a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Well, That Didn't Work!

A fine success my giveaway was!!!  One new follower and thirteen entries... All names were cut into slips, folded and placed in a old straw hat.  My Random chooser, AKA Andrew, drew out one piece, without looking, without cheating in any way. 

The winner is Sunny at Barnyards and Barnacles  She has a fun blog full of bits of history, humorous captions and fantastic photos.  Congratulations, Sunny, email me with your address.

Just a tad on the unemployed hubby...he is still working on fence and is closer to done than he was.  He told me he fell yesterday, stepped on a round stick and, Flop! flat on his back he went. Well, I think he hit his head!

This morning I walked through dressed for work and he said I looked nice, then he complimented my smell.  What is going on here??  He is missing his political, social life when he starts bragging on me.  I guess when you are isolated in the desert, any drink of water looks good...

22 comments:

Jules said...

I don't agree with the desert comment. When you are unemployed it is more that you learn to REALLY appreciate those still around you. I KNOW :)

Sorry I missed your give away, I'm just so darn busy. :(
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Nora said...

Your husband has time to smell the roses and you are a rose that smells good. It seems you look good as well. How is that for a bit of appreciation? Accept it with both hands and say: thank you, darling.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Being unemployed is hell..but at least he has stuff to keep him busy.
Really interesting as I just now came on and read this...especially since I wrote you the letter I did.
Yep..the man is appreciating you. Appreciate him back! :)
What the heck..can't hurt.

Sunny said...

I wish you could see me right now because I'm doing a 'happy dance'! What a wonderful way to start the day...thank you, thank you!
I'll email you my address.
☼ Sunny

COUNTRY GAL said...

Love the post, but he may just be realizing now how much you do and appreciates you more now, besides take all the compliments you can get. Have a great weekend.

Teresa aka JW said...

Very funny about your husband. I agree that work fogs our mind and when we are clear of it, the fog clears and we can see things better.

I guess I missed your give away? I've been laying low, just trying to get there and wondering where-there is. Sorry I missed it though.

Teresa

Toni-Shaklee Distributor said...

Teresa, so sorry to hear that your hubby is unemployed...

Take his compliments in earnest!!!!

Darn... I missed the giveaway too!

Nezzy said...

Maybe the man has just been so dang busy he hasn't paused long enough to stop and appreciate what a wonderful, good lookin', fantastic smellin' woman he has! It's always great when they do stop and take notice.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sunny and her wonderful win. Woohoo!!!

God bless ya girl, I'm gettin' ready to hunker down this afternoon. The arctic front must be upon us. Suddenly the fog has set in.

Have a great day!!! :o)

LindaG said...

Congratulations, Sunny!

He probably never had time to notice those things about you before when he was working. ;)

*Hugs*

Give it time. I'm sure you'll get more readers. ♥

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whoops! Sorry I missed the contest. I've been so stinkin' busy this week. Hardly any time for 'puter.
I'm glad to read that the hubs is appreciating you. It's nice when the men folk remember why they married you sometimes :)
Sorry to read he's unemployed, though. I suppose at least he has more time now to work around the farm...and compliment you. hehe!

~Lisa

Linda in New Mexico said...

When Sweet Man was unemployed for 15 months he began to dig a hole in our backyard. Now I am not talking about a hole for planting but a 15' diameter hole. I honestly was afraid to ask why. He was silent and moody and I wasn't sure he wasn't digging a hole to jump into. But as time went by he became, as some of the other commentors have said "clearer less foggy" and was much more in the moment with everyone. He was funny and interested in what others were doing. Joined the human race again. Oh, and the whole was for a swimming pool. Who knew, right? The Olde Bagg, Linda

Jean said...

You know, I considered doing a giveaway now and then decided to let it go until after the holidays. Everyone is so busy and it seems to be a bit hit and miss on getting to the blogging thing. Sorry.

Barb said...

I think you got yourself a good one there, Gail ;)

IanH said...

Take a compliment when you get a compliment! Us men often forget!

Jo said...

Aw, Gail, I missed your give-away. Congratulations to Sunny. I'm a follower of her blog and yes, it is a GREAT blog with fitting captions every time. Sorry about hubby being unemployed. We're in the same bracket; this is the second time this decade! Great that he's noticing what a beautiful, sweet-smelling lady you are. Appreciate it and bless him for being so good to my dear friend "at the farm"!Have a great weekend. (((hugs))) Jo

Yolanda said...

Take any compliment when you get it because you deserve it. I will pray he finds employemnt.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Dad maybe enjoying his alone time. We all need that. Lovely pictures...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ann Best said...

I just commented on your other blog, and now I'm here. This blog is also a winner! Beautiful photographs!!!
Ann Best, Long Journey Home

Queen-Size funny bone said...

now he has time to stop and smell the roses

Clarissa Draper said...

I'm sorry you didn't get more entries. But congrats to the winner.
CD

Pat said...

I think the fall knocked some sense into him!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh..what a dear heart...you take that love and run with it!

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