Boy I have really led a boring life this past week! The week consisted of icestorms, snowstorms, reading, knitting, and Ashley coming home. Oh yeah... Ashley came home!
Ashley brought a new "Friend" home with her on Sunday for us to meet. They came home in the morning, went to church with me (Glen got called in to work because of a tree down in the road), had lunch, went to meet the grandparents, hung out, ate dinner, then went home. It was good to see her again. Her friend, Micah, seems like a nice guy, he has a good head on his shoulders and he seems like the type who would take good care of her. But for right now they are "just friends" getting to know each other (although... It would be OK with me if they started dating).
I guess I am old fashion when it comes to relationships. I want Ashley to be with someone who can "take care of her". I don't want her to be the guy in a relationship. I don't want her to have to take care of him. I want to see her with someone who is smart, worldly enough to know how to survive out there, ambitious, hard worker, has or can get a good job, but is sensitive to her wants and needs. I don't believe in "woman's lib" when it comes to marriage. I don't want to have to change my own oil, wash my own car, take out the garbage, make repairs, Glen does all that stuff. On the other hand, I do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, I get his lunch ready for him every morning, get the coffee ready. He has his jobs and I have my jobs and our marriage works! We don't split everything 50/50, I don't ask him to cook and he doesn't ask me to wash the cars. We like it that way. I guess that is another reason why I would survive living in the 1800's. Back then the men went to work and the women took care of the home, and THAT is fine with me, I can't wait till I don't have to work anymore!!! I guess if you have a 50/50 marriage and it works for you then that is all that matters.
I started a new book "Flies on the Butter" by Denise Hildreth. I read three of her other books and loved them, she is a Christian Fiction writer. So far this book is good with a very powerful message. It is about a woman who moved from SC to Washington DC and hasn't seen her mother in ten years, and now she is headed back home (you don't know why she left and why she is headed back yet), it is all about the drive home and all the people she meets along the way and her anxieties about going home.
My poll last week was What time would you like to visit? 1960's -2, 1800's -2, 1930's-1, 1700's -1, I found it interesting that no one wanted to visit the future, I guess we are more comfortable with what we know. This week's poll is - Junk Food!! I hope to get lots of responses to this one.