Under the Quilt

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

The fun never stops around here

Scene: We're playing Horse-Opoly. It's the horsey version of monopoly; a Christmas gift to Jesse since she's a total horse freak.

Jesse keeps leaning over to move her token around the board. Her shirt has crept down and she is slightly exposing her "goods". Ron ever-so-gently lets her know that she should pull her shirt up a bit. This sets her off into the giggles because pretty much anything related to anatomy or bodily functions will do so.

Roxanne: "How does that saying go? Something about paying for a cow and getting the milk free? No, that's not it."

Ron: "I think it goes....Why pay for the cow if you're getting the milk for free."

*about a minute pause time lapse*

Nate: "Because the meat tastes good."

I immediately break into hysterical laughter. I'm gasping for air after a few minutes. Ron is trying to contain himself but my antics are too much to handle.

Nate: "Whaaat? The meat tastes good, right? I don't get what's so funny."

Please, please!! Someone make him stop! I can't breathe anymore!

Ron: "I'll explain it to you later. Maybe."

Jesse: "You don't have to explain it to me. I already know what it means. I heard that saying before."

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Give a little love

While I was sitting in the chair at the hair salon, hair wet and tousled, just mindlessly staring out the window at the snow covered parking lot, an elderly woman was on her way out the door. I hadn't noticed, but she had been staring my direction.

"You have such beautiful eyes."

"Thank you."

"I have always loved blue eyes."

Such a simple compliment can go such a long way. I don't give or receive compliments very often, but when it happens it always leaves me with such a warm feeling inside. I always find myself admiring others for a wide variety of reasons. It could be something about their looks. But most often it has something to do with their personality. And even though I know how good it feels to receive a compliment, I often find myself not bothering to give them out freely.

Just think if everyone chose to give out compliments to their loved ones today (and every day) instead of chocolates, silly stuffed toys, balloons, and flowers. I'm not saying that you should stop giving out those others (I've never been known to reject chocolate!), it would be a nice addition, though, to hand out something that can never be bought in a store. And I'm guessing that it would be remembered and appreciated long after the chocolate has been digested, the balloons have deflated, and the flowers have died.