Thursday, October 29, 2009

and they smell so good...!

I had a particularly crappy day on Monday...and David made it better with flowers :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


and no...the laundry basket was not full yet...

Monday, October 19, 2009

It must be love.

What the above picture is:

My husband, a die hard OU football fan, proud 2002 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, so excited for the OU/Texas kickoff early Saturday morning, he woke ME up, watching the OU/Texas game...

wearing an OSU shirt.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Secret

Something I myself have learned after being married for almost four months:

No matter how much I nag, bitch, or complain about it, David will never, ever be able to put dirty clothes in the hamper.

They go on top of it.

They go on the floor next to it.

They go on the spare bedroom bed.

They do not, however, go in the hamper.

I have come to this realization after much resistance...sigh...but I will just resign myself to picking up these clothes and putting them in the hamper myself...

Secret to a successful marriage?? I think so. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Maps and Maps and Maps...

My husband is obsessed with maps.

and Atlases.

and more maps.

He has this one Atlas at home, in the den, which must be looked at every single day.

And this damn Atlas must always be within arm's length. God forbid the time he can't find it.

And because of this obsession with maps and geography, he knows a few things:

1) all the counties' names in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New York. Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are obvious as to why he would know them the best considering he's lived in two of those states and another just borders, but New York?

2) all the little state highways in Oklahoma. Now, you might say, "but that's great! Who needs GPS when you have David with all his memorizin' of the highways?!" Ummmm, here's why, actual conversation:

D: So, to get to the new Walmart, I can take McElroy all the way to Country Club Rd, turn left to get Hwy 51, and I'm right there, right?
K: Orrrrr, you could just take 6th st. all the way to the new Walmart.
D: But...ohhhhh it's cause it's ON 6th st.

He knows the NUMBERS of state highways, just not the street names of the town in which he lives...

3) Don't argue with him about where Freedom, OK is. I myself have even been to Freedom, but he saw it in his Atlas, so he knows for sure.

So if you ever need to get David a present, now you know...maps, maps, maps...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Swept Up...

David learned something new this weekend.

And as did I.

But what I learned is that David, despite having used the vacuum cleaner for quite some time, really was not aware of all it was capable of doing.

Until Saturday morning.

After redoing the tile in the den, the only carpet left in the house is a couple of rugs and the floor of the closet upstairs.

The same closet with the litter box.

I could have gotten by with never having vacuumed this closet, I'm sure, if I had not put that damn litter box up there.

But, sigh, this is where it is.

And Tatumbell has a nasty habit of kicking out the litter every time he uses it.

So the vacuum cleaner is necessary.

While upstairs, I asked David to bring me the vacuum cleaner so I could attack all the little litter pellets all over the floor.

So he did, and even offered to vacuum it for me while I was busy cleaning something else.

So he started it up, and got to work.

He quickly turned it off.

"What's wrong?" I asked. "That didn't take long."

"It's friggin' broken already. Not picking up anything."

We just bought this one in May.

There's no way it's broken.

"Are you sure?"

"Yes, I'm sure, I know when something is broken"--it was before noon, he was still a bit cranky...

So I tried it too, and immediately figured out what was wrong.

Now I don't know if all vacuum cleaners have this feature, but the last couple of ones I have had, do.

The knob on the front that changes the height of the vacuum depending on what type of floor you are trying to clean.

It was set to "wood floors."

Not a carpet setting obviously.

"Oh, it's cause the setting is on 'wood floors', not carpet."

His answer? "What are you talking about? That makes no sense to me."

Oh dear.

I had to give a quick tutorial on this knob on the front of the vacuum cleaner.

"Have you not seen that there before now? What did you think it was for?" I asked, trying really hard not to laugh at his ignorance.

"I dunno...decoration?"

Luckily, he knows now.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Exposed Pores

David is extremely concerned about catching the flu.

So much so that he said to me, "So in class, I was only wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts, and all these people were coughing all around me. I felt so exposed."

So you're worried the flu virus will seep in through your pores...??

"I mean, I should probably start wearing jeans and hoodies and stuff."

He then said, "I don't care if that's blog-worthy, I'm standing by that..."