Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Excuse me, but is that a chicken on the kitchen floor?

 

This afternoon at our house.

 

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When I walked in the door from work today, I noticed that there was a roasting chicken lying on the kitchen floor. It was partially frozen, wrapped in a ziploc bag and lying on a kitchen towel next to the box fan. I found my husband and asked why there was a chicken on the kitchen floor and he told me that he was using it to help cool the breakfast nook.

 

What?

 

He said that he was thawing it to grill for dinner and thought he might as well put it to use to help to cool the room. So he put it behind the fan so it could draw the cold from it. “Why waste the coldness”,  he said, “right”?

 

George and I looked at each other, and I swear the dog rolled his eyes just as I did as I walked away.

 

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My husband does not want to be bothered to go to the barber shop and is constantly trying to get me to cut his hair. I’ve told him time and time again that I am not even remotely qualified to cut hair. I’ve proven this on a number of occasions, yet he still asks if I will cut his hair.

 

When I came home from work today I noticed that he’d given himself a hair cut. I told him, “Wow – you do a pretty good job cutting your own hair. It looks good!”

 

And then he turned around and I said “uh-oh”.

 

He really should not be cutting his own hair.

 

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Half an hour ago, I went into the kitchen to get a glass of raspberry iced tea. My husband was at his computer in the breakfast nook, but looking out the window. When he noticed me, he put his finger to his lips for me to be quiet, then pointed to his head, and then outside. “Head,” I said. He shook his head to say no. “Hair?” I asked. He shook his head yes. Then he points outside.

 

Oh, I figured. It’s a game. “Your hair is on the picnic table?” I asked. No. No. No, he indicated, shaking his head. He points again to his hair and then to somewhere out the window. I’m wondering if he’s put his hair outside or something . . . I mean I’d already found a chicken on the floor, maybe he’s done something interesting with all of the hair he’d cut. “Um, your hair is on the bird feeder?” I asked.

 

He points again to his hair and then out the window. I don’t understand why people think that if they keep giving the same clues, someone will finally get it. When I shook my head to say no, he finally said out loud, “There’s a hairy woodpecker out there on the feeder. Hairy woodpecker. You are terrible at this game.”

 

I laughed because I was thinking exactly the same thing, only the other way around.

 

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George wants to thank you for all the sweet comments yesterday and I had to tell him firmly that he cannot have his own blog. I can barely keep up with this one!”

 

 

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And because you know I can’t have a post without a single photo ~ This was found while antique shopping with Lili in Ellsworth, Maine. I almost bought it for my husband but it was terribly overpriced. Would have been fun, though.

 

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And speaking of fun, I hope it doesn’t sound as if I’m making fun of my husband because the last thing I would want to do would be to hurt his feelings. In public, no less. It’s just that I often find everyday life with him to be interesting, amusing, and a host of other emotions that I won’t even go into here. I just think these little quirks of his are sweet, is all.

 

And I would miss them very much if he was gone.

 

Thanks so much for visiting me today here in Blogland. It’s always good to have you stop by. See you tomorrow, folks ~

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44 comments:

Andi said...

I <3 your husband! :)

Hilary said...

Husbands are a nationality all their own.
Really.

Ladylisabear69 said...

Oh, the chicken/fan story is fantastic.

As my husband has hair down to the bottom of his shoulder blades, I actually cut it, and my son's hair, too, though I use a Hair Trimmer kit for that since it's about 1/2" long. It's not too hard to keep everything even with the trimmer.

Lili said...

I so love hearing about your most adorable and entertaining interactions with each other. Life at your house sounds like so much fun! You had me laughing so hard, but not at you or him, just because you guys are just so darn cute that way. xoxo ~Lili

Heather T. said...

I thought his chicken idea made sense ;) This was an enjoyable read, Kate, thanks for sharing.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

A roasting chicken on the floor and a botched hair cut.

Lord I feel right at home here.

Mental P Mama said...

You all need to take this act on the road....seriously! Hairy Woodpecker. ROTFLMAO

Sheila said...

Love your post today. I agree with Hilary. My husband was home for a while and it was always a surprise of what I would come home to. You should check out getting your husband a Flowbee http://www.flowbee.com

Chrissykat said...

If I may be so bold and outspoken, I'd like to say that I got his Hairy Woodpecker reference. Only because, one, he shushed you and two, I know he really likes the birds in your yard and has posted pix of them in the past. :)

The chicken on the floor however...

Snappy Di said...

That chicken thing sounds like something my husband would do... Not going to let him read your blog and get any ideas though. LOL

Oz Girl said...

I never for a minute thought you were making fun of your husband, but he does help provide some nice laughs. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

this was a fun post.

and i remember that brand of nuts! i must be an antique too!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Let us know when you come home to a husband wearing a bag of frozen peas on his head...

You two are endearing.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

It's just love, and he sounds like a hoot! Isn't it nice he keeps life interesting! Mine does too!

Fine Lines said...

I'm still chuckling!!

Deb said...

my husband has cut own hair for years....he wears it very short..he has had a few bad ones....but one time the guard came of the razor and he had a run way down the top of his head....he had to wear a cap for a couple of weeks till it grew back enough to straighten it out....what we do with out our quirky hubbies???

Another Sister said...

I enjoyed this post so much that I read it out loud to Dave and we were both cracking up.
;)

missing moments said...

