I keep writing and rewriting this post over and over in my head and on the computer. And no matter what I do, I realize it comes down to these three words.
We are silly.
Joe & I, that is. We are just very silly.
We celebrated our anniversary a few weeks ago and we sat in front of the fireplace and drank wine and laughed and laughed. Oh there have been so many good times. And 13 years later that guy is really, truly still my best friend. And that silliness factor is just so huge for us, because you know, when life gets tough there is nothing like a good laugh.
So I warned you. About our silliness…….
Ever since we were first married my husband has half serious half joked about finding a vintage powder blue leisure suit. But being the sturdy polish man he is, vintage goods are hard to come by. Everything is either too small or far too big. But yesterday, while perusing the local thrift store….. I found a three piece….. powder blue……. leisure suit. In perfect condition. SIX BUCKS. I went through the entire three pieces with an overshopped underfed three year old on my shoulders, bouncing a thrift store stuffed animal on my head. That's dedication right there! FINALLY, in the pocket of the jacket I read this :: 44R. Just the right size. And the vest, well that just put me over the top! We somehow managed to get the suit and the three year old all paid for and out of the store and back home…… I hang the suit up in the kitchen, on the pantry door.
In walks Joe, smiles at me… home from work kiss and then he spots it "That is a leisure suit. A powder blue leisure suit."
I start to laugh. "Do you like it? Try it on!" I say.
And let me tell you, the vintage thrifting fairy must have pulled some strings, because it fits p-e-r-f-e-c-t.
And yes, he will wear it. To a work Christmas party, or on Halloween…… he will find just the right time to wear it.
This is the stuff memories and good times are made of.
Hope your weekend is full of laughter!
** My Grandma says it isn't really a leisure suit and she's right….. but Joe still looks smashing in all that blue polyester!**