Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

Sometimes I Wish I Was Just Making This Stuff Up

September 16, 2021

This morning L’s Mother pulled me into her arms, snuggled up against me and said, “Tonight we need to make sure that L. goes to bed on time because I’m really . . .” Her voice became husky here, almost a purr. “Sleepy,” she finished (without irony, I might add).

That Was The Point I Stopped Guessing And Started Asking

September 15, 2021

Regardless, my point on Monday wasn’t to criticize L’s Mother’s doodles, but to express my bemusement at the combination of her personal symbology and some obscure days of celebration. I think I can be forgiven, for instance, for wondering what “Burning Keyhole Day” was supposed to celebrate (it’s actually National Cheese Toast Day), but there are one I really should have kept my mouth shut on.

Especially because “Suicide Pact Day” (represented by a skull and crossbones followed by a heart symbol) turned out to be marking Talk Like A Pirate Day and Wife Appreciate Day.

Yeah, That Sounds About Right

September 10, 2021

I was going to ask your opinion, then I remembered that I was going to do it anyway.

– L’s Mother, said to me earlier today (And I still don’t know what she did.)

Okay, I Admit It. I Just Wanted To Do One More Socksy Joke

June 28, 2021

This morning L’s Mother and I accidently put on almost identical outfits (Which, now that I type that out, I realize that could be the lead in for much better jokes than the one I’m about to tell), except that she was wearing socks and I wasn’t (Hmmm . . . that too, come to think of it.). But this didn’t surprise me any.

She’s always been the socksy one around here.

So What WAS The Most Memorable?

June 23, 2021

I dodged this question yesterday, but the most memorable lesson I’ve had to date about the effects of a bad environment was when, after some months away, I went back the place that I had spent some of the worst years of my life, and felt absolutely crushed with misery the moment I walked through the door.

Fortunately I was just there to pack up my things and move on, but I still remember that feeling.

Not That This Is News To Either Of Us At This Point

June 15, 2021

Having seen something that puzzled me while I was out this morning, I decided to consult with L’s Mother.

“Why do you suppose someone would tie a set of keys, including a car key and what I presume were house keys, to the pole of a stop sign?” I asked her.

“I don’t know,” she replied. “Maybe somebody found them and tied them up like that in the hopes that the person who dropped them would see them?”

“Yeah . . . that was the best I could come up with too,” I admitted. “I can even see the thinking, but . . .”

“It’s something I would do,” she said as I simultaneously said, “I can’t agree with it.”

Yes, Once Again It’s Flag Day

June 14, 2021

Today I’m going to be busy because today is a very special day to L’s Mother. Why, you ask?

Because about twenty years ago The Simpsons made a throwaway joke . . .

Fortunately For Me, She Said Yes

April 20, 2021

The other evening after making some poor choices for dinner and now suffering the consequences, L’s Mother turned to me and announced, “I think it’s time for me to be alone with my bad choices.”

I contemplated that for a moment, then asked, “You are asking me to leave now, right?”

Sometimes The Jokes Just Tell Themselves And I Don’t Have To Say A Word

March 4, 2021

L’s Mother has been in meetings most of this week, so I haven’t seen her very often. At one point early in the week she came out and announced that she had already “wasted” six minutes of her thirty minute break, and I responded with a quick opinion of what she could have been doing with those six minutes. (Make of that what you will and judge me how you like because I don’t care because I didn’t say it to you, and it made L’s Mother laugh as I knew it would.)

Just this morning she came out of her office, announced she had ten minutes, saw that I was standing right there with a “Well?” look on my face, and she promptly collapsed in a fit of giggles on the couch.

Credit Where Credit Is Due

February 24, 2021

Yesterday’s post was inspired by me overhearing someone saying, “Now that I’ve started dating girls, I understand my guy friends so much better now!” and me thinking, “Yeah, that would do it.”