|Because my nickname for Brian is Boo, I call this photo "Boo's Shoes".|
|Ron's Salmon dinner (with some bones) and not one, but TWO vegetables! He took this photo and emailed it to Sarah. I also love the placemat.|
|Brian emailed this photo to me to prove how he sleeps "so contained" when i am not there. This is the bed after three days of not making it.|
louie/Sarah and I went away for four days last week.
This trip was made possible because we're both retired and could take advantage of a last minute cancellation at one of our favorite places to vacation.
I retired April 4th, and louie/Sarah retired June 30th this year. She and I started our education careers the same year - 1979, in the same school. Sarah/louie was the Home Ec teacher. I was the Student Accounts Secretary. We became good friends when we started running together. When we started running together we realized that neither one of us was happily married. And a few years after our running counsel we both filed for divorce (my first one) around the same time. Like retirement, i got out of my marriage first before she got out of hers.
(Sarah/louie is smarter, but i do things more quickly. lol!)
Since 1979 we have gone through:
- three divorces - (two of mine, one of hers);
- the loss of three homes (two of mine, one of hers);
- a fight for child custody (hers);
- seven different jobs as we moved up the ladder (4 for her, 3 for me);
- quite a few 10K running races;
- a couple of sort of 'bad boys';
- many bottles of really crappy wine back in the 1980's, including one expensive French wine that cost $50 bottle, which we accidentally drank that was intended for my lawyer for doing my first divorce for free.
We don't normally go places for four days without our 'now' (and might i add, 'final') husbands.
And i think our husbands missed us, which is pretty cool.
Brian was quite happy to see me when he got home from work and then he said, "This is why i need you here.... look at my shoes!" ....And that is the photo above.
Oh yes, he went to work wearing two different shoes and didn't notice it until he got a hitch in his side because one shoe has a slightly higher heel. Thankfully he didn't have any administrative meetings!
I have blogged before about how my husband is not a fashion plate. Often he will come to me in the morning after he has dressed for work to ask me if his clothes look all right. Many times he mixes and matches seasonal clothes, i.e. wearing white linen in the dead of winter or a heavy sport coat in the heat of summer. I am no fashion plate myself, but at least i know not to do this! But i never had to tell him his shoes didn't match.
Sarah's husband Ron decided he was going to make himself a Major Dinner, which is not usual for him! Sarah does the cooking in her home, she's good at it, and she likes doing it. And though she left him one meal, there were still three more dinners.... So he went shopping.
What i liked most about Ron's dinner for himself was the two vegetables. Ron's loves sweets and desserts and i assumed that would be his dinner while Sarah was away! But he didn't follow Sarah's instructions about the bones and i guess he's lucky he didn't choke on one.
I loved that they sent us photos while we were away. Our husbands were bachelors for a long time and had never been married when they married us. So it shouldn't be surprising in this day that they did fend for themselves without us.
.... if you don't count Boo's shoes .
Notes to self:
Sunrise: 6:21 am
Sunset: 8:01 pm
High/low temp: 89/54
Longest run: Yay! 43 minutes without too much pain. Ran in new shoes.
What I'm looking forward to: first Seahawks game - Sept. 4th
What I'm procrastinating about: Starting back up at the YMCA