I wish I could say that I’m ALWAYS a good wife, but I’m not.
I want to share something with you that, although it made me laugh my ass off when I read it, made me realise that yes, I do sometimes need to be more sensitive to my darling Cory.
I’m one of those annoying people that always (hmmm….usually…) mentions things and writes them in my planner, but unless you hear me the first time or rifle through my diary, you probably won’t know what I’m up to at any given time or in my ever patient husband’s case, what I’ve planned for us/him/me/the kids.
Probably one of the sentences (or explanations if you will…) he hears the most from me would have to be “Ummm …I told you about that last week”.
Anyway, when I decided to start writing a blog, and I mean seriously decided, not just daydreaming about it and pondering the ‘What-ifs’, I spoke about it with Cory and shared with him all my ideas. We discussed it over a beer or two together and then the following day I set about making my daydreams a reality. This continued daily from then on… writing, planning and working on it in whatever free time I had.
After about a week of intense focus on what I was now creating, I received the following email from my husband;
Hi Bree thanks for not telling me about this other than a few minor details like im going to do a blog, im going to call it “food according to Bree”, dyanis friends going to help
I know im not great at grammar but feel I too could be included in this
Here are some of the details you forgot
please note 1 thru 7 have been listed in a randomly generated order and in no way are refer to numerical value of importance or time sequence
1 im doing it ATM
2 im waiting for my logo
3 iv already written my first blog draft
4 I bet my husband would love to hear everything about this when I start to do this im going to tell him about everything as it happens
5 I’ve sent it to my sister to read it
6 waiting to see what my sister thinks as she’s VERY important to me and I value her opinion as I do with all of the important people in my wonderfully amazing life of which my amazingly sexy smart and very funny husband is mostly responsible for
7 im getting a logo done
Who knows maybe even a mention of another member of our family I bet Canorna would be stoked to get mention I know I would!!!! I look forward to your response or any other news on this front but maybe you could just tell me about it as I’ve already wasted about 35 mins typing thus far and never check my emails regularly
Alternatively I can be contacted by mobile , I believe you have my number under super hubby if not I’ve probably changed it to that buy now so check it out I am super and I am ur hubby
Ps other than the fact I don’t even get a mention its fantastic as u r. anyways got to fly as im about to check my inbox to see if you’ve replied
With love from your ever loving SUPER HUBBY Cory AKA . zombie dad, pop off king
P.P.S- eagerly looking forward to your response
Love you baby
Now after reading this email, and no doubt thinking to yourselves… Dear Lord! That woman must be married to a Saint (and why didn’t he use spell check?), I will clarify a few things for you my friends –
- Canorna is our pet Cockatiel.
- My husband is occasionally a Saint.
- Dyani is my sister.
- Cory is a numerical genius but English was never his strong point at school.
All these facts aside, I guess the point I’m trying to make is that we see the person next to us every single day, but sometimes we get so engrossed in what we’re doing we neglect that they are actually there. The following reply is a promise to my man;
I will endeavour to be more thoughtful and considerate at all times and furthermore will ensure you proof read every post I write before anyone else from here on in because you ARE sexy, smart and very funny and your opinion will always be the one that matters the most to me.
I love you too baby xxx
P.s. I find you very attractive.
As a peace offering, I am making my husband’s favourite snack. I could go to town with some flamboyant, over-the-top extravaganza to say I’m sorry, but he’s gorgeously easy to please and I’m a pretty busy lass. This dessert is so simple it’s almost criminal and it is totally delicious.
Recipe: Buttermilk Panna Cotta
So peeps, if you’re sitting here right now reading this blog and can in any way relate to my heartfelt and sincere apology, maybe you too should go home and make this Panna Cotta to right your wrongs. Sometimes, the things that only take 5 minutes are all we need to show that special someone we care and get back into those good graces… quickie anyone?