Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I am the boss in my home


That’s right I said it. I AM THE BOSS IN MY HOME, well OK that would actually be when Vi is not home. As the boss of my home,  I MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS AROUND HERE, well OK, that is most often after I have been told what I have decided. I have heard a song that goes on about that sort of thing.

Here is an example of how the boss of a home operates. Recently, “someone” suggested to me that our kitchen needed to be updated, cabinets, flooring the whole thing. Acting on that suggestion, realizing how things were going to go from here. In my capacity as “boss” I realized an executive decision was needed. So, “I” decided our kitchen needs remodeling. In a similar fashion, “I” picked out the cabinets, counter top, flooring etc., well OK, it was after I was told which ones “we” liked. OK, there we have my attempt at humor.

Actually, Vi has wanted to redo the kitchen for a while now. She has been watching and has found some great sales, so we are going ahead with it. She has shown me at least 3 or 4  samples of just about everything you can imagine, asking which one I like the best. I do seem to have the uncanning knack of always picking the one that is 3rd. or 4th on her list. I defer to her choise for a couple of reasons. Firstly, she has good taste and I know what ever she picks out will look good when it is all done. Secondly, it just isn’t that important to me if  the counter top has gray tones to it or blue or green or what ever. Actually, I really don’t care. I guess, maybe, it is the banker in me plus the fact that money is not that plentiful that dollar signs are the only thing that prompt my involvement.

I have a very scientifically based fact to state. A “Bill” statistic scientifically researched from a sampling of 2 males. Myself and remembering a conversation I had with my brother a while back. Now based solely on the results of this sample, I can say 100% of males do not really care that terribly much about what color the kitchen is. I do realize there may be exceptions to this “Bill” stat.

In fact I may have seen one. I went with Vi to the counter top place. There I did see a young couple in what I would call a quite animated discussion over the selection of a counter top. I have to just ask myself, why?

Using this as but one example, think about it. Think of the big picture of your life. Over all, how important really is it what color shades were in a counter top? Now that is unless we make it  a big deal in our minds. I think this applies to almost everything in our daily lifes.

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4 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – I am the boss in my home

  1. Ha ha ha well your joke attempt worked because I’m laughing and pleased to see you know the real BOSS, yep Vi of course.
    On a larger scale of things, in life we find ourselves doing and buying stuff that don’t really matter when it’s all said and done but here’s my theory, life is hard and for some even harder, so we need to get those sometimes meaningless things to make the daily living a lot more fun.
    If you’re gonna relax, do it in a hot tub at least once a month, if you’re gonna walk, get one pair of expensive shoes and if you’re gonna sweat over a stove cooking, do it in style.

    That’s what I think but unfortunately I only think it I don’t do it, with the whole stuck in bed thing.

    Hi it is really nice to hear from you. I’m glad you got a little enjoyment out of my attempt at humor.
    I think you are right about how life can be tough and we all tend to buy really meaningless material things to give us a distraction or a break from our day. It is sad when you think of it in that way, but true in so many cases.
    I am sorry to hear of your “bed ridden thing”. I applaud you as you do seem to be dealing with it in a good manner. I will be popping over for a visit at your blog.
    Bill

  2. Mel says:

    The boss? LOL

    If it’s any consolation, I don’t care about the color of the kitchen, but himself does. *laughing* So I let him pick out the paint that I painted the walls with.

    If it makes him happy, so be it. LOL

    <– is the better painter. LOL

  3. Sage's mommy says:

    You’re right, in the “grand scheme of things” a lot of this doesn’t matter. But, the fact of the matter is we don’t live in the “grand scheme of things” all of the time. Unless maybe you’re the Dalai Lama, I don’t think anyone can. That being said, my opinion is that in the world your living in, if the way your kitchen looks is important to you and consequentially can make you feel one way or the other, then go for it and make yourself feel a bit better. It’s not hurting anyone, so enjoy yourself! For me personally, the “grand scheme of things” involves raising smart, healthy, independent, happy children. I believe that to some degree the food they put in their bodies may have some small influence on that goal. So, I like to have a pretty kitchen, that is aesthetically pleasing to me while I prepare those meals for them!! Plus, in this house, as it is in many houses, the kitchen is our main gathering place, with both family and friends. It’s where I spend most of my time. I would like that place to be nice. It doesn’t have to be expensive! Just nice!!

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