The Professor and I had been together for almost a year and a half when we married (when you know, you know) and we’d had the hardest time coming up with nick names for each other. The Professor settled right into calling me “Babe” which I loved; and I, lacking any inspiration or creativity whatsoever, ended up calling him “Babe” as well. And thus, our terms of endearment vocabulary was quite limited…until, while on our honeymoon, the perfect term of endearment landed right in my lap, quite literally.
We loved the mountains – the Rocky Mountains – that stand tall and proud in the distance, a landscape hand-painted with Divine brushstrokes. We loved the afternoon rains – summer storms coming down from the mountains, hiding the late afternoon sun and cooling the air around us. We loved the excellent cuisine – especially Paravicini’s Italian Bistro and Chef Franco, who made his way to the dining room to offer well wishes of wedded bliss.
After our exquisite dinner at Paravicini’s, The Professor and I attended a production at The Iron Springs Chateau. We enjoyed the light-hearted melodrama A Vaudeville Style “Olio” - which required audience participation during the more critical points of the performance. For example, when the star of the show, the “hero” arrived on scene the audience cheered him on with thunderous applause. When the “belle” of the show appeared on stage the audience would welcome her with “oooh! aaahhh!” Likewise, we’d “boooo, hisssss” whenever the “villain” arrived on stage. And there was the villain’s assistant, the “voluptuous vixen.” The audience members announced her appearance with a hearty “HUBBA HUBBA.”
the “Voluptuous Vixen” looking all sultry in her green lacy dress.
The Professor and I found all that “hubba hubba-ing” to be quite humorous. Later that evening, as we walked around the streets of Manitou Springs, I jokingly referred to The Professor as my very own “Hubba Hubba.” I never intended for that nick name to stick. But it did.
I very rarely refer to him as “Hubba Hubba.” I stick to the less scandalous (and not nearly as creative) endearment, “Babe.” But to this day he is still identified in my cell phone as “Hubba Hubba.” And when I give him cards or gifts, I often use use “Hubba Hubba” in place of his name, or instead of “Babe.”
When I saw this card from Red Letter Paper Co., I knew it must have been created especially for us. It wasn’t. Stephanie created it out of her own pure genius.
I also love this card from RLPCo:
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And one more thing. In case you thought today’s post would make you blush: shame on you! I keep it family friendly around here!
Challenges Q & A with Megan at She Does Justice
ARD: As a business owner/blogger what is your biggest challenge, and how do you deal with it?
SDJ: One of my biggest challenges is finding the balance between my shop and my blog. I help to support my family through my shop but most of my shop traffic comes from my blog. So finding the balance of time, effort, and focus between the two is a challenge for me.
My biggest customer issue thus far has been with shipping issues with USPS. Customers have been super gracious and patient when there has been issues with shipping. I usually offer them a discount on their next purchase or a little something extra with their order.