An Afternoon with LLoyd

This is a story about a man named Lloyd.

The day started out well enough: The Dog and I got up, made coffee had breakfast all while BW slept snoring away in the other room. It was quiet and after a while even the dog went back to bed and I had the whole house to myself. Nice and quiet.

And then, I heard it: The jingling sound of the dog’s collar as she shakes herself awake, which means : BW is awake too. After a good morning grunt from BW and I delivered her coffee (she’s got a good thing going with the coffee delivery thing ) the coffee started to kick in and then I heard it: “Let’s do something fun today”

This statement, I have learned  means three things:

  1. I am gardening
  2. It will usually involve the dog 
  3. It will more than likely involve food

In this particular instance, numbers two and three applied: I present to you,

Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


Now, under normal circumstances I would be okay for going out to a park on a  nice sunny sunday. But this particular day, despite the sun it’s still a tad chilly to be going outside when there’s a nice warm cup of coffee inside and I can bask in the glow of  the computer screen. But my input fell on deaf ears and before you knew it I was holding a dog in one hand and a burrito in the other.

This brings me back to this Lloyd fellow. I blame him. I could have probably persuaded BW to something warmer like the art gallery or even a Sunday drive but nope. If Lloyd is in town, we’re going to visit and there’s not much I can do to persuade her otherwise  so I might as well just play along..

Also, BW said I could have a Coke.

So, despite my attempt to give away the dog to a very nice lady who stopped to pet her while BW was placing the taco order I ended up having a nice time and as the saying goes: Happy wife = Happy Life.  Bonus points if you buy her Tacos.



ps: don’t tell BW I had a good time. She’ll make me do it again.

Ive Got Some Splaining To Do

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title: I’ve Got Some ‘Splaining To Do.
date: 2013-04-06 20:45
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Hey, Hi.

I guess I should explain where I’ve been, but first – like the new look? I think it looks petty snazzy and I knew when I saw it I had to have it. It cost me $20.00 (don’t tell BW) but I think it’s worth it.

Back to where I’ve been:

Remember when last time I noted that I got a job? Well, we don’t have to worry about that anymore. I’m not the car salesman type it seems. Hey, I tried.
Moving on..this gives me more time to blog! I found working 50 plus hours a week really cut into your leisure time. 🙂

But now that I’m un/underemployed once again that doesn’t mean it’s a life of leisure around here, no sirree. BW has me busy busy busy.. today for instance, she had me out in the garden:


You’ll also note the fuzzy helper to my left in the photo above. You’ll also note the lack of  work by BW.  (she was the official photographer).

Like most tasks, BW gets the idea and somehow ropes me in to actually completing said task (deck painting anyone? – or maybe leaf raking). Anyway, we know how this pans out – I’m slugging bags of rocks and she’s playing ball with a fuzzy carrot eater:


BW has decided thedog eats carrots.

Now, this would  not be such a bad thing if she fed the dog the carrots, but like the gardening.. she’s the brains and apparently I am the brawn and that includes feeding the dog, snacks included.

At least the dog won’t go blind.

Spring has sprung

Now, the good news! It’s spring!  It wasn’t a real good winter for us. I mean heck, I got a job (well, had) and BW scared the beegeebers out of me when she wouldn’t wake up for days after bonking her head.

So we’re real happy to be able to go outside together (even if I get roped into the heavy lifting) with some sunshine and warmer climes. And we are ready:

We have fruit:


and daffodils:


And lastly: lots of iced tea (BW’s latest vice)



We were at the grocery store today and I saw these drink dispensers on display and thought to myself: why would anybody need that?. I then went to find BW and guess what was in the cart? You guessed it.

We now have gallons of iced tea if anybody wants to stop by.

Speaking of not being around..

Guess who’s going to be alone home with the dog all summer? (along with 72 frozen pizzas). Yup, me. BW has booked a plane ticket to go to Paraguay this summer for six weeks. Me? I’m here with the fuzzy one and a job jar which so far has me painting and shampooing carpets and I’m sure other tasks. I’d go with, but it’s a work thing but also in Paraguay it’s winter in July.

Have a nice trip BW. The fuzzy one and I will be sunbathing on our freshly painted deck. Bring a sweater.



Love, Tidy Husband and (man’s best) friend.