It wanted more, so after I put the lipstick on top of the tissue paper so it wouldn't fall out of the holes, I found a dog bed and a package of monkey and banana stickers. A far more impressive haul.
SHE was nowhere to be seen and I was tired of chasing the man who kept whistling (She always whistles when She can't find me in a store) so I toddled through the check-out and waited by the door and tried on the new lipstick just for fun.
SHE finally appeared looking all whistled out and was clearly too Targetted to ask me where on earth I'd been.
In the car....
"Well, do you like my new lipstick?? "
I smile and make smiley-lippy faces.
"I know I never ever wear such bright colours but I loved this red!! I LOVE it! I think it's because I have been obsessed with tulips and have been painting them over and over...do you think? Do you think it's too red? Just TOO bright for me?"
(I have been suffering from a tulip-alooza all summer and have indeed been painting tulips on everything. I think I'll need some wooden shoes, too. And some dutch cheese. And a peppermill)
"I like it. I DO! It doesn't look good when my mouth isn't moving though....hmmm...what do you think? It is definitely a lipstick I should only where when I am going to be doing a lot of talking. My lips are too small for this colour if they are just staying still. Do you want some of my espresso? I went to the Starbucks while I was waiting for you! What do you think of this lipstick? Too red? Too bright?"
She looks over at me and takes away my coffee. It might have been my fifth of the day but it could have been my seventh.
"Well, I have to disagree with you there. I think the lipstick looks best when your lips aren't moving at all."
|Image: Nan's Tulips by Cara - Oil on Canvas (sold)|