call his stuff earth tones. I would call them muddy. Over the years, I have rubbed off on him. He looks fabulous in jewel tones and can wear primaries and some dusty pastels really well. Dull earth tones wash him out. Think wallflowers fading in the background. I was pleased to see that the last of the muddy-colored shirts were in the donation basket.
I’m conflicted – Yes, I am. We had a rainy week here. The good news is that I didn’t have to work on the pile of mulch that is sitting in my driveway. The bad news is that it’s still there waiting for me. The older I get the less I enjoy yard work.
Update on the chubster – Hazel has been on a diet for 10 days and has lost (drum roll please) exactly a half pound! It may not sound like much but at just under 17 pounds, that is a good for a cat. It’s not healthy to lose it too fast. She is still stealing food from the other cats but not as much. I don’t write much about Hazel. Her claim to fame is her “I haven’t been fed sad eyes” which appear 15 minutes after she’s been fed. She is not very vocal. She could do kabuki theatre. It’s all about the facial expressions.
And how was your week?