DH is driving me nuts! - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 01-08-2006, 07:34 PM - Thread Starter
heathenmom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On the Homestead
Posts: 2,074
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Since we've moved back to my family land, my vision for our family has changed ... a LOT. Pre-move, I fully expected to retire from my job after another 20 or so years, have a little garden and a couple chickens, blah blah blah, typical story. But I'm really feeling called to work our land in a more intense way than I expected ... more than just a weekend gardener thing. I picked New Years Eve (I'm not known for my timing ) to tell him I wanted to talk about our plans for the future .... it seemed like a good idea at the time. He got really upset, said I wanted to just up and quit my job tomorrow (he's very much underemployed and planning to go back to school this year) and asked me if I wanted to "live off the grid and make our clothes out of tree bark." That really pissed me off, but we were able to go forward and have a really good discussion about where each one of us is at mentally RE our move.

Well today, dh was at the computer and I was sitting on the sofa with dd asleep on my chest, when he says to me, "You know what I said before about being off the grid? Well I'm looking at some stuff on www.lehmans.com and homesteading looks pretty interesting. I think we'll really be able to do that." You'd think I'd realize by now that if I just quietly leave a trail for dh and let him think he discovered *whatever* himself, that I'd get my point across a lot faster and with less stress.

hippie.gif+reading.gif= Peanut (2004), Pumpkin (2007) and Butter Bean!! (2011)

heathenmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 01-09-2006, 10:51 PM
oneotamama's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Northeast Iowa
Posts: 2,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a night at our house! I do all this thinking in my head too and when I finally spring something on dh, it comes out sounding not as I intended.

Glad to hear it's turning out okay. Men are funny that way

Liz~A wife and homeschooling mother to two gifts from God!
oneotamama is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,983

35 members and 16,948 guests
afinemess , agentofchaos , aparent , BirthFree , cfaokunla , debigebi , delightedbutterfly , emmy526 , greenemami , hillymum , jamesmorrow , Jordancheck , katelove , Leelee3 , Lydia08 , MeanVeggie , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , Moringa , NaturallyKait , PortlandRose , sarrahlnorris , scheelimama , sciencemum , Skippy918 , sniffmommy , sren , verticalscope , walter27 , Yaliina , zebra15 , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.