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Monday Meanderings

I wish I could be inspired this morning and give you something to ponder over the next seven days, but I’ve had the flu for a week and running my push one button have a latte coffee machine is taxing my bandwidth right now. So I thought I would share something I found amusing. My husband took the little hero to the Mariner’s Fan Fest on Sunday. Little hero LOVES baseball, DH DETESTS it, so it is a real sign of a father’s love that he would spend the day at Safeco Field with two 9 year olds as they feast on baseball hopes and dreams. But the point of this story isn’t that my husband is a real softy when it comes to his sons, or that he cooked all week while I was sick but that he just doesn’t listen sometimes. Take yesterday morning. He’s getting ready to leave and I shout at him from the shower to get the tickets for the Fan Fest. So I tell him, “they are on the calendar.” He comes back two minutes later and huffs and puffs that they aren’t on the counter, so where are they? On the calendar, like I told you. Sigh. They don’t listen. So here are two funnies I thought I would share on just that theme:

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day…30,000 to a man’s 15,000. The wife replied, “The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men… The husband then turned to his wife and asked, “What?”

Continuing this, I have to share that my husband, when he buy me flowers, always chooses some god-awful Safeway bargain mum collection, with these gaudy yellow pompom mums. Not especially my favorite. Okay, quite frankly I think they are just horrid. If they would just stick their nose into that dammed mum and sniff they would realize they are bringing home something closely related to Skunk Cabbage. When I see men leaving the grocery stores with those, I cringe, because to me they scream “I know I have to get her flowers and this is quick, cheap, and will get me off the hook, maybe even get me some.” So when I saw this recently, I nearly died laughing.

While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor say, “It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes.” He addressed Tom and asked, “Can you name your wife’s favorite flower?” Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s Pillsbury, isn’t it?

Yeah, I suppose I could be getting a 5 lb sack of flour. Of course, if he reads this blog entry, I know I will be.

10 comments to “Monday Meanderings”

  1. Keira Soleore
    January 28th, 2008 at 1:09 pm · Link

    I love yellow flowers of all kinds. The color makes me happy. My husband got me these gorgeous yellow tiger lillies on our first date, and every once in a while yellow flowers show up at our house. They’re always because he gets them, never me. And I love him for thinking of me and knowing me well.

  2. therese
    January 28th, 2008 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Ah memories….
    When we were dating, my -not yet then- husband brought me flowers pretty often when he stopped over after work at the grocery store. When I oohed over the first bunch he stated, “Well they were throwing them out anyhow.”

    Gee, I just realized how much that explains who he is today! LOL!!!

  3. therese
    January 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm · Link

    I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Keira Soleore
    January 29th, 2008 at 6:29 am · Link

    Elizabeth, hope you’re feeling better and better as days go by.

  5. Rita
    January 29th, 2008 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Thanks Elizabeth for putting a smile on my face ;o) and I hope you recover from your flu.

    I just adore having any type of flower, only requirement is that it is yellow in colour. Dunno why but I find that having yellow in the home, makes me feel cheerful and just brightens the room *lol*

    Hopeless romantic that’s me.

  6. Eva S
    January 29th, 2008 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Hi Elizabeth,
    hope you’re feeling better soon! And yes, that’s what the husbands are like and we still love them… My husband now and then bring me flowers, even after 30 years and for no special reason, but once I told him about one of our friend who sometimes was unfaithful to his wife and always afterwards brought her flowers..I guess that was a stupid thing to say, I had to wait a few years before he next brought me some!!

  7. Elizabeth
    January 29th, 2008 at 3:01 pm · Link

    I am so glad someone likes yellow flowers. I always wondered who liked them and now I know they are not unloved and it makes me feel better. I do like daffodils, but they are more spring to me than yellow if that makes sense. And yes, thanks all, I am feeling better. These things pass, I just wish they would pass me by to begin with. 🙂

  8. Haven Rich
    January 29th, 2008 at 4:49 pm · Link

    Well thankfully Wal-mart sells roses, else I’d be in the same boat! My husband will try to get the best looking ones, thank heavens.

    But it’s still not the same as having that delivery person bringing them to you. Then again, I guess I should be happy I’m not getting that 5lb sack too. However, I know my husband won’t read this blog!

    As for favorites, I am complicated. I adore a rose called the sterling silver. It’s actually a purplish-blue rose and very hard to find. Wal-mart sells a lavender rose and that’s what I normally get. So he is in tune with some of what I like…even if he still can’t understand that “planning” the gift is often more attractive than the gift itself.

    Ever had a guy take you right before dinner to a store so you can pick out your Anniversary gift, instead of having it already bought and surprise you with it while you eat? Yeah, so not my husband.

    Hope you feel better Elizabeth!! I know I couldn’t live without my husband taking care of me while I was sick.

    Shameful plug here…
    If you’d like to have lunch with Elizabeth, hopefully while her nose isn’t running, at this years RWA conference, drop by RI (http://romanticinks.com/home/auction). Plus there is a wild rumor that Adele Ashworth might join the party too.

    Elizbath, you can delete the above if you don’t want it on your blog!

  9. Rita
    January 30th, 2008 at 2:50 am · Link

    Sending you a string of daffodils online *-*@*-*@*-* from sunny South Africa ;o) May you have a super day.

    Yes I think I must be one of the very few who adore yellow flowers around …

  10. Joy McDuff
    February 1st, 2008 at 3:40 am · Link

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Thought I would look in on your website as I have just read ‘His mistress by morning’. This was a first time resd of one of your books, and I must say that I enjoyed it.
    I have been trying {trying is the operative word} to write a romance but that too has a little fantasy in it and I did not think that it worked very well.But now I have read yours it make me want to finish it. Whether it ever gets published is another thing.
    Get well soon, and I’ll look in on the Amazon site for more of your novels.
    Best wished Joy McDuff

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