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#257: Liar January 31, 2012

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Liar, Liar (song)

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We are sitting on the couch.

I say, “I’m coming over to see you.”

He says, “Why?”

I say, “Did you say why?”

He says, “No, I said ‘I’m glad.”




#256: Movie Mondays – Contagion January 30, 2012

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Genre: Drama/Thriller

Description (IMDb): A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak.

Wife: This was our Saturday night movie this weekend.  I was on the edge of my seat for most of the movie.  I find viruses interesting and was into the virus reproduction rate background.  What was scariest to me was not the contagious virus but the breakdown in society with the violence/looting.  Very terrifying when humans become barbarians.

Husband: It was a great movie.  There was lots of good suspense but I expected things to move a little faster.  I certainly enjoyed it and am happy we bought it.

Husband-wife compatibility rating: 8.5

Contagion (film)

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#255: God’s Vision for Marriage January 27, 2012

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English: The Wedding at Cana (watercolour)

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What truths about marriage did God communicate to us?  I believe that it was no coincidence that the first miracle Jesus performed took place at a wedding, the wedding in Cana.  When the wine ran short, Jesus turned water into wine.

Here are other messages God gives us about marriage:

  • Marriage is permanent.  Matthew 19:16
  • Marriage is friendship.  1 Samuel 20:42
  • Marriage is love. 1 Peter 1:22
  • Marriage is primary.  Genesis 2:24
  • Marriage is compatible, balanced, and has a strong foundation.  2 Corinthians 6:14-15

#254: I’d marry you all over again January 26, 2012

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He looks at me with a big smile.

Says, “Come here.”

I go to him.

“I’d marry you all over again.”

I say,”You would?” with a big smile on my face.

He says, “Yes.”

I say, “Oh, how sweet. I’d marry you again too.”

Then he looks at me and says, “I’d change a few things though.”

Paddy and Emily Marry.

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#253: My husband’s dimple January 25, 2012

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My husband has a dimple on his right cheek and I must say it is the cutest thing.  Dimples are mysterious and marvelous.  His dimple is unquestionably one of the things I love about being married!  I get to look at it all the time and even put my finger in it!  🙂


#252: To be or not to be January 24, 2012

self-portrait: to be or not to be..

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We are taking the subway together and walking from the parking lot to the terminal.  As usual, I am chatting away. 

“Shhhh,” says my husband.

“Why can’t we talk?  Look around.  See all these people talking to each other?”

“They are having a conversation,” he says.  “With you it’s a soliloquy. It’s like you are doing Hamlet all the time.  ‘To be or not to be.  That is the question…'”

Well, really.  Tell me how you really feel!  🙂


#251: Movie Mondays – The Princess Bride January 23, 2012

Cover of "The Princess Bride (20th Annive...

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Year: 1987

Genre: Adventure, Comedy Family

Description (IMDb): A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). 

Wife: What can I say, I’m a sucker for fairy tales and I loved this movie.  I’ve probably seen it 100 times and would watch it again.  It’s fun and funny.   I like the writing.  It’s over the top silly at times but so enjoyable.  I love the wedding scene where the priest pronounces marriage as maa-widge.  First movie I ever saw Cary Elwes or Robin Wright.  A must see.

Husband: I thought it was fun.  It has a nice storyline with good comedic additions.  This is one of Mandy Patinkin’s first roles.  Loved the “My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father;prepare to die.” 

Husband-Wife Compatibility Score: 8*

*My husband wanted me to make sure I let everyone know he gave this a 6.  So yes, I did give it a 10!  🙂


#250: Morning at our house January 20, 2012

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This was the view one recent morning from our front door.  Sharing this mottled pink sky with my husband is one of the things I love about being married.


#249: Top 10 Reasons Why I Love One Skillet Dinners January 19, 2012

Here are my top 10 reasons for loving one skillet dinners in David Letterman reverse order:

#10: Faster prep time

#9: There’s still enough for leftovers

#8: Maybe not the healthiest but better than fast food

#7: “One skillet dinner” sounds so poetic

#6: My husband made it

#5: Mentally less taxing

#4: Only one thing to watch on the stove  = less chance for burning

#3: Brings back memories (tuna casserole)

#2: Inspiration for a blog post

And the #1 reason?


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#248: Limericks January 18, 2012

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A bowl of fish chowder.

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One night we stayed up late telling each other limericks in the dark.  So fun.  My husband knew a few and I immediately wanted to make one up.  I worked on it in my head for at least 15 minutes. 

I said to me husband, “Are you awake?”

He said, “I was drifting off.  You ok?”

“Yes.  I made up a limerick.”

He said, “What is it?”

I told him:

There once was a man named Walder

Whose wife wouldn’t come when he called her

So he yelled a bit louder

“Would you bring me some chowder?”

And she came with a bowl on her shoulder.

I know, it’s not very funny nor is it clever, but have you ever tried to make up one of these?  Not the easiest thing in the world!  Also, unlike the majority of limericks that are in bad taste, mine is G-rated: you can recite it to a child of any age!

Here’s another one I wrote:

There once was a man named Walter

Who hailed from old Gibraltar

He promised me marriage

A house and a carriage

and lived up to his word at the altar.