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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My Life

Hubby checks his game cam under an acorn laden oak tree.
We get to witness wonders that we might never see.  This eight point White Tail buck is marking the tree and his territory by rising on his hind legs and spreading his scent in the over hanging limbs.
Here I have captured another male making points by recovering a tree stump that I think is vital to my existence. It had to be a tractor operation.

With me being recently and continually sick this wise male has quietly tried to help around the house. Quietly because he knows I will drag off the couch and protest.  He knows it's bad when I'm not doing laundry and dishes!  Other facets of my "womanly" duties may suffer but dishes and laundry is like breathing...if you're not doing it, you're pretty close to death.  You know, don't you?

I could not fault the stove deep with bacon grease nor the unwashed skillets because there were dishes washed and meals cooked WITH OUT me!  I was served meals lovingly in my sick room if I ate at all and was checked on quite often to see if I was still breathing.

He didn't know I watched as he struggled to fold a towel!  I was proud.  Maybe, just maybe he could survive without me if he had to do so.  His towels may fall off the shelf and the knives may be in the wrong drawer but he gets an A+ for effort.

 I am beginning to think all those years ago when hormones told me HE was the right life mate for me that maybe my brain was in on the decision too.  I know my heart was.

Thank you, honey.  I think you're a keeper.

24 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Yeah, he sounds like a good guy. Hope you get back on your feet, though.

Lee said...

When it all boils down, we do worry too much and waste far too much time over the trivial things in life...and forget those things that are far more important....like that fellow, for instance, the one you have hanging around who mucks up folding towels. :)

Take care....I hope you're up, out and about very soon, perhaps sitting under that wonderful oak tree with him....

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, I hope you are feeling better now! You are blessed with a great husband. He is a great guy!

Take care and have a happy Tuesday!

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweet post. :)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Wow, I hope you're starting to feel better? Yes he seems to be a keeper. :)

gld said...

This is a nice tribute to your husband. I worry about how mine would get along without me but I know he would be fine. It is good that we know we have 'keepers!" and we let them know it now and then.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He knows how to take care of you even if he can't fold a towel.
Really cool picture of the deer. Didn't know they did that.

Farm Girl said...

What a lovely sweet post Gail. It makes me so happy to read it. I hope you are feeling better now.

Judy said...

Glad he is taking care of you and keeping your worries under control...Feel better soon...

Sandy said...

He's a keeper,he know you well. :-)
Take care of yourself Gail, feel better soon!!
Hugs,
Sandy

Sketching with Dogs said...

You have a wonderful hubby there - but you already know that.
The buck is wonderful. It must be amazing to see them in their natural habitat living their lives.
Lynne x

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a dear man. Gotta love a man who gives it a solid try, taking care of his woman. Yay for both of you. xoxo Linda

Mama Zen said...

He definitely sounds like a keeper! Feel better soon, Gail!

Country Gal said...

Oh they aren't as helpless as they lead on to be that's for sure it is just we always do everything for them , trust me they can manage if they had to lol I do hope you feel better soon !

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, he definitely sounds like a keeper! And I so understand about dishes and laundry. I have to be really sick for those two chores to pile up.

Truedessa said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Gail..get some rest and take care of yourself. Don't mind the towels he def was trying.

Susan Kane said...

Oh, what devotion, the both of you. God had a plan when our hormones when wild.

The Furry Gnome said...

So nice to hear you gave him an A+! Us guys have to stick together.

LindaG said...

Beautiful post, Gail. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a lovely post, Gail! I hope your hubby reads it. I love hearing a woman appreciate her husband.

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail ... such a lovely, lovely post.
I do hope you are feeling back to full health soon.

Do please take care,

All the best Jan

Carol Henrichs said...

It is nice to have a man around the house--especially one that can help out when you're down for the count. I hope you start feeling better soon, but while you're still under the weather, just enjoy watching the hubs getting more proficient in his folding skills. :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I think you are one to never get real sick or you push through when you are. Good to hear he is learning new skills:)

Lynne said...

What a guy . . . KEEPER for sure . .
Just now beginning to "catch up" and hear that you are/were/are sick . . .
I do hope you are better!

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