Monday, January 24, 2011

Cryin' Shame

Today was a beautiful, sunny, even almost warm day, so I decided to take a short break from the pantry and do a little yard work before it turned cold again. I moved two grape vines to the inside perimeter of the garden, so they would be within the protective boundary of the fence. My goal is to have the whole perimeter of the garden filled with assorted fruits with the veggies occupying the middle and a nice walkway dividing them. I also brought in a lot of firewood and kindling to prepare for the coming cold. They are even calling for more snow in a day or two.
Toward sundown though I came in to finish prepping the last of the big shelves to go in the pantry. I got it sanded very well and the beeswax put on. Hopefully, I can install this tomorrow and maybe a few smaller shelves too.

Well, Jack left today and he ain't comin' back. I guess I just ain't cut out for coupledom. Someone told me the other day I am like a bull in china shop. Reckon so. Cryin' shame though. Jack and I had a lot of fun together. I'll miss him. I guess not all problems can be overcome though.
I got lots to do around here though to keep me busy.
I even noticed that there was the weeist little sprouts popping up in the coldframe. I believe it was the loose leaf lettuce.

*Lyle Lovett


AD said...

Sorry to hear about you and Jack Annie. Keep your head up on trudge on.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sorry to read about the break-up, Annie. Stuff happens and hope all wil be OK with you. The chelving looked great, girl.

HermitJim said...

Sorry to hear about you and Jack, but keep this in mind: all things happen for a reason.

I feel that you are a strong enough person that you'll be able to work through this OK.

You're a good woman and I just know that things will work out for you.

Anonymous said...


Just wanted to let you know our daughters/in law loved the mugs and plates we bought from you during the open house. If things go as planned, I'll work until end of May and then head up your way to work on my place for a couple of months before starting a new career.
Your a good person and I count you as a friend. Will drop by when in the neighborhood, keep throwing them mugs!!


Ed said...

Sorry to hear about Jack. Don't worry Annie, I'll never break up from reading your blog!

JoJo said...

Hi Annie,
Sorry about Jack, but I have been on my own for so many years I can't even count them and I really don't want to. I love my life I come an go as I please. I cook or I don't. I hop in my motor home and go. You have so much to be thankful for. Just look around you and see what you have created for yourself. Be happy and be strong.
I am taking off tomorrow for about a week with some women camping buddies. One has just bought herself a new popup tent trailer so we are going to break it in.
Wine coming up.

edifice rex said...

Hey AD, thanks; I'm tryin'. :)

Hey Beatrice, thanks. yeah, I'll be okay.

Hey Jim, thanks for your kind words. yes, I believe all things happen for a reason too.

Hey Barry, great! I'm so happy they liked them. thanks Barry, I appreciate your friendship too.
Ronnie stopped by last week for a little while too. See ya'll in warm weather!

Hey Ed, well, I've prayed for a man that wouldn't leave so I guess that's the answer! LOL! :D
thanks Ed.

Hey Jojo, thanks. well, I enjoy my freedom too, I really do, but I do enjoy having a decent man around. I just like the company.

tricia said...

So sorry to hear that the Capt wasn't quite up to snuff.
I've got my fingers crossed that you get a great guy soon!

Jenn said...

Dunno what to say. Seems like this one left some great experiences in his wake.

Hope that overrides any bad residue. (...which speaks much more to my past relationships than to anything you've shared with us, by the way)

JoJo said...

When I stop and think about it when I was your age it was nice to have a man around. Sometimes I forget how old I have become. LOL

Anonymous said...

Chin up girl, as this door closes another is opening, waiting for the right one can be a bloody pain in the proverbial, when it happens though it's worth every second:)

Anonymous said...

The pantry shelf looks fantastic (oh, and I would love to hear more about your pantry construction; you had mentioned in a recent post you weren't sure anyone would be interested in more details... well, I sure am).

Sorry to hear about Jack. As a 40-something single gal, I can relate. It can be very had to balance independence/strong self with a (new) partner.

I sometimes look back and wish I had married or coupled up in my 20s, when I was a bit less set in my ways, but.... OTOH, I'm not sorry I'm me, and I never wanted to couple up "just" to avoid being alone (i.e. not wait for the right match).

I'm sure glad you share with us in your blog; it's really nice to have the companionship (with the other commenters too, as everyone seems like such a nice gang).


PS, JoJo: Your upcoming outing sounds like good fun. I don't have much of a circle of (accessible) female friends right now.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I meant to elaborate more on something I have found difficult at times. Which is not to say this has anything to do with you and Jack, of course.

But.... as an independent adult... do I move in with a man and now I'm in "his" place, and then if things don't work out there's that nagging feeling that I will have to start over/be "homeless"/etc.?

If he moves in with me does he have the same negative factor?

Of course at some point you commit "permanently" and it's "our" place, but it can be hard to get to that stage if you are 40 or 50 years old and have finally established a home base (or vice versa).


edifice rex said...

Hey Tricia, thanks!

Hey Jenn, yeah, he did. that's the thing; I keep thinking about all the fun we had. If he had been a total pig or something I'd have no trouble with him being gone.

Hey Jojo, yeah, lol! they're nice to have around sometimes. ;)

Hey Molly, yeah, i know. It's just I'm about tired of waiting. I've paid my dues.

Hey Anon-R, I know what all you mean. It's hard when you get older to know what to do sometimes. I've worked waaaaay too hard for what I have to risk losing it or being stuck with someone I'd like to choke half the time. Not that I felt that way about Jack. It's a tricky thing. But yeah, I'm glad I'm me and that I never hooked up just to avoid being single.

ErinFromIowa said...

"Well that is just too damn bad. Now get back up on that horse and ride it."
Wait. Oh. That's what my dad said to me when I had fallen off that darn Shetland pony yet again that we were trying to break.
I guess it applies to romance also.

I love what Ed said.

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin, ha! yeah :) you know though, I think I might let those ponies run free a little while; I have discovered I kinda like walking.
Yeah, Ed made my day with that one.

Woody said...

Just another one that you're too good for.


Floridacracker said...


edifice rex said...

Hey Woody, thanks..I would like to believe that.

Hey FC, thanks; yeah, me too.

Bustednuckles said...

I take it you have left a lot unsaid.
It certainly doesn't get any easier as we get older, we just ignore our own feelings a lot quicker and soldier on.

My best to you darlin' and I am telling ya, that crock pot thingy I saw a while back is a work of art.
Dayum, you have a lot of talents.

I have been burned quite a few times and got extremely lucky, an old friend looked me up, we have known each other for 27, years, and she tolerates me pretty good.

I hope you can find a caring individual who can tolerate you pretty good too.



edifice rex said...

Hey Busted, thanks so much for your kind words Sweetie. I appreciate it. Yeah, I left a lot unsaid; didn't see much need to get into that. It does get harder as you get older. So many other variables involved.