Along the topic of Gretchen's Tupperware party, WHAT IN THE HECK happened with the girl, Mel, and my hubbie? Well, to be completely frank about it, she got a little too close for comfort ... a few too many times. As any person who knows me will tell you, I am not the type of person to overreact about ANYTHING. In fact, it's probably more the opposite. I will let someone walk on me three times before I address the issue, or I will allow a girl to hit on my husband three times before I put her in her place. I do feel there is a time when a wife may need to jump in and say, "Look, back off a little, I know my husband's hot, and I do not mind if you chat, but stay out of his space." I personally witnessed Jim walking away from her two times, at which point I went up to him and said, "Hey, are you alright?" This is all after the fact that I walked outside an hour prior to find her leaning on his chair, when there was only him and two other people on the entire patio. He was uncomfortably leaning to the COMPLETE OTHER SIDE of his chair to get away from her. Come on, I do not think it is inappropriate for women to talk to men, or vice-versa. I simply respect personal space, and I expect the same from others. If she was innocent, I do not feel she would have reacted so defensively.
Now let's end on a positive note! The races with Slade and Gretchen were a flipping blast! Unfortunately, I had a stomach ache the entire next day from all of the laughing the four of us did all day, but it was so worth it! I didn't need to do sit ups for a week! Jim and I get along with those two really well, and it seems like the time just flies by...even when it's a twelve hour trip to the Del Mar races! There is no jealousy, no competing, no petty comments. It's just four friends who really care about one another wanting to laugh and have fun!
Here's a thought for the day to end on. Laughing is said to add years to your life if you do it regularly. So why don't we put as much emphasis on making our families laugh as we do on making money? Life is too short. After writing this, I am adding one more New Year's resolution - to laugh more with my husband and children. It's so simple, and free...
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