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#352: His honesty May 17, 2012

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My husband is honest with me – for better or worse.  Sometimes he is honest with me when I would prefer that he lie a bit. For example:

All in all, I prefer his honesty.  I can rely upon it and I trust him.


#347: Dark Chocolate May 12, 2012

I love dark chocolate for two reasons:

  1. it’s delicious, complex, a little bitter, and not too sweet
  2. my husband doesn’t like it

No matter how long I leave it hanging around, I know he won’t eat it.  🙂




#319: Having a functional home April 14, 2012

My goal is to have a functional home.  In terms of cleanliness that means balance: clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.  🙂  My husband and I work full-time and we don’t have a maid.  Between errands, chores, shopping, cooking, laundry, yard work, etc. it’s hard to get it all in.  Plus, we have been working out and we do need some down time.  So we try to have a sane and healthy approach which is do the best we can!  You can’t eat off the floor in our house but it’s not too bad!  🙂

Clean House

Clean House (Photo credit: Threthny)


# 315: Morning person April 10, 2012

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I am the morning person of the couple.  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.  Where did that come from?  It appears to be a reference to a squirrel but means alertly eager and full of energy and enthusiasm.  That is definitely me in the morning, but can last throughout the day.  My husband is not a morning person, nor would I describe him as full of enthusiasm – not in the morning, and not really during the rest of the day.  I might call my husband a pessimist but he would say he’s a realist.  I know I am an optimist but my husband would call me Pollyanna.  I guess we are back to opposites attract.

Toast with jam

Toast with jam (Photo credit: bkajino)



#313: Opposites attract April 8, 2012

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I play too many games.  My husband is grouchy.  To have harmony that means I need to play less and he needs to lighten up.  We are always moving towards the middle, towards peace, towards compatibility and balance.  Compromise is a beautiful thing.

dog & cat

dog & cat (Photo credit: Yukari*)


#308: Staying Organized April 3, 2012

1946 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)”]New Mexico. Mrs. Fidel Romero Proudly Exhibits...Want to hear a secret?  After I finish all 365 things I love about marriage, my new hobby will be organizing.  (Maybe after organizing, cleaning will become my hobby!) The blog I Heart Organizingis the thing that tipped me over the edge into my new hobby.  Visually the blog is neat and clean, white background and bright colors.  The look and feel of it won me over.  So did its great ideas.  It makes organizing fun.  Check it out!


#297: My Husband’s Fried Fish March 23, 2012

The other afternoon my husband called me at work and said, “How do you want me to cook the fish.”  We had thawed some fish. Of course, what I should have answered was “Bake it.”  Instead, I said, “You can fry it.”  And he did.  My husband makes the most awesome fried fish (and fried chicken and fried pork chops). You get the idea.  Anyway, the fish looked lovely frying in the pan in all that magnificent grease!  I just had to take a picture but I don’t think I did it justice.

I know, frying is not good.  But every once in a while…  🙂


#284: Short Stack March 10, 2012

My husband tells me what I need to hear and makes me laugh.

I’ve gained a few pounds and have been trying to lose them.  Not too long ago was free short stack of pancakes day at IHOP.  I told my husband that we should go. We decided against it because I was already late for work and I knew there would be lines. When I was done getting dressed I walked over to him pointing out that I had lost a few pounds in my tummy but had a few more pounds to go.  He looked at me and said, “Maybe you shouldn’t have that short stack.” 🙂

Banana on Pancake

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#202: Balance November 15, 2011

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The first decision I had to make about my blog was the theme or topic. Clearly I wanted to write about marriage. I wanted to uplift it and honor it. The next decision was how. I didn’t consciously consider these things. Some of it evolved. I bet this is true with other blogs as well. I had to find my voice. I was so uncomfortable at first, as if I were in a new environment. And I was. Blogging is still quite new to me.

Yes, this blog is about marriage but there are many blogs about marriage. There are funny ones, complain-ey ones, blogs about infidelity, professional blogs by marriage counselors. Mine is sometimes funny but sometimes serious. I try to write from the heart and spirit and bring God into my blog. I also write posts with specific people in mind. I will see a friend or family member struggling with an issue and I may secretly write a post for them. I hope I’m not too obvious. But the point is, I strive for balance. Not every day or every post, but on average. Balance is something I strive for in all aspects of my life, including this blog.



#153: Balance August 31, 2011

It’s all about balance. Making life work.  Making a marriage work.  The balance between work and play, activity and rest, healthy foods and junk food, others and yourself.  Some times it seems so hard to get it all in.  I find myself at the end of the day wanting more hours.  Trying to take care of myself and taking care of everyone else.  I see that if I don’t take care of myself, I won’t be able to do much for anyone else, but it’s so hard!  Even when I’m trying to take care of myself I find myself having to choose. Do I do yoga, get extra sleep or make juice?  There really is limited time, it’s not just a feeling.  Many times you do have to make hard choices.  But if you can keep balance as the goal, you may not get everything in every day but you get enough of the right things in to make a difference.  Balance is what I strive for – not perfection.