Sunday, June 22, 2008

Why I love this man....oh, and larvae.

Today sucked. I mean sucked!

I spent the whole morning cleaning up garage sale junk, soaked from yesterday's monsoons. We are going to give the garage sale one more go of it next weekend, before we drop our junk goodies off at some unsuspecting charity.

I decided to store all the stuff in our never-used-mudroom/ soon-to-be-new-bathroom. The plan was all kinds of awesome, until I found out hubby tossed a bag of garbage in there so the cats wouldn't get to it...two weeks ago.

Not only did it smell, but there were...oh my fucking God..maggots. Everywhere. I half expected some Jeff Goldbloom manfly to bust out all "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

There was a lot of whimpering, cursing, screaming and dry heaving, but after an hour or so, I got it all cleaned up.

After a long (very long) hot shower, the men of the house let me nap...like, uninterrupted! Ok, kinda uninterrupted...almost mostly uninterrupted.

And, I awoke to the sound of sizzling fajitas and strawberry shortcake. Previously, I thought I might have grown tied of shortcake, turns out, this is not the case.

I was so grateful, I even offered to do the last minute "oh crap we're out of milk" run, and as I walked out the door, my romantic to the core hubby passed me this grocery list...



And I thought nobody wrote love letters anymore.

19 comments:

Not Just Any Jen said...

How sweet! Way to drop a hint there. Your man has some neat handwriting, by the way.
So sorry about the maggots. That reeeaaalllly sounds awful. Glad you were rewarded with some quiet time.

Emily said...

I hope you get some good use out of your XXL condoms tonight!

P.S. I may never be able to look at A the same way again...

The Mom said...

There is a confident man!! With great printing no less!

schwartz said...

Wow, XXL huh? Is that bigger than Magnum? Im with Em, wont be able to look at him in the same way ever again, its like he has a third leg or something!
Good for you!

Lisa Conmara said...

Just wanted to let you know, I have just spent the last ten minutes with burning lungs, and have coughed my guts raw - because I inhaled my tea laughing at that post. Cheers!

(just stumbled on your page while surfing food blogs, and the maggot thing caught my eye - google "casu marzu" - i think you missed out on a potential delicacy clearing that up, do you think?!)

Brittany said...

Jen...I know, he's a subtle guy. And, I concur, his printing is WAY better than my swirly, half cursive hybrid writing...and he is a lefty to boot!

Emily...You do know he was KIDDING right?

Mom...That was one of the reasons I married him. That, and he listened to the Verve Pipe...that is all I usually basemy important life decisions on:)

Schwartz...Ahhh...gotta love my tripod. And, while I am not entirely familiar with the science of condom sizing...I would assume Magnum is not only bigger, but has a mustache and short shorts.

Lisa...Deep breath! Thanks for finding me, I knew throwing in some dirty bug fetus would lure them in like hotcakes! And thanks for the tip, I would dig them back out of the garbage, but I tried to kill them with body pray from Victoria Secret....so I am afraid they would only taste like a Secret Garden.

schwartz said...

and you see short shorts would totally NOT work if he was a true tripod. Plus then you'd have to go along with Bunny Mendelbaum and have to start calling it a Codpiece. Because no one wants a hole pummeled into their uterus.

Michelle said...

A is freaking hilarious. And I'm glad you got an uninterrupted nap, they're hard to come by!

ali said...

But NOT strawberry flavored XXL condoms?!

J.Danger said...

oh hahahahahaha!


Thats awesome!

-J.Danger

HRH said...

That is so sweet and funny. I bet he is cute too. Totally worth the whole maggot thing.

beth - total mom haircut said...

Romance at its best.

I was genuinely laughing at the thought of Goldbloom busting out. It was also reminiscent of that scene in Poltergeist where the maggots explode from the steak. So gross. Yes, dry heaving would be in order.

Dejoni said...

Who would have ever thought of XXL condoms and maggots being in the same story!
Funny.

Amanda said...

That is hilarious! Sorry about the trash.

renae du jour said...

I've always thought that the sizing of condoms was marketing genius. Very funny.

IRISHKAT said...

I too am impressed with his writing. Does he know you blogged it too? ha ha Guess that makes up for the maggots - gross!

Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Ewwwww! Very disgusting!!!

Ahhhhh! An XXL love note!

Sandy C. said...

LMAO! At least he's detail oriented :)

Jan said...

Oh dear, you didn't have a good day, did you? My guess is that things improved later. ;-)