Superhero Husband Hodgepodge

This photo of our daughter Katie was taken at a rest stop somewhere between Seattle and Jacksonville, North Carolina on a cross country trip to get Katie situated in an apartment before our Marine Son-in-law returned from his tour of duty in Afghanistan. It was an epic trip for the two of us and we both could have been awarded a superhero title!
1. Expect the unexpected on From This Side of the Pond. Here’s my x-ray question…when was the last time you felt like Superman? What’s your superpower? Explain.
There are a few things that make me feel super satisfied. One of the things is to be able to recreate something special that our dear mom would make. One of her specialties is this nut roll we call Roolyet. My sister and I went about perfecting a recipe for it and we were very happy that it came out looking and tasting like our mom’s. We took it over to my sister’s house to share with her family and our dear old pop a few years back and he raved about it tasting like Mom’s.
Getting things checked off of my to-do list makes me feel like superwoman, too. It’s the little things…
2. Are you a fan of the ‘superhero’ type movies? If so what’s your favorite?
Not a fan generally of superhero movies. If I had to pick a favorite superhero of the fiction variety it would be Superman. I am a fan of these three in the photo above! Our grands with their uncle Joshie!
3. Have you postponed or cancelled a trip to the dentist in recent weeks, and if so when do you think you’ll feel comfortable going back? How about other routine medical procedures?
No, because I haven’t made an appointment to see a dentist. Oops. I have gotten an alert this week that I can make an appointment for my yearly medical.
4. What’s something that makes you feel youthful? Something that makes you feel ‘not so youthful’? Tell us why.
Singing and dancing makes me feel youthful and not looking in a mirror. Trying to get up off the floor when I play with the grands lets me know I’m not a youth anymore. There’s no hopping up anymore.
5. I feel compelled to include some sort of corona related question in the HP these days. What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in relation to the virus? Something that really struck you as odd, made you stop and think, ‘Dorothy we’re not in Kansas anymore?’
This photo of a few of us adults watching Jaymison Joshua from a distance while he opened birthday gifts and ate his first birthday cupcake. Definitely not in Kansas anymore!
6. Insert your own random thought here.
This man, my Dear, is my real life superhero. He has been by my side for over 45 years. He was our main provider for most of our married life and our very efficient handy man. There have only been a handful of home improvement jobs that we hired someone for. He’s painted, replaced siding, built fences, installed back splash, remodeled a bathroom, added on a room, replaced windows, put in walkways, installed flooring, just to name a few. He also has helped all our kids with home projects, too. He’s my personal bartender. Did I mention that he’s a good cook, too? We love him for his smarts, too. He’s not a fool, he loves God and believes in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and that’s the main reason why I married him. Everything else has been a bonus. We’ve had bumps along the road because we are two human beings living life together and that is bound to have it’s challenges. Nevertheless, I’m thankful for this man and for how God is working in our lives individually and together.
The latest greatest is that he located the hot water leak and repaired it having to crawl under the house and do the repairs in a crouched position. We have hot water again and we didn’t have to call a plumber! We used walkie talkies to communicate while he was under the house. There was less accumulated water than we had expected. We didn’t have to pump out any water. Now we will have to assess how much of the insulation got soggy and needs to be replaced. It was great to take a nice long hot shower after our work today. Thank you, Dear!!
Thank you to Joyce for asking the questions and for any of you who take the time to read my post. Click here to see more.
About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Superhero Husband Hodgepodge

  1. What a beautiful tribute to you superhero husband! I’m so glad he was able to fix that leak and that it wasn’t as bad as you feared. My dear husband was my superhero also. Have a lovely day today ~ FlowerLady

  2. So glad that leak is prepared. Yes, that photo of onlookers even gives me a pang. Here’s to better days ahead! Love, Vee

  3. Your superheroes are so cute! Your picture of everyone watching birthday kinda gave me goosebumps…not Kansas indeed. Your tribute to your husband was delightful and inspiring to me. Thank you!

  4. Roolyet looks delicious. Glad your grandson could still have a birthday party but that made me sad. Thank you to your son-in-law for his service. You are blessed with a godly, handy husband. I think the most important thing about my husband is he loves the Lord too! Glad you could work together to fix the leak. Have a great rest of the week 🙂

  5. I love that photo of your daughter! Your nut roll looks delicious. My grandmother would make one with poppy seeds, it was delicious. I can go about my day feeling like I’m 20 again until I pass a mirror!! That birthday photo really shows us how strange things are today. I love what you said about your husband, so sweet.

  6. That birthday picture! Nope definitely not in Kansas. But I am glad you were able to mark this special day. The nut roll looks delicious too!

  7. Hello Ellen!
    It takes a quarantine to get me to sit at the computer! It is so nice to see pictures of you and your beautiful family. I’m glad you are all well. I’m well but feel like I am in solitary confinement. My therapy after Mike died was to stay out of this house as much as possible, this staying in has been tough. I think I will need therapy! 🙂
    God bless!

    • Oh Kathleen, what a joy to see this comment from you and to hear you are well. This confinement is for the …I don’t know who it’s for. Definitely not the birds cuz I’m seeing them flitting about. You have been in my prayers over the last couple years! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!!

  8. That nut roll looks scrumptious! The birthday photo … awww! This craziness has got to end soon.

    And I love that your hubby is your superhero. I feel the same way about mine. He is also incredibly competent in so many areas. And since “retirement” (he’s still working quite a bit, just at a different job), I’ve learned that he is also a great cook and housekeeper as well … when he is here to do so, that is.

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