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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Be Careful What You Ask For !!

The past few weeks have really been busy for the Mister and myself.  When talking of plans for today I suggested we spend some time together alone.  Now being married for 38 years and being empty nesters for a good many years now, we do enjoy each other's company. That is most of the time.(smile)

My thoughts for this cool Saturday morning was an early breakfast at Cracker Barrel sitting in front of their big fireplace. Then maybe some early Christmas shopping with my honey at one of our favorite antique malls and checking out a few goodwill and thrift stores . He does love visiting shops of this kind.  And a bonus for me these shops are rather close to the casino I love to visit when my friends and I go to play the slot machines.  Yep, I could see a good day before me.

Well, Mr. P  must have been thinking like a "man".  This was my nice quiet breakfast. 

Yep, a ham and biscuit from the closest fast food joint.  Have to admit it wasn't Cracker Barrel but it was  good and I didn't have to prepare breakfast but enjoyed it in front of our own fireplace. 

And he thought he did me a favor.  This is as close to gambling as I was going to get today.  Stopped and bought me a scratch off ticket.  Hey, I won  $10.

 Okay... let's try again. " Honey you know I want to spend time with you and go somewhere."
Guess he got my point.  He told  me to put on sweats and dress warm. Instead of earrings he handed me ear plugs.  Hnnnnn, what did he have up his sleeve?  Where were we going?  Sure didn't take me long to find out!!

Oh No.  Definitely NOT what I was trying to convey to him.  Look... he even had me a chair.  Yep, we were in our backyard going to split firewood.  That chair was for me to sit and operate the lever on the log splitter. 

This was the first few pieces of wood we split. 

We worked really hard all  morning. Mr. P being the loving guy he is, he did give me a lunch break.  It was not at a little Mom and Pop Joint off the beaten path as I had envisioned.  Instead a picnic in the back yard.  This was what he served me.

Can you tell I was just his bestest buddy today?  Yep, but not much bonding going on. Well not on my part at least.  With a man and the way they think,,, who knows.

Finally,  that dreaded machine ran out of gas and we stopped for the day. Look at all that wood we got split.  And no, we did not get finished.  See the white tarps ?  From there to the metal building to go. 

So ,, if there is a blizzard that comes to the south this winter, I know two folks who can snuggle down in front of the fire and maybe , just maybe spend some quite quality time together.  Well deserved don't you think?

Tonight we are on our way out to see Santa and visit with him in his workshop with Darbee Rae and her parents.  Supper out afterwards is definite.  You can bet your last dollar I am going to talk to that Jolly old fellow in the red suit and give him an itemized list of what I want for Christmas.  Not taking another chance that my mister will figure it out on his own.

Tonight I am thankful for Mr.P's health and being able to chop all that wood so that we will have a warm home this winter.  Hope you are all having a great Saturday as well
Until next time.


  1. Angela
    It doesn't sound like it turned out quite like you had hoped, but still a wonderful day spent together.
    Maybe supper will be at the Cracker Barrel!

  2. Angela this is the best blog I have read in a while. I actually laughed out loud when I saw the "lunch." However we all love jerky here. That was too good. Loved it. When you are in front of the fireplace this winter, all cozy, and sipping hot mulled cider or drinking coffee. you'll appreciate this day! Too funny. I am still laughing

  3. Ah, the man's version of quality time and a picnic lunch.....
    I tell you--I see that kind of stuff a bit too much myself. Luckily, our hubbies do take us to the thrifts and decent places for a meal occasionally. And you will get the pleasure of sitting in front of a fire with your sweetie!

  4. LoL!
    Such a cute post!
    Thanks for sharing and for the smile.

  5. Oh - lucky you! About this time, I'd be not so certain even Santa would be able to get it right...after all, he's male...!! ;o) Looks like a nice stack of wood going - must be a comforting feeling knowing you're ready for the winter ahead. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Love it! Oh bonding with Mr.P..You will be happy when its real cold and you are enjoying a wonderful fire. I love stacking wood. Especailly when its all done.
    Have a wonderful weekend Friend
    Hugs Trace


  7. Angela....I think your Mr. P has been taking lesions from my Mr. B...lol I sure would enjoy that pile of wood burning in my fireplace this winter! Hope you got to tell Mr Santa your wish list..:)

  8. Angela,
    Loved your post today! Oh...so true, that we see things differently than our hubby's do. I had to giggle about your breakfast and lunch...hope you got to go to Crackle Barrel for dinner.

  9. Hi Angela~

    Love your post today!! Your lunch sure did make me giggle!!

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

  10. Just love it, y'all must be related to us. We spend all our days that way. Part of my day today consisted of admiring a 6 point buck on a rack of a nice new Ford truck. Guess this guy didn't want to get his truck bed messed up, so he drove around with it gutted on a rack next to his bumper. He passed us first. Then Sweetie gave m lots of graphic details while we were sitting next to this guy at the red light. I was just wondering why this guy in this nice new truck drove in from another state to cruise around here showing off his buck.

    Then I got the distinct pleasure of standing in a line almost an hour in the sporting goods dept. at Wal-Mart while Sweetie waited to get "his" hunting license! You wouldn't believe how many buck tales I got to hear while standing there.
    Men and boys all in camouflage surrounding me with tales of the big ones that got away! It was like standing in a forest, they were all dressed like a tree.
    The sweetest thing happened though, this boy about 13 went around the corner, and said, "Dad". My Sweetie turned around to answer him. Missing his own boy I guess. He will be home on Tuesday to run the woods with Dad.

    Then we got to do all the hardware and electrical isles at Lowes.

    Sweet man that I have, he did take me to a thrift store before the day was over. I got 2 transfer ware plates, a Spode in brown and white with fruit on it, dessert size. Also a dinner plate size white and pink Christmas Tree plate from Columbia(?). On the back it said the design was from an original 1871 copper engraving.

    Gotta love our guys!

  11. Oh Angela ... thank you for the good laugh : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  12. Wow! That's a lot of wood! Really enjoyed visiting with Santa tonight. Thanks for going with us and making yet another memory. Love you.

  13. LOL! Too funny! I really enjoyed your post. You know, men are from Mars and women are from Venus! I do believe it's true! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Maybe tomorrow, you can do something fun!

  14. Oh how a man's mind works!
    Looks like the kind of day I would have with my hubs. Only I would be doing all the work while he barked out the orders. At least you did get to spend the day with him and the firewood is done before winter gets here. Hope your next bonding day is better.
    Country at heart

  15. Wow has Mr P been talking to Mr Wonderful? O no maybe not at least yours wanted you to help work , mine watched football while I painted the bedroom, weeded and pruned the yard , and hung holiday decorations! and I didnt even get a lunch :0) I hope it snows a bunch so he has no choice but to snuggle and spend quality time with you on the couch ! Big hugs lilraggedyangie