Stealing My Job

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282020

I believe that one of the things that makes our marriage successful is that Miss Terry and I have a clear understanding of who does what in our household. For example, I write books and she edits and proofreads them. I promote the books so that their sales give us a comfortable income, and Terry makes sure that that money goes to pay our bills and provide for the things we need. She cooks delicious meals and I eat them. I make messes, and she cleans them up.

Some may say that this is an old fashioned way of living, but it works for us. However, after an incident yesterday, I’m beginning to believe she is making an attempt to steal my job.

As I wrote before in yesterday’s blog, we had a simple Thanksgiving at home, just the two of us. Terry made this delicious Turkey breast, along with mashed potatoes, gravy, and all the other goodies that go with the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

We usually have pumpkin or pecan pie that Terry makes from scratch, but with just the two of us here it doesn’t make sense to make two pies. So when she asked me which I preferred, I said pumpkin. Isn’t that beautiful?

By the time we got done with dinner we were too full for dessert, so we decided to wait a little bit and have some pie as a snack while we watched TV in the evening. And that’s when I think Terry decided she might steal my job.

She was using her Cuisinart immersion hand mixer with a whisk attachment to make whipped cream to go on top of the pie, something she does quite often, and somehow or another she loosened her grip on the container. What a mess she made! It was everywhere! This is the kind of thing I usually do, not her.

I guess we are going to have to have a long talk about the division of responsibilities around here. Because Lord knows, I don’t want to be stuck with all of her work, and I darned sure don’t want her to know how easy I have it, either.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. I had to look twice before I figured this one out.

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Thought For The Day – Don’t blame others for the road you are on. It’s your own asphalt.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Stealing My Job”

  1. Yeah. I can see you cooking. Ha! Division of labor is a good thing.

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