When we travel in the car, Hubby PREFERS (yes, in caps) to drive. So since I have developed an interest in photography, and especially since he gave me the small camera that is always handy in my purse, I take pictures while he drives. My camera is in my lap most of the time, and it does make my time more interesting to always be on the look-out for things to photograph.
On our last little trip we had the following conversation:
Me: (while watching out the window for the next shot) “I am so glad you gave me this camera. I think it is my all-time favorite gift from you!”
Hubby: “Even more than the coat I gave you that you had re-lined twice?”
Me: “Oh, I’d forgotten about that! Yes, I really did like that coat.”
I had totally forgotten about that long tweed belted coat that I adored way back in the 70′s. I’m amazed he remembered it!
So I guess I should really qualify what I say about a “favorite” to him. From now on I will tell Mr. Long Memory, “TODAY, this (whatever this is at the moment!) is my favorite gift you have ever given me.”
The moral to this story? When you have a bad memory like mine — you can have lots of all-time favorites!