Posts tagged ‘marriage’

April 29, 2013

it’s business time

i’ve recently conducted some (very) informal research and have generously decided to share the findings with my male readers. don’t say i never did anything for ya.

p.s.- the fact that this is largely autobiographical should not sway you from the path to enlightenment.

10 phrases that’ll get your (baby raisin’) woman down to her (cotton) skivvies:

10. babe, you meal plan like a boss.

9. budgeting me so little spending money really reinforces just how much you priorize our financial health. i love that about you.

8. you look bangin’ in those yoga pants.

7. your stretch marks are so amazing. (optional: and they remind me of how beautiful you were when you were pregnant and all the sacrifices your body made for our family).

6. your voice sounds so pretty when you sing ‘the wheels on the bus’.

5.  thanks for reminding me about all the stuff that needs to get done. you make me a better man.

4. i love it when i come home from work and you haven’t showered yet. it says so much about how you put our children and home first.

3. the smell of breast milk really complements your b.o. (see above).

2. i brought home some wine. if i was you, holding it all down, i know i’d want some.

1. tell me about your day. please describe what the kids did and said in detail. how was it for you? don’t leave anything out, i’m dying to know.

in all truth, what we really need to hear is quite simple. no, really. there is no need for games, smoke, or mirrors.  it’s no secret that what we want to be told (and everyday would be nice). it goes a little something like this: you’re amazing. you’re the best. i’m the luckiest man in the world. i am so fortunate to have you as the mother of my children.

got it? it’s not eff’n rocket science boys. now, for gawd sakes, open your mouth, use some words, say it like you mean it, and (rumour has it) ye shall receive.

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March 6, 2012

how we do

savoury fish cakes:

inspired by my mother in-law and created by me with help from “how people feast, an indigenous people’s cookbook”.


2 cups jarred salmon

2 cups cooked wild rice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp rosemary salt

2 large eggs (grain fed and free run, of course!)

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup milk

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 green pepper, diced

1/2 yellow pepper, diced

1/4 cup zuchini, shredded

1/4 cup corn

1/4 cup diced spinach

pinch of dill

diced green onion to taste


de-bone salmon. mash. add other ingredients one by one. stir and mix well with each ingredient thrown in. when all in, create 1/4 cup sized batter balls. form to patty. place in oiled fry pan. cook until brown on each side. serve with salad, and a mashed yam, carrot, and turnip dish. white wine mandatory. a home-made mustard sauce compliments the fish cakes nicely, as does good conversation with the family you are sharing with, and a side of of gratitude.

eat, drink, and be merry!

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June 7, 2011

a most excellent wife

my son is sleeping soundly after a mega windy walk and play, i am beautified (relatively speaking), and the house smells like tea tree oil and accomplishment. tomorrow, i’ll go to work and bring home the bucks. cue applause.

May 30, 2011

the hot wife


get fit, attempt # 28.0 (missions #1.0-#27.0 = fail).


intention + effort + commitment (again).


enough said.

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May 30, 2011

the hot wife


get fit, attempt # 28.0 (missions #1.0-#27.0 = fail).


intention + effort + commitment (again).


enough said.

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