Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The tale of turmoil in a marriage - and a giveaway

There's something wrong with Mr. Jenny.

Fundamentally wrong.

It's about how he behaves before company comes over.

He walks around the house turning on all the lights.


Seriously.

I ask him why he's doing this.

He says it's because our house is so cool.

Ummm...yeah...not!

I walk around making sure the toilets are flushed and there's no dog poo deposits in the corners of the hall and then I turn all the lights off, except a few strategic ones that don't highlight the dust and unvacuumed corners. I make it all warm and cozy and inviting.

And then I go to change my clothes and put my make-up on.

When I come back, Mr. Jenny has turned all the lights back on again and it looks like we are the personal owners of the electric company here and/or we are planning on interrogating our guests.

Arrrgggh.

I know this is probably just the difference between men and women, but seriously.

I'm all excited to see our friends from Shawnee, Kansas, Carol and Dwen!

I'm just not all excited for them to see our dust.

Sigh...

BUT...

If you have a husband like Mr. Jenny and/or you are more confident of your house cleaning skills, I have a great giveway today for you from CSN stores.

If you can use more lighting in your house, including recessed lighting, CSN online stores have a wonderful selection for you to choose from.

They have all kinds of recessed lighting I'd never even heard of before including 'beauty spots'!

And look at this one!


It would be perfect for Mr. Jenny AND me. He could question people thoroughly by pointing it at their faces...and I could shine it up at the ceiling where there is hardly ever any dust or dog poo.

It would be a win-win light for us for sure!

And you can pick your own recessed lighting, or anything else you like from the CSN on-line stores if you win this giveaway for a $65.00 gift code.

Here's the rules and how to get five chances to win:

1. You must be a follower of this blog. Yeah, that makes me feel all kinds of powerful WITHOUT even shining a bright light on you! (chance 1)

2. You can get an extra chance if you want to post something about this on your own blog. Make sure you put in a second comment, though, saying that you did. (chance 2)

3. Put another comment here on Thursday. (chance 3)

4. Put another comment her on Friday. (chance 4)

5. Ummm... gosh. I can't think of anything silly to make you do. Ummm... oh what the heck...just type the word comment under comments as a new comment and that will count as chance 5!

I will do the drawing sometime Saturday morning, March 12th and Mr. Random Org will assist me if he is available.

Good luck!

I'm off now to turn off all the lights again (I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon) before our friends arrive.

Sigh...

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114 comments:

Donnie said...

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Donnie said...

See I do know how to follow directions and I'm a follower too. Cute post. Wonder if that is how his parents got ready for company.

Terry said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Terry said...

Comment! :0) I'll be back tomorrow too!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Too funny Jenny! I say only invite friends over 40 -- when the eyesight starts to fade a bit.

J. Kwiatkowski said...

I hope you have a great visit with your friends That should cheer you up. I hope your jaw is healing, too, so you can eat yummy food together.

Jeanie said...

Just invite old folks and have them check their glasses at the door and you'll be fine. :)

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh how I've missed coming here and getting a total laugh! I've been so busy, hardly any time for fun:(
In my house it's the opposite~ me turning on all the lights and my hubby following me with the vacuum to get the dust I'm illuminating! lol! he's kinda anal, but I love him:)
Ya, I need more lights!! count me in:)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

#1~ I am a follower!! Love this post, I hate bright lights and yes it's because we all look better in softer light...has Mr Jenny checked his eyesight? lol...enjoy your friends!

Theresa said...

COMMENT:)

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Theresa said...

I AM a follower:) I love to turn the lights on when company is coming! It does however show the dust and I have plenty of it!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I had a temp job where I sat in a model home all day, waiting for potential buyers.

The real estate person who hired me told me to turn on EVERY light in the house - it makes it look more inviting.

Maybe Mr. Jenny has been consulting real estate professionals for his information.

I thought it was silly, but I was obedient. As I flipped each switch, I'd say, "Let there be light!" - then I'd sit in the garage/office and read a good book.

