Women vs Men, listening.

The last time we were in Nokomis was a week ago.  We went down for four or five days to paint and put in some  windows.  When we left I told MacGyver that since we were leaving on a Monday I wanted to spend the coming weekend in Clearwater in order to get some things done at that house.

Plus we have a lot of wild life to take care of.

soft shell turtle

It’s egg laying time

And since we live so close to the ball field Hank insists on watching the fireworks from our front yard on weekends when there are home games, like Friday night.


I told MacGyver at least 10 times that I wanted to head back to Nokomis on Sunday night and stay until Thursday night.  (MacGyver’s sister and her husband are here and we want to spend as much time with them as possible.) I know I told him this because I really need to be in Clearwater to get some things done on Friday because on Saturday, very early in the morning, I am headed to Columbus for 8 days.

I am convinced that MacGyver has a filing cabinet in his brain in which he stores information that he deems useless.  That filing cabinet is half full of things that I have told him.  And for the record, some of those things are pretty important.  But I guess it makes sense.  He is MacGyver and he probably has to keep his brain open for stuff like repairing a helicopter with a paper clip and a piece of gum.

Anyway, yesterday I mentioned again that we had to be home by Thursday night because I have to pack and run errands and basically put food together for all the animals and him for the next eight days because if I don’t, something will die. DIE!

something will die

Well apparently the Thursday night info was ‘useless brain fodder’ because he planned to fish all day Thursday and Friday and come home late Friday night.  And when I explained to him that we already went over this he found it incredulous that I would need a day to get ready after being gone for four days and then leaving again for eight.

Well, I am not wired that way.  I can’t get ready at the drop of a dime.  I just can’t.  I need prep.

None of that is important today though.  MacGyver is fishing.  I just ran three miles and in 30 minutes, I am going shopping with my sister in law and my mother in law.  And I just took this picture in my backyard,

Great Heron

…about to take flight

How was your weekend?

Does your partner listen to you?