Sunday, May 16, 2010

Expectations

Yesterday, tall handsome almost perfect son-in-law handy Andy and his lovely wife our youngest daughter were here..I got him to climb another ladder and take a photo of the robin's eggs..as he clung precariously on the old red ladder..he said well there are no eggs.. I was so disappointed..then he said ..they have hatched!
Kinda ugly little things, we left the red ladder next to this one..perhaps later in the week I can get another photo. I am sure the Mama bird loves them..every day they will get more beautiful as they get more feathers.
The grandboys brought friends to go fishing out on the pontoon. Far Guy went along. They got some nibbles, but no fish. Four youngins casting fish hooks off the same pontoon..I expected a fish hook incident..luckily no one was hooked.

One day this week Far Guy went to get a fishing license. He got a husband wife combo license. I offered to give the gal at the Bait and Tackle Shop my drivers license. She said "NO, I don't need it." .."Fine".. then in front of God and every man in the just before fishing season packed store she practically screamed "HOW TALL ARE YOU?" Duh..I was just a little taller than she was.. I replied "Six feet." Then she shouted "HOW MUCH DO YOU WEIGH?" I replied "120". Yup, I lied..so sue me. It is highly unlikely I will go fishing anyway..and highly unlikely that I will ever encounter a Game warden either...and if I do I am just going to have to tell him the whole story or go off to jail for impersonating a tall thin person.


I wasn't having a very good day that day..the garage sales were not great..then we went to an estate sale..where I found three boxes of Shiny Brites, in their original boxes..and some odd balls in a shoe box!! At two dollars a box I was happy. The worm had turned..I was once again a happy person..just for a moment.. Turned out to be at a close relative of one of Far Guys old girlfriends, and she, his old Girl friend was collecting the money. The Catholic with big feet. That is what Far Guy's Mother used to call her. (Far Guys Mom used to remind me all the time that I was a much better girl friend for him than the Catholic with the big feet, I often wonder what she would have called me, probably the Lutheran with big boobs.. ) Far Guys old girlfriend is almost six feet tall and she is awfully thin ..almost anorexic. She went on some speil about how the Shiny Brite boxes were worth just as much as the ornaments..like I cared about her and her opinion.  Anyway, I left with the Shiny Brites and my husband.


Just to top off my rather miserable day, we drove around the neighborhood. The "Digging Lady" was in her yard..and Far Guy offered to stop so I could have a friendly chat with her and perhaps invite her over to dig up some of my flowers..some days I think he rather enjoys rileing me up. He knows exactly what to expect after all these years:)

24 comments:

  1. hahaha...the Catholic with big feet...now that's funny. We hit some sales yesterday too...it was such fun!!! Found a book that was later made into a movie in our area (Remember Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart?)..anyway inside the book,the author signed it,the director of the movie signed it and all the stars signed it..got Jimmy Stewart,Lee Remick and Ben Gazarra's and George C.Scott's signatures....for FIFTY CENTS!!!! WOOT!

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  2. Glad to hear you left with the Shiny Brites AND your husband. That is just too rich! Sometimes I feel like I'm sitting there across from a counter with you and a cup of coffee, talking to an old friend. And I've never even met you in person!!!

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  3. I took a photo of tiny ugly baby birds in their nest this week, too! I'm thinking about posting it later today.

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  4. What a day!

    Those little birds are precious.

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  5. I have always wanted to find some "odd balls" in a shoe box at an estate sale... I have seen quite a few here but nary a shoe box in sight ! I'll keep looking......

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  6. You are so funny! I laughed out loud. Great post. It's a bright spot in my boring day.

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  7. Which I could say I went out and about but nope, my ankle/foot is still giving me troubles. Can't wait to see how your birdies grow. I only get doves nesting in my trees and maybe a few finches. Funny...I was the Catholic with big boobs, LOL. However hubby's mom and I got along great.

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  8. Far Side, you are so funny! We laughed and laughed at the six foot 120 pounds! That was quick thinking :) Then the Catholic with the big feet. . . . LOL!! Sorry you had a bad day, but it sure made for an amusing post!!!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  9. Funny funny :) --- it is clouding up and sprinkling... Ugh but did enjoy the sun so far this weekend! Really does it matter what the statistics are for fishing...they don't even do that a Weight Watchers meeting! :)

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  10. I so want to be sharing these stories over the fence. And then we can both turn in the direction of the "digging lady" and look at each other, and just have peals of laughter float out of our mouths.

    Connie, I am hugging over the internet, you make me laugh, a really good one today.

    So, I take it that you are not really that tall... silly me. I am though, but you know that.

    Jen

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  11. I laughed again just as hard as I did the other night over your weight! so funny. Now be nice to the lady w/big feet!

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  12. hmmmm - - - you talked about the old girlfriend who is tall and anorexic - - - - so what are you going to call your six foot 120 pound self?!!! You are funny - - - going from sweet baby birds and children to the old girlfriend. My husband says stuff like that to rile me, too. Anytime he can fit the word joy into a statement - - - since she was a girl he knew in college - - - !!!

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  13. Love this mixed post!! Baby bird, yard sales and old girlfriends!!

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  14. did you know you were describing the catholic girl with big feet when you told the licensing lady your height & weight?

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  15. OMG I am laughing my head off. I sorely needed this comedy today. I can almost picture the skinny Catholic with the big feet in my mind. I think Far Guy picked the best gal too.
    Why do they ask your weight for the fishing license anyway? The fish don't care. I always tell them 130 when I get mine. All they have to do is look at me and know I am lying.

    BTW - I don't have any new info on Piper. I am waiting on a call from the Vet. I will probably go visit him today. At least I can get through a couple of hours now without crying. The first 48 hours all I did was bawl my eyes out. I will keep you posted.

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  16. OOooooo, Shiny Brites...ahhhh...life is good. You are so funny girl!

    Have a great one!

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  17. help me... what is a shiny bright ornament?

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  18. Ha ha ha! Six foot and 120 lbs... love it!

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  19. Loved the pics of your wee ones
    she seems to be doing great (o:
    The baby robins are 'ugly' but will improve with time
    The digging Lady story is funny
    I never knew there was a fishing license that hubby and wife can share
    I never get one, but once in awhile I would like to just cast...hubby has a cow...thinking I will get arrested on the spot.

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  20. You make me laugh!!!! Great post!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  21. Cowgirl Rae, Sure sweetie ..Shiny Brites are old Christmas ornaments that I collect and put on my really tall Christmas tree at Christmas time. They are very shiny and come in all colors..and even some different shapes!! :)
    Rae, Keep me posted on Piper..hugs!! :)

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  22. Gee, shiny brites? I almost missed this one. I found a shiny brites box the other day of plain red balls from who knows where in the basement.
    I love the kids and the nest and the baby birds too.

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  23. Soooo.... you were actually impersonating the Catholic with big feet then when you got your fishin' license? Pretty funny.

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