"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Monday, September 3, 2012

Owners Manual

I was dozing in the recliner last night, Scooter Boo beside me, a throw blanket across my legs, when I felt the heat start to rise.

I was asleep enough that I didn't open my eyes but as I sat forward, tossing the blanket off, leaning foward, raising my arms and lifting my shirt automatically, I heard...

"You poor thing."

I opened my eyes and saw SM in the other recliner observing me.  I think I smiled at him.  Not really sure because I flopped back into the chair and passed out again.  (Is it possible to live without R.E.M. sleep?)

I thought about SM's comment this morning though.  And of all the other comments he's made to me lately. 

"You look great." or "Come here, Beautiful." 

Now, I know he's said these words to me before throughout our marriage.  It's just that now...when I need it the most...I'm finally hearing it.

And I'm thankful for that. 

That I can wake up enough to notice that he's sympathetic to what I'm going through.  (Thanks, Baby...)

And that I can also apprecticate that, while I've certainly seen better days, he still thinks I'm beautiful.

When I say all this to him, letting him know that he's getting boo-coo points in my book, he just waves me off with a smile.

"Hey, I read the Owners Manual."

That's right you did!

Smart Man....@;)


  1. What a great hubby! (and a great sign)

  2. I'm in the same boat . . . except at night, when I have the thermostat as low as it will go without freezing up the system, my husband of soon to be 26 years is nearly frozen so he tries to sneak a little closer to take advantage of the major heat my body is generating - only to be given what he calls the "mule kick" (to which I'm truly not aware of). He's great - and I feel bad . . . so I crocheted him a large blanket!

    I think he's read the "Owner's Manual" too. :-)

  3. When I started having hot flashes in june I new there was no way I could deal with that for any extended time period. I have been taking black cohash capsules and after 1 week they were gone. Im so much more happier!