Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The History of Wood



A cold wind is blowing, but I am doing OK.

Farmeral Wood Icon clip art




My husband has not retired yet, but last night I saw him sitting in his "old man's chair" with a cat on his lap and watching a two hour program about wood on The History Channel.  At that moment, I saw my future.  


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  1. As long as you have another TV in the house, there is always something to look forward to. Besides, if that didn't put him to sleep, he has no reason to complain about anything that you ever want to do. If he decides to build an ark, then there should definitely be some concern on your part.

    Julie

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    1. Building an ark would give him something to do and out of the house. That would be a good thing, Julie. Let the rains come.

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  2. ...and my beloved is devoting non-work time to astronomy and physics documentaries. but, I always knew this would be our/his future. I will continue to write and sew, but will put a lock on the door.

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  3. We rarely watch TV in our house. It's all game shows and Jerry Springer. Come to think of it, 'The History of Wood' sounds really good - where's my comfy chair

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  4. I will bet The History of Wood is more interesting than Jerry Springer any day. At least it is real.

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  5. Hey! Your Old Man sounds just fine to me! Mmmmm.....rocking chair.....flat cap........History Channel....cat on one's lap; heaven :)
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    1. Yeah, I know Bazza. The thing is that if he had fallen asleep during the program, I would have felt better.

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  6. That is freaking hysterical! (Sorry.)

    Could be worse. My father retired quite a few years before my mother did, and his "hobby" became buying everything he saw advertised on TV. Let's just say, my mother was not amused.

    I've been lucky. My hubby retired in 2001, and so far, so good. We have enough interests and activities to keep us busy both together, and separately.

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    1. So what is wrong with buying things advertised on TV? I have been guilty of that once or twice, well, maybe three or four... or more. When they come in the mail, I just tell hubs that they are Christmas presents.

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    2. He bought EVERYTHING he saw advertised. Had multiples of everything Ronco ever produced, and every miracle OTC drug. You name it, he bought it. My mother figured she was only working to support his "habit."

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  7. Love your new header :)
    ~ That blog post you wrote gave me a chuckle and smile.

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    1. Thank you Willow. That is a picture of a house near me that I love to look at.

      It is a good day when you can give someone a smile..

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  8. Not so bad. When I was working that was my dream evening, especially if I didn't have to go to work in the morning.

    We read "Suite Francaise" for book club. "Snow on the Tulips" has a different feel, and the faith aspect is a big part of it.

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    1. Getting comfortable is one thing, watching a program on wood for two hours is another.

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  9. Thanks for giving me a giggle. I bet it was an interesting show.

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  10. As long as there's a cat on his lap....I love your new header.

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  11. Nothing wrong with a 2-hour show about wood except it should be 3 or 4 hours to be comprehensive. I retired in 2009.

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  12. My brother-in-law spent the first 18 months standing in one place in the studio and watching my sister work. She went very spiritual for 18 months, mentally erasing him from her line of vision. Eventually she steered him to a chair in front of the TV and that's where he stays now.

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    1. This says it all, Joanne. Most of the time now, he is looking over my shoulder telling me what I am doing wrong. This is the reason for all those Dateline stories.

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  13. Two hours on the History channel, wood you believe? I'm not so sure. I've been out chopping wood for our fireplace, hoping to keep the house warm this winter. Ah, they joys of retirement. But I didn't get the tires I wanted when I was re-tiring. Tell your husband he has to watch that the gets the right tires, when the time comes.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. He might have a year to go,and I am not discouraging that.

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  14. It could be worse. My partner has been known to sit and zone out (with the cat in his lap) in front of the wrestling.

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  15. Only start to worry if you find him knitting!

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  16. There's nothing wrong with that glimpse into the future. There are some who are not lucky enough to have a future. It sounds peaceful, harmonious and very cosy to me. :)

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  17. Now get him outside chopping! Scary

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    1. No reason to we have a gas fireplace. However, he might be able to supply that also.

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  18. That could be me. I love to watch weird things (like how they make pianos) on Discovery. Give him a pass.. At least he didn't nod off and start to snore! My husband laughs at me when I do that. Getting old isn't pretty.
    I love, love, love your new header pic. It's gorgeous and I want to go live there NOW! :-)

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    1. That makes me feel good that you liked my picture, Lexi. I need all the encouragement I can get. You are very kind.

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  19. One day something major might happen and that TV program about 'wood' will be the thing that saves the day. Your husband will be the one who advises everyone in what to do. You'd be surprised how those programs can save a life or two, or come in handy at the right time.
    He's just absorbing necessary information for the future :)

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  20. Whew, I would hardly believe anyone could make a two hour programme about wood. Maybe he'd gone to sleep :)

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    1. It started from the beginning of the world and had a lot of ground to cover.

      He stayed awake for it all.

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  21. Too funny. I saw something similar in my future so I began nurturing my husband's hobbies. It has been about 50% successful so I suspect there is something genetic at play which cannot be overridden, however much we try.

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  22. Are you sure he hadn’t nodded off?

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  23. Hi Arleen,

    First of all, I love your header photo! Second of all, hilarious and maybe some truth happening. Perhaps you could keep a "log" of what happens next :)

    Gary

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  24. And mine as well, only he has his laptop, the TV control, and a soda drink.

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