wings and things


on September 15, 2014

Anthony: I’m in constant pain.

Me: What? Since when? Where is the pain? Oh my God, I’m so sorry, Ants – you never told me this before!

Anthony: Oh, these things (stretching his arms out), and these other instruments (stretching his legs out in a rather swaggery way).

Me: What kind of pain is it?

Anthony: Agony.

Me: Well why the hell didn’t you tell me this before? I’ll ring the doctor! For God’s sake, Ants, I’ve been telling everyone for ages now that the best thing about your situation is that you are not in physical pain, and now you tell me this!

Anthony: Um… (beginning to do his half-smile)….

Me: So you are kidding? Joking?

Anthony: Just stirring you up, Jules

Me: You want pain? I’ll give you pain! (We have an arm wrestle on the side of his armchair and I win.)

He is so tired that his eyes weep; my laughter is raucous and I apologize but he says he loves my cackle; I leave to come home and he says, unsadly, see you tomorrow.

If Anthony were in physical pain, we would not be able to cope the way we are coping now.

And if Anthony didn’t have his mischievous sense of humor, everything would be horrible. Okay, so everything isn’t wonderful but it is definitely not horrible with Ants in the picture.

(I have learned how to make chili hot chocolate, which Anthony loves, so I might put an extra chili into the mix tomorrow – ha!)

33 responses to “Mischief

  1. Thank God for Ants’ mischievous side! πŸ™‚

  2. Terry says:

    What is chili hot chocolate?

  3. mimijk says:

    I love your relationship, Ants humor and your wonderfulness…

    • jmgoyder says:

      I really admire how this workaholic dairy farmer man of mine has succumbed to chronic illness with such incredible grace. He is so incapacitated now, Mimi, that sometimes he can’t even turn his head, raise his arm, stand up, walk a few steps. I have stopped allowing my heart to break every day; instead, we watch shows he recognizes on tv, do wheelchair walks, play cards with Nat, look at the bulls on the lawn (his imagination) and rejoice when Ming arrives. All of this has taught me how joy can be so simple, so seemingly tiny. Sorry for being so wordy tonight! Thanks so much for your ongoing friendship and support, Mimi xxx

  4. What an imp! Thank goodness for laughter, I too have a raucous laugh, my mother hates it but my husband and my children love it. Isn’t it wonderful that Anthony still finds ways to make you laugh. πŸ˜€

  5. susanpoozan says:

    You write so well about your life at the moment, i am almost there with you both.

  6. ksbeth says:

    ha! i think this is hilarious!

  7. Ooooh what a cheeky man!
    Diana xo

  8. janeslog says:

    He sounds like he is in good spirits.

  9. beeblu says:

    Ha – let’s see if he notices, cheeky man. Love that he still jokes with you.

  10. tootlepedal says:

    Smiling through the tears….and that’s just after drinking the chili hot chocolate.

  11. Is it spicy hot chocolate? THAT would be awesome!

    And I love humor of Mr. Ants!!!! πŸ™‚

  12. cecilia says:

    I still love what you are doing, even arm wrestling!

  13. elizabeth says:

    A little humor brightens the day. Glad you were able to have some fun together. πŸ™‚

  14. Trisha says:

    Ah, this made me smile! How wonderful that he’s still so full of mischief.

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