Tag Archives: Humor

To My Darling Husband, I love you so.  You are my Center.  You are my Universe.  You are the moon and the… oh, who the hell am I kidding?…   My husband is an interesting character (and by ‘interesting’ I mean slightly eccentric and by ‘eccentric’ I mean sorta weird and by ‘weird’ I mean […]

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  • Abby - Sounds familiar:) Yepp, the shoes and the phones! And no, we’re not crazy! Loved it:)ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Abby! People have the SHOEs & the PHONES all mixed-up between women & men. Ut’s the MEN that love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Well, at least he gives you plenty of material to write and laugh about!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - This is but the TIP of the iceberg. After nearly 34 years I have vodka cases full of material.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - If only we could greet them at the door like the picture above … without getting arrested 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You think this HASN’T happened???? heeeeeeeeee……ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - coming up on 34 years. I’m the quirky one, or kooky, as he and my kids call me. But he still can drive me nuts.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh no. I’m laying the ‘Quirky’ entirely on HIS shoulders. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry - Cheryl …! Bravo again…made my entire day 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - So glad to be of service! It’s always such a pleasure to see you here. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule Lynda!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen McGettigan - That was so funny! It’s a good thing my husband is pretty good because he does read my posts and always lets me know what he thinks of them. So funny!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - My husband is a Prince! He just can’t find his socks. Kill me now….ReplyCancel

  • Carolann - Hysterical! Sounds just like the post I wrote about my hubby the other day…what a riot these men are. Ya gotta love them!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I read it!!! I think they fell from the same tree- operative word ‘fell’. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - Oh you women are sooooooo… intolerant!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - You are a pip. What I want to know is….does he read your blog posts? The gun pointing at him may tip him off!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - I got such a kick out of this! Your sense of humor is wonderful – and your patience is deep if you’ve done this for 34 years!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - If I couldn’t find the FUNNY, NOLA PD would be camping out on my doorstep.ReplyCancel

  • Sacha Blessed - Lol Im wondering the same thing as cathy does he? LolReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Oh my laughter is taking over my entire body right now!ReplyCancel

  • Elle - Haha! This is spot on! Except that I’m always the one closing and locking the doors and end up locking him out. He doesn’t find it as funny as I do.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - you’ve given me a new idea- I could bait and switch the quirks! Thanks for the inspiration, though the Hubs might not be. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Hill - LOVE it! LOVE it. LOVE it! I’ve been thinking about writing a similar piece, as in it took me most of Monday to NOT write the article, “My Hubby, the Chemist, is either a narcissist or has Aspergers”ReplyCancel

  • Salma - Loved reading this! Definitely put a smile on my face. At least life is never boring 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - No it’s not that. Thank goodness for the little gifts. Thanks for stopping by Salma. Nice to hear from a new reader!ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - Your husband sounds like a man I could get along with!ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - I have one of those too! He even locks his car inside the garage! It’s so annoying!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Le Cras - oh…my…goodness…. these men are all cut from the same cloth! Now I have to write a post about my husband – I have one coming up but I’m definitely doing one about him being under my feet all the time – especially in the kitchen – what’s with that???ReplyCancel

I once read that you can find as much out about a person by how they decompress, as from the shoes they wear.     Some people play a sport. I hate sports.   Some people knit. Nope. Carpal Tunnel. And cat ladies…     Others watch mindless television. Actually…       Maybe you […]

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  • Tammy - Reading, walking, and having glorious catch-up conversations with old friends. It’s not the most exciting, but it’s the best. I’m a solitude seeker, always have been. When the going gets tough, I retreat, think it over, plot, plan then execute. Bam! Negotiating border disputes does sound fun, though.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - As I’ve gotten older I too seek solitude. We’re very comfortable in our own skins, and of course, having friends like you helps. Settling Border Disputes- I can do that in my sleep!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Just discovered adult coloring books – fun!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Adult coloring books???? Really??? How can I get my hands on a few?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Ha! I decompress by sitting out on my deck in my rocking chair and listening to the birds as I rock back and forth…sometimes furiously, depending how COMPRESSED I am.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yea- I don’t find that kind of repetitive motion comforting at all. I would wear a track in the floor. But I do LOVE birdsong!!!ReplyCancel

  • UP - I don’t decompress. One of these days I’m just going to explode! It terrifies me, but I rarely just veg.

    Weird, I know.


