Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Love And Marriage

The plumber came to visit today; it almost felt like old times. Larry was thrilled when he pointed out that in order to fix the problem with our tub drain, he would have to cut a large hole in the freshly painted living room ceiling. Nothing like paying someone to trash your house...

Larry went jogging today. He exercises on all federal holidays, whether he needs it or not. That's a joke. I thought it was funny. Larry didn't. I told him he could make fun of my Weight Watchers recidivism, just to get even; but he was still mad. So I got mad that he was mad. Things went downhill from there.

Some days, "until death do us part" seems like a really long time.

And would you believe, he still wanted to hang up pictures together today? Is he trying to finish us off, or what? Why doesn't he just call the divorce lawyer and be done with it? I ignored him, so he hung up all that crap where he felt like it. And tomorrow, when he goes to work, I may just take the ugly things down. Because immaturity is my middle name.

Oh, the homeschoolers among you may want to read my essay Winter Doldrums, which appeared in the current issue of Home Education Magazine. Or maybe not.

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21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link-I'm looking forward to reading your column.

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  2. Our tub drain is broken too!

    Our super tried to fix it with a paper clip (not kidding) and shockingly it's still not working.

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  3. I'm still laughing at "He exercises on all federal holidays"! Ahahahahaa!! I mean really, that was funny.

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  4. I'm so sorry about your plumbing woes. Ugh. We may have that yet. We've got a washing machine on the fritz, and what appears to be mildew growing on the sheetrock where we had a leak from the outside in during our torrential rains a couple of weeks ago. Not looking forward to having those ones taken care of.

    I enjoyed your article. And though my son is in school, we're quite familiar with doldrums...the ones in February, and then the ones in May, when all other schools let out and ours keeps going until the latter part of June.

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  5. Good article. We homeschooled one of our girls for two weeks, back when it was considered truancy. Yes, I am that old! [We did this because their father decided that I was not busy enough with 3.9 children and a bajillion chickens and half a dozen dairy goats.]

    We homeschooled another for a semester, when she was in fifth grade, successfully, because she is a self-starter. We homeschooled another for a couple of months, unsuccessfully, because all she wanted to do was sleep. He was in charge of the teaching, both times.

    Our house [before the moves and the chronic unemployment and the divorce] was 1000 sq ft set on 7/10ths of an acre. My whole year was February, back in the day. Needless to say, they played outside a lot.

    I know what you mean about the hyper-socialization. LittleBit is the most social human being I have ever known [not to mention given birth to]. On the other hand, she brings her friends home a lot, and I like them.

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  6. Or just reorganize those pictures. You know, switch them around. That'll show him!

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  7. That's the article you sent me, yes? I liked it quite a bit. We're doing a leetle bit better over here. And that's all I got today. I am so. tired.

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  8. Men doing work at the house? Sucks. My fantasy was to buy an old house to renovate until I realized it would drive me & Mr. D to divorce court. We hired a contractor and built.

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  9. I look forward to reading your article.

    On federal holidays? That's pretty funny. Hanging pictures together is just asking for trouble.

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  10. Sorry about your ceiling! I hate that too. Kindof like when you go to the doctor and they don't get it right the first time, why do you have to pay for the visit when they were wrong?

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  11. Oh, boy, I have a lot to catch up on! But this one cracked me right up - till death do us part! Why DO contractors visits always require another contractor visit to fix something entirely different?

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  12. Federal Holiday's? Twelve times more per year than the Saint. I'm just sayin'.

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  13. Just today, my marriage vows seem particularly shackling as well...

    In sympathy,

    Heidi

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  14. You are so funny! Exercising on holidays WAS funny, he's just irritated that he was made a joke of. And I'd totally rehang pictures, too.

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  15. I'm laughing hysterically. Why not just move all the pictures around and see if he notices?

    I think I'm a bad influence. Sorry.

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  16. Whoa, way to go on Love Bites' review! You rawk!

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  17. Maybe you two should assemble something together or clean out the attic, or go somewhere with you driving. Hahaha. I'm cracking myself up!

    More crack ups: I tagged you for a meme.

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  18. Sounds like you have some of those doldrums brewing. . . and scary pipes to boot. Hang in there with the diet/exercise impulse. Keep going!

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  19. around here, husbands hanging up pictures, ain't a pretty sight. I'd wait until he went to work, too.

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  20. That was a great column. I don't know how people stand to not associate with and really know their kids OR how you can be with them 24/7 all winter and not go crazy. You are tenacious and brave. You need a medal! As for till death do you part sounding long, try for time and all eternity, it sounds even worse. But it makes me real motivated to improve things!

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