Thursday, January 20, 2005

THE KITCHEN AT KINTOCK

MY HUSBAND NOT ONLY LOVES TO COOK, HE LOVES TO CLEAN!....AND SO, AS HE COOKS IN THE KITCHEN AT KINTOCK, HE KEEPS EVERYTHING SPOTLESSLY CLEAN!....THAT IS MY HUSBAND FOR YOU!...WHAT A MAN!....HE IS TRUTHFULLY EVERY WOMAN;S "DREAM COME TRUE!"....COOKING AND CLEANING!....AND HE EVEN SHOPS!....I'M THE LUCKY ONE, AS I GOT TO MARRY HIM, (although jimmy always says it's the other way around,he got to marry me!)......THAT IS ONE ASPECT OF OUR MARRIAGE....WE ALWAYS FIND HUMOUROUS THINGS TO SAY TO EACH OTHER...SOMEHOW THE HUMOR DOESN'T MAKE THINGS SEEM SO BAD!.....................AND SO, JIMMY JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME SO HE CAN START CLEANING!.....MOPPING THE FLOORS, SHAMPOOING THE RUGS....OH WHAT A GREAT TIME HE CAN HAVE HERE!  I'll MAKE SURE I HAVE PLENTY OF CLEANING PRODUCTS HERE WHEN HE GETS HOME, SO HE CAN HAVE A JOLLY GOOD TIME!..........HE MAY EVEN BE A FEW LBS. LIGHTER WHEN HE RETURNS TO KINTOCK, FROM ALL THE WORK!.......HOWEVER, HE DOES ASSURE ME HE HAS SOME OTHER BUSINESS TO SETTLE WITH ME FIRST, WHEN HE GETS HOME.....(smile)......

  JIMMY COOKED MEATLOAF THE OTHER DAY , USING TURKEY MEAT........I USED TO MAKE KOFTA....WHICH WERE INDIAN MEATBALLS, USING TURKEY MEAT AND INDIAN SPICES, AND THEY WERE ALWAYS VERY GOOD.  MY HUSBAND KNEW ABOUT THIS RECIPE OF MINE, SO HE ADDED SOME MEXICAN TACO SPICE MIX TO THE MEATLOAF, AND THE GUYS JUST LOVED IT!....IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY, THAT JIMMY CAN MAKE OTHERS HAPPY THROUGH HIS COOKING!............I AM ALWAYS SO PROUD OF MY HUSBAND!............................................WHEN JIMMY FIRST WENT AWAY TO PRISON, I TOLD HIM ,"JIMMY, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU, THAT YOU DID THE RIGHT THING AND TURNED YOURSELF IN.....AND I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR WIFE."  ....."FRAN, " HE RESPONDED, HOW CAN YOU BE PROUD OF A MAN WHO HAS COMMITTED A CRIME?".......I REASSURED HIM I LOVED HIM, AND THAT WAS ALL THERE WAS TO IT.............HE REPEATED THOSE WORDS BACK TO ME MANY TIMES WHILE HE WAS INCARCERATED......TO ME, I LOVE HIM UNCONDITIONALLY, AND I KNOW THAT HE IS NOW ON THE RIGHT PATH OF LIFE..............TO ME , HE ALWAYS SAYS, "YOU CAN DO NO WRONG."..............AND SO, THAT'S WHAT LOVE IS ALL ABOUT!

  TODAY I CALLED NEW YORK TO FIND OUT WHICH ISSUE OF "TRUE STORY" MAGAZINE MY STORY WAS PUBLISHED IN...."MIRACLE OF FAITH."  I FOUND OUT IT CAME OUT IN THE NOVEMBER  2004 ISSUE.  I WAS IN THE HOSPITALAT THE TIME, SO WAS UNABLE TO GET IT.  THE WOMAN I SPOKE TO WAS SO NICE AND WILL BE SENDING ME SEVERAL COPIES....THE STORY IS ABOUT WHEN JIMMY LOST HIS WEDDING BAND WHILE SHOVELING SNOW AT BAYSIDE LAST YEAR.......IN THE SPRING, AN INMATE, WHO WAS DOING GARDENING WORK, FOUND HIS RING NEAR A BUSH, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.......JUST THAT MORNING, JIMMY HAD SPOKEN TO GOD IN HIS PRAYERS, AND TOLD GOD HE WAS GOING TO STOP PRAYING, AS THINGS JUST WEREN'T GOING AS WELL AS HE PLANNED....AND SO, THE RING WAS A SIGN FROM ABOVE...IT RESTORED JIMMY AND MY FAITH IN GOD AND WE CONTINUED TO PRAY AND HAVE FAITH............

  THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING MY JOURNAL, AND I APPRECIATE ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE......PRISON WIVES, I KNOW YOU ARE READING THIS, SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND....................................

I'D LIKE TO REPEAT THIS QUOTE AGAIN, WHICH I BELIEVE IS FROM ST. FRANCIS ASSISSI.........."SEARCH FOR YOUR OWN PRISON, SO THAT YOU MAY FIND FREEDOM."

...........................................FRAN........................

5 comments:

sugar1337 said...

Sounds like you have a regular housekeeper for a hubby!  :)

p00kie2323 said...

wow i do wish my boyfriend would clean lol he does at times but does not just love it dang i even hate cleaning lol glad all is well i will keep checking back with love---p00kie

crystalmoon222 said...

thanks POOKIE and SUGAR for always leaving comments...........I hate cleaning, also...it's a chore to do...it seems that some men enjoy cleaning....i guess it's all in one's genes!.........FRAN

elgeiselman said...

You are such a blessing... and you and Jimmy's profession of faith is such a profound way to express God's love and perserverance!

~Erin

crystalmoon222 said...

dear erin...thank you so much for such a beautiful comment!....I read your profile, and you seem like such a sweet and wonderful woman....What especially struck me about you, is that you say you love your job...you love your work...and you love the basic things in life...your husband, children, and going to church............you sound like a very "centered" and "balanced" person........Thank you for sharing a part of your inner self................Fran