Monday, May 16, 2005

70 and Sunny

Let me set the scene for you. Imagine yesterday, sunny and beautiful, with a cool breeze coming from the west. We're all outside. I'm sitting in the big lawn chair on the concrete in front of the Butcher's car. The dog is laying in the shade of my car. I'm finishing up the work I had to bring home in order to feel okay about taking Friday off. The cats are both sleeping in the dirt under the front bushes and the Butcher is hitting what appear to be tiny wiffle balls around the yard with his one golf club, which is, for some reason, spraypainted green. Occasionally, I say something to the Butcher like, "I told the Shill I was going to taunt her husband about the fact that she will never make those awesome Jello peanut butter cup things for him because he doesn't allow her in the kitchen... You should totally go to the store and get some of those." "Woman, we ate cookies for breakfast!" He says back to me, pretending to be annoyed. And then we're back to our respective silences. All afternoon we spend out in that glorious day. Now, I'm sunburnt and headed back to work. It's just not fair.


Blogger the Professor said...

what's not fair is the ways I have adjusted to southern weather and have had to deal with lows in the 40s and highs in the mid50s all weekend. I packed for summer and then for San Juan and am freezing.

So, I almost hope your Monday was really boring while the weather outside was delightful!

5/16/2005 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Oh, cry me a river! San Juan.

Are you going to the Tiny Cat Pants meet-up at the Joliet Jackhammers game on Friday?

5/17/2005 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger the Professor said...

No I am not, even though every experience I have ever had with less-than-major-league professional baseball has been good and, since my soul mate started playing semi-pro ball almost 10 years ago, I am always on the lookout for him. I will be making an airport run that evening - my third one in 6 days.

If any of you see my soul mate, tell him to call.

5/17/2005 03:00:00 PM  

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