Bossy Betty said...

Of course I am a follower! OH, yes, I am also the person who goes around after others turning off lights.

Joanne Lendaro said...

#1-I'm a follower of your funny, funny blog...

Joanne Lendaro said...

#2-will post on my side bar for your giveaway....

Joanne Lendaro said...

#5-"comment"

taylorsoutback said...

Absolutely spot on!! What a great post...yep, Men are from Mars for sure.

I am also somewhat relieved that with most of our friends in the same age bracket and we all share the same eyesight issues...at least we understand one another's dust and with all my horizontal log surfaces you can bet we have dust (plus 3 shelties!)

Thanks for good giggles to start the day.

One Mama said...

We generally keep on only the light in the room we are in. Some friends came over the other day and most were sitting on the front porch. One girl came in, but went right back out because she was creeped out by no lights being on! We have an old house, so she couldn't find the light switch. Maybe I need new lights...

Allie said...

Hi!!
1. I am a follower.
2. Comment.

I am just saying you steps. I am going to blog about it tomorrow since I already blogged today.

You know I need to win. I am going to need a lot of lighting in a cottage I want Vandy to buy up home. I need it. It has NO lighting. NONE. I need lighting.

I am Mr. Jenny and Vandy is Ms. Jenny. Weirdness!!

{ L } said...

lol, that's funny. From the outside looking in it probably has your neighbors wondering...lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off...lights on!

Poetic Justice said...

LOL Jenny, I lik to say my house looks "lived in" !!

Chance 1 for the give away!

Judie said...

Well, my company has finally left, but one of them left little reminders all over my house. Alley is shedding and there are clumps of black hair everywhere. Each time I think I have it all up, more seems to appear out of nowhere! I will try to catch up, even though Rod would scream at more lighting in our house. He's the one who goes around turning off lights that I have left on!!

Poetic Justice said...

Chance number 2, I made a post about this on my own blog.
http://tragiccreativity.blogspot.com/2011/03/fabulous-csn-stores-giveaway-over-at.html

Poetic Justice said...

Chance number 5 - comment!

Ames said...

Well I have the same problem with my mister. It can be exhausting going behind someone and constantly turning out lights. But then he is not the one in our household to sit down and write a check to the power company every month. Hummm maybe I need a break from paying the bills! I say it's his turn.

Enjoy your company! And thanks for sharing the give away with us!!~Ames

Ames said...

"Comment"

Jocelyn said...

I am a follower!!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh you make me laugh....Joe and I are so your twins....He has been off this week and I asked him to do a few things....like hang a shelf...dear me....he hung it crooked, he hung it way too high and then tells me it is eye level...sure eye level to a 6'" man....but no one else!!! I complain all the time about the lighting in this house!!

I love recessed and so need new lights in my craft room....and by the way..hubsters is an electrician and still has not put any lighting up for me...Maybe is I had these goodies in my hand...he would have to!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!! :-)

Ames said...

Hi Jenny! I just posted on my blog "Girl Raised in The South" about your give away for another chance. Check it out...

http://rivahchick.blogspot.com/2011/03/psssstguess-what.html

Thanks!~Ames

Shel said...

I'm a new follower

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

comment


(see ya tomorrow!)

shel704 at aol dot com

Jessica B said...

I'm a follower!
:)

Jessica B said...

Comment!

H said...

Before friends come around, I run round the house cleaning all of the bits they are likely to see. This works on a sliding scale. For some guests, it only means downstairs and bathroom; for closer friends it could mean the whole house, but for the very closest friends, I only do a spit and polish because they wouldn't care if my house looked like a bombsite!

Sue said...

Have fun with your guests, Jenny! I have a feeling there's a whole lot less dust around your house than you think...

;)

PS. Having said that, I like warm lights better than bright ones myself!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Jenny, I think the issue here is that men don't SEE dust or dog poo. It is not in their eyesight DNA!!!

