Thursday, March 23, 2006
My Dinner With Jethro
He's had his second day off this month. Holy jeepers the guy's been gone all day every day for 16 hours. I wish I was exaggerating, but no, it's true!! (He went and poured a nice tasty beverage into my glass, the stinker, and now I can hardly type.)
I may think that they best ways to solve general anxiety issues are the following:
1) shake fists and scream at rock concert
2) get on your horse and ride
neither of which I do often enough. Although I've been averaging better in the rock concert area than the horse riding area lately.
Jethro, claiming (or blaming) his English ancestry, is a big believer in the benefits of a nice tasty beverage. He gave me a lovely orange juice and rum before supper. He said he put "three fingers" width of rum in the glass. Okay, he's got huge massive hands. Huge.
Just as I was commanding the kids to clear the hated homework off the table, Jethro looked at me with That Glint in his eye. "Put on your Stetson for dinner."
I can't resist the Stetson. Last summer I wore it on our cottage rental week. I wore it down to the beach. Pretty much if I wasn't in the water or sleeping, it was on my head. Back in my horse show days, I had a legit reason to wear it, but if my man asks me nicely, well, I have to wear it don't I???
Again, blaming his Britishness, he poured me a red wine without even asking, and I must say, it was a lovely meal. Despite my increasingly frightening Steven-Tyler-of-Aerosmith facial wrinkles, My Big Man still thinks I look good. At least I look happy.
At this point, my daughter summed up the whole evening:
She's got a knife, she's got a wine glass, she's wearing a Stetson, and she's got pink hair. Clearly, she must be crazy.
There is no way these kids will turn out "Normal".
I can't tell you how nice it is to have the Big Guy home. I have begged him not to work for the next week. On April Fool's Day we'll be on the east coast at the Juno Awards -- how appropriate-- and I just don't want to let him go until after that. Fun things happen when he's around!!!!