Sunday, December 03, 2006


Dh asked when the last time I'd written on my blog. He hadn't for some time received an email from Blogarithm notifying him of a new post.

I explained that when I was very busy, depressed or both, I didn't tend to blog much. But of course, I said, if I am blogging he was not to assume that I was not busy, not depressed or both, either. He shook his head, saying that he was reminded of a diagram that illustrated his own difficulty in understanding emotions of women in general and me in particular:

True, I said, women [I] need the dials to be fiddled with now and again. The on/off switch doesn't do it for me! Continuing with analogies, I compared women to a wood stove. To keep a fire going, I submitted, you had to put in a log now and again.

"Ah, ha," smiled dh. "So I need to stick a log in the old stove now and again."

This is why analogies of a woman's needs are wasted on men.

P.S. If you'd like to receive an email notifying you each time I post a new entry, click on Blogarithm to the right and enter your email address. It'll send you an email when I post, that is if I'm not busy, depressed, or both.


FatcatPaulanne said...


Mary said...

Oh, Cathy, I can relate. Lots of the time I feel as though dh is on auto pilot as far as his relationship to me is concerned. If I am not obviously upset or sad, then nothing at all needs to be done with me. He does reach for my hand, now and then, and I cherish that.

Camflock said...

After having a nice dinner out alone for the first time in months with my husband (compliments of Cathy watching my 4 kids), I sat down to surf the internet. After giggling a couple of times, my hubby became interested in what I was reading. I just showed him the picture of the "knobs" and read to him about "putting logs on the fire." His question was....have I put enough logs on the fire? Let's see, a nice quiet dinner alone, a surprise red rose and a mushy card.....yep! That log worked! Thanks Cathy for watching the kids!

pita-woman said...

Sorry, I had to unsubscribe from the blogarithm... it didn't keep pace with the blogs that were posted. Sometimes it wouldn't notify me for several days after a blog was written, and by then, I'd already read the blog. My friends/family have the same problem with it.


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