I have just come off the beach at 10:30pm (we extended sunset a bit longer with 'what if' games) and upon reading your post, you have given me a great laugh!
Hair cuts ... I'm the barber in my house. Every two weeks, buzz hubby's hair in the shower ... him naked! I gotta say, easy clean up!

Reddirt Woman said...

I have to say thank you both for making me laugh out loud. Oh,and George,too...knowing that he looked at you and rolled his eyes about the chicken also. The haircut and the hairy woodpecker game just capped off this post for me. And for what it is worth the stories were all told, in my mind, with love and the humor and quirkiness that we all have in any long lasting relationship. I can't imagine either of you doing anything to the other that might purposely cause hurt... and that makes you so special in my heart.

Thank you for sharing this post.

That Janie Girl said...

Husbands have their own tribe and tribe rules.

Seriously.

I found the book.

Jeanne Walker said...

You are so fun-nay! Loved the frozen chicken tutorial! In a stange sort of way, it did make sense! As for the hair, my husband did something along those lines once, and now he uses Gracie's clippers and he gives himself a buz cut! I can just see George rolling his eyes!!! As for the hairy woodpecker, I'd love to see you two playing charades! Kate, you are one hilarious lady, besides being an awesome photographer and storyteller!

maedeans said...

Found your blog in a round about way via YouTube and plan to send the post George did about Maine to all my friends from Maine.

Barb T. said...

Kate--I DO cut my boyfriend's hair; however, his is easy. I use one of those shaver-type cutters with a comb. He is extremely impatient, so it isn't my favorite task.
Recently, while searching for something on hiking in the White Mts., I discovered a blog you might like. I have absolutely fallen in love with it. Just give it a look see!
http://tomandatticus.blogspot.com/

Country Girl said...

Thanks, Barb T. Wow - what a cool blog. And a cool name for a dog.

Hartwood Roses said...

This post today made me love your husband, too.

Haircut? That's the barber's job. Besides, if he didn't go to the barber once a month, how would he get all the latest political stuff and gossip in town?

Nurse Nancy said...

I cut FlyBoys hair but it is because he does not have much and it requires a buzz with a razor. Anything else.....no way.

Daryl said...

Ok .. first maybe if the frozen chicken was in FRONT of the fan it might have cooled the air but even that is doubtful.

ToonMan has had one real hair cut in the almost 37 yrs we've been together, I cut his hair and trust me there have been some really really bad haircuts .. except for the years when he let me do a buzz cut .. you can borrow my buzzer

Country Gal said...

Oh my I was laughing out loud to this post , sounds just like Papa and I. Only I do cut his hair after he gets fed up with it being long and I mean long shoulder length lol ! They eye rollling part is what got me started in laughter. Well writen ! Yup our hubs are deffinatly in their own little world lol !

Mariliz said...

My husband will use these hand signals and silly gesture clues too....I never have any idea what he talking about!! After he tells me, I wonder what the clues had to do with anything!

Amish Stories said...

Hair today, and gone tomorrow. Richard

Vicki said...

Kate,
We grew up without air conditioning in our house on St. Simons Island, GA. My parents didn't believe in it...they are of the old school. We used to fill empty milk jugs with water and freeze them...then set them behind and/or in front of the fan...
worked great either way!!

Would never have thought of a frozen chicken...even tho same concept...

Loved your post today...made me smile!!

Vicki @ My Favorite Things

The Japanese Redneck said...

LOL....you really should have taken a picture of the chicken and fan!

Barb T. said...

Glad you liked the blog, Kate. I think Atticus is the greatest name ever (well, George is pretty cool, too!!!) There is just something about his blog that has touched my heart.

Linda said...

What is it with men & hair cuts? I have not been able to get out of giving him haircuts. And he always tells me like an hour before bed the day before he goes out of town on business "Oh! I need a hair cut tonight.) Sheesh! Men. LOL!

Oliag said...

Thank you thankyou thank you for putting a smile on my face this afternoon! And thank your sweet husband for me too:)

Mr O wouldn't let me near him with a razor or scissors! He loves his barber...

Sallie said...

So funny! I think the chicken and the fan is a guy thing. It made sense to my husband!

Bluebird49 said...

Oh my gosh! This was the funniest post I've read of yours yet! You have the best sense of humor--but then if you didn't--well, someone would be in a lot of trouble! (not sure which someone!)

Bluebird49 said...

ps..I used to have to cut my husband's hair, too. Don't know what it is--do they think we can do EVERYTHING?

mrs mediocrity said...

Sometimes I think our husbands might be twins that were separated at birth. Except yours is way more handy around the house than mine.
That whole chicken thing just made me laugh right out loud. (With him, of course, not AT him... :)

beth said...

you know, i've decided husbands really are something to have around just to amuse us. really they are.
i can't imagine how dull my life would be if half of it WASN'T spent laughing at him....you see, i can make fun of him since i've know him since i was 16. somewhere i read that in the rule book :)

Rachel Lynn said...

Before we bought our air conditioner, my husband tried to cool the living room by filling a 9x13 baking dish with ice cubes and putting it in front of the fan. I wish he'd thought of getting some dinner out of the freezer!

Ellen said...

Snaps to your husband for his creativity.

Dee Sellers said...

That's a hoot! Your husband is quite resourceful.

Bluebird49 said...

Daggonit--I needed a laugh-and I miss you when you don't post. Yes--I have no life...Um..I didn't mean it like that!
I mean....I just love your posts, and I miss you!