Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kidnapped

The car broke down. The carpenter felt that he had better, more pressing things to do than repair it. We dropped it off at a garage yesterday. As I was now in the driver's seat, I decided to kidnap the carpenter. He said, "Are you a terrorist or a guerrilla?" (You'd have to know the books we're reading lately to catch the humor.) I took him out to lunch. Then I took him to visit a craftsman working on a house project for us — a hose holder. Then I took him to Giffords for ice cream. Then I took him to the hardware store. Then I took him to another hardware store. Then I took him to the Ponderosa where he picked up his truck. Then I went home and thought how nice it was to kidnap my own husband. I should do it more often.


35 comments:

  1. Vee,
    Sounds like a wonderful day! I may have to try that myself. LOL
    Carol

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  2. What fun!! So funny Vee! You can kidnap me anytime!!

    Hugs, Sherry

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  3. You are the best kind of kidnapper! I'll bet he suffered from that syndrome of falling in love with his kidnapper. They say it happens.

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  4. Good on you for giving your man a break. He has been working so hard he needed some fun lest he become a "dull boy" as the saying goes.

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  5. That sounds like a great idea! My husband works 7 days a week. I might plan a kidnapping soon.

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  6. That's a good idea - and I'll bet he liked all those husband-friendly destinations.

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  7. How FUN! I'm sure your hubby loved being kidnapped, too! And you took him to some great "guy" places!

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  8. I think I'll kidnap my hubby tomorrow and go antiquing. He'll love that!

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  9. Yes...you should! It's sort of like a mini-vacation...your kidnapping excursion. Did you say ice-cream? Are you back to sunshine?

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  10. Sounds like a fun day for both of you; I've always loved doing things that aren't planned....I love the surprise element. Now get to work, both of you.

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  11. What a happy idea! I'm going to try it!

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  12. "Are you a terrorist or a guerrilla?"

    -chuckle- I don't have to be reading the same books as you are, to catch the drift of that question!

    Hooray for taking advantage of an opportunity. :-) But taking him to hardware store after hardware store, is hardly to be considered "kidnapping"! I'm sure he would agree!

    Men LOVE hardware stores!

    :-)

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  13. :), :-D, Fun, fun, fun. I'll bet John will be eager to let you be the driver all the time now.

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  14. Great kidnapping! I should do this with my husband...hmmm, now the wheels are turning!

    I know the books you are reading...I knew Jean Dye Johnson - she was an instructor of ours in missions training. Lots of wisdom...I have a book of hers called "To A Shepherdess." I also have a book that she wrote about the 5 NTM missionaries who were killed in Bolivia in the 1940's. One was her first husband.

    Thanks for the idea of kidnapping...I'll let you know how it goes!

    Deanna

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  15. Very sweet! I'll have to give that a try.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  16. It sounds like you both had a very nice day..and very well deserved for John who has been working so hard lately on house repairs.

    My husband is alway the one who has to drive ...always...lol...so I'd have to be very creative to be able to kidnap him for the day!

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  17. Having kidnapped my hubby before, yes it makes for an enjoyable day! :)

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  18. Methinks the kidnappee had an fun day going out to lunch and by the hardware stores! I can just picture the two of you laughing while driving down the street.

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  19. Oh love this...so reminds me of my parents and they have been empty nesters for over 24 years....yes, do some more kidnapping

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  20. Your carpenter has been working so hard, Vee and needed kidnapping, smart lady you are!This is now on my to do list.
    Sue

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  21. Hi, Vee! I have kidnapped myself away from my studies and am visiting blogland. I am up to my eyeballs in papers right now. I am so glad to see this fun, lighthearted but sincere post! See you later!

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  22. Love it Vee! What a great idea and I'm glad you didn't have to tie him up. Sounds like a great day!

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  23. This sounds like wonderful fun for both of you!

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  24. Spontenaity and humour keep a marriage alive. Sounds like you had a fun time kidnapping your carpenter. :) Pamela

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  25. Hahahaaa...love this cute post.
    I had already decided he was a handsome dude and I didn't know how you were going to be spending so much time with...the carpenter without your hubby finding out. haaahhhaaa..

    I just finished watching Rick Perry on tv and if he is ever kidnapped, don't come lookin' for him HERE.
    O HONEY

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  26. Sounds like you had a great day. (Your blog loaded really fast tonight. Yay!)

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  27. Indeed! It sounds like the best day!

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  28. Vee, I'm sorry the car broke down, but I'm very happy that it provided the opportunity for some one on one time out with your hubby/carpenter!

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  29. What a fun way to spend a day with the carpenter. Did you take a book along to the hardware store or traipse around behind him?

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  30. Loved it! What a great idea! Now you've got my wheels turning..."how could I do that and get away with it?"

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