Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fifty Layers of Fleece -- Buttercup's Fifty Shades of Grey


I remember the moment so well. Our eyes met as we reached for the fennel, and then our hands touched, and touched again. It was during the Snowmaggedon 2015 pre-blizzard food hysteria. I forgot the fennel. My only focus was the man whose brown eyes I was looking into.

Without saying a word we both drifted to the cashier. He was in front of me as I checked out. When I got home I found a card in my down coat pocket with his name and number. Could I call him? Should I call him? My heart and my thoughts were racing.

I didn't call strangers, but I called him and as the snow melted I found myself a mile downtown entering his building and then his apartment. I saw the New York Times and the recliner and the two cups side by side. I knew I made the right decision.

 The zipper was stuck on my down coat. He helped me with it and said, "I have something for you." Again, my heart was racing. I looked around and saw what lay on the sofa, fifty layers of fleece. I told him I was a down wearing woman and he told me to live outside my comfort zone. "Fleece is warm, so warm," he told me.

And then I saw the hand lotion. I remembered seeing it at Saks, and I remembered the aroma, the scent of wild oranges on a summer night in Capri. I remember thinking who buys hand lotion for $100?  Now I knew, a man who can fall in love with just one touch across the fennel. This man.

"I'm going to wrap you in fifty layers of fleece."

 I settled down in the recliner and heard the words I had longed to hear for so long. "I'm going to explain Medicare Part D to you," and I sat back.

    

19 comments:

Linda E said...

lol, good story!

Nellie said...

I love this, Buttercup! Hope you understand Medicare Part D now.:-)

From the Kitchen said...

I can't wait to hear what Medicare D is!! =)

Best,
Bonnie

Susie said...

Carol, This cracks me up. You are a funny girl. I told my husband when they speak of fifty shades of grey on the Today show I think just the title, sounds like a visit to the old folks home. LOL. Now if they show you ropes , maybe you better run. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Jacquelineand.... said...

I laughed so hard the dogs had to come check on Momma... I suspect Lily was checking to see if I'd laid an egg!

Fifty Shades of Funny!

Terra said...

Wonderful story; I thought it might be a bit more racey, from the title.

TARYTERRE said...

That was priceless. Finally eroticism for the senior crowd.

Mevely317 said...

I'm probably the only one who's not read "50 Shades of Grey" ... so initially I was puzzled (it's OK if you point and laugh).

Nevertheless, reading the preview while driving had me so captivated, I had to pull over.

Imagine my face when I realize I'd been 'had.' LOL! Good stuff, m'friend. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

LOL!! Well done, Carol! I'd like this man come and explain medicare part D to me--will you share? ;)

Melinda said...

You are a funny girl!

M :)

Paula Kaye said...

I have been sitting here at my computer looking at old pictures with the tears running down my face. And then I come to blog and read this and I am crying with laughter. Thanks for making my day! This is a hoot!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love fleece and can relate to the wonderful feel of it and need layers here for sure. That had cream sounds divine, but alas out of my budget... hope the medicare got straightened out. Ha !

Theresa said...

That really gave me a giggle this morning! Enjoy your day dear friend, stay warm! HUGS!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Thanks for a good laugh! I kept thinking "What IS she doing?" The ending was priceless. And I definitely know about Medicare D.

Simply Linda said...

Buttercup!!! I am laughing so hard, my husband wants to know what is so funny! Blessings

Ida said...

Oh my goodness this was hilarious. You have quite the way with a story.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Oh Carol, you are too funny! Thanks for putting a smile on my face. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

Wandering Wren said...

Good one Cupsy!
Wren x

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh, you stinker!! Very clever indeed!