“Well, just look at you” he hissed “ Here I sit half finished with stuffing hanging out all over me. My springs are in need of repair and all you can do is sit there, looking pathetic.”
“Don’t you think that I feel bad enough?” I ask readjusting my heating pad and letting out a little moan.
“If only you had put the non- skid treads on the stairs sooner, we wouldn’t be in this predicament. Would we?”
“I’m the one sitting here with the bruised backside. I think that I learned that lesson well enough.”
” That doesn’t do me any good. It will be another week or more before you finish reupholstering me. Do you think that I like being exposed like this?”
“Please, be quiet. The stairs are fixed now and besides, you weren’t the one exposing your derrière in the doctor’s office. “That’s one whopping big tomato” the doctor said and then, they had a fine laugh ……..at my expense.”
“Fixed now? That is a little like closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. Anybody could see that the stairs would be treacherous in the winter. They should have been fixed months ago.”
I glare at him and the phone rings.
“How are you doing, Sweetheart?” hubby asks.
“Are you taking things easy?”
“Yes but it hasn’t been easy. That unfinished chair has been taunting me all morning.”
“You do not work on that chair! Do you hear me? It isn’t going to help anyone for you to be bending over that chair. You concentrate on resting your back. Pop some popcorn. Watch old movies. I want you to get better.” He scolded lovingly.
“Remind him that he could have fixed the steps!”
I throw a roll of batting into his huge, gaping mouth. “Shhh…he feels bad enough already!”
“Who are you talking to?” he asks
“Oh never mind, it’s nobody. I’m sure that a few days off my feet and I’ll be good as new. I love you. Thanks for calling.”
“I love you too. See you tonight.”
A muffled sound came from the chair as I take a long slow sip of my tea.
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