Saturday, October 18, 2008

Chocolate and other stuff

Hello friends on The Grocery Cart Challenge! My name is Chris. I'm Gayle's guy. I'm a man who consumes no less than one sixth of her frugalities. You might say, "heck, that guy could eat more like half the household consumables." You may be right (especially when I claim marital rights to half the chocolate!). Yes, during the past almost fourteen years of marriage, Gayle and I have grown to enjoy our chocolate together. Chocolate chips, chocolate kisses, chocolate cake...oh' and speaking of chocolate cake...Gayle makes this dense stuff she calls 'depression cake' - don't know if she's mentioned it before - but the name just doesn't do it justice. It's one of my favorite foods on the planet. I really don't have a clue what goes into it...other than chocolate, or how she makes it (she usually giggles and says that it's really cheap). Anyway, I like it...a lot!

Now that we have established that I'm borderline chocoholic let's move on to more weightier matters. Not more important mind you, just heavier, dude. Yeah, I'm talkin' bout cash flow. What guy isn't concerned about money matters in the family? Let me brag on Gayle a bit (some might call it brown nosing since I'm a guest blogger. Let the chips fall where they may). She really does an excellent job running the house, keeping us fed, clothed, clean and all that domestic stuff within a very tight budget. I chuckle and shake my head when I see a five gallon bucket of Gayle-made laundry detergent or zip lock bags washed clean and hanging up to dry. I thought I was smart by picking up pennies on the ground, but she really attacks her domestic duties with a vengence. We're talking like Stallone as Rocky or Gibson in the Patriot! Yeah, I'm pretty proud of my gal. Not only is she gorgeous and funny she's a good wife too. It is impressive how she bargain shops and creates. Maybe someday her supervisor will wake up, smell the coffee and give her a raise!


Mrs. Querido said...

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “ Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:28-31

Way to go Gayle! Here's to chocolate! :)

CM said...

Wow! How sweet is that? Its so nice to see that he is so proud of you!

I enjoyed this post!

I love your blog Gayle, keep up the good work!

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Gayle, is this the cheap cake he's talking about cuz that stuff is good.

I have a chocolate recipe for you-- individual chocolate cake that you make in the microwave.

WendyDarling said...

LOL... It is so great to learn more about you from YOU. ;-)

After reading your post I have to say, you and Gayle were definitely meant for each other. :-) You guys are AWESOME!

Gayle teaches us so much about frugality, and the recipes.... OH THE RECIPES! Love it!! :-)

Coco said...

Aww that is sweet. You may need to come talk to my hubby and tell him its a heck of a lot of work! I am no where close to your wife but I aim to be!


Leslie said...

What a sweet husband!!

Terri and Bob said...

What??? She works, too???? You forgot to add SUPERWOMAN to the list! You have a wonderful writing style! Hope we get to hear from you again!

Terri and Bob said...

Oh, and can we have the laundry soap detergent recipe?

Kelly said...

Aw, so sweet!

Great job with the guest-blogging, Chris!

Halfmoon Girl said...

You and Gayle have such nice things to say about each other. I pride myself on being a bit thrifty, but Gayle beats the pants off me with her weekly shopping budget- she's awesome!

Scott said...

Your wife is at my house reading your post aloud and trying to recreate your voice and inflection. Actually, I guess it's Emily who's being you right now. They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery...
...if you could see Em right now, you would know that saying is a complete crock.

I'm going to ask for some Depression Cake tonight. But I may only be fortunate enough to get "Seasonal Affective Disorder" Cake.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

What a sweet guest blogger!

And yay for chocolate - what is this Depression Cake? I must know!

$5 Dinner Mom said...

What a guy! It's nice that you both have chocolate addictions1 I thought of Proverbs 31 too!
Hope you're all having a great home and away! Distance makes the heart grow fonder!

EEEEMommy said...

Thanks for letting us borrow your fabulously frugal wife this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

I just found this post and any women would be so happy to hear her husband praise her to the whole world like that! Great going Chris!!!!!! And he wouldn't be saying it if it was not true so you have to be deserving of it!!!!Sarah