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A sitcom jersey & memory lane

On Wednesday evening, I caught the flu my two-year-old had just ditched. I stayed home Thursday, but was determined to make it to the office on Friday. Why was I so determined? First off, my cube is quiet and tidy, unlike my home. I cherish my time there.

Second, a beloved teammate was in from another office this week. I so seldom get to see him, I wasn’t about to let a little thing like “recuperating” keep me from the office.

Finally, it was a rare jersey day. With the Super Bowl just a couple of days away, I could wear a jersey and sneakers to the office! How could I sit that out?

My husband, Anthony, loves hockey and owns at least a dozen jerseys. At first, I put on one from his alma mater. It more or less matched my comfy toe shoes, which was this sports-ambivalent person’s main criteria for choosing a jersey.

Seeing myself in it, unfortunately, I could easily imagine a dozen conversations explaining that, no, I didn’t actually go there. (Been there, done that. It’s no fun for an introvert, even one in peak health!)

Anthony brought out one from a bin under our bed. Unlike the first, this one, a gift from his third season on a show for which he worked five years, had shared meaning. I’d worked on the show as an extra once, when my husband and I were newly dating. My heart fluttered when I caught a glimpse of him from the bleachers, and again when he swung by to say hello.

This is how he dresses for work. You’d’ve swooned, too.

I visited the show’s set for holidays and special events, and appreciated many acts of off-set kindness–toward my husband and my family–by its staff. So many warm memories were wrapped up in the jersey, I smiled as I pulled it on.

I only made it a few hours at the office before I returned home to rest. Anthony, of course, admonished me for not just staying home in the first place.

I didn’t regret either trip, though: the one to the office … or the warm one down memory lane that it opened.

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  1. Deb
    February 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I know that logo! Hope you are doing better. This flu season has been awful and it’s not over unfortunately 😦

    • February 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks. ♥

      I’m doing a bit better, but holy moly! It usually takes me 24-36 hours to feel totally recuperated, whereas I’m still dragging right now. Uuuugh …

      Fingers crossed that tonight’s sleep makes the difference!

      Anthony tells me this is because I haven’t rested enough, but I’ve rested more than usual to recuperate less than usual. This flu’s just a real jerk, IMO. I hope I didn’t inadvertently pass it to anyone thinking/hoping I was more recuperated than I was.

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