“Lucy, you got some splaining to do!”
The hubster likes to lapse into his Ricky Ricardo persona when he requires an explanation from me. He claims to have a special affinity with Ricky since he often feels like he’s living in a perpetual I Love Lucy episode.
Granted I do have a knack for getting myself in trouble, but I’m not daffy, I don’t want to get into show business and I’m not a tall, leggy, redhead.
“What is it now, Ricky?” I said, playing along with his game.
“There is a hole in the gate outside.”
“There is not,” I argued. “What are you talking about?”
The hubster led me outside and stood me in front of the garden gate. Ruh Roh! He was right. Indeed, there was a small hole in the fence.
“What did you do?” I gasped.
“Me? I didn’t do that,” he said, placing his hands on his hips and giving me an exasperated look. “Obviously you did it while you were mowing the lawn a couple weeks ago.”
“I certainly can’t remember doing it,” I said.
That was the honest truth of the matter due to the concussion from which I suffered. The mower had kicked up a rock, the size of my fist, and it had landed on my head and that’s the last thing I remember until I went to the Emergency room five hours later to have a CT scan. I know I finished mowing the lawn, but I have no recollection of doing it.
“Now Ricky, don’t get your knickers in a knock. I’ll look for the piece that’s been banged out and we can gorilla glue it back in place. It will be as good as new,” I said, puckering up my face and preparing to give him a full on Lucille Ball bawl. “I was only trying to help. How can you be mad at me?”
“I’m not mad at you. I was just showing you what you did to the fence.”
My face brightening as I dialed back the drama a notch. “So you’re not going to play Babalu on my backside? I’m so relieved.”
“Get on inside the house. You’re a crazy woman.”
“I’m a crazy woman?”
He gave me a sly look. “See, finally something we both agree upon.”
I sighed. “Okay, this round goes to you Ricky, but tread lightly because when I recover all of my senses, it’s not going to be so easy for you to best me the next time.”