Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Yes I know it has been awhile since I did a post
Not much to report
other then the same ol' same ol'

And THIS might be my shortest post Ever
(for me)

Waitin' on a Woman
That woman being ME

You see 
I have this adorable husband
who I lovingly call "Mr Gorgeous"

Many of you know our story
and some of you do not
But I AM NOT going to relate that here

Suffice it to say
he was my sweetheart when I was still in high school
and he was 4 years older

Forty years later
and a lot of living in between
we are back together

When He gets an idea in his head
he wants to do it NOW
especially when It is when he wants to go somewhere

"Hey....I need to go (hither and yon) and do
(such and what)
and if you want to come

WHAT !!!!!!!!!
Like ...Really I say  

 He says.... as he puts on his coat
I'll wait for you in the truck

I need to
change my cloths
put on a bra 
throw on some makeup

and because I do have some OCD issues

I have to check the burners on the stove
make sure all the windows are closed 
and heaven forbid
I need to pick up a bit
cause if a burglar comes
so as not to be thought of as a slob

while this Mr. Gorgeous of mine
is waiting, waiting, waiting in the truck
cause he is READY TO GO

I am afraid
He'll always be
waitin' on a woman

(disclaimer...I NEVER EVER look that glamorous) 


Julie Harward said...

Well, I think he loves waiting for you! I did not know that you were connected from high school, how cool is that! It's funny cause I am always waiting on Ron! I have it all done and am out the door, he still has little things to do, like go in the bathroom and brush his hair, get his boots on etc. Have a good time going to see your parents. :)

Connie said...

At least he's not out honking the horn! Give those parents of yours some big hugs!

Garden of Egan said...

Have a wonderful time with your parents. Please take your bra. You just never know who you'll run into.

I love ya Wendy.

dbs said...

I'm a bit OCD too. (And I'm sure your hubs loves his life thanks to you so don't worry.)

Saimi said...

Ha! Funny girl! It's the opposite for us, when I'm ready to go, I'm ready to go. The husband will give me the, "we gotta go, hurry no time to muttle about - so I get myself ready - then wait, so I'll tidy up, wait some more, do some laundry, wait some more....it's when I say, "do I have time to......? what ever it may be, He'll say, No, we gotta go....When he's finally done fiddling around, his famous last words will be, "Ya ready?"

Ha! Yeah, he's never waiting on me!

heather said...

We all know you're that glamourous. :)

Michele said...

Now, if they just thought to check the windows and the stove then they wouldn't have to wait as long. I can understand the bra and makeup thing but, really, can't you just check the rest. I always say that they don't include you in the thought process, so if we were, then we might be ready to go too. How long were they thinking about what or where they wanted to go? Besides, aren't they glad that we put on a bra and did our makeup and it is always nice to come home to a clean house? Really, is it so tough? Grow a thicker hide. Tee Hee!

H.K. said...

It sounds like your hubby is the type that once he makes a decision- he follows through with it. He's not a waffler which is such a great trait! He also sounds like a very patient man to be waiting for you and you also sound like the type of person that goes with the flow...as long as you put everything back in order before you go. :0)

" Hit It......." said...

You and I know your hubby would wait for you for ever! However, every girl takes some time pulling it all together. Your man expects to "wait for you" while you pull it together.

Never look back. Live, love and enjoy your life. You deserve happiness.

Enjoy the time with your parents. Know that I am thinking of you.

tammy said...

I love that Brad Paisley song with the same name. We're worth the wait though, right?

Roslyn said...

My own DH is often sitting in the truck on the street awaiting moi!
Because I also need to check the doors & windows & get a bottle of water[after brushing teeth, etc] then set the alarm......& heaven forbid I forgot something & have to go back in, disarm the alarm, collect whatever I forgot, then re-arm the alarm! LOL. Know what you mean, Jellybean!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are awesome. Honestly, you ought to think about showing your writing to a poetry magazine because WENDY, you can write. I am reading some AWESOME women poets who write about ANYTHING and every thing and it matters. DANG, you are good.

Thanks for coming to visit! LOVE TO SEE YOU, ALWAYS! PS, my husband is the same way. "Let's go here..." while I am scrambling to put on the same undergarments of which you speak!!!!!!! LOVE!

The Gathering Place said...

Your outlook on life always makes me smile.

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds sooo familiar. And as he's waiting, I'm doing all the things that he should have done on the way out. Lock the door, turn out some lights, make sure the dog goes potty outside, etc. So fun getting 4 little kids and me ready while he wonders why it takes so long! What a guy! Mimi

mCat said...

What a delightful post! And really, I don't think our men mind waiting on us. However, at my house - it's usually the opposite. Splenda is double checking everything while I'm tapping my toe at the door. :)

Mom of 12 said...

Well, at least you aren't waiting on him!

Michelle Lunt said...

Are you SURE you didn't set your self timer & take that photo of yourself kissing the mirror???

