Monday, November 5, 2007

My better half

Hmm... for about every time I think I'll sever all ties with him, Hubby comes up with something that makes me think he's not that bad actually.

This morning we had a fight over water problems in our flat. (Now you tell me how I'm responsible for the damn security fellow not ordering water in time!)

He, glumly: * coming out at 8.30 from a long sojourn in the loo* "There's no water in the pipe".
She, acidly: * running late for her office* "I know. That's why I have my bath as early as possible".

He, immediately grabbing onto excuse to blame wife: "If you knew, why didn't you do something about it?"
She, with a superior air: "I did- that is when I asked you to HAVE YOUR BATH SOON"!

He: "You should have collected some water in the bucket, at least".
She: "I had so many other things to do".

He: You're never bothered about me!
She: Purses her lips and gives him a glare that conveys that all because of his laggardliness, she's going to get late to her new office. An ominous silence reigns.

He giving her a glare back. I'm not going to office today. YOU can go, and do whatever.

Now this is a mean, mean, MEAN thing to do, cos he knows I haven't driven to my office alone ever, AND he broke the side view mirror of the car, so I had told him yesterday that I wanted him to fix it before I'd drive alone.

But- I am not me for nothing!
I marched into the bedroom, changed my attire and told him that I was going to office. And I sailed out of home, car keys in hand, not forgetting to wave bye to my sweet little mother, who's home and is a blessing in these times, when otherwise I'd have yelled back at the husband and brought the roof down.

I drove with my heart under those pedals. But I'm proud to say that I reached office in record time. And I managed to bloody (sorry) park as well, on a ramp like thing from where the security guys would heave it to whatever floor they liked. (I have no clue how I'm supposed to get it down now in the evening.)
And while I did call up my Mom to tell her I reached safely and in one piece, I did NOT call the mean husband. But to his credit, the man did call up a little later asking me where I had parked the car- his way of getting to know that I had arrived in one piece. Husbands!

Came a call sometime back from the man, asking me why my blog was all bright.
"Bright !?" I echoed, having been totally immersed in work and not having opened the blog, save for the morning check on comments.
"Bright", he repeated.
"I don't know", said I . "I haven't checked my blog". And we said bye.

Now, having seen couple of friends' blogs suddenly get hijacked, I got worried with the sudden observation of my husband. And if he- a techno' geek, couldn't figure out what had happened, what COULD have happened?

click! click! click! I opened my blog and the bright yellow colour hit me. As did- the wonderful new header!

O! O! O!
The sweetheart!
He's gone and created a new header for me.
And isn't that header a perfect depiction of me right now, with no maid?
Isn't he a darling?
Apparently its an advance b'day gift for me.
He couldn't have got me a better one, could he?

Hmmm... time to kiss and make up?

36 comments:

Usha said...

Are there any doubts still?
Yes, the header is lovely. Lucky girl!

rayshma said...

men! cute na?! hehe... i also think quite frequently abt disowning mine... and then he goes and does smthng sweet and i go all "awww..." lol!
hope u've made up by now! :D) d template's really rockin!

Anitha(Nikki's mom) said...

Perfect picture of your life. The tempate rocks or should I say your hubby really rocks!!! So sweet of him to be so thoughtful.

DotMom said...

that is soooo cute. i was going to say how nice the header looked!

Joy said...

Sweet :)

Fuzzylogic said...

I love the header!and aww..that's really sweet of your hubby to do that. What are you waiting for?Hope you kissed and made up!:)

dame's diary said...

Awwwww JLT :)

Thinking aloud said...

So i figure u got that car back down teh ramp and hopefully u kissed and made up :)
but awww...how sweet...:)and te header is great...;)

really enjoyed this post...

Moppet's Mom said...

Oh, that's the sweetest! You gotta hand it to the man, it's the perfect birthday gift! :-)

~nm said...

:)

Poppins said...

Wow !!! If that's not awesome what else is. Whle my hubby still pretends he cannot remember the url and keeps calling my blogging friends as "wordpress friends", I think you have a gem !

Happy Birthday in Advance? Hmmm

Poppins said...

Nice look ! I forgot to tell you that !

Just Like That said...

All: ok ok, he's a sweetheart at times. :-) Only SOME times, tho'

Hubby's going to get a swollen head from all the appreciation! and now I know the first thing I'm going to hear whenever we quarrel is - ask your friends how nice a husband I am!!

But yeah, it was a sweet thoughtful gesture. And now that I have publicly acknowledged it, hope he will be happy. ;-)

Collection Of Stars said...

The header is great and that was so sweet of your hubby :)
Birthday wishes to you in advance :)

Kodi's Mom said...

omg! thats such a cute thing to do!! and to nail you on your weakness - your blog - way too cool....LOL!!
btw, congrats on driving yourself safely...

ddmom said...

How sweet! Header rocks and so does ur hubby :) Next post is on the makeup? he he..

Lavs said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali.

WhatsInAName said...

A very sweet header &
A very sweet hubby!

What more can you wish for :)
Happy Diwali, girl!

Itchingtowrite said...

oooh so sweet & lovely banner

dipali said...

Lovely header, great post. Birthday and Diwali greetings in advance.

Hip Grandma said...

Happy diwali!

upsilamba said...

Awww, I am late to this post, so I guess you have kissed and made up.

Loved the header. Looks super cool. You look fit and trim too, brownie points on that.

Collection Of Stars said...

Happy Diwali to you, your charming husband and sonny boy :)

Noodlehead said...

i guess that's why we love men...just when you're ready to throw in the towel, they do the sweetest things to surprise you :) Lovely header!

Happy Diwali to you all!! have a safe one.

Squiggles Mom said...

Happy Deepavali!!!
And yes they do have their positive sides sometimes :)).
*hurries off to show this post to DD*

Squiggles Mom said...

Happy Deepavali!!!
And yes they do have their positive sides sometimes :)).
*hurries off to show this post to DD*

Anitha(Nikki's mom) said...

Happy Deepavali!

Fuzzylogic said...

Happy Deepavali JLT and a advance happy Birthday as well. Now just give us soon how both of them went:)

choxbox said...

Happy Diwali JLT!

Rohini said...

Happy Diwali.

Lovely header. Noticed that there is a dog in it... does that mean you are getting one after all?

karmickids said...

What an adorable man. He not only reads your blog but actually designs new templates for you. How can you be angry with such a gem?????

Random Vignettes said...

Looks like i am the last...ahh well..firstly happy diwali! second yr hubby is adorable and the header is brilliant man..it looks really nice :):):):)

Daisy said...

long time no post.. everything ok?

aargee said...

hey! the header is very very good. I really like that. Cooking,travelling, with family, working..wow! super mom!

aargee said...

and your hubby is very sweet...

Mama - Mia said...

is there ever a bad time to kiss and make up??!! :D

cheers!

abha