Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

Isn't this just cute?  This was where we had breakfast our last day in Maine.
Isn’t this just cute? This was where we had breakfast our last day in Maine.

This week’s photo challenge is “companionable”.  The challenge’s author says,

You might think “companion” refers to a person with whom you share experiences, but the definition is much broader [such as] a person who is frequently in the company of, associates with, or accompanies another; [or] a mate or match for something.

One of the fun things about life is the stories we make together – the things that happened, memories, and laughter.  It’s like that at every stage of our life, from the childhood stories of who best fooled Mom & Dad to stories of stupid things we did as new parents (it’s a good thing babies are not easily broken) to quiet moments where we simply enjoy each other company.  Several years ago I shared a funny story of the year that Santa fooled my in-laws, yet another story that makes family closer.

So during our trip to Maine, another family story got my created when my favorite boy toy announced that he wanted to eat lots and lots of lobster.  It’s much cheaper in Maine than in Virginia, but mostly he just really had a taste for it.

So for breakfast our last morning there, he read the menu and was thrilled to find a lobster omelette on the menu.  But he couldn’t resist some special effects to tell me that he was having lobster for breakfast!

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I want lobster! Give me lobster!

I can only imagine the look on my face, because then he does this:

Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!

We have so many memories like this, of fun and laughter.  It’s the companionship, the time together, and just having fun.  While this happened on vacation, it could as easily happen at home.  Here is the chef, getting ready to make breakfast for us.

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What will you have for breakfast? Eggs?  Some potatoes too?

Or do you want brrrrrrrrrrrrrreakfast?????????????????  And a show?  Let me make you some fooooooooooood!!!!!!!

The chef will now cook for you in his kitchen!
The chef will now cook for you in his kitchen!

So I’ve shared with you some matching chairs, shared experiences, and the companion who I frequently associate with.  I think I met the challenge and gave ya’ll something to laugh about as well.  And yes, I did ask my favorite boy toy if it was okay to share these photos.  He’s got a great sense of humor and nicely gave permission, after laughing again about showing me what he was having for breakfast that day!

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I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com.

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  1. You more than met the challenge. Great post. Looks like your companion offers up plenty of opportunities for smiles and fun. :)

    • Thank you! It was wonderful fun and he was (most days) a great companion. Now of course the other days, he was lucky I couldn’t call our daughter to complain about him!!

  2. This is great! Laughing and loving together…it just doesn’t get much better than that! I’m so happy for you and that you have such a great companion to enjoy life with! Gotta love that Maine lobster too – it’s pretty good! But not as good as having a husband who loves to cook for you! :)

  3. I love that photo of the chairs. I’ve seen the colorful (plastic) Adirondacks in the hardware store and am always tempted by them. Maine has such charm. I want to go back.

    • Thanks Christine. We’d gone 25 years ago and had always wanted to go back. We had a great time and it was really worth it. Renting the house made a big difference in it being more comfortable too.

    • One day he had lobster at all three meals – lobster benedict for breakfast, lobster roll for lunch, and a steamed lobster for supper. He loved it!

      Thanks for the compliment too – I enjoyed you leaving it.

  4. From beginning to end, this was such a great post about companionship! I loved the chairs. I laugh that your boy toy lets you call him your boy toy to the entire blogosphere. Such great pictures of his personality. And even the cook getting in on the fun. I hope the lobster breakfast was good!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it! He loves his nickname – a bit titillating without being vulgar. Everyone’s had a good laugh over it, so I’m hesitant to change it now.

      The lobster omelette was great. I got part of it :)

  5. Another man who can and does cook and who has a great sense of humor. Hooray! I’m so glad you have one too. lol :D

    The colorful chairs do have a more companionable appearance than those that are uni-colored.

    • Yep, he’s a keeper alright. Although as I tell my daughter, he didn’t come like that. It took a while to get him trained :)

      Those chairs just appealed to me so much. They still do when I look at the picture and yet there’s nothing special about them. But they just look so cool!

    • Thank you – he is quite the sweetie. Those chairs were indeed inviting – I was surprised no one sat in them (although there was no wait at the restaurant at the time). And I’m glad you enjoy the laughter – that makes it worthwhile to put the work into a blog.

      Thanks for the comments – I appreciated it.

    • Laughter is the best. And yes, we do sometimes laugh at each other. That’s fine as long as we’re not humiliating each other with it.

        • You’re right about that. Being able to laugh with and at each other is good for a relationship. It’s good for ourselves as well to not take ourselves too seriously, something I struggle with more than I should (my job doesn’t help with that tendency either).

  6. What a great post! I loved all the photographs and it just really put a smile on my face to be able to have someone so wonderful in your life that can make you smile like that! Love is grand, ain’t it! You have a keeper, give him a hug from me!

    • Thanks Patti – it was lovely and the food was great. I can always tell when I’m too much in my head – the more serious I am, the sillier he gets.

  7. Isn’t it great to have a companion to share breakfast, holidays and laughs with. My hubby has that dry British sense of humour that has me in stitches. Often I don’t see it coming.

    • Darlene – having a companion like that is the greatest! My husband isn’t quite as subtle with his humor as yours is, but the end result is the same – we laugh and unwind. It sure does keep us from getting overly serious!


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