My wonderful husband bought me a new vacuum! My old one threw sparks out at me, so I refused to run it for fear of my life. So, hubby bought me a new vacuum and it's wonderful! It even has a self-cleaning duster attachment! Hubby appreciates the hepa filter. I enjoy having a vacuum that actually does it's job. Oh, and my other favorite attachment is the special adjustable upholstery and stairs doo-hickey with it's own rotating brush. It's great for dog hair.
I recently had my 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed. Hubby teased me that I was going to lose my wisdom, but I actually gained some! While I was in dreadful pain and recovering, I had to eat VERY carefully. During this time I learned that:
1. I eat when I'm not hungry...not a good habit to get into.
2. I eat too fast and don't savor my food. Therefore, I tend to eat a bit more so as to enjoy the flavor.
3. I put food in my mouth when I'm still chewing the first portion I put in. Blech...what a poor habit!
This has been something on my mind for many a year. It's something most people do without thinking about it, but every time I do it, I feel a twinge of conviction. It's shedding layers in front of a man. There are times I'll wear a cardigan or sweater over a blouse or other shirt. When I got hot, I would naturally shed a layer. This seems harmless enough, but I realized that for some men, watching a woman remove a layer is very sexy - even if she's fully dressed underneathe. Now, I'm not talking about overcoats because that's just going way too far and being silly. And I'm not saying we need to run to the restroom every time we want to remove a cardigan. I'm just saying to be a little more careful and descreet about it. I think this came about in my life because there was a married man in my circle of acquaintences who was(is) struggling with pornography and a bosom-addiction. (He talks to women's chests) If I was in his presence and removed an outter layer (like a cardigan or sweater over a turtleneck), he would watch with wolf-eyes. Now, we could say that it was his problem, not mine, and that's true. However, it did occur to me in this extreme circumstance that slipping out of a cardigan can be just as teasingly provactive as slipping out of the blouse underneathe in the eyes of some men.
Some of you may think I'm just being crazy or too careful. Some may even think I'm being extreme and blaming women and not the men with the problem when I'm not! Men are responsible for their own actions and thoughts. It's just simply and observation, thought and conviction on my part that I'm freely sharing with you. Take it or leave it.
Feminine Influences in my life:
1. My maternal Grandmother - Godly woman full of grace; Never complains, brags, or points out the bad in others; Always has a smile on her face, even in the tough times; Takes care of her ill husband and little home efficeintly so as to have extra to give.
2. Helen Harriot (as played by Carol Drinkwater in All Creatures Great and Small) - Always feminine in dress, stature, and character...even in pants; Supports her husband in a difficult, time-consuming and low-paying job without complaint or a "what about my needs" attitude; helps with the vet practice's books, but never expected pay...just did it because it helped out her husband and his friends; Even when angry or disagrees with her husband, she peacefully voices her thoughts and then keeps mum, defering to her husband and never staying angry.