Dakotapam said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for the visit!

New follower here!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm standing on my head as I type this comment. Does that get me extra chances? :) I bet no one else is standing on their head.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

comment

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Jo said...

oh ... i have a sudden urge to interrogate someone ... hmmm... guess another light would help with that! lol

fredamans said...

Mr. Jenny needs to be visited by the Ghost of Christmas Lightbulbs.... then maybe he will stop.

I am a follower.

freda.mans[at]gmail.com

fredamans said...

comment

freda.mans[at]gmail.com

La said...

MEN!

I'm a follower. :o)

La said...

Comment. :o)

Pixie said...

heheh you can shine a light on me any ole time...though I may melt ;)

Pixie said...

Comment

((PS in my first comment I should have said I'm a follower but I forgot...I forget a lot as of late heh))

The Knapps said...

I follow on GFC...thanks!

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

Comment

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Hahaha, I have totally been part of that scene...lights on, lights off, lights on again. We must be getting old; we have found the appropriate amount of lighting that we can both agree on. Great way to introduce your giveaway!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Comment

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Since my husband does work for the power company, I have the opposite problem here. I walk out of a room to get a cup of tea and when I come back, the lights are all turned off! Would love to win!

I have a CSN giveaway going up on my tablescape post tonight. You really must check it out as my centerpiece is stunning...a wonderful gift from someone very special.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

comment

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

So my house is always a little dimly lit for similar reasons...

Dog hair, horse stuff laying around...wrinkles that don't like the bright light....

Michael Di Gesu said...

This is great! Thanks Jenny...


New follower.... See ya tomorrow..

captainliss40 said...

I'm a follower on GFC. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Pondside said...

I'm also a fan of the dimly lit room - it's all about atmosphere - or ambiance!

Lynda said...

I'm a follower too! Would love to win this gift certificate.

Jo said...

COMMENT!...

I am your newest follower, come on over to LazyonLoblolly for a visit.

Oh yeah...{COMMENT}...I'm in for the giveaway!
~JO
LazyonLoblolly

Poetic Justice said...

Chance 3....comment!

Nezzy said...

Oh Miss Jenny...I thought I was a follower...like from a long time ago but I'm lost...I couldn't find me so I threw my old mug up there...again maybe??? Heeehehehe!!!!

Your Hubs reminds me my my 'Geek Son' when he was just a little punk. When he'd hear a peek~alert announced on either the TV or radio the little fella would grab his little red stool and turn on every stinkin' light in the house!
Go figure!!!

Woohoo!!! I love CSN and Mama needs a new comforter in the Master. :o)

God bless an have a super day my friend! :o)

Splendid Little Stars said...

sending you much sympathy for the unwelcome lighting issue. Probably most of us can relate!
I AM a follower!

fredamans said...

Thursday comment: I have a headache. Hope no one else does.

freda.mans[at]gmail.com

One Mama said...

Here's my comment for Thursday! I was trying to take a photo of myself this morning because I got a new haircut. Of course I was in the bathroom trying to see the camera screen in the mirror. The lighting in there is terrible and just doesn't do justice to my lovely photos.

Shel said...

Happy Thursday comment

shel704 at aol dot com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny I came back for my Thursday comment! :) I would love to win this CSN card since I need some new cookware....heck I might even cook if I win!

Splendid Little Stars said...

comment!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I just got back from vacation, so that is what my "V" post is about.

Happy Thursday to you!

Ames said...

It's me again!:D I am here to leave another post for your giveaway.

I lost at Bunco last night and got to bring home the ugly slow turtle again. I am so humiliated...again. I hate the little guy and I think I'll glue some of my grands googily eyes on it and paint it toe nails before next month game. It must be uglier for the next person who gets stuck with it.

Well that is my Thursday comment for the chance #3 !

Have a great day!~Ames

Bonnie said...

Well, in my house, we are the opposite. My hubby goes behind and turns off lights! He's worried about the electric bill.

comment

Pixie said...

