My husband is a teacher. Not by trade, but by God-made personality. And I have no way to explain it other than when you’re in the same room with him, you want to hear what he has to say.
Now, I on the other hand have the unique talent that only 14 years of marriage can attain. I can tune him out like it’s nobody’s business. In fact I’m really good at making my grocery list in my head at the same time he’s sharing his wisdom.
I know…it’s called ADD
But even though I’m distracted by important things like the stain on the carpet, the spider on the ceiling and my dinner plans, sometimes his wise words seep into my subconscious whether I’m aware of it or not.
Honest, I’m going somewhere with this.
So last Thanksgiving or Christmas, I forget which, my mom made a pie and I got to bring the leftovers home.
In her pie plate.
Which has sat in my cupboard all this time.
And today, I found it!
So I decided I was going to fill it with a pie and return it to her.
And I made this yummy lemon meringue pie.
(Here is where you Ooooh and Ahhhh just like when they wheel out the prizes on the Price Is Right.)
And I managed to escape laundry, fussy kids and stressed out husband just long enough to deliver it to her house and talk her ear off at 6000 words per minute like only a stay-at-home mom starved for adult conversation can do.
(And now I’m wondering if SHE was really making her grocery list the whole time I was rambling. Hmmmm. )
But when I drove home, these subconscious words from my husband, that I didn’t even realize I was listening to, replayed over and over in my head...
“When you borrow something, always return it in better condition than when you got it.”
So consider this post advice to always leave your dishes at my house so can you receive goodies in return and as proof to my husband for use in some future argument so I can say,
“IF YOU’D JUST READ MY BLOG, YOU’D KNOW THAT I LISTEN TO YOU!”
thank you, that is all.