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12 October 2007

Reason #157,984 why I love my husband 

As Husband Mike will readily attest, I'm about as far away from an Early Bird as you could possibly get without leaving the Milky Way galaxy. Worms have never been threatened by me; heck, every morning they could dance a raucous conga line across my bed completely unscathed.

This means that I never get up early unless I absolutely, positively have to. Unfortunately, today was one of those days due to an early *%&$! meeting at the office.

Much bleary-eyed bumbling around ensued as I got ready this morning, but no major goofs -- didn't put my bra on backwards (yes, it's happened), avoided dribbling toothpaste down my shirt, and no cats were stepped on or tripped over.

So, when I arrived at the office, I congratulated myself on Successfully Arriving Early until I looked around the car and realized ... no purse.

I'd driven all the way to work without my purse, which contained my wallet, which meant that my driver's license within said wallet was at home.

I stomped up to my cubicle and immediately called Husband Mike.

Husband Mike: "Hello?"

Me: "Bring me my purse."

HM: "Uh ... what? I thought I saw you leave with it."

Me: "Nope, not in car. Forgot it."

HM: "You idiot."

He dutifully drove over to hand-deliver my purse, which (silver lining) gave me an excuse to end this morning's meeting a few minutes early. ("Oh, pardon me, my husband's in the lobby with my purse. Yeah, I forgot it.")

In the lobby, the receptionist smirked when Husband Mike held out my purse. My large, Bright Pink, plastered-with-a-kitten purse.

I love my husband.

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Blogger Bego said...

what a loser.

you--not Mike.

He's a keeper.

12 October, 2007 15:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pink purse? I guess I should have sent you a plush Care Bear after all. ;-)

Mike Kuypers

12 October, 2007 16:13  
Blogger Jen said...

Such a sweet husband!!

And I am sooooooo sorry about not getting back to you sooner about the St. Rita book. I feel terrible!

The title is "Rita of Cascia: Saint of the Impossible (Wife, Mother, Widow, Nun)" written by Fr. Joseph Sicardo, OSA.

Again I'm sorry for the long delay!!!

12 October, 2007 16:20  
Blogger Lisa, ofs said...

Maria: Pfffttthhhbbbttt. :-P

Mike: Not quite. ;-) While out shopping a couple years ago, my mom-in-law and I saw the purse and thought it was The Most Hilariously Tacky Thing Ever. Then we cracked up even more imagining what Husband Mike's reaction would be should I waltz through the front door with it.

So, of course, she promptly bought it for me as a birthday present.

Upon seeing it, Husband Mike's eyebrows did indeed shoot up to merge with his hairline.

I've actually gotten so accustomed to its Massively Tacky Garishness that when folks comment on it, it takes me a moment to remember why. :-P

12 October, 2007 16:40  
Blogger Lisa, ofs said...

Hey, Jen, thanks for the book info! And don't fret about the delay in replying, no biggie! :-) :-)

12 October, 2007 17:16  

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