    • Cheryl - I have found that chilling is a ‘skill’. I have actually found myself clinching my teeth while sleeping! Dear God there is nothing worth that! I hope you find your release button before you explode!ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - I garden. It involves hoeing. It involves a spade with a long handle. It involves getting down on your knees and becoming filthy. It involves rewards… and once in a while a heart thumping startle…ReplyCancel

  • Toni McCloe - That was funny and it made me laugh. I meditate (and look for things that make me laugh.).ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Hill (@Nerthus) - I play stupid, mindless, bright and cheery computer games. I also scan public domain archives for fun.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - No. Seriously- I play on-line card games. They get my mind into a kind of mathematical rhythm and I ‘feel’ better. I’ll have to scan public domain for fun as well! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen Mcgettigan - LOL Humor always relaxes me especially walking with my grandkids and listening to their funny stories.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - Laughter works for me — not just any kind of laughter but the from the bottom of my soul, can’t catch my breath, tears in my eyes kind of laughter. When life is just not that funny, a great piece of blues, soul, or gospel music works too! I do love reading your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Those are some shoes! If I wore them I certainly would not be decompressing, I’d be looking for a john! I decompress with junk TV. It works. It even puts me to sleep.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle - by hugging my daughter, reading, singing and watching Housewives shows.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Sounds like a winning combo Estelle! I hug my cats. The kid’s are grown and gone. 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You won’t believe this, but I read God’s Word. If it is nothing serious, I play Spider Solitaire. As for the shoes, people that wear those are completely mindless or else they like being laughed at.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Now, why wouldn’t I believe that? I think that’s lovely. PS:I’m pretty sure God’s hooked on Spider Solitaire too.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - You make me laugh so hard, which is a great way for me to decompress. I also like to just sit and read so you’re kind of a win win for me 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - HahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaReplyCancel

      I have some ‘quirks’- a shit load not many admittedly, but a few.   I like my iced tea unsweetened and my hot tea sweet.   See, nothing weird there.    I prefer to listen to NEWS radio whilst driving and not music. Music mellows my go-to road rage default position thus […]

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  • Nora Hall - I love writers with a sense of humor and you definitely fit the bill. Thanks for sharing–I have to pass this on to my readers.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Van Petegem - I adore your sense of humor! We all have little (or big) idiosyncrasies but some should stay well hidden! lolReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Yeah… I like the chicken thing. It’s very…French Quarter….ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - I always read your blog and walk away feeling worse. Now my problems are larger because I have to worry about how much I spent on greens, whether or not my lists are adequate, and if I should do the dishes again before I leave the house… Your’s truly, A Third World Nation living with First World Problems…ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at GrandmasBriefs - It’s funny you mention picking up the house in case a robber comes in the night. I do something similar: I lock the bathroom door when I’m alone in the house just in case a thief breaks in… I don’t want him/her catching me on the toilet!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m not laughing at you…. but that’s hysterical! And I’m totally going to do that from now on….ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Cheryl, I love your quirks! Well, except for the talking during a movie. SHHHH! xoReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Of course, they aren’t quirks. We won’t even discuss mine, except I like my coffee black and don’t like tea-iced or hot.ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I have the same problem with perfect tidiness- except it’s a bit harder with two kids, two dogs and two cats who have a preference for peeing on freshly washed pillows. I actually had to set my bar lower since we have kids etc, otherwise I would be doing just that – I mean cleaning and tidying. So, for a while I’ve been living in a house that’s just half-perfect and that’s ok.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - You bet it is- okay, that is. When my kids were younger I was known to spin myself into a tizzy trying to keep it all together. I grew-up along side them. Now that they’re grown & flown my neatnik tendencies have been unleashed!ReplyCancel

I’m a Cancer on a Leo cusp.   I have no God damn clue what that means, but I’ve read that ‘we’ love the kitchen and the bedroom best.   This has proven true for me- they’re my two favorite places.   Eat- Sleep- Eat- Be left alone- Prep a soiree- Sneak off to catch […]

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  • Linda Roy - You and me both, Cheryl, you and me both. I’m an Aquarius and I don’t know what I’m on the cusp of, but the kitchen and bedroom are my two main hangs. Okay, and now it’s my office too. I’m all about the pillows, the down comforter, my cup of tea or a cocktail on the side table, my books, my guitars…you get the idea. Heaven. I retire too. The whole bit; my own world, kids, you’re down for the night, don’t disturb mama while she’s reading or watching her stories unless there’s a fire. Your bedroom is gorgeous. You have such classic style. But then, we Northeastern Ohio ladies do have taste, don’t we?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes we do- especially in friends. Love ya gal.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Yes- especially in friends! Love ya gal!ReplyCancel

  • Haralee - What a cozy bedroom. Very queenly! I have heard doctors, menopause experts and sleep experts say your bedroom must be a refuge of comfort and serenity. You are all set!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Now- if I could ONLY sleep! Hahahaha. All things in time…ReplyCancel

      • Thelma - I’m a Sagittarius but I feel the same too. Bedroom and kitchen are my bestfriend. Whatever I do, I always have to end my day with these 2 friends of mine. Anw you have a lovely room;)ReplyCancel

