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Fern(Mi)    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:20:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

I have been busier than a one legged ballet dancer working the Great Shorthorn cattle stages. Feeding stock cleaning the principle barn; as well as, chopping, cutting, splitting, hauling wood. Then thereís the checking fences, grinding and hauling grain, with side trips to the elevators; otherwise, its been a lazy few days around here fitting in medical appointments.

Why, I even, managed to make a Class a$$ of myself for my favorite Lady. It all started with a few words hurting a particularly fine LadyĎs sensitivities. Well, sheís finally gotten off her duff and doing a bit more around here. While that making her brown eyes blue episode is past, now Iím waiting to see (without speaking it) the I told you so results. I have just plain gotten so tired of watching her pilot that overly stuffed couch day in and day out!

Well, sheís finally off it an working the whole cabin doing a little more stewarding for this male passenger on our lifetime flight. There seems to be a change in travel arrangements around here from coach to first-class. Meanywhile; Iíll be hanged if Iím going to give into the pain and drugs. Iím keeping my body and mind busy regardless how tough its going continue to get. She can darn well do the same. That was a couple/three dayís ago. Things around here are already looking up. Thereís a few more smiles around here for accomplishments rendered. Darned it ainít tough being tough!!!!!!!!!!

Have also managed to get in a little improvising time. Operation "Gate Opener is still underway, maybe-it still in development stages. Some materials are already being gathered for the final assembly!
Winter weather upon us, Spring ainít far off for first trials!

Burrhead    Posted 01-09-2005 at 18:05:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern could you get Miss Klink to post a new picture of yall. I never saw one where her foot was hung in your rump yet. ;^)

KellyGa    Posted 01-09-2005 at 16:39:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, how did you approach this? You have to be careful with us wimmins feelings. We are very sensitive about our bodies. The only person that is gonna change me. I know that now. Making her mad enough to get up won't last. You have to explain to her you are just concerned for her health.

I tend to get mad at Ian when he rides that couch or the computer chair all afternoon and night until its time to go to work. Its like his job stops when he comes home, save taking out the trash. Now mind you, I am not complaining, cause I don't have to go out and work, but sometimes I get a little frustrated because my job never ends. Its from the time I get up til the time I go to bed. The only reprieve I get is on here, or an occasional movie. To get any time in for myself I have to stay up late, then I pay for it the next day! But I am NOT complaining, lol. I love my life, wouldn't change a thing.

Just be gentle and understanding, be careful how you put things out there. :)

Donna from Mo    Posted 01-09-2005 at 12:30:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm waiting to hear the lady's side of this.

deadcarp    Posted 01-09-2005 at 19:45:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh be nice - certainly ladies deserve a side - they get too opinionated around here, it's outside! that's what guys mean when they swing a thumb over a shoulder and say "air ya go!" hee heee! (pass me that remote while yer gettin wood)

LAdies corner    Posted 01-09-2005 at 13:03:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

Pitch    Posted 01-09-2005 at 17:17:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok I am gonna make my self real popular with the wimmen folks here. Ladies the reason your job never end is cause you don't want it to. Always finding make work stuff then sayin it had to be done.
Keepin house ain't all that bad if its done right. When our little ones were born there wasn't much money so the missus was back at work soon as the doc let her. I worked midnite to 7 so I got home as she was walkin out the door so it was me and the baby till 5pm. Loadin the dishwasher 10 minutes wipin counters about 5 sweepin and moppin kitchen 20 vacumming the rest of the house 30 cleaning bathroom 15. Laundry 20 minutes of prep 40 sittin on my butt waitin I did leave the foldin for her 'cause one time she bit*hed that I had folded the towels with the tiny little tag to the outside instead of the in. Never have folded anything else in the last twenty years and never will. Lunch was easy for the little ones and myself supper was an hour at most. Did this for 6 years till both the kids went to kindergarten and I went on days. Sure I did'nt do all the little cutey things like fresh baking and flowers on the table and such not but it was not all that much work and the girls and I had a ton of fun growin up together.
Sorry I beleive that you gals truly beleive that your work is never done but when good enough is good enough it is done.
I am gonna go hide behind a big ole tree now!

KellyGa    Posted 01-09-2005 at 19:50:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pitch, I ain't exactly your typical housewife. I do all the yard work and wash the vehicles on top of taking care of all the animals feeding, cleaning, grooming, etc. THEN, there is the housework. ;) It ain't done til its done. If the kid still needs her hair combed out from a shower, then its got to be done. If the trash stinks, it needs to be taken out. If the dog has to go out, the dog has to go out. If I don't do the laundry, and keep up with it, Ian won't have work clothes.

Well, everybodys situation is different. I can tell you this, I don't have time to go clip flowers and put them on the table. I am doing good to plant them in the yard! LOL!

deadcarp    Posted 01-09-2005 at 19:50:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
little word of advice if i may -"RUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!"

Melanie    Posted 01-09-2005 at 19:04:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Pitch, my husband does the day-work at the house and has it down to a fine science... I'd never disagree with what you just said, except for the "you women just gotta do the make-work" thing. Not all of us women give a rip about pretty decorations.
I personally could care less if there's pictures on the walls, or if my flowers are on the table or in the yard. To me, the house is a place to pin up kid drawings and crafts, and a place to pile together all four of us on the couch in a big huddle of Saturday morning cartoons and blankets and footie pajamas. A house is the staging zone for love, not a museum to show off our material wealth. You can't take things with you to the grave, but you can carry a lot of love with you when you go. Why waste time showing off what you can afford?
The people that live in the house are the important thing; call me a cynic or too lazy to be Donna Reed if you will, but my feeling is that those picture-perfect homes would be hell to live in, keep up with, and look at. People only doll up their houses for other people, anyhow. I rather spend my time loving my family than putting a mask on my house and my life.
Anyhow, that was the long way of saying, "Yeah, what he said."

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