Friday, September 3, 2010

Maine Minutiae : My Wife Is Beating Me

Where's Mine?
No, ya goofball, not like that. Heather is beating me at my own game - blogging. How in the name of all that is Holy can this be happening? Just minutes ago, as Bailey the Number 2 Daughter walked with me to the mailbox, we were learning all the numbers on the apartment doors, 1-16. So far, so good. I retrieved the mail and we walked back to our place, enjoying a sunny late summer day in Maine. then the roof caved in on me - a devastating blow to my male ego from which I may never recover. I feel like the guy in Indiana Jones who played the part of the human sacrifice. Remember him? He was caged up in some contraption, hoisted above what looked like the crater of an active volcano. Hundreds of people in this big ass cave were chanting in unison something like "ya mama's a white one". Then the head voodoo doctor guy, who was painted up like some truck stop Trixie, goes over to the caged up guy, who's also saying "ya mama's a white one", and rips caged up guy's STILL BEATING HEART RIGHT OUT OF HIS CHEST! I feel like caged up guy. My still beating heart has been ripped from my chest, but I have the added luxury of having mine STOMPED on - by a Yankee Woman no less! Other than that, my day has been lovely. What is causing this almost unbearable trauma? Heather got a notice in the mail today that she is getting a check from Google for the money she made on her blog! OUCH! That's gonna leave a mark. Why haven't I gotten a payment from Google? It's not fair! I am gonna hold my breath until I turn blue! (Insert large inhaling sound)
On the real side : I am very proud of Heather for her accomplishment. She's put a lot of time and effort into her blog and the results speak for themselves. Writing the blog is the easy part. She puts countless hours into cooking the meals she writes about. On top of that, there's the planning, the prepping of the stuff to make a certain meal, the cleaning up afterwards (although I try to help her out as much as possible), etc. Add to that the exercising she does to maintain her new healthy lifestyle, and she's one busy woman. Hell, the steadfast dedication she has shown in sticking to such a demanding lifestyle, in and of itself, is nothing short of amazing - like her. If that's not enough, she also has the toughest job in the world - being a mother to our two kids. Heather also has the second toughest job in the world to deal with - being married to me. That alone is worth a Congressional Medal of Honor. Just ask her. :) I wanted to share this with you because my wife is an inspiration, not only to me and the girls, but to everyone who wants to make a change in their lives, any kind of change. You folks can look to Heather as a role model, if for no other reasons than her rock-solid commitment to her goals and the single minded determination she shows in achieving them. I love you, Heather. I am proud and honored to be your husband. You are one hell of a woman.


  1. Toby I love you very much too and just because mine took off a little doesnt mean that yours is chum bucket material either. You need to understand that without you and our children I couldnt have the determination that I have. You, Issy and Bailey are my inspiration and the reason why I try so damned hard. You alone are my best friend, lover, confidante, and the love of my life. Even if (heaven forbid) the good lord came down today and said "Cecil its time to leave" I would know that no matter where you are in the world or where I am in the world your love will superceede my whole existence. I love you so much and if it wasnt for your encouragement I would be that shell of woman angry and bitter at the world that you met 6 years ago. I think your blog is going to beat mine in the long run anyway but thank you so much for knowing before I did what I could do. I am slowly but surely starting to believe it too and its because of you. I love you with everything I have.

  2. Thanks, Heather. I love you, too. :)

  3. Okay, you guys, get a room. :-) Hey, I'm enjoying reading both of your blogs. Bob

  4. LOL Thanks, Bob. We are grateful that you read our stuff. :)


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