NSV (non-scale victory) #2

Dear friends Joe and Diana are visiting from Alaska.  She has always been my “skinny” friend.  They are both fit, active and trim.

We took them on our “see the Big Island tour” and went to Volcano National Park.  In Thurston Lava Tube, a long, dark dimly lit…..um… old lava tube…..DH walked ahead of me next to Diana.  He fondly put his arm around her shoulders and hugged her to him.  Now, DH is demonstrative, and has no qualms about hugging friends and relatives.  But this was not a friendly squeeze.  This was the long-time-married-arm over the shoulder hug of a man and his wife.

And when DH looked over at her and smiled……his smile turned to shock when he realized it was Diana and not me that he so fondly squeezed.

Unfortunately, the tube was too dark for me to snap a picture of the look on his face.

And for me it was the ultimate flattery:  My body was “akin” in his mind, to my skinny girlfriend!