Friday, 24 April 2015

What Price Love...


Sinus man and I have been married 23 years
  which is a lot of snoring, farting, smelly socks and truly volcanic sneezes
  when you stop and think think about it
  he has been asking me to pull his finger for 25 years now, and still thinks it is funny
  he magically falls asleep watching any tv show that isn't sports related
  and every night swears he wasn't asleep despite the snoring, floppy head
  and ever so slight hint of drool
  but every now and again he does something that makes you forget all that
  and reminds you what a magnificent man he is...


The other night I casually asked him how much he loves me
and if he would do anything for me
to which he answered ... a huge amount and of course ... whhhyyyyy
suddenly it clicked that I had that glint in my eye and while in the distant past he might have tried to back out and save himself from whatever I was about to inflict upon him, he now just graciously asks... what do I have to do

Just try some yogurt for me I say...

what's wrong with it? it's out of date again isn't it? why cant I just smell it?
why do I always have to taste it? why can't you inflict these things on Phantom?
after all that is one of the benefits of having a child isn't it... getting them to do the stuff we hate... and a few other choice comments

I let him have his little rant then informed him it wasn't out of date or anywhere close actually
 which made him even more suspicious
and led to a grudging ... bloody hell just give it to me

 and then I handed him these beauties... sweet potato and cinnamon flavoured and carrot and apple flavoured yogurts...  awesome packaging but slightly scary flavour combos in my mind... but he just peeled back those lids and dove in
not a peep of dissent, not a moment of hesitation
not even a trace of fear crossed his adorable face
he was nothing short of magnificent


In fact he informed me they were delicious
and unlike him I required a lot of coaxing and sniffing
but after a  taste I had to admit they were a lot better than I had expected
 I was envisaging a weird baby food type deal, but the flavours were nice
the texture however was a whole other matter, and not my cup of yogurt at all
though Sinus happily polished them both
then he even washed the containers and handed them over to me
knowing full well I only bought them so I could paint them
he is a keeper through and through I tell you



so a huge thanks to Sinus for sacrificing himself for the sake of my artwork yet again
and a public statement that he is magnificent seems like the least I can do in the situation
I am off to the grocer to see what new marvels I can find to inflict on him
so happy painting all...xx

I did a post of Tuesday that includes a video demonstration of me painting some carrots... it seems that veggies are quite the theme at the moment...
click Here for the post...


33 comments:

VonnyK said...

You really crack me up, I'm still giggling at the thought of poor Sinus having to try that yoghurt. Only you would buy things so you can paint the packaging and I love that about you. Just remember when I come for a cuppa, NO experimenting on me!!!
Catch up with you soon.
Von xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

That is so very sweet. Those of us who have been married for many years are generally comfortable enough to tease each other in public but don't often sing praises; shrugging things off with a flippant, 'Oh, he's ok, I've put up with him this long' kind of trash talk; so I bow to your sweet message and hope the next thing you 'test' on Sinus is also to his liking. He's a keeper ;)
xxx

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

I just wanted to go to bed a bit unhappy when I saw your new post.
Girl, I almost fell off my chair here! :)) Would love to see you two in real :)) But please no finger pulling when I'm around ;)
Thanks Tracey, this post made my day! :)) The paintings you made of them are really beautiful, and the real pots look great too. But I doubt, if I would have bought them because of the ingredients...
Thanks again, I go to bed really happy now, maybe that grin is still in my face when I get up in the morning :D

Have a wonderful day!
Tinna ✐


Rita said...

Now that is true love. Sinus is a brave man. And those sketches are wonderful. All worth it. ;)

Jeanet Almhøj said...

I don't know what I liked better. Your story or the drawings. Thanks for sharing both

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab story! Love the art work too! Happy PPF

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love your cups Tracey and looking forward to more videos...

Happy PPF!
xxx
Susi

bella lullo said...

Adoro tutti i tuoi disegni!!!Happy PPF

Neesie said...

What a hero! I'm not too happy with my hubby of 36 years at the moment, so I think I'll put him to the test... I'm off to market to see what hideous concoctions I can find. Your post had my giggling as usual (you're hilarious) and your painting is brilliant. So vibrant. I love it although I doubt I'd feel the same sbout the taste.
Happy PPF to you xoxo

Giggles said...

Crazy....he is crazy about you, for you, and with you!!lol I'd never try the sweet potato one since I don't like sweet potato...however I'd use in our indian chicken palak dish...it would be so yummy in that!! Great way to hide veggies in food!! Wonderful artwork my dear!!
Just love your adorable antics...you have a book with all this humour and eye candy!

