Monday, August 16, 2010

A little peek inside our house at dinnertime

Cliff came in at 1 P.M. for dinner, as usual.  I filled his plate, and it was a thing of beauty:  Meat loaf, a baked potato, sliced tomato, a wedge of cooked cabbage, and a serving of cucumbers and onion.  He often says to me, "I don't know whether to eat this or take a picture of it."  
He picked up his plate, took a step toward the living room (yes, we usually eat in the living room so Cliff can watch that stupid show, "My Name is Earl").  
Then he made a quick U-turn, deciding to try and wring some ketchup out of the almost empty ketchup bottle.  
Somehow he bumped a kitchen chair with his plate, and the plate full of food landed upside-down on the floor.  
Of course he was extremely upset, and at one point looked as though he was about to get down on hands and knees and lick all that mess up off the floor; maybe he would have if we didn't have a constantly-shedding dog.  I handed him my own filled plate and told him to go ahead and eat, I'd clean up the mess.  Actually, Iris helped.  She happens to like meat loaf.    
I wasn't in the mood to run out to the shop to get another baking-sized potato, clean it up, and microwave it, so I warmed up some leftover noodles.  Starch is starch, right?   


Oh, and I'm sorry if you're a women's lib person and don't think I should be filling Cliff's plate.  He tends to take too much if he fills his own.  Besides, he heads out the door to work pretty soon, while I stay home and do whatever my heart desires.

10 comments:

Hollie said...

Oh NO! Sounds like something that would happen to me. You are the sweet wife as usual!

Anonymous said...

Donna, I think husbands and wives being nice to each other doesn't have anything to do with women's lib. But a lot to do with successful long term marriages. Kudos to you and Cliff. Karen

Anonymous said...

Donna: P.S. How is that cow doing? Karen

Donna said...

Karen, I'm almost afraid to say anything, but she seems to seriously be in labor. Having such hard pains that she has to lie down if she's standing up.

Paula said...

Sounds like a gooood meal. I can understand Cliff's dismay over losing it. No women's lib here. I even clean up John's sticky messes. Course thats 'cause he doesn't care if the floor is clean or not but I do.

Sonya said...

oh me. I have dropped a pizza upside down on my mam-ma's floor out in the country and the dog ate it. I cried. I think I was about 7 and she tried to make another one bless her heart. But I wanted that pizza in a box, Chef Boy R Dee taste. lol. I hate that happened. You are a good wife and momma too!

Lori said...

Poor Cliff!

FrankandMary said...

I've filled a guy's plate once or twice myself(for the ones I really liked). I'm still feeling badly about Cliff's overtime, so I'd probably fill his plate too. ~Mary

madcobug said...

Poor Cliff I can almost see the look on his face when he spilled all that good food. You were nice to wait about eating and cleaned it all up with Iris help. Helen

Julia said...

I wouldn't call that women's lib - I think it's the reason for such a long happy marriage. I'm sure Cliff would have done the same for you