"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, May 2, 2013

When I told my husband I wanted to "experiment" with cement,

he was so helpful in explaining about the different types and helped me pick out the right kind for what I wanted to do..................by the way,
how do men know these things??
He has never worked around the house with cement, yet he was right on the target.
Sometimes, I wonder.............

Since then, he has loved my "creations" and instead of bringing me home a box of chocolates, he brings home a bag of cement for me...........
Is that encouragement for my creativity?.............or
to persuade me not to eat any more sweets?.............
again, ............I wonder................
 

So imagine my excitement , when he brought home this wonderful, colorful bag!!!
It can hold tons of makeup, perfume, my camera............the kitchen sink..........
I love this color..........he's never bought things like this for me before...............
hmmm, I wonder.................

Now imagine my confusion and surprise when I found these tools inside of this bag.............
what is he thinking??
but look at the colorful handles!!! Look at that sweet little hammer! So cute!
They are not "man sized tools"
but cute and colorful.........."girly" tools!!
still...............I wonder.............

The sweetest little tape measure..............which I know I can use..........
 

and a sweet little level thingy..........which I am not sure what he is expecting of me.
Maybe he misunderstood???
 

Create.........and construct..........or two very different words.............
I think he is giving me way too much faith in learning certain skills.
However, I love, love this whole tool bag thing!
I even researched some of the tools to figure out what they are actually for.........
This morning, he kissed me goodbye on his way to his work.............
and told me he is bringing me a bag of stucco for our porch..............
stucco??
Sometimes.............I wonder.................

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Your hubby is ah keeper! I like all the wonderful cute pink thingies ;-)

Sherri Farley said...

Tee Hee! He sounds WONDERful!

Magnolia Tea said...

What an adorable tool case. The pink tools are so cute and usable. You must have really impressed your husband with your creations. What a guy for bringing you all those nice gifts.

Betty Lou said...

Now your hubby knows how get to a girls heart. Like your cement projects and this post gave me a chuckle.

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,

Oh your husband sounds like a real keeper. Enjoy those new tools. I am wondering what your hubby wants done around the house now. Love the cement work.
Happy creating.
Bev.

icebear said...

A husband's encouragement is the most adorable thing in the world. So sweet!

Paula Fraker said...

It sounds like your hubby must really believe in your creativity, Kathleen~ and I think it's wonderful!
And I would be over the top excited about that gorgeous bag of tools!! *squeal*

Shirley said...

I chuckled as I read your post about your pink and black tool bag. Husbands sometimes gets tired of us using their tools and not putting them back to where we found them. I enjoyed your experimenting with concrete. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

lil red hen said...

Smiles and hugs! What a couple!

Vickie said...

Hi Kathleen - glad you dropped by - I've missed you too! And yes, it's cold here, too, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't freeze! I've already re-planted my peas twice! May have to again - hope it's not freezing where you are, but I'll bet it gets colder over yonder than it does here...

Now I really love that tool bag - yes it's girly, but I love it - I'm always looking for tools and such. My sweet husband's talents do not lie in fixing things, but I kind of have a "feel" for doing that. (Lotsa time spent tinkering with my dad) So... I would love to have my own tools! What a great husband!

I'm anxious to see what you do with your stucco and concrete!

Nancy J said...

The girl's own kit!!! This reminds me of the time I wanted to make my own paper, needing lots of shredded paper, Hugh did it all for me in the garden shredder!! A small garden trailer full. Love the hypertufa pot.You will use them all in due time.Cheers from Jean

Daisy said...

Sounds like true love to me! :D I think he is encouraging your creativity for sure!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

Good luck with the stucco! Every girl needs her own tools...gotta love your girly ones.

Michaele said...

Now that is called support and encouragement! Gotta love him : )

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Kathleen! You gave me a good laugh. I think it's great that your husband believes in you. I'll be watching to see how you do with those tools. :)

Lana said...

Hysterical! You might have found a true niche!

Lana

The Farmers Daughter said...

How thoughtful and dear! I think you need to keep him!
Hugs,
Dru

Marie said...

That's an adorable tool bag for ladies! LOVE it! One year I asked for a hand sander and am very happy to have one and know it is MINE. :-) I plan to do some flower pot making and stepping stone making this summer. I thinking working with cement will be rewarding, and with the cost of big pots so HIGH, it will be a lot less expensive too.