Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gone Fishin'

So, because I have a lot, and by a lot, I mean hours, upon hours, upon hours of lag time here at work, I have become obsessed with The Pioneer Woman. She is funny, happy, goofy, stylish, hip, an amazing photographer, and in love with her family. I tend to find myself wanting to switch lives with her, just for the day. I wonder if I would love working on my house and yard, home schooling my children, baking wonderful dishes, and watching my four children as young as 2 1/2 years old ride horses all day long. One thing that The Pioneer Woman does that have got the wheels in my brain turning, is photograph and talk about her Marlboro Man. That is the name she has chosen to refer to her husband as, and which I think is absolutely adorable. Even though it is a cigarette brand name, the name is perfectly matched for the man.
All this Marlboro Man talk has got me thinking about my own Marlboro Man. Although my husband is not a rancher, cowboy, father of 4; He is a rough, tough, breathtakingly handsome, oh-so-intelligent, kind-to-the-core, Renaissance Man.
The heartbreaking part of the whole story is that my Renaissance Man and I don't cross paths often enough. While I am away at work, he is...he is...hmm...what exactly he does, I don't quite know; Go out to lunch with friends, golf, bike, mow his parents lawn, water their plants, work out, run errands...all of which I wish I were doing with him. And about an hour before I get home from work he is off to wait tables until about half an hour before I should be in bed to get to work on time the next morning. (a goal I have yet to reach after 7 months of working here) The point is, that we don't get to be with one another all that much, so last weekend was quite the treat.

Last Saturday we had all day long with each other! Can you believe that?! Well, I definitely couldn't, and in my gleeful, whims of happiness I totally had a brain fart and agreed to do "whatever he wanted". I was really regretting my decision as we walked back to the car from purchasing LIVE earthworms for ME to fish with. But, not to worry, that feeling didn't last long and boy, did I have a good time. I of course, was the first to snag one of those slimy suckers but was too slow and let the poor unfortunate soul, wiggle off of my hook. To be honest, I was secretly happy I didn't have to grab the little guy and take him off myself.

Here are a few pictures of my Marlboro Man on this particular evening. I don't know how any woman could resist such a specimen.

(Please click on the photo to enlarge it because this size doesn't do the pictures justice. Well, unless you are worried what it might do to your heart)


Eric, Maere & Max said...

Hi, my name is Maere (Baldwin) Weed and I am friends with Sarah Metcalfe and was browsing her blog list, came upon yours, read your post on the Pioneer Woman post, clicked onto that, and was really moved by this woman's writing and pictures. I just wanted to say thank you for introducing me (indirectly) to this blog. Also, my husband, Eric, knows Miles and Miles also grew up with my cousin, Parley. Anyway, thanks.

marta said...

looks like you're becoming another miss pioneer woman. goin' fishing & takin' fab photos!!? these are beautiful. you two are the cutest.

you are smart to make the most of your time together, even if it's rare. don't worry, everything will slow down once he's studying 24/7 and you are out n' about in life. your lives will do a swip swap. and then you can create him some pioneer women recipes for his sack lunches.

Ape said...

I love the pictures!

Eric, Maere & Max said...

Really?! Wow, that is so exciting, tell Miles good luck! My older brother is in his last year of law school here at UVA. If Miles needs anything, I'm sure by brother would love to help. Charlottesville is a fun town, I grew up an hour south of here. Keep in touch!

I'm Andrea said...

Nice pictures! Do you loooove your camera?!