Saturday, 11 October 2008

Saturday Night's Alright...

I know you thought I'd gone AWOL again, but the truth is The Peacemaker and I have spent a good part of this week like this:

with an ear infection and an eye infection between us.

And contrary to popular belief, I did not get mine from peeping through keyholes.

Anyway, I rallied round yesterday and the place looks slightly more habitable, unlike most of last week when you could be forgiven for thinking we were trying out as contestants for 'How Clean Is Your House?'

In other news, whilst I often sit here thinking what on earth it was that attracted me to the Father of This Lot in the first place (apart from the fact that he could make me laugh, was an ex-head altar boy-still devout Catholic boy, loved children, would travel ninety miles from work to take me out, had more available cash than anybody I had ever met and was extremely good at....various things...) I feel the need to point out that today, he has dealt with a situation which made me remember.

I've just re-read the list. I have spent (and some would say continue to spend) all his available cash. Five children of his own have somewhat tarnished the rose-tinted view of family life he once had. On the very odd occasions he takes me out now he is more likely to travel ninety yards than ninety miles, and with the best will in the world, I could no longer call him a devout Catholic.
But he still makes me laugh.
And there's still things he's very good at.
(Oh, wouldn't you like to know)!
And finally, The Fixer has been to town today and has returned home with something from Hawkins Bazaar called a Drinking Helmet.
At first glance I thought it might be an early Christmas present for her father, but apparantly not.

She has loaded it with two cans of fizzy Vimto and is now sitting watching 'The X Factor', looking for all the world like an Australian construction worker.
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Adventure Mother said...

Well, if he still makes you laugh, you'll get through anything. I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face at the Vimto helmet myself!

Kitty said...

A man who makes you laugh is worth his weight in gold.

I have an aversion to Vimto. Any drink whose name is an anagram of 'vomit' just can't appeal to me.


CrazyCath said...

Well he makes you laugh, and other things, and that is what you want and need, power to you!

As for Fixer and her helmet - did no one tell her there are adverts? During which one can move and get drinks? *sigh*
Don't envy you. Hope the eye/ear gets better soon.

Maggie May said...

He sounds as though he has a lot going for him!
Had to laugh at the helmet though. You could get an eyeful or an earful if things went wrong.

gigi said...

Sorry yall haven't felt well. Hope things look up soon. Humor has gotten us through the last 31 years. It really helps a lot of things, but not all things.
Leave it to the Fixer to start her own style.

Renae said...

Hope everyone is feeling much better!

As for the helmet, there are people who actually wear those to our local football games. My kids want their own.

Fortunately, they are still young enough that I get final say.

Wait, the Fixer isn't much ahead of mine . . . oh, my. My day may be soon coming . . .

Alison Boon said...

Laughter is an important factor, of course having plenty more available cash might be a better one.

qualcosa di bello said...

gotta watch out for those ex-alter boys ;-)

my son wants that drinking helmet...he's all about comfort & function!

Akelamalu said...

If he's making you laugh more than making you cry that's good right? :)

The drinking helmet looks fun.

Amrita said...

Cheers for FOTL

Did you know that Sister Alphonsa from India was made a saint by the Pope today?

Kimmie said...

Hi Jackie;

Hoping you are both feeling better...are you?

Thank you for your prayers...we accepted our referral, now we await the paperwork of the Ethiopian gov't. (She is 6 months old and 13 lbs!)

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Daryl said...

Jackie, you are such a wonderful writer ... and pretty funny yourself .. I am totally about to cry from laughing at The Fixer's charming bonnet!