Friday, May 27, 2011

"All I Want Is For You To Be Happy......."

I Just Want You to be Happy
Cindy and I have had several days this week when we basically spent all day shopping for furniture.  There is a lot of driving and walking around looking at stuff...a lot of discussion regarding the features of various pieces...and, at the end of the day, fatigue sets in.  Often, we would go to bed exhausted, get up the next day and do it all over again. 

Yesterday was such a day.  We really needed to find a sideboard (buffet) to go with the dining room table we bought the day before.  Cindy had the idea of finding something in an antique store to match up with the new table and chairs.  So, off to the local antique shops we went.

We must've gone into a half dozen stores before I spied a piece that looked perfect. 

Me:  Hey, honey!---Here's the perfect piece!  It's the right color; It's the right length, and it has character!  And, it looks very well made and in good condition!

Her:  I'm sorry---it would be just right but I can't stand that silver hardware on it. 

Me:  We can easily replace the hardware.

Her:  No, the hardware was made for the piece and anything else wouldn't look right.

Me:  But......

Her:  I don't think this is what we want, but we can think about it.  After all, I just want you to be happy.
Your Happiness Means Everything
OK, I thought---fine.  This is gonna be more difficult than I thought.

A couple of hours later, I found a buffet that I knew she would like.  It was perfect, I thought.  stupid me

Me:  Honey!  Here it is!  And it doesn't have any shiny hardware! 

Her:  Sweetie, it is almost what we want, but it is a little too low in height.

Me:  But.......

Her:  No, I think we will know what we want when we see it.  but I just saw it!  You know, Your happiness is all I care about.

At the end of the day, around 5:00, I was draggin'.  We went into one last store.  By this time my body and mind were shutting down. I was beginning to think about how good a nice martini would taste.

It was then she walked up behind me.

Her:  I've found it.

Me:  You did?

Her:  Yes---come see.

I examined it.  It did look good.  It did have character.  The price was better than I dared hope for.  We bought it.

On the way home, I asked her if my input really meant anything to her.
Believe Me, I'm Happy If She's Happy!
Her:  Oh, honey, yes!  All I care about is your happiness.


  1. There you go :-). It's a match made in heaven. I hope you both have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  2. Hahaha...oh you 2 were made for eachother. Your stories on such matters always have a familiar ring to them;)

  3. You make a Smile on my face.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Sabine

  4. oh dear me. a (cage)match made in heaven!

  5. hahaha, I wish you good patience and a lovely weekend with your wife and the new sideboard. And next time maybe a little Martini BEFORE you buy anything else?
    Blessings, greetings and a nice weekend from Inken

  6. Thank you for your patience yesterday while we searched for the perfect piece! ♥

  7. Aww this sounds familiar. Just glad you found a piece that you're both happy with.

  8. Sure sounds like you have this thing called "marriage" down perfectly. :)
    How blessed is that?

  9. What a diplomat she is and it looks like you are both happy.
    Arkansas Patti

  10. This post shows you have really learned and understood "Womanese."

    If wife is happy then everybody is happy.

    But then, I have no doubt the piece you both finally "agreed" on is the perfect one of all the choices you had considered.

    Loved reading between the lines of this post.

    Also, I am once again current with you recent posts. Read The Gathering, the beautiful Love poem you wrote in 2004, your post about dreams, and your delicious okra dinner (I love okra!)...

    I think the dream you had about that plane flying upside down reflects the subconscious feelings you have about the new season you are in - adjusting, getting settled... after all it's a major move and I am sure that part of your insides are still in Plano, Texas...

    Keep blogging. For me, this kind of on line journalling is therapeutic.

    Abundant blessings to you and Cindy this weekend.


  11. hahaha yeah this sounds familiar! but told greatly! Thanks and i hope you don't mind your Award!


  12. I was smiling too, and you know what? I just saw you both standing in the shops, having the conversation :-)))

    Have a great weekend

  13. Oh may, you are both so special...just love you!!
    Hope Ray and I get to meet you's one day. CM

  14. Clint, you are such a hoot. I love your domesticated manhood :)

    blessings to the both of you

    Patrina <")>><