Hugs Giggles

Paper rainbow said...

It really must be love !!!! After23 years your trial period is over. I think I'm sending mine back to get a newer model :) I'm not sure that's covered by the warranty though :)

Nic McLean said...

Ha, funny the whole falling asleep in front of the telly thing is very familiar - S is the same! Good on Sinus for trying those flavours for you- they do sound a bit bizarre - I'm not a fan of mixing my sweet and savoury food in the same pot! Great pots they are though and as always you've done them justice with your artwork!

My name is Erika. said...

I think you must be married to my husband too. Ha-ha. Wow- we don't have veggie flavored yogurts here in the States but they do sound yummy. And once again, enjoying your pieces. The carrot video was a great little peak into your style. Have a great weekend.

Linda Kunsman said...

Now that is lasting love for sure!:) This totally cracked me up Tracey! Fab art as always and those yogurts sound really interesting. I haven't seen anything with those types of flavors here in the US. Oh, and my hubby is a tv "watcher" like yours. Maybe it's a guy thing:)

alarmcat said...

what a great story!! your husband ... definitely a keeper :)

GlorV1 said...

You always make me a happier person when I read your post. Those are interesting yogurts. My Grandfather always use to say to people, "pull my finger." I didn't know what he meant by that until I heard him do his thing. hahaha. Have a great day. I do know what you mean though, we've been married 34 years.......hope it lasts forever.:)

swanfeet said...

I read your recounting of your conversation out loud to my husband, who sighed and rolled his eyes...the things we put them through :)

Ayala Art said...

Hey, you guys married the same year as us :oD
Great illustrations and now I will be checking for those funky yogurt flavors, usually I only have peach lol,

Özge Başağaç said...

Beautiful paintings, lovely packaging. I love yoghurt, any type i guess :) But never heard of veggie flavoured ones, and i live in the land of yoghurt :)

Faye said...

Tracey, as we fisher persons say: Sinus is definitely a keeper! What a sacrifice, tasting those unknown flavors of yogurt like a trouper! The flavors sound strange to me, but I like trying new yogurts. But the texture is more important to me too. Love your painted renditions.

Tammie Lee said...

i so enjoy your humor, life full of humor, my favorite sort. loved seeing your odd yogurt art. hope you are well, it has been so long since i dropped by!

Kate Robertson said...

Great post, your hubby sounds like a lot of fun. The yogurt sounds interesting. Love the illustrations.

Kate

Jo Murray said...

As always you leave me with a smile on my face. 25 years is a quarter of a century, and not to be sneezed at (volcanic or not. Congratulations.

Cindy D. said...

Haha, fantastic! Both the story and the paintings. I would totally try them, with the slightest misgivings about the sweet potato. :)

Carol said...

Coming here is delightful breath of fresh air!! Your stories are almost as great as your art:) and I look forward to every one ! ♥♥♥♥

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Sweet post and lovely illustrations... You do have a gripping way to narrate :)

Catharina Engberg said...

Everything for the art! Glad he understands that too ;)

Karen Smithey said...

I'm with you--the packaging is lovely but the flavors sound suspect. He is definitely a keeper!

JKW said...

What a story, reminds me of our friends in 1962, first finger pull I ever did. Grief, I wonder if Roger is still doing that, lol. Had not idea about those kinds of yogurt. Good art. Blessings, Janet PPF

Gloria J Zucaro said...

You are fortunate to have such a willing person for scientific research at your disposal! How about acorn squash with cinnamon, you get your veggies and milk allowance all at once.

Michellem said...

On the subject of finger pulling -
My mom was in bed one night and her finger hurt - she gave it a tug in hopes that it would pop but instead she let off a toot! Yup - she pulled her own finger! One of our most favorite family stories!

Sandra Busby said...

Maybe he was just afraid that you might attack him with another bunch of Curly Kale, haha! I'm not sure I'd have been so ready to dive in either - Let's face it, those flavours seem a little 'out there' for a yoghurt! You seem to get some very weird food down under!! They sound yucky but are called Yummia, so maybe I am wrong. Luckily I don't have to find out! Yes, Matt is clearly a keeper for sure! Of course your paintings of the Yuckia - sorry, I mean 'Yummia' - are completely gorgeous! Be careful though - they may be asking you to design their packaging next!!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

What a good sport. Carrot and apple actually sounds quite good. Love your watercolors and the packaging. Good stuff. xox