Friday, January 5, 2007

" 'Til Death" Can seem really long sometimes...

Do any of you watch the sitcom 'Til Death with Brad Garret and Joely Fisher as the long married couple?  I do... and it really cracks me up.  Sometimes a silly sitcom that makes you laugh at exaggerated example of your marriage is just what you need!

Last night the show revolved around a neighbor couple who had a 25th Anniversary party and everyone kept commenting on how the hubby 'took care' of his wife. 

Finally, Eddie, Brad Garrett's character asked him to explain, and he said something about how he nourished and cared for his wife as if he was the gardener and she were the flower.  She bloomed under his loving care.  In the show, Eddie realizes that he is the 'flower' in his marriage and his wife is the 'gardener'.  He then vows to get better at trying to 'garden' for her.

My hubby and I laughed at it and we both agreed that usually it is about 50/50, we both are the 'gardener' and the 'flower' which seems ideal to me. 

However, there are times like now, when I am flaring (rheumatoid arthritis) and I need a lot more gardening effort without giving back much in return. 

I would like to take the time to thank my hubby for that. 

Like tonight, he went out specifically to pick up a bag of my favorite kettle cooked potato chips.  :-D

Thanks honey, I am in the best hands ever.

be well,
Dawn

ps... Hubby punted on the Fuddrucker's idea and we went to On the Border for mexican and waitress service instead!  Yummy!

13 comments:

mrsm711 said...

Hi Dawn,  Great Show.  Yes, ironically it is an exagerated truth about our marraiges.  I must admit, I do truley love my hubby too.  He is the garnener.  :)
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randlprysock said...

What a great entry!  I think I need lots of gardening and tending too.  Hubby has to take care of me a lot.  I am high maintenance.  LOL.  Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy NY and Kentucky is awesome!!  We are finally here and the house closes next Friday.  So we are chillin' and waiting it out anxiously.  I have to fight for the phone line to read journals currently but will be soon settled and able to get to my journals more often.  Hugs,
Lisa

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jckfrstross said...

how true that is:) what a great hubby chips and on the border woohoo:) have a good weekend

Deb

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn
What a lovely story!:) and Gee you and your husband are such a great team!
thanks for this entry!:)
love,nat

eml625 said...

Great story.
I love mexican food...yummy.
hugs
Ellen

ksgal3133 said...

I've never seen that show but it sounds very funny!
Thinking about it in my marriage we are about 50/50 too.


Hugs,
Gretchen

helmswondermom said...

That was a cute analogy of a relationship, the gardener and the flower.  I agree that it should be 50/50.
Lori
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klconard1 said...

Dawn dear, I hope the orencia takes hold quickly and helps the flare to quiet down.  (((((((((Hugs)))))))))  I am so glad your marriage is a mutual effort on 'gardening' and nurturing.
loving you
karyl

erarein63 said...

Kewl beans, Dawn!  Enjoy the gardening!  De ;)

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wfhbear said...

In our family I know that Libby does most of the work. I would say that she is 75% of our marriage. I know this and I acknowledge it. I'm lazy she is the one who goes out of her way to make everything work. As far as Til Death is concerned, we sure see a lot of us in them. Regards, Bill.

cacklinrosie101 said...

I do watch that show and love it.  I really prefer to watch light comedies and sometimes just goofy comedies plus some silly reality shows.  There is enough drama in real life.  And as you can see, from the above, there are lessons to be learned.  Bless you and your hubby for finding the secrets to keep a marriage alive.  HUGS  Chris

rebuketheworld said...

I think the two weed and grass eaters I met in my life that falsely portrayed themselves as gardeners have ruined the grass is greener for me.lol..I am convinced the flower that I am is now too picky...lol...

I do agree, it takes 50/50 from two honest folks...~Raven