Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

MEN… ARE NOT GOOD “LISTENERS”

Perhaps “THIS” is a false generalization that does NOT apply to ALL men, however, “THIS” holds true in our household.  I’m choosing to “RUN WITH IT,” guys.  Sorry.  Now, bear with me…

My husband is a… “KEEPER”!!!  DO NOT GET ME WRONG.  He is, in fact, A DEFINITE KEEPER!!!  My ONE complaint(today)… and I must reveal “IT” since “IT” was at the core of a recent… “situation”:  HE DOES NOT LISTEN!!!  To “ME”.  I have ALWAYS requested that he NOT let both dogs out, unleashed.  EVERY day… He gets all frustrated when our dogs race out the door, barking at…???…???…??? something or someone… out there somewhere!!!  Simple, right???  Put them on leashes before heading out the door.  HA!!!  “THAT”… is TOO simple!!!  Too simple, as a matter of fact, that Chris NEVER does it!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

We currently have 1 male golden retriever and 1 female black lab.  Female dogs… “LISTEN” better than male dogs!!!  My husband has learned this, first hand, with these two dogs.  “THIS” has been so, So, SO funny to witness Chris, hesitantly, admitting “THE TRUTH”.  😉  Females listen better than males… IN OUR FAMILY!!!  Children, dogs, etc. (Pppsssttt… SPOUSES too)!!!  😉

I believe Chris opened the door Monday night to let the dogs out and… OUT THEY RACED, alright while barking after a neighbor walking her black lab around the circle!!! Now, I “HEARD” this incident as it occurred.  Chris yelled:  “DUSTY!!!” and I then heard him groan in frustration prior to shutting the door on his way after them.  These situations ARE ALWAYS similar.  And they happen regularly!!!  I gave up nagging, folks.  Chris, simply, will NOT put them on leashes just to go out into our yard.  END OF STORY!!!

So, what happened Tues. night???   That same neighbor returned with her husband to discuss Monday night’s incident with Chris.  Ordinance… in hand.  Poor Chris.  His J-O-B  is so difficult.  The dogs… are difficult.  “LIFE”… is “DIFFICULT”!!!  Hurry, hurry, hurry-up and go, Go, GO!!!  The knock on our door came as we were racing around for Danielle’s first Chorus concert of, “THIS”, her LAST year of High School.  :/  OUCH!!!

I was in a tough position, folks.  Support my husband while believing him to be at fault for allowing the dogs out, unleashed.  I BECAME so upset.  GUESS WHAT I DID???  THAT’S RIGHT!!!  I ATE!!!  AND ATE!!!  AND ATE!!!  Chips and cookies… UNTIL I FELT SICK.  I began binging IMMEDIATELY  at home and continued in the car ALL the way out to the school!!!  Aaahhh!!!  WHY Jill???  WHY, OH WHY???  Yep, I felt pudgy at work ALL day today!!!

And what did I do as soon as I got home from work tonight?  I made dinner… QUICK…(tacos) as the guys have Boy Scouts every Wednesday evening… AND WHAT THEN???  I ATE.  AND ATE!!!  AND ATE!!!  AGAIN!!!  YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!  I WASN’T EVEN “THAT” HUNGRY (I don’t think).  :/  Hhhmmm…  WHY JILL???  WHY, OH WHY???

STRESS?  PMS???  “LIFE”???  Time for a quick pep rally:  “I can do it.  I can do it.  I CAN”… start dieting first thing in the morning!!!  I don’t feel so well, folks.  Time to get ready for bed…  🙁

EVERYBODY’S GOT “STUFF,” folks.  EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  It is my sincere prayer that “PEACE… BE WITH ALL OF US” as we each struggle to survive this thing called “LIFE”… TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.