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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Romance, triple 16 style


Sometimes I bemoan the fact that I've married a very practical man. He grew up on a farm, so practicality runs through his veins like blood. D is logical and likes to see the world for what it is, while I prefer looking on the bright side as much as possible without becoming too annoying. He likes to tease me about my daydreaming habits and calls me his little idealist. Well, yesterday I discovered that my stalwart farmer boy has a romantic side.

I was upstairs in the bedroom trying to sweep dirt and fluff out of some stubborn floorboard cracks. I thought I'd better clean off the broom, which was starting to resemble Santa's beard, so I went out on the balcony to give it a shake. In my glazed-over housecleaning state of mind, my eyes wandered over the front lawn, along the rail fence, past the blue spruces, and back up the line of red maples. It was then that I noticed a particularly healthy patch of lawn sticking up greenly just below the balcony. Once my eyes began to focus, I realized that the green patches actually spelled "K-I-M." Yep, my clever husband had spelled my name...in fertlizer.

Who says farmers can't be romantic?

8 comments:

Susan said...

Awww, that is so sweet, Kim!

tanzi said...

That is sooo cute! You have to take a picture!!!
Kinda reminds me of the toilet gift. sigh

Muffy St. Bernard said...

GAAAAAAAAH!

In FERTILIZER!

Please tell me he doesn't write your name in manure as well.

Kimber said...

Don't worry Muffy - triple 16 fertilizer is just made up of little tiny bead-like thingies. No smell. No muss. No fuss!

I did ask him to urinate around the perimeter of my garden the other day to keep racoons away...is that wrong?

Muffy St. Bernard said...

No Kim, that's the right thing to do...it's wonderfully territorial and will keep primitive males away.

Just Jaime said...

Hilarious! Oh Kim I had to come out of lurksville for this one. Fertilizer? Too funny. He really is a romantic one isn't he?

I love your style of writing, I can really see your world through your words and some of your posts make me snort with laughter. Thanks for adding an additional ray of sunshine to my surprisingly good day.

tanzi said...

Hello J'aime! so nice of you to quit lurking, although I have to admit I have lurked on your blog too...I'm glad I could make you snort. (0:

tanzi said...

oops...this is actually Kim, using Tanzi's computer...