        • Cheryl - Thanks Thelma! I’ve worked hard to rest in it! HahahaaReplyCancel

  • Laurie Oien - I’m a Cancer on a Leo cusp and can relate to the kitchen and bedroom, as well!! I must say, I wish I had your bedroom! It certainly does seem like a kingdom. Jealous…I’ll have to work on mine.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And the BEST thing is it has a BIG LOCK ON THE DOOR!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Umm. Do we have the same birthday? July 23? LOL I am one tiny degree Cancer on the Leo cusp. Just sayin’.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Sidley - It It is reassuring to hear that a lady of your status
    has somewhere suitable to retreat to when she has
    ceased lauding it over her subjects! Long may it

  • Doreen McGettigan - Very funny but seriously I am a Pisces on the cusp of Aquarius and my bedroom (under construction as I write) is my sanctuary. When I finally get there at the end of a good or bad day it is always the best part of the day. The only thing better for my Pisces self is a bedroom close to the sea. I’m working on that.
    Your room is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I would also love a room by water. I’m working on that!ReplyCancel

  • Anita Dzirne-Irlen - Wow, this is beautifully written. I don’t do that, I need to do that. This Cancer (July 5) needs a sanctuary too!


    • Cheryl - Why thank you and yes you do! Every woman does. We have too much on our plates. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Smith Galli - Loved this! I also retire for the evening. I shut my door and enjoy my bedroom and my family photos and the view my backyard.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - ‘Retiring’ is such an old fashioned thing to do- I think it deserves a come back.ReplyCancel

  • David Stillwell - sentimental you… emphasis on mental… I suspect you always create places that warm the heart… whether you are entertaining guests or just sitting by yourself…. you have that kind of soul… it is soothing and grating and sometimes both at once… you’d never tread softly nor carry a big stick…. but…. I happen to like your way… lead on…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahahhaa! I like the emphasis on mental’ quip. As for sentimental, only for those I love. I find I am a combination of pragmatic and fierce about life. You’re right- I hardly ever tread softly but I have been known to bring out the BIG stick. I’m glad we’re friends. You always make me laugh. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Where as I retire to the bedroom to sleep. How different we are. You have a lovely room. At least I was able to afford a marble top, golden oak library table (original castors) in mine.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Nice. I do read in bed but it usually just gets me all worked-up. I find if I watch mindless tv I drift off.ReplyCancel

  • Keriann McKenna - Beautiful bedroom in which to retire. I retire also and the kitchen and my bedroom are my favorite places in the house. I almost never sit in my living room, and only at the dining room table when I have company. I think we love having a haven to retire to when the day is done.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s our SAFE place isn’t it? Formal dining rooms are over. Formal living rooms are almost over. People want to be together in the same room- except the bedroom- that’s private. Thanks for stopping by Keriann.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Exactly- a HAVEN. Filled with the objects that remind me of the people I love the most. Such a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - What a beautiful, restful, peaceful room! I could ‘retire’ to such a room as well! LOVE the memories that line your walls and shelves!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I open my eyes in the morning and use the ‘objects’ to trip down memory lane. A very nice way to start the day.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Diane. When I open my eyes each morning I glance at them and count my blessing. And then I count how many times the hubby woke me up the previous night with the snoring. With the good comes the barn yard animal sounds. Ha!ReplyCancel

  • The Astrology of a Bedroom | What The Flicka? - […] post was originally featured on Cheryl Nicholl’s blog. Featured image […]ReplyCancel

  • Louise - I’m a Sagittarius and I sometimes feel like kitchen is my utopia 🙂
    I feel so safe there!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - The kitchen is a wonderful warm place. Love it too!ReplyCancel

  A (I’m sure) small bald wise man wrapped in lotus blossoms once said, ‘He who ‘Gives’ carries the heaviest load.’ snooze What am I supposed to do with that? Here’s the skinny: Born. See ‘stuff‘ you want. Start figuring out a way to get the ‘stuff‘. Go to college because someone convinced you if you […]

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  • Carol Cassara - Ain’t it the truth! What’s also the truth is that “it ain’t about the stuff”!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Amen sister. I need to get rid of the ‘stuff’ so that I can concentrate on the REAL stuff. HahahaaReplyCancel

  • Roshni - LOL!! It’s amazing how much stuff we crave!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It really is. I wanted more STUFF when I was younger- now… less. The wisdom of age!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Winer Maizes - My mom always taught me to not let the “stuff” I own, own me. That said…that’s a really cute little chair. How much? 😉ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahahaaaa. $1. But ya gotta come here and get it!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - I read today that you only lose what you cling to…stuff included! so true a post!ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - Sell it at yard sale to go buy more “stuff”. I need to get rid of some stuff as well…Love those chairs!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - That is going to be one amazing yard sale.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It should be fun! Wish you could be here!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I love your Louis style armchair. I’m in the process of finding a nice pair for my hallway. Too bad you’re so far away, damn it – it would be perfect:) BTW love your house style in general!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I wish you were near too! As for my ‘style’ I call it Midlife Cleanout. hahaaaaReplyCancel

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