Shannon Stacey

A review, passive-aggressive spouses & an Xmas tip

On Saturday, Lori posted an incredibly awesome review of No Surrender. I love the entire review so much I can’t even pick a favorite part to excerpt, so go read the whole thing! And thank you, Lori!

Decided to mess with my husband’s head a little bit today. Always fun.

We have a clock in the kitchen. Well, we actually have seventeen clocks in the house, but we have a plain kitchen wall clock with real numbers and hands, and it runs off one AA battery. About a year ago the battery died and the clock was stuck at 5:17. Because my husband still looked to that clock to see what time it was and would get annoyed with himself for not remembering it was dead, I didn’t get around to changing the battery.

This past weekend, about a year after it died, I noticed he’s stopped looking at that clock.

I put a new battery in it this morning.

And with SK’s birthday right around the corner and Christmas shortly after that, it was time to make sure my clippers were still in the kitchen drawer.

I bought these at the Dollar Tree for $1 (doh), and when it comes to those godawful heavy-duty, gray twist ties and those little black zip ties in toy packaging…snip snip snip! Tiny enough to maneuver around the toys, but strong enough to cut those stupid ties. One of the most important non-electronic gadgets I own!

4 comments to “A review, passive-aggressive spouses & an Xmas tip”

  1. Annmarie
      · November 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Your tormenting of the husband reminds me of Linda Howard heroine, Blair Mallory. Good job!

    I have those clippers. I use them to cut floral wire for flower arranging. I arrange flowers once every 2 years. I have 45 of those clippers.

  2. Jewell
      · November 17th, 2009 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Okay, I gotta know.

    How the heck do you keep your nails so nice when being a mom and four-wheeling and such?

    I don’t have to deal with any of those things and my nails only look that good when I’ve purchased them for conferences and such :!:

  3. Brandy W
      · November 17th, 2009 at 12:39 pm · Link

    So has he noticed the clock working yet? That sounds like a fun thing to do to the spouse.

  4. Shannon
      · November 18th, 2009 at 12:50 pm · Link

    He hasn’t noticed the clock yet. He will. Or when he’s squinting at one of the electronic clocks on the stove/coffeemaker/etc, I’ll say, “There’s a big clock right there, you know.”

    My fingernails:

    I’ve never had them done professionally, but I use “Nail Tek” which I buy at the salon. It’s like 11.00 for a bottle, but worth it. It’s a clear polish and you put a fresh coat on every day. On the seventh day you clean it all off and start over. It dries fast, so it’s not a pain to do.

    Wicked good stuff.

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