Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bearing Gifts

MOTH had a very grumpy day on Sunday. The first thing he said when he woke up was 'I'm going to be very grumpy today' & boy, was he ever right! Too much on at work, not enough time, his old war wounds giving him heaps, his Business Activity Statement to do & the record heatwave weather he had to work through all week had finally caught up with him. I kept a low profile & let him alone most of the day, but he was still a real pain.

Last night he phoned me from his work truck saying he was on the way home & he was bringing me a present to apologize for being such an old grump. Now most women would be thinking flowers, perfume, champers - that sort of thing, not our MOTH. In through the door he burst, a grin from ear to ear with this - not quite what I had in mind!

P.S. Thanks everyone for your enquiries re my injury. After my terrible dose of the Miserable Millie's on Friday, I thought I wouldn't subject you to any more whinges, I'd try & make The Hedge a 'Busted Foot Free Zone'. I can't change what's happened, I just need to get on with things. Anyways, the pain has let off somewhat now the fracture's well & truly immobilized, & I managed to push a trolley around the supermarket late yesterday one-footed, so I guess it's not all bad!


  1. What a guy! It's pretty cute that he even thought to present a peace offering. My DH always comes around... but I can't remember a little gift to make it all better. He's dear though and never hangs on to things very long... we are very lucky, really!

  2. At least he gave you a warning - for both the mood and the mat! Hope the pain is ALL gone soon.

  3. That MOTH, ya just gotta love him.

  4. Great prezzie from MOTH, Mill''ve got to love him for his brilliant sense of humour.....and, he did have a lot on his plate. I have a bit of a soft spot for MOTH.
    So pleased that the pain is easing a little. XXXX

  5. Oh MOTH, I think you have outdone Mr A-M and his "you give me soil and I'll give you plants for Christmas".
    A-M xx

  6. Hi Millie,

    You have a great guy there and he knows what a special Lady he has.
    Pleased to hear that the pain has abated a little.


  7. Your MOTH is such a laugh, and a really sweet guy for bringing home such an original present. Wonder what he actually went looking for...?
    Clare x

  8. Millie,

    How sweet! I alsoways tease Mr FF as heh tends to buy me gifts that are practical (glue gun, power drill, coat and umbrealla stand) so I always say to him other men buy their loved one lingerie and flowers.
    Although he does bring chocolates home and I so adore chocolate :-)

    Hope you are on the mend

    Leeann x

  9. I can imagine in the heat over there , that can make anyone grumpy , it does me for sure. Anyway , I hope you two heal up and have Happy Holidays! Take care of eachother ... Julie in Holland :) .....

  10. How sweet! I need one of those! Old men do get quite grumpy I'm afraid! I have to admire your tenacity and am glad to read that your foot is not keeping you down!

  11. I love the mat- my husband would love that. lol. I love your blog and I am now a follower!!

  12. MOTH never fails to amuse me. Hey nice compliment there :)

  13. Awwww heck, isn't he luvley!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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