I always check my spam before emptying it as every once in a while Word Press sends an actual comment into the junk pile. And that is how I found this comment, which was so damned awesome, I almost unspammed it –
If you’re considering it, I suggest you use safety scissors, it’s all fun and games until someone loses a nipple.
Very good advice indeed.
Conversation on Sunday afternoon-
Husband: I have a scratch in the back of my throat.
Me: What do you mean? Like you’re sick?
Husband: No, it’s just a cough.
Me: Oh my god you’re sick. Well don’t give it to me. You go to work and collect people’s sick germs and then you bring them home.
Husband: No. I don’t get sick.
Me: Yes, you do! And then you give it to me!
Husband: I. Don’t. Get. Sick.
Telephone conversation on Monday afternoon –
Husband: (seriously stuffy) I couldn’t sleep last night because my throat hurt, I think I’m sick.
Me: Oh no! I’m sorry! (and because I am a good person I chose not to rub it in, or mention that he had better not give his cold to me. I did, however, think it).
A discussion of staying hydrated and drinking orange juice ensued. Of course by Tuesday I was under the weather too. Did my husband commiserate with me and return the ‘poor baby’s’ I threw his way? No. Instead he said, “So you’re the one that got ME sick!”
And so it goes.
In other news, I am doing Thanksgiving for the first time ever. It’s a crap holiday that I don’t celebrate willingly. In the past my Thanksgiving tradition was to order Thai food, but somewhere around 30 I started getting sodium hangovers in which I feel awful and my face blows up like a puffer fish. For the past several years, however, I’ve gone home to Texas and spent it with my grandparents (obviously without grumbling. They don’t need to hear my spiel). But this year, both my husband and I will be here, and so I promised to do all the bizarre food that goes along with the day. Unfortunately, I am running into problems. Between dietary restrictions and the pickiness of my husband and I, anything with meat, sugar, cranberries, mushrooms, spinach, nuts, onions, beets, potatoes, and green beans is out of the question. So it looks like Thanksgiving dinner will consist of a salad and some tofu. And cocktails, of course.