Happy Thursday sugar muffin!

5thsister said...

Jenny, I apologize...I've been AWOL! I don't know when my V post will be up but at least I know I'm entered in an awesome contest!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Just popping in to say hi and register again. Thanks for the reminder!

Carolsue said...

I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog. Check it out here! #1
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Carolsue said...
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Carolsue said...

COMMENT!!!
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Tracy said...

perfect solution get him to dust if he wants the lights on his choice

Ames said...

Hi Jenny, It's me again :) Here to leave another post comment for Friday Chance nunmber 5!

I'm up super early, rushing around and doing last minute preparations for my 2pm Tax appt. Lordy if I had all that money we put out on medical bills last year I'd have already tiled my dinning room, kitchen and laundry room. Arrgh.

Just saw that an 8.9 earthquake struck Japan. Other locations are waiting on Tsunami's to hit. Prayers go out to the victims families and those affected.

Jeeze what's going on with mother earth??
Have a great weekend!~Ames

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm back for my Friday comment! I am watching the horrible events in Japan and praying for them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

#5 Comment!

Cheryl said...

Haven't been around lately but decided to drop in AND here you are giving crap away. I follow.

Cheryl said...

COMMENT 'A VU.

Cheryl said...

Hey, and it's Friday.

Hi again. It's me.

Jo said...

what Cheryl said ... it's friday!

Melinda Cornish said...

ok I am a follower......

Melinda Cornish said...

and I like lights that are recessed.......

Melinda Cornish said...

and its friday too.......

Annesphamily said...

I would follow you anywhere Jenny!

Annesphamily said...

Jenny I have missed you! My sis Mary has been so ill and my job is so insane! Excuses! Excuses!

Annesphamily said...

I will post about it. Incorporate it tonioght with my Pink Saturday Green and Pink post! Woo! Woo!

fredamans said...

Happy Friday! TGIF!!! Have a great weekend!

freda.mans[at]gmail.com

Willoughby said...

Is your husband in real estate? It's a common practice, when showing a house, to turn on all the lights. Even if it is daytime and sunny outside!

Amy said...

Heehee. I am like Mr. Jenny. I want there to be lots of light. Jeffrey would be happy with only one light on. Something about saving money and wanting to live in a cave. I don't get it. But I am glad to see that I am not the only one with problems like that. :)

Amy said...

P.S. Comment.

:)

Marydon said...

Thank you Jenny ... I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I will not follow you.
Happy St. Patrick's Day ~
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

CSN GIVEAWAY ENDS 3/17

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Jenny

I'm a new follower of your blog and I'd be delighted if you followed me back at Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

e-mail is on sidebar

The Paper Princess said...

Your giveaway is posted in the CSN GIVEAWAY section of my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

It's Friday. This is my first visit to your blog! I hope you'll visit me too!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

The Paper Princess said...

Comment! :-)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Shel said...

Super Friday comment

shel704 at aol dot com

Poetic Justice said...

Chance #4 Friday comment!

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower! And lol at your lighting story--it's the opposite with us; he likes it cave-like and I like to be able to see what I'm doing!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I blogged!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2011/03/jenny-matlock-tale-of-turmoil-in.html

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

It's Friday!!!!!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Comment!!!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Pixie said...

TGIF sweetie!

Carolsue said...

Friday for another comment!
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Susan said...

I am a follower, and my husband is the opposite, he always says we do not need so many lights on, LOL
....men!

Susan said...

still want me to announce it on my blog, as I am late but it was on top of the "V" so I thought it was ok...just let me know and I will.

Susan said...

I was here thursday, honestly and was never able to find "V"
Susan

Susan said...

I arrived several times on Friday also looking for the "V", I must have hit refresh about 20 times. Hope you have a nice visit!
Susan

PS...what is centus? what is meme or mene or whatever? and do you have a regular part of your blog? and what is the dark side?