Warmly, Michelle
PS - I have a checklist before leaving too!

Melinda said...

I love you Wendy! I think you should call Mr. Gorgeous, Mr. Wonderful because he sounds pretty great! :) How can he not love all your quirks and all the joy you bring everywhere you go?! I know he does! Love you lady!

jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi Wendy, I'm BACK, Yay, I have finally come down to earth after our heavenly party. I have lots to do but most important I want to visit my neglected sweet friends. I have missed you.

I think this post must be talking about me. My husband spends lots of time waiting for me in the car. Often he gets out of the car to see what the h...is taking me so long. HA! I am so serious. I too have to check all the doors, give my dog a treat and lots of kisses so she won't miss me and definitely put on makeup and oh yeah...HAND LOTION. Also, I won't leave unless our bed is made. Bill always says, "whose coming?" After 50 years and 8 days he should know..."our bed must be made."

Your post gave me the biggest laugh. Tell Mr. Gorgeous he is not alone!!! I always tell Bill, "It's a man's fate to sit and wait." He doesn't buy it!!!

Thanks for the fun post. I do hope your winter days are coming to an end. It is still chilly here and I took our electric blanket off our bed way too soon. The few blooms that didn't get blasted by a late cold spell have been blow off the trees with HEAVY rain and wind. No Spring to enjoy here in the NC mountains. Sigh!

Love you much and thank you so much for your card and sweet comments on my 'many' anniversary posts. It sure was a big buildup huh? Well, it was a BIG anniversary.
Jeanne xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

so funny -- just the other day my sweetheart use the truck horn to let me know he had arrived to pick me up.. I was surprised and thought he has never done that until that day - after 33 years together and why now -- umm -- I was kind-a put out about it and it showed when I climb into the truck with an arm full of stuff that was needing to go with - has he lost his gentleman manners I thought -- well let's say it won't be happening again..he re-a-ssured me -- wink!

June said...

wait a minute...are we married to the same man???? If my husband got paid for all the time he spends in the truck...well, lets just say...he could buy a NEW truck!
and as for the OCD, that, I can relate to. Sometimes it scares me a bit, but just reading this made me feel so much more normal :)
sending love your way...

DesertHen said...

HA...sounds like my hubby and me!

Love the song "wait'in on a woman" as well! Have you heard it?

Nana said...

I think every man feels like he will always be waiting on a woman. lol

Sherri B. said...

Very cute post..I thought men are always supposed to be waiting on us..I don't know what I would do if my hubby said "now", it takes me forever to look half as good as I used to.

I always check the lights and heater and doors, at least 3 times..I didn't know I had OCD, haha. xoxo

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh yes, make sure the oven if off, the refrigerator door is really closed, the windows are shut (in case it rains), the right lights are turned on (so it looks like someone is home), the cats have fresh water and enough food (to make sure they don't starve before we get back in two hours), the flushed toilet really stops running, and one last check in the mirror to make sure that I didn't blink too soon after putting on mascara and leave little black lines on my face. And as I'm going out the door I turn around and run back upstairs because I just remembered that I forgot my earrings. :-)

Diane said...

I am a bit of both....when I am ready to do something I want to do so right away, but.... must organize everything else before I leave of course! Quite exhausting!!

dana said...

Wow, Wendy, I just learned so much about you in this post that I didn't know....like....the fact that you and Mr. G were childhood sweathearts....and that you are OCD.....and a neat freak....and, well, I won't mention the going bra-less thing! :) It just sounds to me that you and Mr. G. are the perfect match...and after all of the years without each other...well, it must have been worth the wait cuz you two seem very, very happy these days! And I'm very, very happy for you!!

You said in your comment on my post that I've turned into a runner. ha ha! My little running group (6 of us in our 40s, 50s and 60s and all newer to running) have talked about the fact that we don't feel like "runners" cuz none of us will ever be over the top good at it, but we really need to get over that and realize that we do run and we do it consistently (well, most of the time :) and we, for the most part, enjoy it. I mainly enjoy it when I'm finished :) but the biggest enjoyment has come from meeting so many kindred spirits, cuz none of my "normal" friends are runners and their eyes just glaze over when I start jabbering about running stuff. ha ha

Gotta head to the gym for a step/strength class. I don't want to, but I will...then I'll be glad that I finished it! ha ha!

L, Dana

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camp and cottage living said...

This is so funny.
Your DH must be really patient!

~CC Catherine said...

OH OH OH OH...did you ever hit the BIGGEST Nail on the HEAD with a HUGE Hammer for all us women out in LIFE LAND. Too hysterical Wendy...and that is such a true story of how it goes for most of us I think. Anita is right - and I tell you all the time, start submitting your writing to magazines girlfriend. There's a fun country living magazine that you should look into. Let's talk about it on our next call. OKAY? Love you sweetie pie...and YES, I'd wait for you too in the car! ;) xoxo Love ya/mean it!