Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You got to move it, move it


How could you not love a guy who likes puppies and kids?



I just want to say upfront that I adore my husband.  He is smart, romantic, funny, and he even does dishes and laundry.  Who could ask for more right?  I mean, to most women, he is perfect-- a real Prince Charming.  Ah, but no one is totally perfect and he has one major flaw.  He moves things. 

In his quest to be Mr. neat and clean, he always feels the need to straighten up a room, and it always seems that my things are the ones he needs to get out of the way. While in his tidy mode he grabs things and puts them in the first nook or cranny that is in his path.  If he comes across a book, it may end up in a kitchen junk drawer or the pantry.  Many times he forgets where he puts them. 

Sometimes things end up in the trash by mistake and believe me it is not a fun thing to go through trash looking for that lost item only to find it covered in moldy veggies and coffee grinds.  Last week I did just that since my very expensive antibiotic came packaged in blister packs in a baggie.  Looked like trash to him!

So I have decided to turn a new leaf.  I intend to fight fire with fire.  I will become a picker upper too!

My coffee table in the family room at the moment contains a very, tall, messy stack of magazines on it.  And the stack contains: several electronics catalogs, four sports magazines, three aircraft magazines, and a news magazine or two.  At the very bottom are two very lonely art magazines. 

I carefully carry the top half of that stack and add it to the paper bin going to the dump.  You’ve got to move it move it!

Seriously, I love, love, love the guy flaws and all!  After all nobodies perfect!

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24 comments:

De la Renaissance said...

:0) :0) :0)
How this sounds so very familiar! My DH too is very handy, can fix nearly anything...but...forgetting where he places things...yep...:0)

I too have found things in the trash that don't belong there...and we are still missing a brand new, unused top to my favorite outdoor tent. Tested it on the tent to be sure it fit early last Spring, handed it to DH to store safely for a fews weeks until the weather warmed (uh huh...I know...wrong move)...and poof...the top mysteriously disappeared...never to be seen again.

And I have searched everywhere.....as I shake my head and throw hands up in the air.....

Wanda said...

Boy does that sound familiar. Could it be a "man" thing.

You have such a way with words...and I sure enjoyed reading the post.

The painting is lovely too.

craftattack said...

How lovely to have someone who clears up after you! He seems to be worth his weight in gold! Valerie

Netty said...

Our mantra at home is don't touch my pieces and will leave yours alone....works fine, x

maddyrose said...

I can't even imagine what it's like to have someone who picks up around the house.

izzy said...

Mine puts things in a certain place according to his own organization
format- My little milk pitcher got taken off display to make room for some fancy glasses- No idea where it got put!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

He must be related to my husband! But mine knows better to try and clean up my piles of clutter!

Heather said...

yes, my husband recycles everything! i have spent many a days in the garage looking for things! I like the art you put with this too!!!!!!
xo

Magic Love Crow said...

Very cute Crystal!!! Good luck!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

LOL, my husband & I are constantly telling each other where we relocate things to so we don't forget! My hubby is very handy & will pitch in and vacuum or do dishes, too!

Betsy said...

Please bottle up a bit of that neat freak-ness and send it to me to give to The Mister. ha. He needs a dose...a rather large one. lol...

Catherine Denton said...

Haha, uh-oh. Du-du-dum. Can't wait to hear what happens next.

This painting is exquisite. I love how small the puppy looks in his arms and the tender bow of his head.
Catherine Denton

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

lol!!!!!!

I love your painting.

Dee

NatashaMay said...

Lol! He's got it easy, though. He won't have to retrieve them underneath the rotten veggies . :)

Leovi said...

Nice and tender portrait. Yes, very sweet greetings.

Geri Centonze said...

It's a good thing my husband doesn't try and straighten up my art room or I would be in trouble! Happy PPF - lovely painting!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous art...absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your new blog adventures!
Victoria

Jan "Jan's Paintings" said...

Crystal, does your hubby have a brother? Because I think I'm married to him! My hubby is the same...the very same! And he always told me that he was an only child...LOL!!!
Funny post~~~

Theresa said...

Lovely painting! I'll have to visit your craft site. I have one too! I hope you can visit & link up sometime there. @ DearCreatives.com
Happy New Year, late & PPF!

Nicola said...

Wow this piece is so beautiful! You have captured a real sweet softness in this piece! funny story too ;0)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Hmm, sounds like you're not alone in this! I too know very organized people. I love that tiny puppy!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Fantastic painting. It looks like a Jack russel he is hold :)
Well at least he knows where the bin is, that beats mine by a mile LOL

Diana Evans said...

What a super amazing painting!!!!! I can never ever find anything my husband puts away!!!! lol

Pam Tucker said...

Another gorgeous painting! Wow! You always amaze. I can so identify with your story! Made me smile. Good luck!! :)

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