Does anyone understand men? If you do, let me know. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to thin air, or I’m spinning my wheels, or I’m beating my head against a rock. Sometimes I swear to God above, we don’t even speak the same language. You know? Now before I go any further, I want you to know that we are happily married and my husband is a great guy and has many sterling qualities…………….
Well, I was wanting hubs to help me tackle some yard projects. Nothing life or death of course but the type of thing where I have an idea in my head that I think would be cool. You know? We have some leftover decking materials and I said to myself, Self, wouldn’t it be cool to build a veranda on the front of my wood shed? Doesn’t that sound cool? I love it. I could put a couple cool chairs on it and maybe some flower pots or some old crap or something. Are you getting a picture here? I ran it by hubs. Sure, he said. Hmmmm, that was a little too easy, wasn’t it? I wonder if he was listening? I sweetly mentioned it again and again he replied that he would build it. At this point, I’m still nervous because he generally doesn’t like doing “little projects” for me and frankly, we don’t work all that well together. We both want to be Chiefs and then there are no Indians. It’s a problem. Anyway, back to my project. Hubs, I purred, I need a firm commitment one way or another. Either tell me yes or tell me no, but I need an answer because I bought some plants and I need to know where to plant them. He replied, “if you want it, I will build it”. That seems like it should be a happy ending, but for the past 2 weekends, it has rained and I’m afraid that by the time the weather straightens out and he has time again, he’ll have forgotten his promise. AAAAAAARGH.
Then we move on to phase 2 of this unbelievable scenario. I am envisioning a lovely park-like setting in our back yard. Well, a lot smaller than a park but it would involve a couple split rail fence sections, some tree & shrub planting, etc. I proudly showed darling hubs a sketch of my idea and told him I’d like to do this. Sure, that’s fine, he said. Now I should explain that he really doesn’t care what I do with the yard and that when I want to do something like that he just hands me the shovel and tells me to have at it. But, honey, I said, I have a bad leg and can no longer do a project like this without help. OK, he said. No, you don’t understand sweetie pie. When I say I need help I actually mean I need YOUR help. Well my snookums, he said, or words to that effect, if you want to do that in the backyard, that’ll be ok, I like to help you do stuff. At this point, after the shock of THAT statement hit me, I was laughing so hard I couldn’t catch my breath. Oh, man, this is so not gonna happen. Of course, I will let you know if it does, but it’s like I said – 2 languages!!
Well, that got a little long, didn’t it? I shall leave it up to you to decide how much is fact and how much is fiction…….or how much is in another language. HA.
I’m going to slip in a few pictures from an event I attended a couple weeks ago. It was a fund raiser for “Partners” which is a community organization dedicated to keeping people with a medical problem or the elderly in their own homes by providing services to them. It was a Tour of Tables and there were some very fun ones. Take a look:
The table above was sponsored by our quilt group, The Loose Threads. Guess what? We had a quilting theme! Scary, isn’t it? The extra table was a serving table off to the side. And this is a picture of our group – except for Carole who couldn’t be there.
ANNOUNCING – BIG NEWS – NEW BLOG
The most important reason I’m blogging tonight is to let you know about a blog that you’ll want to follow daily for a week or so. 3 local Quilts of Valor groups are headed for Fort Knox, Kentucky on a bus with – get this – 600 quilts!!! They plan to blog daily or maybe even more often to tell us about the journey and about personally delivering some of those 600 quilts to some of our service men and women. Be sure to bookmark this site: http://qovmission.blogspot.com
May God be with you on your journey ladies.