Oh, how I wish I could say I was dressed in nothing but mink or silk or even Saran Wrap and that candles were involved, but no, I was wearing cargo shorts and an old t-shirt and holding a broom and it wasn't even dark yet.
I walked into the room where he was watching TV and said, "Honey, since we're going off next weekend for our anniversary, I really would not mind if you wanted to go hunting this weekend."
He looked up at me with a searching face to check to see, I suppose, if I was drunk or in my right mind, but I was completely sober and serious and he realized I meant it.
"Really?" he asked me.
"Really," I said.
"It IS the first weekend of rifle season," he said. I swear, he had a tear in his eye.
Bless his heart. I love that man.
Plus, this way I'll get to watch what I want to on the TV. Haha! Just kidding! (Sort of.) And eat salmon with spinach and Edamame beans. Ooh, I go CRAZY when he's gone.
And so he's happy and cheerful and I am too because when he's happy, I'm a lot more apt to be in a good mood myself and I know that works both ways. And if there's one thing I've learned being in a long-time marriage, it's that any sweetness you truly give comes back to you. Stiff-necked pride really has no place in a relationship.
Maybe eventually I'll truly remember that.
I've had my walk this morning. The dew was bedazzling the spider webs like a good Vagazzling can perk up your Lady Garden. (Thanks, Beth Coyote.)
Here's a picture of a spider web. You can google-image search Vagazzle if you want to see what that's all about. (And what woman wouldn't want her very own Swarovski-crystal-enhanced Lady Garden?)
I went out to check the garden when I returned home to find that the arugula I planted from seed is already breaking through the ground. I planted that stuff on Sunday! Not even a week! Arugula is about the easiest green to grow that I've ever encountered. It must be a weed. A really tasty weed and I sure am looking forward to eating it fresh from the dirt. Besides arugula seeds I also planted some actual plants of arugula and same with collards and broccoli and cauliflower and onion sets and cabbage and spinach and lettuces of various types. And collard seeds, too, and mesclun seeds and turnip and mustards.
In neat, crooked rows.
All right. That's enough of that. I've done my job here today which is to offer quite possibly the only place on the entire internet (at least for today) when you can find a discusion of not only gardening and hunting but also, vaginal decoration.
I am here to serve you.