Friday Featurette #33

The Wife on the bed waiting for The HusbandWe’re still sick; but we’re still hanging in there and looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully we’ll be feeling much better sometime very soon.

Here is a nice photo of the wife. Of course, I think that all photos of the wife are nice.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday Weirdness #33

My parents have a developed favorite grandchild and it’s becoming very transparent and really aggravating to the non-favorite. We treat both kids fairly; so it’s quite frustrating that they do not. What’s even more annoying is that they also had a favorite child (who wasn’t me). So, it’s an old wound that is even more painful since its happening to one of my kids. We all keep the peace and try to make the best of the situation; but it’s hard.

Monday Monologue #33

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • It was just for a long weekend (for Mother’s Day); but it was GREAT having our son AND our daughter home. We don’t all get together nearly as often as The Wife and I would like. We watched the last Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in the home theater on Friday. Is been forever since we had a movie night with all four of us.
  • I found a dead thing in the pool on Sunday. That would not ordinarily be news except that we no longer have a vacant lot next to us; so I had to find another way to dispose of the carcass. Bloated, blackened carcasses are nasty! Now I wonder what everyone else who has a pool does with the critters they find in their skimmers.
  • Our Keurig coffee maker totally weirded out today. It was working fine in the morning, then, in the afternoon, it started making partial cups. I tried all the standard fixes without any success. What ultimately fixed it was blowing out all of the crud that was restricting the water flow with compressed air. I’m still not sure how something that we only fill with reverse osmosis water got so dirty. It’s working like new now, so, we won’t have to go through coffee withdrawal on Tuesday.
  • I was going to get a new gas grill to kick off the summer; but, while I was shopping for a new one, found replacements for the troublesome components. So, for less than $75 our grill will be as good as new. I just need to fill the propane tank. The place I go is kinda out of the way; but it’s a LOT cheaper than swapping the tank since they only charge for what they put in.
  • For a variety of logistical reasons, we won’t be having our photo season until Thursday. So this week’s photo posts will be delayed. But, as they say “it’s all good”.

Friday Featurette #32

The Wife on the bed wearing a short mini dressThe Wife and both kids are home so I am feeling MUCH more relaxed than I was last week. We aren’t all that often any more so we really enjoy it when we are. The days that we thought would go on forever when the kids were smaller went by in the blink of an eye. So, we savor days like today even more.

Here is a cute photo of The Wife just because it’s Friday and, for a little while, all is god in our world. Have a great weakend everyone!

Wednesday Weirdness #32

Until she was gone at the same time as both of the kids, I never noticed all of the little things that The Wife does. Nothing that I can’t do if I need to, just things that I don’t usually think about. The situation is completely backwards from what many men. I’ve got no problem doing things in and around the house; but I forget to turn on lights when I go out and come home to a house that is totally dark.

Monday Monologue #32

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I saw online somewhere that WordPress will be 10 years old later this month. Amazingly, we’ve been using it for 8½ of those years. It’s amazing to think that we’ve been blogging for that long. The blogosphere has certainly grown up in that time.
  • I’m starting to get really, really annoyed with video advertisements in the margins of web sites that I am visiting that suddenly start playing; especially when there is no way to mute or pause them. I often have multiple tabs open so it’s difficult to quickly find the one that is making noise.
  • Even though we go through things regularly and discard or donate items that we no longer need, The Wife and I occasionally still find items that we wonder why we still have. Yesterday, we came across the “kids” TV remote control. It wasn’t even programmed for our current television! It just became part of the background in the living room.
  • I’m a “bachelor” for a few days this week. This is the first time since we became semi-empty nesters that at least one of the kids hasn’t been home when The Wife or I have been on the road. Its definitely different and not in a good way.