Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Home War Front

Rogue parliamentarian Jeff Shaw spoke on the news. R spoke how he hated people who spoke in reasonable voices and in a very controlled manner. I wondered if he was referring to me. R poured his third pre dinner drink and it was on for young and old. Well that was last night. Tonight he cooked a lovely meal. I dined alone and he left his and went to bed with a door slam. Time always heals, but the process is not nice.



I am not sure why we have to endure such weather conditions when we are so far south of the equator, but we do.

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  1. Let me guess... retirement stress.
    I see it in supermarkets all the time. The little lady happy to push her trolley pretending not to use it as a wheely-walker. Hubby retires and takes the driver's seat. The little lady picks up a can of something. "This one's 5 cents cheaper, why did you pick up that one?" says the little man helpfully - perhaps puzzled that after doing it herself for 40 years she should have got the hang of shopping by now. "Because when I bought it you said it tasted like shit," the little lady replies through gritted teeth.
    Your man needs a project. Some new bathroom fittings, perhaps?

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    1. You are on the money there FC. He works three days a week but does not want to. Should he stop? Should he keep going? Can he afford to? What will he do?

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    2. Been there done that FC - he'll never understand the reason for all those odd things sitting in the pantry that he thought would be good to eat.
      Been there done that Andrew - that time of life is truly stressfull. He'll know when the time is right.
      Cathy

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    3. Thanks Cathy. I feel slightly reassured.

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  2. You are starting to sound like cliche gays.

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    1. Diane, I don't know any similar gays our age in a similar situation. I suppose we are cliches though.

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  3. Living together is not easy harder after you retire.
    Merle.............

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    1. Yes, Merle, it is not easy living with someone, even if you have been together a long time.

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    2. Which explains why I am divorced, twice. I'm terrible to live with and so was he.

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  4. I love living alone. With that, there is much to be said for having a live-in companion, lover, partner, whatever as you grow older. Someone you know you can trust. Someone who has your back. Meanwhile there are the foibles of another to tolerate, but they say it is all worth it in the long run.
    Personally, I like people who speak in reasonable voices.

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    1. Rubye, yes in times of trouble, we are always there for each other and we always present a united front, even if we don't really agree.

      I like reasonable voiced people too, but I also appreciate that we need people who work on emotion too.

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  5. I bet the heat doesn't help with tempers.

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    1. It does not Fen. We both dislike the heat.

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  6. Hugs and kisses Andrew, perhaps offer a soothing bath and massage?

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    1. Nice thoughts River, but in your dreams. He cooked a lovely tuna mornay tonight and took his to his room.

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  7. Oh no Andrew, hope things sort themselves out soon.. This bloody weather is enough to try the patience of a saint, doesn't help short tempers at all.. Hopefully by now you are eating together again x

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    1. We aren't eating together. I have written him a letter. See how that goes. Maybe I am ok with the written word.

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  8. You are excellent with the written word Andrew, hope it went well x

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    1. Truce is called, Grace.

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