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Funny Thing Happened Yesterday

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Well, I never saw myself as some head-turning babe but, . . .

My husband and I went out to Panera Bread for lunch yesterday. (I do get out of the house, sometimes.) As we were finishing up, the restaurant really emptied out and I was sitting at our table while my husband was across the restaurant getting milk and sweetener in his iced coffee. There was just one other couple there.

I look up and there’s this little old dude, (my age) with long hair in a ponytail, glancing over at me. He’s waiting for his wife to refill her soft drink. She turns around at the same time I look up. The wife looks at her husband then looks at me. If looks could kill, I would have been fried on the spot. It was all I could do to keep a straight face as they walked out of the restaurant. Me. She saw me as a threat.

Me. At 56 years old, 5’3” and 218 pounds, I’m no cute young thing. She was jealous of me. Now I've never seen the point of jealousy and I don’t really get it. Obviously, she has trust issues with her husband. But I have to say, that cardio and strength training are really making a difference. My body is more toned and in better shape. Somehow, miraculously, my hair wasn't frizzy, I say miraculously, because with the dew point over 70 degrees it really is a miracle. (Thank you Avon!)

It’s her reaction that really made my day! When my husband came back to the table I told him what had happened. He said: “Well, you really do look good. He was checking you out!” Ah, isn't he a keeper?
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