We are saving money, and we get far fewer calls asking us to buy things we don't need. As K says, "If we need something, or we want to donate to a charity, it should be our idea; not someone else's." It is a rule of the house that we say "no, thank you" to anyone who comes to the door, or calls, asking us to buy or donate.
Someone asked recently what my reply would be to a request to speak to the man of the house. After being taken aback a lot, thinking how primitive that idea always was, then remembering how prevalent that sort of thinking was not that long ago, I replied that I would probably say "He isn't in right now. Can I take a message?"
Generally someone in a family does take the lead in the finances and running the place. Here, I am in charge of the kitchen, and otherwise K takes charge. We both like it that way. It suits our skill sets.
When it comes to wearing the pants, K is definitely more likely to fit the description, generally because she likes wearing jeans, and I really enjoy the freedom of wearing a skirt or dress. More to the point, though, I love the feeling of someone I trust completely taking care of me and K loves my cooking!
And just to be perfectly clear:
there are no men in this house.
What a sweet post. I'm so glad you have finally fallen into the perfect life, Halle.ReplyDelete
Oh my, I suppose it does sound a bit idillic. Thanks Calie <3Delete
Of course, there is always the possibility that asking to see the 'man of the house' implies men are more gullible to sales talk. :)ReplyDelete
You have made my morning Tom!Delete
Interesting thought. If I was on the phone and someone asked to speak to the man of the house I would probably ask ‘Why!?’ReplyDelete
Just for info I was always miss-taken for my mother on the phone as we had the same pitched voice.
As to wearing a dress or jeans at home it would be rather nice to be able to have the freedom to choose especially in this weather.
It is very nice indeed! I'm going retro today with a jean-skirt. Lovely to have freedom for the legs.Delete
Master of the Purse,ReplyDelete
Master of the stews
Relieves you of your hunger
When it feels just right
Wines for all special occasions
Pantries a sheer delight
Everybody raise their glasses
Everybody raise their glasses
To the Masters of the House
You chose the least raunchy part of that song. So lovely to be reminded of the comic relief in an otherwise depressing musical experience.Delete
you are like me Halle in that when the opportunity is there you will opt for the skirt before the pants. Perhaps it is having been forced for so many years to forsake wanting to present the way we wanted that we are making up for lost time :):)ReplyDelete
Being stuffed into a mould for sixty years has definitely left its mark on me. I recently acquired some palazzo pants and I do enjoy wearing them; so light and flowing.Delete
Making up for lost time - priceless!
Not sure if you realised they are not the words taken from that song but rather what I changed to suit your post - as in the two masters of your house etc. Beautiful music in the show but ....
I only noticed that after my reply was sent - as I looked at the lyrics to recall the song better! Thank you for your creativity.
Best to you too.