Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Don't Be Jealous

The other day my phone pinged on my way to the grocery store. 

When I got there, I saw a picture of the gorgeous high-rise view my husband was seeing at a business meeting in a city where it was warm and sunny with clear blue skies.  He included the message: Don’t be jealous.

He’s so cute.

My husband has always been appreciative of the things he sees and does on his business trips, because as a kid growing up in rural America he didn’t have the opportunity to experience all of what the world has to offer.  That’s okay.  Most of us didn’t.  He never fails to be adequately impressed when he sees something that’s breathtaking or awe-inspiring.

And he shares it with me.

It’s cold here, and damp, and everyone’s muttering “more snow coming” under their breath for days, for fear that it will actually happen.  Well, it is winter, and winter isn’t exactly the most gorgeous season in our area, except for the 15% of the time after it snows and is sunny and gorgeous.  The rest of the time it’s just ugly. As I looked out my window at the gray, 37-degree sky in my own present, I kind of was a little bit jealous. 

And then I looked over at the car next to me, and the lady in the passenger seat was holding a rabbit.

And for some reason, I wasn’t jealous of my husband’s view anymore.

A view like this pales in comparison when the lady next to you is holding a forest animal in her lap.

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  1. Yeah I'll take a rabbit over a city view. :)

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  2. I hope you took picture and sent it to him saying, "Oh, I'm not."

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    1. Sadly, there was no way I could have without her knowing. I didn't even tell him that happened until now. :)

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  3. I'm laughing. Hang on.... That's hilarious. And random.

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    1. Totally random. I've hear of people keeping rabbits as pets, which is its own unusual thing, but to take them for drives? Interesting.

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  4. HaHa - funny that a lady had a rabbit in her lap in the car - those things poop a lot!!!
    Glad the sight kept you from feeling jealous!

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    1. I didn't even think about the pooping thing... maybe it wears diapers. ??

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  5. That's awesome. Did you send him a picture of the rabbit?

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    1. Regrettably, no. I could kick myself. Now I'm going to be staring down every tan Hyundai for rabbits.

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  6. My husband is in Hollywood right now. I feel your pain.

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    1. Oooooh, I bet he's seen some things there to make you jealous. Or at least a little surprised.

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  7. It's those out of the ordinary moments that make you smile.

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  8. You're absolutely right: You win! :)

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    1. Thank you! He'd never admit it, though. ;)

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  9. This made me laugh, and reminded me of the time I had a car next to me with two poodles in hats and sunglasses - I kid you not! Love it.

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    1. OMG - really? That is adorable and disturbing and hilarious. Dogs who dress up are the best.

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  10. A rabbit? Huh. You don't see that every day. Totally worth being at home in the winter.

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    1. You sure don't. What's more, it wasn't even your fancy, floppy-eared variety. It was the kind that hop around in your yard.

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  11. I hope my son doesn't see this post. Then he'll want a rabbit too and want to start a rabbit blog! ;-D

    Love that view!!

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    1. Oooh, yeah, best not to put it in their heads that rabbits are realistic as pets.

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  12. This made me giggle. And want a rabbit.

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    1. Rabbits are cute for sure. Even their poop is cute. Can you imagine a rabbit hopping around your house? Cute.

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  13. The view your husband sent you was ordinary. A rabbit out for a leisurely car trip? Extraordinary! No wonder your jealously left. It couldn't compete. Congratulations to for you being able to turn things around and truly appreciate your present.

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    1. Thanks Tammy! My husband is always sharing his adventures with me while I'm at home doing mundane things. I think I notice the unusual things just to keep from feeling sorry for myself. Every day is an adventure!

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  14. OMGOSH,
    you just made me smile.
    I love the idea of looking at a fluffy rabbit & feeling joy! Xx

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    1. So glad to make you smile! Seeing a rabbit is guaranteed to make me smile.

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  15. Ha! Too funny.

    I love that he appreciates these things though. I totally do too - seeing these new things in life (including a rabbit on someone's lap) is part of what makes it awesome.

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    1. I'm glad you picked up on that, Robin - my husband has always shared his impressions on his trips with me. I love seeing the world through his eyes, although sometimes it is hard to be happy for him when he says he's had lobster for dinner - again - and I've eaten cold spaghetti out of Tupperware for the third night in a row. :)

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