Sunday, June 8, 2008

Yes he can can

My husband has his moments. Moments where I'm standing there staring at him thinking, "who is this person I married?" Most of the time he's doing manly man things, but then there's days like yesterday. After schlepping Jaden to yet another birthday party, hubby took the child out for a trip to Bass Pro Shop (see, manly man things) and I ran some errands. When I returned home, I found my husband in the kitchen canning banana peppers. Yes, that's right - HE WAS CANNING! Before I offend anyone, I'm not saying canning isn't a manly man thing to do, but let's be real here. Great White Hunter (as hubby is affectionately known) is usually off hunting Bambi or gutting fish or something along those lines, so you can understand why I was taken aback.

The end result of his canning adventure (a major mess in the kitchen and four broken jars due to the water being too hot) was three beautiful jars of peppers. He even got creative and added jalapeƱos, carrots, onions and squash making for some pretty little jars. So the moral of this story is, after 12 years of marriage, Great White Hunter husband still holds the element of surprise. Now, if I could just get some roses with those peppers...

One should never know too precisely whom one has married.
~Friedrich Nietzsch


Anonymous said...

I'm impressed! Those look lovely - it is always good to have a little suprise now and then. Your blog is great by the way - I always smile when I read it.

Lisa N. said...

I feel the exact same way when I watch my hubby plant flowers - like, "who are you, and what have you done with my husband?"

Mine's obsessed with Bass Pro Shops too, by the way. It makes birthday shopping really easy! :-)