The rainy weather is not keeping me in today!
I put together an outfit good enough to brave the blizzards of Alaska and head out the door to face the elements, and whom do I run into on this lovely, rain-drenched day?
My neighbor ― 110 lbs., scantily-clad, stylish, umbrella- totting, thirty-something neighbor in matching tights and Nike slicker.
“No problem,” I’m thinking to myself, “surely she won’t recognize me in this bulky, royal blue rubber rain outfit – barn boots and all!”
And the next thing I hear her yell is, “Hi Lucie! Did you and the Princess have a good holiday?”
“Oh for chriminy sakes,” I’m thinking to myself, “Just take me, Lord! Take me now and deliver me and my Buddha belly to the pearly gates!”
Could I look any goofier?
(Well, yes, for those of you who know me, I could, but we don’t need to go there, thank you. My self-esteem’s already in the toilet for the morning.)
“Why hullo, Sue!” I shout back while clumsily trying to hitch up my rubber paints. “We had a lovely holiday, thank you (I’m thinking to myself, “We BOTH were sick as dogs and the Princess ended up in Urgent Care with walking pneumonia, but life is just grand, Sweetie; just grand!).
“And how was yours and Mark’s holiday?” I volley back.
After, spending a rain soaked moment or two exchanging pleasantries, we thankfully go on about the business at hand (of walking) and go on our separate ways.
Midway through the walk, the rains lets up enough to reveal a rainbow peak over one of my favorite houses. A grin slowly surfaces on my face and I think,
“You’re certainly not going to get an award for being Little Miss Fashion Plate of 2014, but I bet’cha Sue’s cute Nike outfit didn’t double as a “personal sauna” like your rubber suit and barn boots did for you.”
I may be old, slightly fluffy in the midriff area and looking a tad silly this morning, but you know what?
God and Joan Rivers had a laugh today at my expense and I’m O.K. with that!
I’m O.K. – rubber suit, barn boots and all!!!
Have a grand day, People!
And if, perchance, you see someone “dressed a little silly” today, remember: Be kind. We’re all a little SILLY, some days!