Friday, March 22

the Birds and the Bees...and FIT TIP (#189)

Our citrus is in full bloom these days
in the Valley of the Sun.  It is glorious!
Every spare moment, we can be found in the backyard.

On one such Saturday afternoon
(about a month ago)
HH was tinkering around with pool
equipment and shrubbery etc.
and I was swinging in the hammock...

observing the birds drinking from
the fountain at the pool's edge
and the bees taking advantage of our
lemon trees.  Daydreaming.

Amid his "yard tinkering" HH swooped
down to smooch me, and as we were
flirting etc. I realized his wedding band
was MIA.  He was too.

Not normal for HH.  He never, ever
takes it off.  We were both a bit stunned.
As we recovered, we started a mad search.

We scoured the backyard, and then
scoured it again.  No luck.
We then went on a different search...
hunting for a similar band of gold.
No luck with that either.

We left town for a week and HH kept
mentioning how strange it felt to not have
his wedding ring on.  We determined we
would find a replacement, once home.

We looked for something similar. 
No luck.
Then our Texans showed up and there
was no time for jewelry shopping,
but plenty of time for backyard-enjoying.

As I was swimming and playing with
the little Texans, HH was once again
tinkering among pool equipment and
once again swooped over for a smooch
and guess what?

His wedding band, the original---
was right where it belonged,
on his left hand.  Recovered!
I whooped and giggled and then
we sealed the deal with a kiss.

Ahhh, to Springtime and
the Birds and the Bees!

Have a magnificent weekend!

FIT TIP (#189):  Lemon Love

Words for the Week


Jerlyn said...

My heart is smiling! Love the wedding ring story. Reminds me of when Thomas lost his. Three weeks after we were married it was gone. We searched. Three days later he received a phone call at work asking if there were any "dead husbands". He had accidentally dropped it in a box he was mailing at work. When the customer received it and saw the date, she figured some guy, recently married was probably in big trouble. Luckily this great lady mailed it back. One week with a missing ring, but a great story. (It has stayed on his finger since). Yeah for great husbands with great stories.

Also. Love love love the quite. So true. I always say a heart filled with gratitude never gets caught up in anger or jealously. Too much to be grateful for to foster negative emotions.

Thanks for the great laugh and incredible reminder! So glad you are happy!

The Jessups said...

Glad we could witness the whoops and giggles!