Undoubtedly, my readers have heard me talk about my beloved husband, Jim. Mostly with stories about violating my “green laws”, his inability to remember that PAPER is actually recyclable, continuously running water or his dislike that some of our green products don’t smell clean… however, today I want to say “thank you”…
He just returned from an out-of-town business trip. The kids always get little gifts (because hey, if Daddy’s away, Daddy must “pay”, in their minds!) But this time, I got a great, little, unexpected gift too.
He handed me a copy of a USA Today and said “I brought this for you.” Oh honey, you shouldn’t have! But it was actually quite a gift. He said that the guy sitting next to him on the plane must have thought he was crazy, because a conversation with the flight attendant went something like this:
Flight attendant: “Sir, can I take that newspaper for you?”
Husband: “Are you going to recycle it?”
Flight attendant: “No sir, I’m sorry. We don’t do that.”
Husband: “Well then I’ll keep it.”
YAAA! I love, love, love that he thought of that. He brought it home and it’s now in our recycling can. They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I say: “A husband that understands me is MY best friend!”
Thank you, honey! I loved the newspaper.
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