Just a little personal story

September 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This has nothing to do with photography… Just a little personal story…

My husband, Don, likes to say that I don’t listen to him as much as he doesn’t listen to me. We both frequently say to the other, “you don’t listen”, “yes, I did tell you that”, etc. We say it mostly in fun, but sometimes because one really didn’t listen to what the other said! (He wins, on who doesn’t listen the most! lol)

Now, at our house, we have 30+ oak trees…2 kinds… Many evergreen live oaks, which although they are evergreen, drop MANY of their leaves every spring… And we have one huge deciduous oak right tree right next to our house; deciduous meaning that it drops ALL of its leaves every fall. Murphy’s law! Basically this means that on any given day of the year, there may be tiny yellow or brown oak leaves just inside our back door or our front door, and inevitably, they get tracked into our family areas.

So today, the TV was on, Don was sitting at the dining table (on his iPad), and I was picking up a little, sweeping up the leaves that had gotten in the house, and casually talking to Don. After speaking, I looked up at Don, whose eyes were still focused on his iPad, and whose mouth was not speaking a response back to me! I shrugged, and continued on… I looked up again, and still nothing! I said, “You’re not listening to me”; he answered, “I am, I responded!” I said, “well, I can’t tell, cuz I can’t hear you, and your head isn’t moving” (nodding in response to me).

I kept sweeping. And talking. And Don kept looking at his iPad. But the next time I spoke and looked up at him, he was tilting his head to one side, and then to the other (kind of like a dog would do), and simply said “I’m moving my head.”

I laughed. For at least a full minute I think. And then after a couple of minutes, I laughed some more, with tears in my eyes from the laughter. And then I said his favorite thing that I like to say to him: That’s “postable”!

Ha! He DOES make me laugh!

One of my favorite snapshots of us! Taken at one of our grandson's birthday parties at Peter Piper last year, then shopped the background out.

Mary & DonMary & Don

 

 

 


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